Between 700 and 800 cyclists are killed each year in traffic collisions throughout the United States. Although fatalities of pedestrians and motorists outnumber those of cyclists each year, they occur often enough to warrant greater attention. This text was the first book solely about bicycle collision investigation and is geared specifically to law enforcement officers, risk managers, attorneys, and collision reconstructionists.
If the investigator has the right tools, the process of investigating a bicycle collision can be simplified and the results can be more thorough. One of the most important analytical tools is an organized framework. Perhaps one of the best frameworks available is the nine-cell matrix. This book is organized with the nine-cell matrix in mind, with the first three chapters of the book organized by environmental, vehicle, and human factors.