This paper, published by the NSW Motor Accidents Authority, provides an overview of car accidents involving pedestrians, highlighting the severity of most injuries sustained. This report is based largely on the MAA’s claims database as at March 2002. It aims to profile pedestrian claims in terms of incidence, cost, age, and injuries. In the first section pedestrian claims are compared with claims lodged by other road users including pedal cyclists. The remainder of the report focuses more closely on the pedestrian claims.
In comparison with other compulsory third party insurance claimants, pedestrians have a particularly high incidence of brain injury, concussion and limb fractures. Because of the severity of the injuries involved, pedestrian claims cost about twice as much as driver or passenger claims. Pedestrians account for about 11% of compulsory third party claims but almost 20% of claim costs. Cyclists account for 2% of compulsory third party claims and 3% of costs.
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