Pedestrians and cyclists push Westminster to top of road injuries list

Westminster pedestriansPedestrians and pedal cyclists were the biggest groups of people to suffer injuries on the roads in Westminster in 2014, pushing the central borough to the top for rates of casualties.

Westminster was one of 15 of the 33 boroughs (including the City of London) that recorded more than 1,000 casualties in 2014, according to figures from TfL. Westminster recorded more than 1,800 casualties including 469 pedestrians and 457 cyclists. The second highest level was in Lambeth, where cyclists were the largest group suffering injuries.

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Car passengers dominated the high rates of total casualties in the outer boroughs of Ealing and Barnet. Both boroughs are crossed by major roads – the M1 and A1 in Barnet and the M40 in Ealing. Lowest casualty rates were in the outer boroughs of Sutton, Kingston and Bexley.

While overall casualty rates were up, the numbers killed or seriously injured in 2014 were down by 7% year-on-year, as previously reported by Urbs. Westminster and Lambeth recorded the highest rates for serious accidents. Barnet had the same rate as Lambeth, with 98 fatalities or serious injuries.

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Looking at fatalities alone, Westminster had 6, Barnet 5, and Lambeth 9. There were 9 road deaths in Croydon too. Only Wandsworth had no deaths on the roads in the year.

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