Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus 2008-2013

The request was successful.

Dear Transport for London,

TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 prepared by the FOI Case Management Team, General Counsel, Transport for London was in response to the following question TfL received on 11 July 2013:

From 2008 through to 2013, please provide me with

(i) The number of TfL-contracted bus road collisions in London, which led to KSIs?
(ii) The exact number of TfL bus drivers who have been prosecuted for causing KSIs to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers while operating buses for TfL-contracted Bus Operating Companies?
(iii) The exact number of TfL Bus Drivers convicted as a result of these prosecution

In its response, TfL answered as follows:
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We have provided information relating to fatal and major injury collisions where a London bus was involved for the full years of 2008/09 to 2012/13. This is data collected under a TfL classification system and is not derived from Met Police data and categorised as Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI). TfL defines major-injury incidents as those where a person or persons were taken to hospital for treatment, whether or not medical aid was subsequently required. The data is a record of incidents regardless of whether they may have been caused by a third party, such as another road user, or not. They do not apportion blame and cannot be used to suppose responsibility for a collision.

Please find the requested information in the table below.

Incident 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14*
Fatal 18 23 9 6 11 3
Major 423 301 325 425 348 134
Total 441 324 334 431 359 137
*Note: Data covers year 2013/14 up to August

We do not hold information relating to prosecutions and conviction of bus drivers. The Metropolitan Police may be able to assist you with this information and their contact details can be found at http://www.met.police.uk/foi/ if you wish to direct your request to them.
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Following up on TfL’s response to TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013, kindly provide with me a revised chart from 2008/9 through 2013/14 clearly showing whether or not the Fatal and Major Collisions involving TfL buses involved a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcycle or vehicle driver.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-0984-1314/1

 

Thank you for your email received on 3 September 2013 asking for
information about Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus.

 

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the
Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. 

 

A response will be provided to you by 1 October 2013.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Our ref:  FOI-0984-1314/1

 

Thank you for your email received on 3 September 2013 asking for
information about Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. 

 

I regret to inform you that we will not be able to reply within the
statutory 20 working days. We are continuing to work on your request and
expect to be able to provide you with our full response by 15 October
2013.  Please accept my apologies for this delay.

 

In the meantime, if you have any queries relating to your request, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Dear Transport for London,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Transport for London's handling of my FOI request 'Fatal and Major Injury Collisions involving a TfL Bus 2008-2013'.

TfL's response to my request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, TfL should have responded by now.

My request was:

TfL Ref: FOI-0649-1314 dated 30 August 2013 prepared by the FOI
Case Management Team, General Counsel, Transport for London was in
response to the following question TfL received on 11 July 2013:

From 2008 through to 2013, please provide me with

(i) The number of TfL-contracted bus road collisions in London,
which led to KSIs?
(ii) The exact number of TfL bus drivers who have been prosecuted
for causing KSIs to pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers while
operating buses for TfL-contracted Bus Operating Companies?
(iii) The exact number of TfL Bus Drivers convicted as a result of
these prosecution

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref:    IRV-066-1314

 

Thank you for your request for an internal review which was received by
Transport for London (TfL) on 4 November 2013.

 

You have stated that you are dissatisfied with the handling of your
request for information under the Freedom of Information Act due to the
delay in providing you with a response.

 

The review will be conducted by an internal review panel in accordance
with TfL’s Internal Review Procedure, which is available via the following
URL:

 

[1]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloads/f...

 

Every effort will be made to provide you with a response by 2 December
2013. However, if the review will not be completed by this date, we will
contact you and notify you of the revised response date as soon as
possible.

 

In the meantime, we are continuing to work on your request and will
provide you with a response as soon as possible.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

Re: FOI-0984-1314

 

Thank you for your emails which we received on 3 September 2013 asking for
information about TfL bus collisions involving a pedestrian, cyclist,
motorcycle or vehicle driver from 2008/09 to 2013/14 to date. I apologise
for the delay in responding to you.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm we hold the information you require.

 

You asked for a revised chart from 2008/9 through 2013/14 showing whether
fatal and major collisions involving TfL buses involved a pedestrian,
cyclist, motorcycle, vehicle or other. The attached spreadsheet provides a
breakdown of information relating to fatal and major injuries requiring
attendance at hospital whether or not treatment was subsequently needed,
and where a London bus was involved for the full years of 2008/09 to
2012/13 and up to 30 August 2013.

 

The table below provides an overview of the attached data.

 

The number of TfL-contracted bus road collisions in London, which led to
fatalities and major injuring involving (i) pedestrians, (ii) cyclist
collisions and (iii) other drivers.
Severity 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14*
Fatal 18 18 10 12 10 3
Major 423 301 325 425 348 153
Total 441 319 335 437 358 156
*Note data provided is up to 30 August 2013

 

 

This is our own information and is not derived from Metropolitan Police
Service data nor categorised as Killed and Seriously Injured (KSI). We
record ‘taken to hospital’ incidents, whether or not medical aid was
subsequently required. The data record collisions involving buses
regardless of who was responsible. They do not apportion blame and cannot
be used to suppose responsibility for a collision.

 

I note you refer to the response provided under FOI-0649-1314 which
provided major and fatal incidents on the network.  Some of the figures
provided in the attached and above differ slightly from the response
provided under FOI-0649-1314.  This is either because data was not
recorded within the normal period by the operators or the data has been
updated. 

 

You will note from the attached that some columns state ‘irretrievable
from atlas system’. This is because the current incident management system
is not able to retrieve all fields of data migrated from the previous
incidents database and as a result these gaps have been filled with this
category.

 

From April this year we will be proactively publishing this data on our
website each quarter. This will include total figures for fatal and major
incidents, broken down by borough, bus operator, route and location.

 

In terms of the detailed breakdown which specifies date, operator, type
and borough in which collisions occurred, this provides an overview of the
network but does not represent a useful comparator. Each route is unique
and the portfolio of routes each operators holds will involve different
numbers of passengers, stops, vehicles, kilometreage, frequencies and
numbers of other vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists encountered on the
highway. The best means of understanding significant incidents on the bus
network remains the accident investigation process which follows reporting
of incidents and can identify the underlying factors involved and, where
appropriate, recommend further action is taken.

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team | Transport for London

Windsor House, 42-50 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0TL

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