Vehicle related injuries in Stoke Road

J Newman made this Freedom of Information request to Leicestershire County Council

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Dear Leicestershire County Council,

LCC has stated to the press (reported in the Hinckley Times, 15/02/2017) that in the period Jan 2008 to Dec 2012 15 people were injured in vehicle speeding related incidents along the length of Hollycroft & Stoke Road in Hinckley.
Can you please provide details of these incidents including for each
• What constitutes an “injury”
• Dates/times
• The number of vehicles involved
• The number of people injured
• The circumstances/causes?

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

24/02/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your request for information which was received on 23/02/2017.

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Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

14/03/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number : 8743
Description : Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

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Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Dear Leicestershire County Council,
The Hinckley Times reported an accident on 01/07/2015 which was attended by the local police so would have been recorded. Yet you say there have been none since the cushions were installed. Can you explain?

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

15/03/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your further query which was received on 15/03/2017.

We will contact the relevant department and ask them to provide a response as soon as possible.

Further information about your rights to information is available from the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

27/03/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your further query which was received on 15/03/2017.

The department has now provided the following response:

A police officer may attend the scene of an accident, however if there was no injury then a Stats 19 form would not be completed. It should also be borne in mind that this is not a complete record of all injury accidents and resulting casualties, due to some accidents not being reported as the police did not attend the scene.

Further information about your rights to information is available from the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Dear Leicestershire County Council,
Thank you, but there was definitely an injury and an emergency ambulance attended. Perhaps I can explain what I am looking for.
The accident statistics quoted in the Hinckley Times highlighted a huge reduction since the speed cushions were installed with the strong implication that the cushions themselves were responsible. If the accidents and the cushions were unrelated, why mention it at all? I am just trying to get to the bottom of where the statistics came from and how reliable your source is – after all I’m sure you don’t want to create a misleading impression.
So perhaps you can tell me precisely what the source was so I can look through the numbers myself.
Perhaps you could also clarify why the injury that occurred on 01/07/2015 appears to have been omitted from the numbers you quoted. If you missed this injury you may well have missed others which would indeed question the authenticity of the very strong statement you made in the paper which I'm sure you would want to correct if necessary.
I will if you wish, raise this as a new FoI request.

Yours faithfully,

J Newman

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

28/03/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your further query which was received on 27/03/2017.

We will contact the relevant department and ask them to provide a response as soon as possible.

Further information about your rights to information is available from the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

06/04/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your further query which was received on 27/03/2017.

We have now received a response as follows:

With regards to accident statistics quoted in the Hinckley Times, we have nothing further to add to the previous correspondence regarding this.

Further information about your rights to information is available from the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Dear Leicestershire County Council,

The FoI Act does not allow you to choose what you do and do not say and close an information request accordingly. The Act is about the legal requirement for you to disclosure information you hold. The "information" here is anything that supports your decision to omit an accident/injury that undoubtedly occurred from the statement you made to the press and you have not yet made it clear if you have this information or not. If you do have the information you must disclose it or you must admit to not having the information from which one can draw one's own conclusion. As it stands the fact that you "have nothing to add" does not make it clear if you have the information or not.
I would strongly suggest you check the legislation so you are clear as to what information source documents etc. are included within the scope of the Act as it covers a wide range of internal as well as external documents.
Yours faithfully,

J Newman

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Newman

[FOI #391605 email]

12/04/2017

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

FOI Request Number :8743
Description :Speeding Related Incidents - Hinckley

Dear Mr Newman,

Thank you for your further query which was received on 06-04-2017.

Our response is now available at:

https://leicscc.axlr8.uk/disclosureLogMo...

Further information about your rights to information is available from the Information Commissioner's Office at www.ico.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Dawn Laverick

Dear Leicestershire County Council,
I would simply point out that the statement you made to the press regarding no injuries since the installation of cushions contained no qualifications - for example the phrase "as far as we are aware" - despite the fact that you were well aware that your information may be incomplete. This amounts to either incompetence through not checking the accuracy of definitive statements made to the public or a deliberate attempt to mislead.
Given that you used the assertion to prove the effectiveness of the cushions, if you are interested in the question of integrity, you should now issue a correction - I'm sure the Hinckley Times would agree to publish it. I'll be looking out for it.
Yours faithfully,
J Newman