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Spreadsheet maintained by John Brooking of Portland, Maine, USA. Please send additions, corrections, and notification requests to johnbrooking4@gmail.com. Last updated June 21, 2020.
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NameDate of DeathLocationAgeWhat Happened Bike Lane?SourceOriginal Reference
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O'Conner, Devlin5/30/2020San Francisco, CA30Cyclist thrown into oncoming trafficNoSF Hoodlinehttps://hoodline.com/2020/05/30-year-old-cyclist-struck-killed-near-golden-gate-park
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Unnamed man1/17/2020Toulouse, France41Cyclist was passing a truck parked in the bike lane when the truck driver opened the door. The cyclist was thrown into the travel lane and hit by a car. (I'm marking this as NOT in a bike lane, since the cyclist was not in the bike lane when hit.)NoFrance Bleuhttps://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-divers-justice/toulouse-le-cycliste-decede-route-de-launaguet-victime-de-l-ouverture-d-une-portiere-sans-precaution-1579702956
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Lopez-Garibay, Israel10/3/2019Oakland, CA24Door hit cyclist, who was thrown in front of a Dodge Ram pickup truck. Note that Google Maps shows shared lane markings here, but they look like they are somewhat right of center. Therefore I'm flagging it as a bike lane, since the effect of door zone sharrows is similar.
No - improperly installed SLMs
WKPYX TVhttps://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/10/04/oakland-cyclist-killed-thrown-into-traffic-1800-fruitvale-avenue/
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Samolewicz, Em7/29/2019Brooklyn, NY30Cyclist apparently swerved to avoid door, into the path of a tractor trailer truck.NoNY Daily Newshttps://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-cyclist-dead-brooklyn-20190729-olr3sb2nurf6fnxp7ajifujuii-story.htm
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Unnamed man6/22/2019Bargteheide, Germany83Article says variously that the cyclist was "fatally", "critically", or "seriously" injured from crashing after hitting the door.UnknownHamburger MorgenPosthttps://www.mopo.de/im-norden/kreis-stormarn/schwerer-unfall-radler-prallt-gegen-autotuer---lebensgefaehrlich-verletzt-32747526
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Schwartz, Yisroel5/15/2019Brooklyn, NY16Cyclist swerved and was run over by an Econoline vanNoStreetsbloghttps://nyc.streetsblog.org/2019/05/15/cyclist-killed-in-borough-park-after-driver-doored-him-into-traffic/
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Rothstein, Tess3/8/2019San Francisco, CA30Woman on rental ebike swerved to avoid door, was hit by white commercial truckYesSF Examinerhttp://www.sfexaminer.com/cyclist-struck-killed-south-market-neighborhood/
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McIntosh, Mike1/27/2019Vancouver, BC55Driver of truck with pup trailer opened door, cyclist fell under truck and run over.YesTwitterhttps://twitter.com/JamesRobertsCBC/status/1089669926866931712/photo/1
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Garcia, Hugo Alexander Sinto1/1/2019Brooklyn, NY26Hit by taxi door into oncoming Nisson PathfinderNoNY Daily Newshttps://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-metro-bicyclist-killed-brooklyn-20190101-story.html
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Bitner-Glindzicz, Maria9/19/2018London, UK55Cyclist swerved to avoid door, hit by taxiUnknownRoad CChttps://road.cc/content/news/259624-driver-accused-causing-london-cyclists-death-after-opening-van-door-dies-two
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Unnamed man8/24/2020
Frankfurt, Germany
78Unclear if cyclist died from hitting the door or fallingUnknownFrankfurter Rundschauhttps://www.fr.de/rhein-main/polizei-org27586/vierter-toter-radfahrer-einem-monat-10969865.html
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Unnamed woman8/13/2018Dresden, Germany45Woman hit by car door, thrown under a moving BMW.YesDresden Latest Newshttp://www.dnn.de/Dresden/Polizeiticker/Radfahrerin-nach-Kollision-in-Dresden-gestorben
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Jackson, Luster7/28/2018Chicago, IL58Hit by vehicle while swerving to avoid the doorNoChicago Sun Timeshttps://chicago.suntimes.com/news/bicycylist-fatally-struck-by-vehicle-in-grand-crossing/
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Padwee, Aaron5/29/2018Queens, NY45Cyclist hit the door and fell off into the street, where a white box truck hit himNoNBC 4https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Queens-Bicyclist-Killed-Parked-Car-Door-Opens-484009421.html
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Pacheco, Juan4/20/2018Manhattan, NY57Bicyclist thrown into roadwayNoStreetsbloghttps://nyc.streetsblog.org/2018/04/27/nypd-no-charges-for-driver-who-fatally-doored-delivery-cyclist-juan-pacheco/
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Trinh, Lenny4/16/2018Burbank, CA53Car knocked cyclist into oncoming traffic.YesBikengInLAhttp://bikinginla.com/2018/04/17/bicyclist-killed-in-crash-after-getting-doored-in-burban
