Table 4-5 - Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crash Types

Table 4-5 - Bicycle-Motor Vehicle Crash Types

Crash type Percentage of crashes
Crossing paths 57
Parallel paths  
Motorist turned into path of bicyclist 12
Motorist overtaking bicyclist 9
Bicyclist turned into path of motorist 7
Bicyclist overtaking motorist 3
Operator on wrong side of road 3
Operator or motorist loss of control 2
Other circumstances 7
Total 100

SOURCE: W.W. Hunter, J.C. Stutts, W.E. Pein, and C.L.Cox, Pedestrian and Bicycle Crash Types of the Early 1990s (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, 1996).