2017 Bus Fatalities

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Reference: 
2018/1015
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

An analysis of 2017's Bus Fatality Data found on TfL's website shows 12 Fatal Incidents involving TfL Buses: 7 pedestrians and 1 motorcyclist died from Collisions, 2 passengers died from falls and 1 passenger from an assault.  Since the only fatality involving a 3rd Party Vehicle during 2017's terrorist attacks involved a TfL Bus striking a pedestrian during the Westminster Bridge Attack, why was that incident not included on TfL's data?

Answer

Answer for 2017 Bus Fatalities

Answer for 2017 Bus Fatalities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The fatality involving a bus on Westminster Bridge during the 2017 terrorism attack was recorded by the Metropolitan Police as part of the terrorist attack rather than as a road traffic collision and was not entered into its STATS19 database.

In line with past terrorist attacks on its network, Transport for London has also excluded this death from its bus safety analysis. However, to ensure complete transparency, it was included on the first page of the Bus Safety Dashboard report for quarter 1 2017.