Traffic accident data
Road traffic accidents kill or injure thousands of people
in the UK every year. Traffic accident casualty information on
Merseyside is collected by the Police, who maintain a central
database. The information is made available to each local authority
on a monthly basis. The information for Sefton is available
through our Breathing Space website.
The information provided on the website will allow you
to look at accident casualty records , look for trends in the data
and examine figures for the most vulnerable road users and the
numbers of casualties of different types in any specific area.
For every accident where someone is injured, the Police
compile a detailed accident report containing all the information
known about the accident and how it occurred. This report includes
- How serious the accident was, in terms of numbers of people
either killed, seriously injured or slightly injured and whether
the casualties were adults or children.
- The numbers and types of road users involved, e.g. pedestrians,
cyclists, motorcyclists, vehicle passengers, vehicle drivers.
- The types of vehicles involved, e.g. bicycle, motorcycle, car,
We acknowledge that there are some limitations in the
information collected, mainly because it is collected within a
short period of time after the accident. It doesn't provide
therefore, details of the longer term implications of the accident,
which might be important in terms of health effects. However, it
does demonstrate the need to make our roads safer for
Please note that the information provided relates only to
collisions where someone was injured. It does not include
Last Updated on 11/2/2012