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					     AN OVERVIEW OF ROAD CRASHES IN WEST WIMMERA
 Key Points for 2008
 In 2008, WEST WIMMERA was ranked 47th out of 79 municipalities in terms of the number of people killed in
 road crashes and 76th in terms of the number of people seriously injured in road crashes.

 In 2008, the following types of road users were killed in WEST WIMMERA giving a total of 2
 persons.

            Drivers                      2           100%




 In 2008, the following types of road users were seriously injured in WEST WIMMERA giving a total of 9
 persons.


            Drivers                  5               56%
            Motorcyclists            1               11%
            Passengers               3               33%




 Summary for 5 year period - 2004 to 2008
Between 2004 and 2008, there were 85 crashes where at least one person was killed or injured in WEST
WIMMERA. In the 85 crashes, 10 persons were killed, 65 persons were seriously injured and 55 persons
sustained minor injuries.


 WEST WIMMERA - Road users killed and injured by year.

                            Killed                Serious Injury       Minor Injury
30
                  28

25
            21
20
                                                            16
                                             15
15

                                                                                       10
10                                   9                                                                9
                                                                   6
5                                                       4
       3                                                                                     3              3
                                                                                                 2
                                                                                  1
0
           2004                  2005                    2006                         2007           2008
                                                     YEAR
   Which Road Users are killed or seriously injured in crashes in WEST WIMMERA 2004 to 2008?
      70%

                     61 %                                             LGA Percentage           ROV Comparison
      60%


                               50 %
      50%


      40%


      30%
                                                       24 %     23 %
      20%
                                                                                                   17 %

                                                                                         11 %
      10%
                                                                                                                                                                      6%
                                                                                                                                     3%                       3%
                                                                                                                            1%                                                            0%
        0%
                         Drivers                        Passengers                       Motorcyclists                        Bicyclists                      Pedestrians          Not Known


   Road Deaths and Serious Injuries by Road User Group for WEST WIMMERA 2004 to 2008
        40
                                       38
                                                                       Killed                 Serious Injury
        35


        30


        25


        20
                                                                              17
        15


        10
                         8
                                                                                                                       7
          5
                                                                                                                                                                                          2
                                                                  1                                        1                                                   1
          0
                             Drivers                              Passengers                              Motorcyclists                             Bicyclists                 Pedestrians



   Which age groups are involved in crashes in WEST WIMMERA ?
   Between 2004 and 2008, road users in the 17-25 year old age group recorded the highest proportion of deaths in WEST WIMMERA.

   In the same 5 year period 17-25 year olds recorded the highest proportion of serious injuries in WEST WIMMERA.

   What types of crashes occur in WEST WIMMERA ?
   Between 2004 and 2008, the 5 most common crashes in WEST WIMMERA were:


          45

                                40
          40


          35


          30


          25

                                                                         21
          20


          15                                                                                                      14


          10


              5                                                                                                                                           4
                                                                                                                                                                                      3

              0
                    Collision with a fixed object         Vehicle overturned (no collision)              Collision with vehicle            No collision and no object struck   Struck Pedestrian




Information provided by VicRoads Information Services Department from the Road Crash Information System - June 2009.
The statistics are subject to change as additional accident data is processed.
Note 1: LGA = Local Government Area
Note 2: ROV = Rest of Victoria
Note 3: More than one person can be injured or killed in each crash.

				
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