Car accidents (1)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Photo of Gareth Bacon Gareth Bacon Conservative

Presenting the data by year since 2015/16, how many car accidents which caused death have involved a person over-70 in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Our Vision Zero goal aims to drive down death and injury on our roads and to protect all road users. Sadly, we know that older Londoners can be more at risk of injury on the roads. In my response, I have interpreted your question to mean how many car collisions, which caused death, involved a car driver aged 70 years or over.

The below table shows the number of fatal collisions involving a car driver aged 70 years or over between 2015 and November 2020, which is the latest information available. Please note that multiple vehicles may be involved in each collision and that some vehicles may not be in direct conflict with the person fatally injured. The figures for 2020 are provisional and subject to change. Finalised figures will be published in the ‘Casualties in Greater London during 2020’ factsheet in spring 2021, which is in line with the Department for Transport publication timescale for the national dataset.

Fatal collisions involving a car driver aged 70 years or over 2015 – November 2020 provisional