The number of people who die after a bicycle accident has been increasing in recent years. More cyclists were killed in traffic in the first ten months of this year than in the whole year in 2020 and 2021.

    On Sunday afternoon, the last message came from a cyclist who had died after a collision. A 23-year-old resident of Breda was hit by a taxi bus on Saturday night. He was taken to hospital, but died there on Sunday.

    This resident of Breda was already the fifteenth cyclist to die in traffic this year. In 2020 ‘only’ 11 people were killed by bicycle in the whole year and 13 people in 2021.

    Fewer victims
    Apart from a peak in 2018 and 2019, the total number of road casualties in Brabant has been declining for years. In 2021 there were 91 road deaths. In 2020 there were 99. Only in 2013 was that number even lower (81).

    It is not clear why the number of cyclists dying in traffic is increasing. For example, more and more electric bicycles have been added in recent years, but whether these are a cause is not separately recorded.

    Cars have become safer in recent years, but bicycles have not. These are getting faster and faster and distraction through the use of a telephone is sometimes the cause of an accident.

    These are the fatal bicycle accidents in 2022 until the end of October:

    (16-1): A 21-year-old cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision in Hilvarenbeek has died from his injuries.

    (17-1): The 23-year-old cyclist who was seriously injured in a collision in Steenbergen, has died.

    (25-3): A 57-year-old female cyclist is killed in a collision on the Fianestraat in Bergen op Zoom.

    (26-3) A cyclist dies after a collision with a car on the Nieuwe Maasdijk in Heusden.

    (7-5): Woman of 81 died after she was hit by a camper on her bicycle in Wouw.

    (10-5): A cyclist was killed on Vliertwijksestraat in Rosmalen after a collision with a car.

    (7-6): A cyclist who was previously seriously injured in a collision in Uden, has died from her injuries. It concerns a 72-year-old woman from Veghel.

    (1-8): A 90-year-old cyclist from Breda who was hit by a car on the Ulvenhoutselaan in Breda, died a day later in hospital.

    (4-8): A cyclist is killed in a collision with a truck in Erp. The victim is a 77-year-old man from Erp.

    (23-8): A cyclist is killed in a collision with a delivery van on Molendijk-Noord in Schijndel. It concerns an 85-year-old man from Boxtel.

    (13-9): 49-year-old cyclist from Rijswijk dies in collision with truck in Giessen.

    (25-9): A 54-year-old cyclist dies after he collided with a car at the intersection of Loevesteinstraat and Mathenessestraat in Breda.

    (15-10): Man (73) from Best dies after falling from bicycle in Sint-Oedenrode

    (23-10): A 50-year-old cyclist from Boekel dies after his racing bike collided head-on with an old-timer in Gemert.

    (30-10): 23-year-old cyclist died after being hit by a taxi van in Breda on the Lunetstraat.