Fewer dead but more badly hurt on roads in Selby
FEWER people died but more were seriously injured on Selby ’s roads last year, figures have confirmed.
A report on accidents in the district which will go before a North Yorkshire County Council committee next week showed that almost a third of those killed or seriously injured during 2012 were the riders or pillion passengers on motorbikes, with almost half being drivers or passengers in cars.
The number of deaths halved year-on-year, from eight to four, but the number of people who were seriously injured rose from 42 to 51, meaning the district’s overall serious-accident tally increased from 50 to 55 in 2012. There were also six more pedestrians injured – 14 in total – last year than in 2011.
The findings will be discussed next Monday by the county council’s Selby area committee. The report by the authority’s road safety team leader Honor Byford said the accidents total on A roads in Selby district dropped from 111 in 2011 to 97 in 2012.
Across North Yorkshire, 31 people were killed in crashes last year, 11 fewer than the year before, and the lowest total since modern county records began in 1990.