Cycling: Accidents

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th March 2022.

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Photo of Baroness Hodgson of Abinger Baroness Hodgson of Abinger Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pedestrians were knocked over by cyclists in each of the last three years; and of those, how many sustained serious injuries.

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

The Secretary of State for Transport has committed to tackling dangerous cycling by making sure the process for prosecuting dangerous cyclists is more straightforward.

The number of reported pedestrian casualties, including seriously injured (adjusted) casualties, in collisions where the pedestrian is hit by a pedal cyclist in each of the last 3 years is shown in the table. The Department does not hold any data on uninjured pedestrians knocked over by pedal cyclists.

Year

Serious (adjusted)

Total pedestrian casualties hit by a pedal cyclist

2018

154

482

2019

134

408

2020

103

308

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