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Pedestrian road casualties

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  • Release date: 22 March 2018
  • Period covered: 2016
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.

Casualties by type of road user and severity, 2016. 1,108 KSI in 2016, of which: 45% cars; 23% motorbikes; 18% pedestrians; 10% pedal cyclists; 4% other. 5,745 slight in 2016, of which; 72% cars; 7% motorbikes; 10% pedestrians; 6% pedal cyclists; 5% other.

Key points

All pedestrian casualties

  • In 2016, 199 people were killed or seriously injured (KSI) on Welsh roads. Of these, 14 were fatal and 185 were seriously injured. 594 pedestrian casualties were slightly injured.
  • In 2016, there were 793 pedestrian casualties which was the lowest recorded figure since 1979.
  • When compared to 2015, there were decreases in the casualties killed (36 per cent), casualties seriously injured (1 per cent) and slightly injured (7 per cent) in 2016.
  • In 2016, pedestrians accounted for around 1 in 6 of all KSI casualties (18 per cent) and 1 in 10 (10 per cent) of all slight casualties.

Child (aged 0 – 15) pedestrian casualties

  • There were no pedestrian fatalities in 2016, down from 2 in 2015.
  • There were 55 child KSI pedestrian casualties in 2016. This is a 25 per cent increase when compared to the 2015 figures.
  • They account for 30 per cent of all pedestrian casualties.
  • They are associated with journeys to and from school with numbers of casualties peaking at 8am and 3pm during the week.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6415
Email: stats.transport@gov.wales

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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