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Bus Accidents

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries have occurred involving buses and (i) other buses, (ii) other road vehicles and (iii) pedestrians in each year since 1986.

[holding answer 24 June 1993]: Casualties in accidents involving buses are not readily available for the accident groupings requested. The table shows pedestrian casualties, and casualties in other vehicles and in buses, in those accidents involving at least one bus for the years requested.

Casualties in accidents involving at least one bus with other road user groups, by casualty type and severity: Great Britain 1986–1991
Casualties
Pedestrian1Road user group Other road vehicles2Bus3
1986
Fatal781250
Injured2,1603,784373
TOTAL2,2383,909373
1987
Fatal811032
Injured2,1344,012430
TOTAL2,2154,115432
1988
Fatal87840
Injured2,1273,924438
TOTAL2,2144,008438
1989
Fatal831200
Injured2,1494,226483
TOTAL2,2324,346483
1990
Fatal961100
Injured2,1714,126675
TOTAL2,2674,236675
1991
Fatal91731
Injured1,8833,680296
TOTAL1,9743,753297
1 Excludes bus user and driver casualties and casualties from other road vehicles which may be involved in the accident.
2 Excludes bus user and driver casualties and pedestrian casualties involved in the accident.
3 Casualties in accidents involving at least two buses, Excludes casualties in other vehicles and pedestrians which may also be involved in multi-bus accidents.