Bicyclists Involved in Indiana Collisions Increased in 2010

May 03, 2012

In 2010, 1,045 bicyclists were involved in Indiana motor vehicle collisions, a 7 percent increase from 2009 (975). Approximately 9 percent of these individuals experienced serious or life threatening injuries, with 14 suffering fatal injuries and 81 suffering incapacitating injuries. During the winter of 2011, Bicycle Indiana requested the assistance of the Indiana University Center for Criminal Justice Research (CCJR) in analyzing Indiana collisions involving bicycles. A report released by CCJR in spring 2012 summarizes data trends at the national, state, and local levels on traffic collisions involving bicycles between 2006 and 2010. Indiana data were extracted from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 1, 2011.