This week the STATS19 road accident data for 2012 has been released. The Times and I had recorded 122 deaths last year and the new data shows 118 but that’s not the full story there are actually some bigger differences.
These records appear on the STATS19 data but not on my list
|06-May-12||Test Valley||Male||66 – 75||Hampshire|
|24-May-12||Renfrewshire||Male||56 – 65||Strathclyde|
|03-Jul-12||Northumberland||Male||56 – 65||Northumbria|
|14-Jul-12||East Hertfordshire||Male||Over 75||Hertfordshire|
|19-Jul-12||Weymouth and Portland||Male||36 – 45||Dorset|
|12-Aug-12||West Lothian||Male||66 – 75||Lothian and Borders|
|25-Aug-12||Liverpool||Female||46 – 55||Merseyside|
|01-Nov-12||Coventry||Male||26 – 35||West Midlands|
And these records appear on my list but not the STATS19 data
|25-Mar-12||Paul Derbyshire||Draycott-in-the-Moors||Male||36 – 45||Draycott-in-the-Moors|
|30-Mar-12||Peter Doidge||Newton Abbey||Male||36 – 45||Newton Abbey|
|02-May-12||Phil Dawn||Nottinghamshire||Male||26 – 35||Nottinghamshire|
|09-Jun-12||Georgia Ellen Flynn||Trafford||Female||16 – 20||Trafford|
|29-Jul-12||Paul Lake||Wolverhampton||Male||26 – 35||Wolverhampton|
|10-Aug-12||Anthony Phillips||Droitwich||Male||16 – 20||Droitwich|
|05-Sep-12||Delaney Brown||Luton||Male||16 – 20||Luton|
|05-Sep-12||Gordon Butler||Glasbury||Male||Over 75||Glasbury|
|17-Oct-12||John Searle||Shropshire||Male||56 – 65||Shropshire|
|26-Oct-12||Stan Coates||Sunderland||Male||46 – 55||Sunderland|
|01-Nov-12||Sam Sloan||Portadown||Male||66 – 75||Portadown|
|20-Nov-12||Joseph Smith||Grantham||Male||46 – 55||Grantham|
|25-Nov-12||Donal Lucey||Lisburn||Male||46 – 55||Lisburn|
Of those that I had recorded some must have been considered to be death by natural causes. Georgia Flynn’s death occurred on private roads, which is probably why it isn’t in STATS19. Delaney Brown’s death was later considered to be a murder. Sam Sloan and Donal Lucey were in Northern Ireland.
Of those recorded in STATS19 at first glance I can’t find any information about them other than the one that occurred in Liverpool, a lady who was hit by a man on a stolen scrambler bike while she was walking her bicycle across a road; and also one in Ware, a man in a collision with a bus. The rest seem to be largely made up of single vehicle incidents, which could be cyclists crashing by themselves or otherwise falling off.
At the moment I have left in all the deaths I had previously recorded and added in those from the STATS19 that I didn’t have, giving a total so far of 131.