Last updated:
22 May 2015

Road accidents and casualty data

View accident and casualty data for West Sussex.

Data tables

The following data tables show the end-of-year road traffic accident casualty totals reported to the Department for Transport (DfT). View a map of the accident locations.

All casualties

All casualties20102011201220132014
Pedestrians 220 246 212 242 249
Cyclists 253 260 302 298 355
Motorcyclists 233 298 260 270 306
Car occupants 1579 1590 1499 1621 1680
Bus occupants 23 21 33 21 34
Goods vehicles 64 82 75 92 118
Other
highway users
10 7 15 8 6
Total 2382 2504 2396 2554 2748
Casualties and age20102011201220132014
Children (0-15) 175 194 180 203 186
Young car drivers (17-24) 289 289 258 259 267
65+ years 261 265 257 293 302

Killed (fatal) and serious casualties

KSI casualties20102011201220132014
Pedestrians 62 63 71 79 74
Cyclists 45 54 54 76 96
Motorcyclists 84 125 105 96 106
Car occupants 167 195 172 169 197
Bus occupants 2 3 5 3 3
Goods vehicles 10 12 10 13 5
Other
highway users
3 3 3 2 1
Total 373 455 420 438 482
Casualties and age20102011201220132014
Children (0-15) 16 30 22 26 30
Young car drivers (17-24) 31 38 28 32 32
65+ years 62 73 63 73 77

About the data

The figures above and reports below are from accidents that have been reported to Sussex Police, that occurred on the highway and in which a person was injured or died.

As part of an on-going data improvement process, data may be adjusted and therefore may differ slightly from the data held by other organisations.

Please note that we cannot provide details for specific accidents but this information may be obtained from Sussex Police by calling 101 and asking for Sussex.

Term definitions

Accidents may also be referred to as collisions or crashes.

Reported accidents

  • Accidents reported to the police that involve a personal injury.
  • Accidents in or that begin on the highway.
  • Accidents that have been reported to the police within 30 days of occurring.

Accident severities

  • Fatal (or killed) - A casualty who died within 30 days of injuries sustained in a collision.
  • Serious - A casualty who required in-patient treatment, and injuries such as fracture, internal injuries, severe cuts, crushing, burns, concussion, severe general shock, and injuries resulting in death more than 30 days following an accident.
  • Slight - A casualty who has received a sprain, including neck whiplash but not necessarily requiring medical treatment, bruises, slight cuts, and slight shock requiring roadside attention.

Where more than one person is injured the severest casualty category is used to represent the accident.

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