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Road deaths drop 12% but cycle injuries rise

09 July 2010
 

The number of people killed in road accidents across Britain fell 12% last year from 2,538 to 2,222, official statistics report.

Killed and serious injuries reported to the police in 2009 fell 6% to 26,096. Deaths fell across all modes. Car user deaths fell 16% to 1,059. Pedestrian deaths fell 13% to 500 and pedal cycle deaths fell 10% to 104. Motorcycle deaths fell 4% to 472.

The number of pedal cyclists seriously injured rose 6% to 2,606 and total pedal cycle casualties rose 5% to...

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