CHP Traffic Incident Reports: BICYCLE ACCIDENTS



Cyclelicious. This application searches the California Highway Patrol realtime traffic incident data feed for anything involving "bike" or "bicycl" in the state of California. The Traffic Incident data feed covers only state roads under CHP jurisdiction, which mostly means Interstate highways and numbered California state routes.

Right now, this is a real time search. If I'm sufficiently motivated, I might make this automatically check the Traffic Incident report every 15 minutes and post any new incidents to Twitter or an RSS feed or something.

It should be easy enought to modify this program to search for other types of incidents (e.g. your favorite car, specific streets, highways and routes for your commute, etc.) Maybe I can add a query string to this program to do that.

Usually, you will see "No incidents found." I posted sample output in this blog post.

You can also add a single search term by appending "q=[search term]" to the end of the URL; for example http://www.cyclelicio.us/script/chpbike.php5?q=TOY will find all instances involving Toyotas.


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FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Hall Rd / Doyle Ranch Rd, Red Bluff - Sep 30 2014 6:28PM

: 1144-Fatality
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:38PM [41] VEH ENTERED SVS - FCN/5911427304291
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:32PM [37] B36-051B ROADWAY IS OPEN
    -- Sep 30 2014 8:12PM [36] B36-052B UA OF TOW
    -- Sep 30 2014 8:11PM [35] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 AandA TOWING 530-824-8869
    -- Sep 30 2014 8:10PM [34] B36-052B START AN 1185 // FULL SIZE CHEV DURMAX PU // COMPLETE BURN // UNK IF IT'S 4 WHEEL DRIVE
    -- Sep 30 2014 7:01PM [28] 1039 TEH CO SO FOR CORONER
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:52PM [24] B36-052B CAN ACC EITHER WAY ON HALL RD // VEH IS IN TOOMS CREEK ITSELF
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:38PM [19] NO VEGETATION ON FIRE AT THIS TIME =-- JUST VEH ON FIRE
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:37PM [17] TWO PEOPLE WERE IN VEH - ONE IS OUT OF THE VEH
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:34PM [14] PERSON TRAPPED PER LAST R/P
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:34PM [13] VEH IS ENGULFED INFLAMES
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:33PM [11] PER RP, VEH WAS HIGH SPEED PRIOR TO TC - POSS 100 MPH
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:30PM [5] 1039 TEH CALFIRE
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:29PM [2] VEH IS CATCHING ON FIRE
    -- Sep 30 2014 6:28PM [1] SOLO VEH CRASH

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr180 W / Sr180 W Fowler Ave Ofr, Fresno - Sep 30 2014 9:02PM

: 1144-Fatality
    -- Sep 30 2014 10:39PM [38] [Notification] [CHP]-CHRISTINA WITH CHANNEL 30 REQ 1021 REGARDING TC 490-3234
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:27PM [34] #1 IS SHUT DOWN - S11 TMC COPY
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:24PM [33] S11 COPIES LN 31
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:23PM [32] 1039 FSO- CORONER
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:21PM [29] B65-012M Unit B65-012M current position updated to *** 12M CORRECT 1097 2117 HRS.
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:20PM [26] 12M REQ CLOSE DOWN #1 WB JWO TEMP
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:18PM [24] 1039 EMS
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:16PM [20] UTL RHS AND CD
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:15PM [18] RP STATED HE WAS IN THE #1 LANE WHEN HE POSSIBLY STRUCK THE PED
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:10PM [17] ADV'D RP TO TAKE ALL PRECAUTIONS FOR HIS SAFETY AND TO STAY OOF THE TRAFFIC LANES
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:10PM [16] 1039 FRESNO FIRE
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:09PM [10] RP IS ON RHS IN HYUN SONATA
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:08PM [9] [Notification] [CHP]-ANOTHER CALLER ADV'G HE THINKS HE HIT THE PED WB SR180/TEMPERANCE
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:05PM [5] ANOTHER CALLER ADV'G ITS AN XRAY WALKING IN THE #1 LANE AT CLOVIS
    -- Sep 30 2014 9:04PM [6] [Appended, 21:05:29] WALKING IN THE #1 LANE

DONE