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Unnamed woman1/28/2018
Almelo, Netherlands
55Cyclist collided with the open door, died of injuriesUnknownTubantia (NL news source)https://www.tubantia.nl/almelo/fietsster-55-overlijdt-na-botsing-met-autodeur-in-almelo~a52c8df0/
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Unnamed manNovember 2017Berlin, Germany
77Cyclist collided with the open door, died of fatal head injuriesUnknownDer Tagesspliegelhttps://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/77-jaehriger-radler-prallte-auf-autotuer-taxifahrer-erhaelt-geldstrafe-nach-toedlichem-unfall-in-berlin-mitte/25557720.html
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Elliot, Bill7/5/2017San Diego, CA70The opening door caught Bill's tire, throwing him from his bike onto a metal manhole cover. He died after 4 months on life support, one week after his and his wife's 25th wedding anniversary.NoKPBS TVhttps://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/nov/14/traffic-deaths-bike-safety-sandag-monroe-bikeway/
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E., Michael6/15/2017Berlin, Germany
55Driver parked in bike lane opened door as Michael passed, knocking him to the ground where he died of head trauma.YesLondon Telegraphhttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/16/anger-berlin-saudi-driver-killed-cyclist-claims-diplomatic-immunity/
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Wang, Xin Kang5/19/2017Manhattan, NY74Car pulled into the bike lane and stopped, passenger opened door into cyclist, throwing her into traffic.YesNY Daily Newshttp://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/cyclist-struck-cab-door-nyc-dies-10-days-accident-article-1.3176206
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Boulton, Sam7/27/2016Leicester, UK26Taxi pulled to edge of road, passenger opened door into cyclist, run over by van. It was Sam's 26th birthday.NoBBChttp://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-40163576
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Phillips, Amanda6/23/2016Cambridge, MA27Door knocked cyclist into the travel lane; run over by landscaping truck.NoBoston Globehttps://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/06/23/cyclist-suffers-life-threatening-injuries-following-crash-cambridge/cNQxy7YGimJBH3CpGb1K5J/story.html
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Unnamed man1/11/2016Ottawa, ON66E-bike rider thrown into travel lane, pinned under a pickup truckNoCTV Newshttps://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/driver-of-electric-scooter-struck-and-killed-in-downtown-ottawa-1.2732818
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Keenan, Patricia7/17/2015Kelowna, BC38Force of the collision caused fatal head injury, despite helmetNoCastanet.nethttp://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/144167/Injured-cyclist-passes
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Paulon, Alberto2/28/2015Melbourne, AU25Knocked into path of oncoming truck.YesLocal media outletshttp://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/02/28/19/57/dramatic-footage-emerges-of-cycling-fatality
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Unnamed man11/4/2014Los Angeles, CA50sRiding eBike, hit door and died of injuriesUnknownLA Daily Newshttps://www.dailynews.com/2014/11/05/cyclist-dead-after-colliding-with-open-car-door-in-north-hollywood/
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Unnamed manMay 2014Melbourne, AU??eBike rider hit door and died of head injuriesNoAustralia Bicycle Networkhttps://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/our-campaigns/dooring/
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Kavanagh, John8/3/2014Durham, NH58Hit by door, hit head in travel lane, massive head injuriesYesLocal media outletshttp://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140819-NEWS-140819736
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Hamilton,Robert1/23/2014Southport, UK70+Opening door caused cyclist to fall and suffer fatal head injuriesNoLiverpool Newshttps://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/merseyside-woman-who-caused-cyclist-7729343
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Unnamed man3/13/2013Hollywood, CA49Hit by door of BMW, thrown into roadwayYesLA Weeklyhttp://www.laweekly.com/news/bicyclist-killed-by-car-door-in-hollywood-4173608
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Townsend, Neil10/5/2012Chicago, IL32Apparently swerved and was run over by semiYesChicago Tributehttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-bicyclist-struck-killed-by-semi-on-near-north-side-20121005,0,7151628.story
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Cooke, Tskaka7/16/2012Queens, NY38Door hit cyclist, handlebar went through his jugular vein.NoGothamisthttps://gothamist.com/news/cyclist-fatally-doored-in-queens-no-criminality-suspected
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Unnamed man12/14/2011Jordan, Hong Kong??Knocked off bike by taxi door on Woosung Street, around 2 PM. Died a few days later.NoHong Kong Cycling Alliance
