Roads: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th June 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Altmann Baroness Altmann Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) drivers, (2) passengers, and (3) pedestrians, were (a) killed, and (b) seriously injured, in road accidents in each of the last ten years.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The number of killed and seriously injured casualties in reported road accidents as reported by the police to DfT, by casualty class in Great Britain, between 2009 and 2018 can be found in the below table:

Reported road casualties, by severity and casualty class, Great Britain, 2009-20181,2

Casualty Class3

Severity

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Driver or rider

Killed

1,321

1,148

1,151

1,041

1,041

1,065

1,068

1,055

1,049

1,062

Driver or rider

Seriously injured (unadjusted)

15,004

13,748

14,259

14,060

13,517

14,525

14,032

15,345

15,601

15,987

Passenger

Killed

401

297

297

293

274

264

254

289

274

266

Passenger

Seriously injured (unadjusted)

4,141

3,712

3,409

3,420

3,142

3,219

3,172

3,616

3,636

3,742

Pedestrian

Killed

500

405

453

420

398

446

408

448

470

456

Pedestrian

Seriously injured (unadjusted)

5,545

5,200

5,454

5,559

4,998

5,063

4,940

5,140

5,594

5,782

Source: DfT, STATS19

1. Figures for serious injuries are as reported by the police. Since 2016, changes in severity reporting systems for a large number of police forces mean that serious injury figures, and to a lesser extent, slight injuries are not comparable with earlier years. Adjustments to account for the change have been produced for high level series. More information on the change and the adjustment process is available in the 2018 annual report.

2. The data includes all motor vehicles, cyclists and horse riders.

3. Does not include casualties with unidentified class.

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