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West Yorkshire has most casualties from road traffic incidents

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39371.471817.13 (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:790
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    An analysis of deaths and injuries from road traffic incidents has identified West Yorkshire and the West Midlands as the counties with highest risk of injury and the Isle of Wight and parts of Wales as the safest (Health and Place 2007 doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2007.10.001).

    Between 1995 and 2000 there were 15 797 deaths, 191 870 serious injuries that needed hospital treatment, and 1 282 563 minor injuries from road traffic incidents in England and Wales.

    For the NHS funded study researchers looked at geographical variations in mortality and morbidity throughout England and Wales using a number of different datasets.

    The results were presented in two ways for each county. The first, …

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