Serious injuries involving cyclists more than doubled between 2007-15A shocking study has found Victorian roads are becoming increasingly dangerous for cyclists following a string of highly publicised smashes in Ballarat. The paper, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, said the total number of deaths and serious injuries involving cyclists more than doubled between 2007-15, rising from 64 to 141 cases.
Exactly one year ago, Rob Storey's routine morning cycle down Beach Road was interrupted by an accident that nearly ended his life. It was a warm spring morning, about 7.45am, when Mr Storey was cycling down the bike lane, south toward Patterson Lakes, when a truck suddenly pulled in front of him to turn right at the Charman Road intersection. Travelling 35km/h without braking, he rode head-first into the side of the driver's door.
The private school students watched on as the drama unfolded. Flanked by two police officers, 15-year-old Jamie* was marched out of the gate of his Victorian school and into the back of the divvy van. Moments earlier, the year 10 student had been called to a senior teacher's office where he was greeted by the officers. They said he was being arrested over drug trafficking allegations. "It went pretty downhill from there," Jamie said. "It was such a shock."
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Selecting a term
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