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Naçu, Danielle10/11/2011Ottawa, ON33Her bicycle collided with a car door and sent her into the path of a carUnknownCTV Newshttps://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/cyclist-killed-in-fatal-collision-identified-1.710568
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Newman, Justin9/30/2011San Diego, CA30Hit door, was thrown to ground and suffered massive head injuryies (no helmet)UnknownCBS Newshttp://www.cbs8.com/story/15587899/cyclist-dies-after-being-hit-by-car-door-in-north-park
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Harding, Samual Jack8/6/2011London, UK25Swerved to avoid the door, struck by a busUnknownRoad CChttp://road.cc/content/news/51901-manslaughter-charge-brought-over-death-last-year-london-cyclist-sam-harding
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Lam, ???March 2011Yuen Long, Hong Kong56Door of parked car opened, knocking her into the path of a truckNoHong Kong Cycling Alliance
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Bishop, Jane MaryNovember 2010Auckland, NZ27Dodged the door on Tamaki Drive, run over by a passing truck.UnknownFacebookhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=10712712
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Ewing, Marcus10/22/2010East Harlem, NY27Knocked into path of oncoming truck.YesFacebookhttp://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/22/cyclist-fatally-doored-in-east-harlem/
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Herron, Jasmine9/11/2010Brooklyn, NY23Knocked into path of oncoming bus, which crushed her.UnknownFacebookhttp://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2010/09/13/bicyclist-killed-as-door-knocks-her-into-bus-path/
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Das, Alwyn Dilip Mohan7/21/2010Bangalore, India32Cyclist overtaking motorist who stopped suddenly and opened the door. Alwyn rolled onto the road and was run over by a bus.UnknownEmailhttp://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bangalore/Car-door-hits-bike-bus-runs-over-rider/articleshow/6198235.cms
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Fitzpatrick, Erik5/19/2010Oakland, CA35Bicyclist bounced off car door, hit back of bus, bus ran over him.UnknownEmailhttp://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_15120980?source=rss
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Charlop, Megan3/17/2010Bronx, NY57Bicyclist careened after hitting opening car door, struck and killed by a city bus.UnknownSelfhttp://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/03/17/2010-03-17_bronx_bicyclist_who_swerved_to_miss_car_door_is_hit_killed_by_city_bus.html
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Cross, James3/17/2010Victoria, AU22Mr Cross had been riding in a shared parking and riding lane, and the impact threw him into the path of a truck. He died at the scene.YesFacebookhttp://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/musician-suffers-death-by-car-door/story-fn7x8me2-1226191821236
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Ghosh, Suman12/16/2008Calcutta, India38A driver opened his door in Ghosh's path, knocking Ghosh to the ground, where a bus ran over his head.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.telegraphindia.com/1081217/jsp/calcutta/story_10261899.jsp
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Wang, Stanley6/13/2008Moorestown, PA67After striking the door, Wang was knocked off his bike and was run over.UnknownEmailhttp://blog.bicyclecoalition.org/2008/06/comcast-executive-fatally-doored-in.html
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Miceli, Clinton6/9/2008Chicago, IL22An SUV driver opened his door in Miceli's path. Micele hit the door, landed in traffic, and was run over by another vehicle and killed.Yeshttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-cyclist-dead-11-both-jun11,0,2308931.story, http://ghostbikes.org/chicago/clinton-miceli
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Smith, David12/5/2007Manhattan, NY63Struck open door, fell in street, run over by truckYesEmailNY Times, 12/6/2007
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Padilla, Elizabeth6/9/2005Manhattan, NY28Killed in Park Slope after swerving from a truck's open car door and hitting another truck.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.nydailynews.com/news/story/317619p-271656c.html
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Covington, Dell11/18/2004Manhattan, NY42At 10:45 a.m., on November 18, 2004, Bike Messenger Dell Covington, 42, of Woodhaven, Brooklyn, was riding north on Eighth Avenue near 49th Street. He tried to negotiate a narrow space between a double-parked delivery truck and a police prisoner transport van. That's when he slammed into a door opened by one of the deliverymen in the truck, according to the police account.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.ahalenia.com/memorial/dcovington.html
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Cox, Lucas9/16/2002New Orleans, LA33Cox swerved to avoid an open car door, lost control of his bike, fell, and was hit by an 18-wheeler.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmElie, Lolis Eric. "Cyclists' rights lost in car culture." The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, September 20, 2002, metro, p.1.
