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TitleCollisions involving older pedestrians and motor vehicles in South Australia
AuthorsThompson JP, Baldock MRJ
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis study examines collisions between motor vehicles and older pedestrians in South Australia. Police-reported data between 2008 and 2017 were analysed, along with data from the state’s major trauma hospital on admissions between January 2008 and November 2010 and June 2014 and August 2017. Fewer older pedestrians (65 and over) were hit by motor vehicles between 2008 and 2017 than pedestrians aged 18 to 64. However, they had higher rates of being seriously or fatally injured and those aged 75 and over had higher rates of being hit per 100,000 population. Older pedestrians were less likely than younger adult pedestrians to have consumed alcohol and be responsible for the crash. They were also more commonly walking on the footpath when hit. The two age groups of seriously injured pedestrians did not differ in injury severity, but older pedestrians were more likely to spend longer than 10 days in hospital.
Conference Name2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference
Conference AbbreviationARSC22
Conference LocationChristchurch, New Zealand
Conference Date28-30 September 2022

Thompson JP, Baldock MRJ (2022). Collisions involving older pedestrians and motor vehicles in South Australia. 2022 Australasian Road Safety Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 28-30 September 2022.