Traffic Crash Injury 2019

In 2019 we started to track local media stories about people hurt or killed in road traffic collisions in Newcastle. As it turns out, there are quite a lot of them.

Conventional traffic planning in the UK says that life and health can be traded with other benefits, so saving a few minutes can be, and often is, prioritised over everyone getting home safely. This is why the government is providing ~£150m to add a lane to the A1 but spending only a fraction of that on schemes that might actually make local roads safer for people to walk to the shops, or to make it safe for children to play or cycle to school.

NE Road User Casualty Dashboard – Hotspot Plan covering people killed or seriously injured 2010-2019

It doesn’t have to be this way. How funding is prioritised is a political decision. Many countries are now adopting a ‘Vision Zero’ target of zero serious injuries and zero deaths. This approach says that life and health cannot be traded for other benefits, that people have a right to be able to travel home safely, and that simple errors shouldn’t lead to someone being seriously injured or killed.

Newcastle is changing, and is adopting many of the measures proposed by Vision Zero such as lower speed limits, low traffic neighbourhoods and protected cycle lanes. We hope this work can be accelerated to prevent more people being hurt or killed on Newcastle’s roads in 2020.

The following news stories are sourced from ChronicleLive and we would like to thank The Chronicle for being an excellent record of local traffic incidents, and for its reporting which largely follows advice by road safety groups for how incidents should be reported.

Summary information for injuries due to road traffic collisions can be found on the CrashMap website or on the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard maintained by the Traffic and Data Unit (TADU).

2019

Walker woman suffers horrific facial injuries in crash just two days before Christmas

“Star Majoros had just finished work at Lookers Nissan and was crossing a road when she was struck by a vehicle on Portland Road, near Warwick Street, in Newcastle… I lost two of my teeth. I can’t really eat, it’s really hard to eat. There is a lot of pain in my jaw and bruises all around my body.”
ChronicleLive 28/12/2019

Teenager taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Fenham

“A teenage boy who was hit by a car while riding his bike in Newcastle has been taken to hospital. Paramedics treated the boy on scene before he was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle to receive treatment for leg injuries.”
ChronicleLive 27/12/2019

Danger driver risked hitting child and pedestrians when he smashed car into barriers

“In horrifying CCTV footage, the 51-year-old’s vehicle can been seen flying passed a young child on a bike and narrowly missing other pedestrians and traffic on Raby Way before he failed to stop at a junction and collided with metal barriers on Commercial Road.”
ChronicleLive 15/12/2019

A road safety charity has called for tougher regulations and increased advice and support for older drivers.

“Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “With our ageing population it becomes ever more essential to have robust procedures in place that ensure older drivers are not inadvertently putting themselves and others at risk.”
ChronicleLive 7/12/2019

Unconscious driver cut free from flipped car by firefighters after crash near Redheugh Bridge

“One unconscious male patient was trapped in the vehicle. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary by road ambulance.”
ChronicleLive 29/11/2019

Cowgate hit and run victim left in hospital for 12 days speaks out as driver is jailed

“The 21-year-old suffered a catalogue of injuries, including elbow and pelvic fractures, as well as ligament and tendon damage, when a van collided with a car he was travelling in as a front-seat passenger.

“Tom said: ‘The past few months have been horrible. Before the accident, I was independent and spent a lot of my time doing what I enjoyed like going to the gym, walking my dog, spending time with my girlfriend and socialising. Following the crash however, I struggled a lot with pain, being confined to the house and feeling anxious. I felt like a different person. While nothing will change what has happened, I hope that by speaking out it will make people more aware of how dangerous driving can affect others. I wouldn’t want this to happen to anyone else.’”
ChronicleLive 30/11/2019

Manhunt under way for driver who smashed car into Longbenton house and fled scene

“Police inquiries are continuing to trace a driver whose car crashed into a house and burst into flames. The incident took place on Goathland Avenue, in Longbenton , on Sunday morning when a silver vehicle ploughed into a home. It is understood the car came off the road, crossed a garden in front of the property and then hit a wall before it caught fire. Nobody in the house was injured. However, neighbours saw the car engulfed in flames and called the emergency services.”
ChronicleLive 25/11/2019

Woman, 75, killed in Jesmond Road hit-and-run which left 79-year-old man fighting for life

“A woman has been killed in a hit-and-run in Newcastle. The 75-year-old was knocked down on Jesmond Road shortly after 7.20pm on Saturday and died at the scene. A 79-year-old man, who was with the woman at the time, was taken to hospital with serious injuries believed to be life-threatening.”
ChronicleLive 23/11/2019