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Laird, Dana7/2/2002Cambridge, MA36Laird's bicycle hit open SUV door at 501 Massachusetts Avenue, she lost control and fell under passing bus.Yeshttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmRodriguez, Gloria. "Cyclist run over by T bus identified." The Boston Globe, Thursday, July 4, 2002, p.B5.; Lombardi, Kristen. "A dangerous & now deadly bicycle policy." The Boston Phoenix, August 2-8, 2002.
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Provost, Keith Robert6/24/2001Vancouver, BC40Provost's bicycle slammed into open car door, he travelled another 5 meters before landing on his upper body. He died of head injuries the next day.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmBohn, Glenn and Chad Skelton. "Cyclist dies after slamming into parked car's open door." Vancouver Sun, Tuesday, June 26, 2001, p.A6.
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Unnamed boyMay 2000Auckland, NZ?14Roseann Britt Hayley's door knocked a 14-year-old boy off his bicycle and into traffic. He suffered severe head injuries and later died.UnknownFacebookhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=10712712
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Unnamed male cyclist8/18/1999Gold Coast, Australia50s?Unidentified cyclist swerved to avoid a suddenly opened car door, was hit by a bus.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnonymous. "Road Deaths." Courier-Mail, Thursday, August 19, 1999, news, p.7.
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Slipakoff, Philip1/6/1998New Orleans, LA?Slipakoff's bicycle knocked into path of moving vehicle when door of parked car swung open.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmDvorak, Petula. "Bicyclists demanding equality on city streets." The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune, Friday, March 6, 1998, p.A1.
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Karayiannis, Andreas10/4/1997Nicosia, Cyprus68Karayiannis' bicycle hit open car door, he was knocked off balance and fell, and was hit by a passing car.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnonymous. "Cyclist killed as car door pushes him into passing car." Cyprus Mail, Sunday, October 5, 1997.
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Wong, Brian Thang Yiean7/18/1997Toronto, ON29Wong's bicycle hit open van door, he was thrown into path of school bus.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnonymous. "Cyclist killed by school bus." The Toronto Star, Saturday, July 19, 1997, p.A16.
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Brodie, Rosemarie10/28/1996New York, NY33Brodie's bicycle struck open car door, she toppled into street under passing van.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmYazigi, Monique P. "The Perils of City Cycling." The New York Times, Sunday, November 3, 1996, section 13, p.8.
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Moss, Clyde10/16/1996Manhattan, NY52Clyde Moss of Brooklyn, 52, a daily bike commuter for 30 years, was doored off his bike and thrown into the path of a truck that ran over him on Church St. near Franklin St. in lower Manhattan just before 8 a.m.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.barrypopik.com/article/960/bicycle-dooring
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Unnamed man8/15/1995Parkville, Australia?Amanda Sutherland, a nurse, parked her car in a service lane in front of a hospital and opened her door to get out. The cyclist hit the door and fell and was hit by a van. Sutherland was fined AUS$400 ($200 for parking in a no-standing area and $200 for opening her car door, endangering the cyclist).Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnonymous. "Bike death nurse fined." The Daily Telegraph, Friday, October 11, 1996, local, p.22.
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Chang, Eugene8/19/1994San Francisco, CA?Killed while commuting. At 9:30 a.m., a car door suddenly opened in his path. The top of the door primarily impacted his neck.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.magma.ca/~ocbc/stay.html
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Malard, Chantal6/1/1994Montreal, QC?In June 1994, Chantal Malard, a Montreal cyclist was killed when a motorist opened a car door into her path. The ensuing collision between bicycle and car door caused the cyclist to be thrown into the path of a truck. She died on the road.Unknownhttp://bicyclesafe.com/doorprize.htmlhttp://www.magma.ca/~ocbc/stay.html
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Stallion, Winnie3/6/1989Derby, UK68A car passed her and parked, and as she pulled out to pass the parked car, the driver opened the door and knocked her off her bike. She lapsed into a coma, and two days later she died.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnnable, Lynne. "Mum was a victim of thoughtlessness." Derby Evening Telegraph, June 10, 2002, p.6.
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Hernandez, Samuel5/18/1987Santa Ana, CA19Hernandez's bicycle knocked into traffic by open truck door, struck by passing car.Unknownhttp://www.riinsrants.info/bikes/doorzone.htmAnonymous. "Bicyclist fatally struck after being unseated." Los Angeles Times, May 19, 1987, Orange County edition, metro, part 2, p.2.
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Years Spanned19872020Bike Lane?Total
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Total Deaths65Yes1525.42%
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Avg Deaths/Year 1.97 No1423.73%
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Ages Spanned1483Unknown3050.85%
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