Road traffic accident casualty statistics
Posted: March 4, 2013
Posted in: Road Traffic Accidents Wrongful & Accidental Death
The Department for Transport has published statistics on personal injury accidents on public roads in the year ending September 2012.
The figures show that:
- For reported road trafffic accidents in the year ending September 2012, there were 1,760 fatalities, a 7% drop from the year ending September 2011 figure (1,883). However, the number of people killed or seriously injured (KSI) rose to 24,860, a 2% increase compared with the year ending September 2011 figure (24,473).
- Both pedestrian and all road user child KSIs (ages 0-15) fell by 1% between the years ending September 2011 and 2012.
- The number of fatal accidents on major roads (motorways and A roads) fell by 9% and the number of fatal or serious accidents fell by 2%. However, fatal and serious accidents have rose by 5% on minor roads
- There were a total number of 197,730 casualties from 146,980 accidents in the year ending September 2012. These figures represent a 3% fall from the year ending September 2011 for both casualties (from 204,211) and accidents (from 151,162).
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