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Cycling Accidents

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatal, (b) serious and (c) slight injuries suffered by cyclists on (i) urban roads and (ii) rural roads in each year since 2003 resulted from collisions involving (A) at least one motor vehicle, (B) no motor vehicles and (C) powered two-wheel vehicles. (87211)

The information requested is given in the table. The figures relate to casualties in personal injury road accidents reported to the police.

Cyclist Casualties on Urban and Rural Roads, by Vehicle Involved in an Accident: 2003-05

Accidents involving:

2003

2004

2005

Motor vehicle

Urban

Fatal

58

67

65

Serious

1,644

1,537

1,628

Slight

12,041

11,877

11,787

Rural

Fatal

46

52

65

Serious

479

477

432

Slight

2,170

2,063

2,083

No motor vehicle

Urban

Fatal

60

73

73

Serious

1,739

1,635

1,728

Slight

12,352

12,186

12,023

Rural

Fatal

54

61

75

Serious

552

538

484

Slight

2,258

2,138

2,173

Two-wheeled motor vehicle

Urban

Fatal

2

2

2

Serious

37

41

30

Slight

234

225

217

Rural

Fatal

0

0

3

Serious

8

14

13

Slight

56

38

47

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have (a) died and (b) received serious head injuries as a result of a cycling accident in each of the last 10 years. (87212)

The number of fatalities in personal injury road accidents reported to the police involving cyclists is given in the table.

Fatalities in accidents involving a cyclist, Great Britain, 1996-2005

Number

1996

209

1997

192

1998

164

1999

184

2000

138

2001

141

2002

138

2003

120

2004

139

2005

157

The Department does not collect information on the type of injuries sustained during personal injury road accidents, and cannot identify serious head injuries.