One minute cycling, the next flying into ACC cycle v car figures
Quentin Abraham was cycling down Jervois Quay in Wellington. Then he was flying backwards through the air above it, bloodied, bruised and into the books as part of a $45 million ACC cost.
The incident, in which the cyclist slammed into a passenger’s opening door, happened on December 7 but Abraham still sports the scars and a painful hip.
ACC figures show that cycle v vehicle accidents cost the organisation almost $45m during the past decade. More than $1m has been spent since 2017 specifically on cyclists hitting car doors.
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