More extreme violence on Britain’s roads, but needless to say no one is joining the dots. Unlike knife violence, road violence is marginalised.
A pedestrian has been run down and killed by a hit and run driver in Margate. Another pedestrian was killed by a hit and run driver in Woking. A boy was run down and killed while walking with his father along the pavement beside a Gravesend road which has been the scene of four fatalities in five years. Pedestrians have also been run down and killed in Berkshire, Burghfield, Swaffham, Whyteleafe, Newbury, Barmuckity, Buckinghamshire and Birmingham and pedestrians are seriously ill after being run down in Newmarket, Inverness, Peel and near Thainstone. And a pedestrian has died nine days after being hit by a car in Sheffield.
Via The London Bicycle Activist:
In 2007 the total number of pedestrians injured by motor vehicles was 29,297, with 642 killed.
In the same year the number of pedestrians injured by cyclists was 225, with 4 killed.
More statistics here