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Accident Statistics

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal traffic accidents there were in each London borough in each year since 1997. (87498)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pedestrians have been (a) killed and (b) injured by vehicles in each of the last 10 years. (87123)

The number of pedestrians killed in personal injury road accidents reported to the police for the years up to 2004 is published in Table 2 of Road Casualties Great Britain: 2004. Pedestrian fatalities for 2005 are published in Table 1 of Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results: 2005.

The number of pedestrian injured in personal injury road accidents reported to the police over the last 10 years up to 2004 can be obtained from the in Table 5c of Road Casualties Great Britain: 2004 and Road Casualties Great Britain: 2002. The number of pedestrians injured in 2005 can be obtained from Table 1 of Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results: 2005.

Copies of these publications are in the Library.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents occurred on or near pedestrian crossings in each year since 1997; and how many of these accidents involved the (a) death and (b) injury of pedestrians. (87124)

The number of personal injury road accidents reported to the police that occurred on or within 50 m of a pedestrian crossing facility, and those that involved a pedestrian death or injury are given in the table.

Accidents on or within 50 m of a pedestrian crossing facility: 1997-2005

All accidents

Accidents involving pedestrian death

Accidents involving pedestrian injury

1997

34,881

247

10,889

1998

35,679

229

11,007

1999

35,455

225

10,706

2000

34,835

213

10,433

2001

33,979

195

10,188

2002

33,999

206

9,948

2003

33,018

232

9,582

2004

30,824

181

9,171

2005

29,610

183

8,844

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many hit-and-run incidents there have been in each London borough in each of the last five years. (86772)

The number of personal injury road accidents reported to the police which involved one or more hit and run drivers or riders for the years 2001-05, in each London borough is given in the table.

Number of personal injury accidents involving one or more hit and run drivers/riders by London borough: 2001-05

Number of accidents

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

Barking

65

83

78

89

81

Barnet

169

217

191

178

153

Bexley

86

86

81

65

70

Brent

209

234

199

195

142

Bromley

102

153

95

97

106

Camden

255

237

212

161

103

City of London

72

53

35

51

33

Croydon

187

193

183

177

158

Ealing

163

225

217

175

169

Enfield

183

253

225

215

146

Greenwich

126

189

153

119

129

Hackney

265

292

235

224

187

Hammersmith

116

142

136

111

124

Haringey

232

252

237

176

120

Harrow

75

83

73

76

63

Havering

72

93

103

95

59

Hillingdon

113

131

130

101

91

Hounslow

186

154

184

137

105

Islington

244

252

195

143

114

Kensington and Chelsea

83

124

108

75

88

Kingston upon Thames

48

41

34

42

37

Lambeth

297

304

305

203

161

Lewisham

201

206

202

160

136

Merton

72

88

88

53

52

Newham

249

254

202

143

195

Redbridge

194

166

215

162

157

Richmond upon Thames

91

69

69

54

45

Southwark

293

294

271

170

171

Sutton

67

49

56

46

42

Tower Hamlets

228

209

208

164

151

Waltham Forest

177

184

195

161

157

Wandsworth

134

201

141

137

106

Westminster

326

335

317

231

200

Source:

Transport for London

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many traffic accidents there were involving (a) pedestrians, (b) buses, (c) trams and (d) cyclists in London in each year since 1997. (87499)

The numbers of personal injury accidents reported to the police involving (a) pedestrian casualties, (b) buses, (c) trams and (d) cyclists in London in each year since 1997 are given in the following table.

Personal injury accidents by vehicle type: London: 1997-2005

Number of accidents

With pedestrian casualties

Involving a bus or coach

Involving a tram1

Involving pedal cycles

1997

8,919

2,776

4,482

1998

8,778

2,957

4,359

1999

8,748

3,083

2

4,251

2000

8,351

3,188

9

3,586

2001

7,903

3,153

3

3,379

2002

7,238

2,862

6

3,104

2003

6,905

3,098

9

3,129

2004

6,206

2,939

10

3,021

2005

5,852

2,658

6

2,979

1 Data for accidents involving trams are only available from 1999 onwards

Source:

Transport for London

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many sleep-related traffic accidents occurred on motorways in each of the past three years; how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries were incurred; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of such accidents. (87584)

I refer to my answers to my hon. Friend the Member for South Swindon (Anne Snelgrove) of 28 November 2005, Official Report, column 153W and to the hon. Member for Southend, West (Mr. Amess) of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 740W.