“Police have now arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the crash and have recovered a vehicle. He remains in police custody at this time. Sgt Matt Sykes, of Northumbria Police ’s motor patrols unit, has thanked the public for their quick response to the appeal and encouraged any further witnesses to come forward.”
ChronicleLive 24/11/2019

“Man, 79, dies in hospital days after suspected Jesmond hit and run which killed his wife”
ChronicleLive 27/11/2019

“Devastated loved ones have today paid tribute to Ann and Lawrence Nickerson, who were just months away from celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary when they died.”
ChronicleLive 5/12/2019

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after early morning crash on Great North Road in Gosforth

“A woman has been taken to hospital after she was involved in an early morning crash in Newcastle .The woman, who was riding a motorcycle, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle with leg and pelvic injuries.”
ChronicleLive 22/11/2019

Mum who lost her daughter and father-in-law in car crash relives the day out that ended in tragedy

“Becky Frankel, who lost her eldest child Tiggy in 2008, has shared her story as figures reveal 18 people are killed or seriously injured on North East roads every week. In the aftermath of the crash Becky became involved with road safety charity Brake and has become a prolific fundraiser for Brake … She is telling her story as part of national Road Safety Week as figures reveal 52 people were killed and 872 seriously injured on the region’s roads in 2018.”
ChronicleLive 18/11/2019

Calls to keep cyclists safe as Newcastle’s most dangerous roads for bikes are revealed

“New Bridge Street and parts of the Great North Road are especially dangerous for those on bikes”
ChronicleLive 3/11/2019

Cyclist taken to hospital after serious collision near Cowgate Morrisons

“A cyclist has been taken to hospital after a ‘serious collision’ in the west end of Newcastle. Northumbria Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.”
ChronicleLive 2/11/2019

Armed police arrest two men in connection with hit-and-run in Newcastle

“Shortly after 12.15pm on September 17, police received a report that a vehicle had been in collision with two male motorcyclists, before leaving the scene. The cyclists did not suffer any serious injuries.”
ChronicleLive 8/10/2019

Kenton alleged hit-and-run victim named as 10-year-old Melissa Tate

Kenton hit-and-run investigation: Updates after young girl is taken to the RVI
ChronicleLive 25/9/2019

Schoolgirl, 10, dies after suspected hit and run in Kenton
ChronicleLive 26/9/2019

“A schoolgirl killed in an alleged hit-and-run has today been named as Melissa Tate. The 10-year-old died in hospital on Thursday after she was allegedly struck by a van, in Kenton, Newcastle, on Wednesday night.”
ChronicleLive 27/9/2019

“Tragic schoolgirl Melissa Tate to be laid to rest in child focused funeral”
ChronicleLive 10/10/2019

“As he was jailed for seven years and four months for causing death by dangerous driving, Melissa’s mum, Kim Wilson got her wish to face him in court as she read out a heart-rending victim impact statement. Struggling to fight back tears, she said: “Melissa was our rock, she had a heart of gold.”
ChronicleLive 12/12/2019

Watch shocking moment tired taxi driver crashes into queue of rush-hour traffic on Central Motorway

“Daniel Beraki had clocked off at 3am on the morning of July 1, but got back in his cab at 11am for another shift. He continued working until around 5pm, when he arrived at Newcastle International Airport to collect two new passengers. Heading down the A167 Central Motorway towards Newcastle, Beraki kept the car at 70mph. A court heard he failed to notice the line of stationary traffic and then ploughed into four cars at full speed.”
ChronicleLive 22/9/2019

Man rushed to hospital with head injuries after being hit by bus at Haymarket Station

“Emergency services were called to Haymarket Bus Station just after 5pm on Saturday and found a man suffering from a head wound. The man had been knocked to the ground after being hit by the mirror of a bus”
ChronicleLive 22/9/2019

One person taken to hospital after multi-vehicle crash on A167 Central Motorway in Newcastle
ChronicleLive 12/9/2019

Revealed: This Newcastle city centre roundabout is the most dangerous in the North East

“Eight collisions happened on the junction, which connects the central motorway to routes into the city centre and towards Byker. Sixteen vehicles were involved in the incidents, with eight people sustaining injuries.”
ChronicleLive 8/9/2019

Driver and passenger cut out of car after being seriously injured in Fenham crash

“Three people were taken to hospital after the crash on Brighton Grove where one car was left abandoned before emergency services arrived”
ChronicleLive 7/9/2019

Man hit by bus on John Dobson Street taken to hospital with head injuries
ChronicleLive 6/9/2019

