HGVs and casualties

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0651
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you please provide a breakdown by type of casualty and severity, for 2012 of the number of pedestrians and also cyclists, who were either killed, or seriously injured, as a result of a collision with an HGV and other motor vehicles (i.e. skip lorries, etc..) in London?

Answer

Answer for HGVs and casualties

Answer for HGVs and casualties

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The table below shows the number of pedestrians and cyclists fatally or seriously injured in collisions involving Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) or 'other vehicles' in London during 2012. 

Mode

Vehicle Involved

Fatal

Serious

Pedestrian

Heavy Goods Vehicle (=>7.5t)

 

9

13

 

Other Vehicle

2

5

Pedal Cyclist

Heavy Goods Vehicle (=>7.5t)

 

3

4

 

Other Vehicle

1

5

Please note that the DfT STATS19 definition of 'other vehicles' are those not falling into any main vehicle category and could include skip lorries, tipper trucks or refuse vehicles.

These figures include casualties resulting from collisions involving construction vehicles that are exempt from national safety requirements to fit side guards and mirrors. TfL contractors are required to use vehicles with this equipment fitted. TfL is also working with London Councils to introduce a Safer Lorry Scheme that will require every vehicle in London over 3.5 tonnes to be fitted with side guards and other safety equipment.