Accident - Transit bus

Accident - Transit bus

Accident examples, Germany

Apr 2016

Sequence of events
Cyclists were riding in front of a transit bus. After one cyclist moved onto the cycle path, the second cyclist continued to ride along the road ahead of the bus. The cyclist then stopped suddenly on the road in order to lift his bicycle onto the cycle path on the right. The bus braked hard. During this braking maneuver, an 87-year-old woman on the bus was injured when her head struck the partition wall behind the driver. The woman was taken to hospital, where she later died of her head injuries.

Vehicles
Transit bus

Consequences/injuries
The bus occupant sustained fatal injuries.

Cause/problem
Sudden, hard braking of the bus; a poorer constitution in old age increases the risk of injury and serious consequences of injuries.

Avoidance measures, mitigation of consequences/
strategy for road safety measures

Bus occupants should always be ready for sudden braking maneuvers and hold tight accordingly.