Roads: Accidents:Written question - HL6014

Asked on: 13 March 2017
Department for Transport
Roads: Accidents
Lords
To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people were killed or injured in road traffic accidents where the driver failed to stop at the scene of the accident in (1) 2015, and (2) 2016; and how many such offenders were convicted in each of those two years for causing death or injury by a motor vehicle.
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Answered on: 21 March 2017

The table below provides information on people who were killed or injured in road traffic accidents where the driver failed to stop at the scene of the accident.

Casualties involved in accidents where at least one driver failed to stop at the scene, Great Britain, 2014 and 2015

Year

Severity of casualty

Killed

Serious

Slight

Total

2014

69

1,592

17,688

19,349

2015

81

1,638

18,239

19,958

Figures for 2016 will be available from June 2017.

The Department for Transport does not hold information about motoring offences or prosecutions. Prosecution information is held by the Ministry of Justice. It is not however possible to link reported road accident data to prosecution data.

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