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Pedestrian road casualties

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  • Release date: 6 August 2015
  • Period covered: 2014
An annual report which includes information on age and sex of casualty, type of road, speed limit, location of pedestrian when hit, type of vehicle involved and time of accident.

Key points

All pedestrian casualties

  • In 2014, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured (KSI) totalled 249 and casualties classed as slightly injured numbered 673.
  • Since 1979, the number of pedestrians killed or seriously injured has dropped by 87 per cent and the number of slightly injured has fallen by 69 per cent.

Child (aged 0 – 15) pedestrian casualties

  • The number of child KSI pedestrian casualties totalled 73 in 2014. This is an increase of 12 per cent on 2013 but is 80 per cent lower than in 1979.
  • They account for around a third of all pedestrian casualties.
  • They are associated with journeys to and from school with numbers of casualties peaking at around 8am and 3pm during the week.
  • There have been no child pedestrian fatalities since 2011.


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