Collisions involving pedestrians

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Dear Department for Transport,

Please could you answer the following questions?

Q1. In 2017, how many pedestrians in Great Britain have been

i. Slightly injured
ii. Seriously injured
iii. Killed

as a result of the driver/rider of each of following vehicles disobeying a red light traffic signal:

a. Cycle
b. Motorcycle
c. Car (driver)
d. Bus
e. Taxi
f. Van
g. HGV

Q2. In 2017, how many pedestrians have been

i. Slightly injured
ii. Seriously injured
iii. Killed

on the footway or verge (including incidents where a vehicle is backing out of a private drive) by the following vehicles:

a. Cycle
b. Motorcycle
c. Car (driver)
d. Bus
e. Taxi
f. Van
g. HGV

The above questions are to update the data you kindly sent me on 29 November 2017 (

Thank you

Yours faithfully,

Cherry Allan

Department for Transport

Dear Ms Allan,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request for information which
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A response will be issued to you in due course.


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ROADACC STATS, Department for Transport

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Dear Cherry Allan


Please find attached the response to the FOI request.


Kind regards


Amardeep Dhani


Tel: 020 7944 6595


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Thanks very much for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Cherry Allan

ROADACC STATS, Department for Transport

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