Kenton Lane incident: Police officer taken to hospital following car crash in Newcastle

“A police officer has been taken to hospital following a car crash in a Newcastle suburb. The force confirmed the driver of a police car responding to a “grade one” callout crashed into a vehicle at about 7.35pm before striking a further parked vehicle.”
ChronicleLive 4/8/2019

Casualties cut free from car as three taken to hospital after crash near Newcastle Airport

A spokesman said: “We were called at 12.36pm to a two-vehicle collision on the A696 southbound near Newcastle Airport. We dispatched two crews to the scene who used cutting equipment to free two casualties. They were released on long board stretchers and taken to hospital for further treatment.”
ChronicleLive 14/7/2019

Four taken to hospital after five-vehicle crash on Central Motorway
ChronicleLive 1/7/2019

Seven people taken to hospital following bus crash on A189 in Newcastle
ChronicleLive 1/7/2019

The scene of destruction after car crashes into house in Newcastle’s West End

“Neighbours said a family were left ‘terrified’ after the vehicle went over a garden wall, across a lawn and into their home on Pooley Road, Slatyford”
ChronicleLive 7/6/2019

“A driver who left a family “terrified” after ploughing through a garden wall and into their house in Newcastle’s West End has been fined after changing his plea to guilty on the day of trial.”
ChronicleLive 2/12/2019

“We could have been killed” – Couple tell of shock after terrifying crash in Walker

“The couple say they have been left in shock after what happened. They left the Royal Victoria Infirmary on Sunday and are now recovering at home. Lisa said: “Benjamin has got staples in his head and his full body is bruised. My injuries are on the left side of my body. I can’t bend my leg. “I’m not sleeping, I keep having nightmares. Benjamin keeps saying ‘what if I had lost you’. We could have been killed.”
ChronicleLive 22/5/2019

Driver injured after taxi crashes into bus stop outside Newcastle Central Station

“A driver has been injured after a taxi crashed into a bus stop outside Newcastle Central Station. Northumbria Police officers are currently on scene dealing with the collision and paramedics are treating the man for leg and shoulder injuries.”
ChronicleLive 10/4/2019

Girl, 8, seriously injured after being knocked over by car in Longbenton

“An eight-year-old girl was rushed to hospital with serious injuries after being knocked over by a car. The girl was taken to hospital with “serious but non life-threatening injuries”, and the force has confirmed inquiries into the collision remain ongoing.”
ChronicleLive 25/3/2019

Revealed: The most dangerous roads for cyclists in the North East

“Official figures show that 1,681 cyclists were hurt or killed in accidents in the region between 2015 and 2017 – now safety campaigners are calling for more to be done to prevent accidents” ChronicleLive 23/3/2019

Killer driver laughed when told to slow down on journey which ended in death of passenger

“A killer driver laughed when he was told to slow down on a journey which would end with one young passenger dead and her auntie critically injured. Demi, of Walker, Newcastle, … died as a result of her injuries while Colleen suffered fractured vertebrae and ribs, punctured lungs and bleeding on the brain.”
ChronicleLive 22/3/2019

Miraculous escape for motorist caught up in Great North Road barrier crash

“The driver of a car which smashed through a Great North Road barrier miraculously did NOT need hospital treatment. A dramatic picture from the scene shows the wreckage of the vehicle, reportedly one of three involved in Wednesday’s rush hour collision.”
ChronicleLive 20/3/2019

Audi still wedged in Sandyford office block more than 36 hours after crash

“Firefighters search building for casualties after Audi smashes into Sandyford office block” ChronicleLive 17/3/2019

“A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink or drug driving after a car crashed into a Newcastle office block. The silver Audi remained wedged in the three-storey building on Portland Road, in Sandyford, on Monday morning as police continued their investigation.”
ChronicleLive 18/3/2019

Man taken to hospital following Newcastle city centre collision between motorcyclist and pedestrian
ChronicleLive 17/3/2019

Teenage cyclist taken to hospital with suspected broken ankle after being knocked over

A spokeswoman for Northumbria Police said: “At 8.18am we received a report of a collision between a car and a cyclist in Stamfordham Road, Cowgate. A 15-year-old cyclist was taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle. The female driver of the car was shaken but uninjured.”
ChronicleLive 4/3/2019

Man on mobility scooter hit by bus in Newcastle city centre dies in hospital a day later

“A man on a mobility scooter has been rushed to hospital in a “serious” condition after being knocked over by a bus in Newcastle city centre.”
ChronicleLive 12/2/2019

