Serious Collision Investigation unit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4418
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

How many collisions resulting in fatalities or injuries did the Metropolitan Police Service's Collision Investigation Unit attend and investigate in years 2014 and 2015? Please include figures for collisions that the unit attended, but did not investigate any further.

Answer

Answer for Serious Collision Investigation unit

Answer for Serious Collision Investigation unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) attends all fatal and very serious collisions and where the enquiry is complex and beyond the capacity of standard traffic trained officers or a local borough based officers.  The SCIU will provide a collision file in all cases.

In 2014 the SCIU attended 761 incidents, of which 601 were serious collisions.  Of these, 268 were dealt with locally and passed to the MPS Central Collision Unit.

In 2015 to date the SCIU have attended 662 incidents, 531 of these being serious collisions, 211 of these collisions were dealt with locally and passed to the MPS Central Collision Unit.