FOI request detail

Fatal/Serious accidents involving vulnerable road users and London Buses (Specifically The "Boris Bus) from 2012-Present day.

Request ID: FOI-0958-1718
Date published: 07 August 2017

You asked

Good Afternoon, I would like to request the statistics for Fatal/serious accidents involving vulnerable road users and London Buses (Boris Bus) from 2012- Present. I would also like the same information regarding HGV vehicles above 3500kgs and vulnerable road users.

We answered

TfL Ref: 0958-1718


Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 20 July 2017 asking for information about accidents involving buses and HGVs from 2012 to present and for clarifying what you refer to as a vulnerable road user.


Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and TfL’s information access policy. I can confirm we do hold some of the information you require.


Road safety data for London is collected by the police in accordance with Department for Transport STATS20 national guidance, and reported in STATS19 format. More information can be found at:


We publish detailed STATS19 road safety data back to 2005 on the London Collision Map which is available here:


You can filter the map to show different types of vehicles involved in collisions and the year you are interested in.  You can also find out more about individual incidents by clicking on the icons on the map. For your request, you can filter to show those collisions which involved a fatality or where there was serious or slight injury caused, and where a cyclist / pedestrian and a HGV or bus/coach were involved. Please note that the police record vehicle types, but do not specify the vehicle owner, therefore we cannot advise you on collisions involving a ‘tfL bus’ – these would be included within the ‘bus/coach category.  STATS19 data does not identify the specific ‘cause’ of collisions. The vehicle type shows that these vehicles were involved in a collision. It does not indicate that they were at fault.


Please note that in accordance with s21  of the FOI Act we are not obliged to supply you with the requested information if it is already accessible to you elsewhere.


If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.


If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.


Yours sincerely



Sara Thomas

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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