“George ‘Geordie’ Bilclough from Elswick, was hit by the bus on Tuesday and was taken to hospital where he later died”
ChronicleLive 14/2/2019

Mum and daughter hit by car at ‘dangerous’ junction where council shelved plans for safety measures

“Sally Watson and her daughter were knocked off their bikes in a ‘terrifying’ experience”
ChronicleLive 4/2/2019

Woman knocked down by car on Shields Road in Byker taken to hospital

“A 40-year-old woman had suffered a leg injury and was treated by the roadside before being taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle.”
ChronicleLive 4/2/2019

Teenage girl gets trapped under double decker bus outside St James’ Park following Man City win

“The 18-year-old is in a serious condition in hospital after suffering spinal injuries during a collision on Barrack Road”
ChronicleLive 30/1/2019

Van driver ‘took out’ cyclist on roundabout after saying she ‘couldn’t get the brake pedal down’ in time

“The victim had to take three months off work and cancel two cycling holidays abroad. And prosecutor Bethany Jendrzejewski said: “His doctor said he may never get full movement back in his leg.”  Campana, of Sixth Street, Peterlee, will be allowed to stay on the road after magistrates imposed six points on her previously clean licence. She was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £30 charge.”
ChronicleLive 6/1/2019

Pedestrian dies following crash on the A19 near Seaton Burn in Newcastle

“A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: “At about 7.40am, today (Thursday), police received a report of a fatal collision involving a pedestrian on the A19 Southbound between Seaton Burn and Moor Farm roundabout.”
ChronicleLive 3/1/2019

“Victim of fatal A19 crash named as police reveal victim was in row with van driver before death”
ChronicleLive 5/1/2019

In late 2019, ETA ( Environmental Transport Association) produced a film about the effect of road danger. In their words “Stop Killing our Children examines how road danger damages us all, whatever our age and however we travel, and questions our collective blindness to both its cause and remedy.The 40-minute, crowdfunded film is narrated by the BBC’s John Simpson and features interviews with Chris Boardman, Dr Rachel Aldred, Dr Ian Walker, George Monbiot and the founders of the Stop de Kindermoord movement amongst others.

2018

10 fatalities and 106 serious injuries in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Diagram showing serious injuries and deaths split by 5 year age group and road user group.

Serious injuries and deaths in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2018, from the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard.

Jesmond student ran over four-year-old girl as she played in the street

“Oliver’s VW up! struck the girl after turning a corner in Chelmsford Grove, Sandyford”
Chronicle Live 21/12/2018

First picture of tragic student Emma Guilbert killed in Fenham alleged hit and run

“Fenham alleged hit-and-run: 18-year-old student injured in collision dies in hospital… Emma, who is originally from the Oldham area, was struck by a car as she crossed Fenham Hall Drive close to its junction with Wingrove Road North, at around 4.30pm on Friday.”
ChronicleLive 27/11/2018

“The 18-year-old lost her fight for life on Monday night, four days after she was struck by a car, in Newcastle’s West End… Professor Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, head of the University’s School of Psychology has led the tributes describing her as a ‘bright’ and ‘much-loved’ young woman’.”
ChronicleLive 28/11/2018

“Tragic Emma Guilbert’s friend opens up about year of hell after Newcastle University student’s death “Whenever we do something I just think she should be here. On nights out I just burst into tears sometimes,” she said. “When I got my grades back from my first year at uni I just thought; ‘that’s not me, what’s happened. “It has changed my university life. It’s changed everything.”
ChronicleLive 22/11/2019

“In the months following the tragedy, her heartbroken university friends began fundraising in her memory. After launching a GoFundMe page and taking part in the Color Obstacle Rush at Newcastle Racecourse, the grief-stricken students raised more than £2,500 in Emma’s name.”
ChronicleLive 25/11/2019

Blue House roundabout crash: One person taken to hospital and roads closed after collision
ChronicleLive 4/11/2018

Tributes paid to man named locally as Paul Collinson who died after being hit by car in Newcastle

“Tributes have been paid to a man killed outside a pub by a driver fleeing from the police… The 54-year-old was one of five people taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, three of which suffered serious injuries.”
ChronicleLive 24/9/18

Elderly pedestrian, 80, knocked down by car is fighting for life in hospital

“Police and paramedics were called to Polwarth Crescent in Gosforth where a car hit a pedestrian and a stationary car”
ChronicleLive 19/9/2018

“Patricia Tulip, of Hazelmere Dene, Seghill, has appeared in court charged with causing death by careless driving. The 82-year-old pleaded not guilty to the allegation”
ChronicleLive 26/9/2019

“A pensioner has admitted causing the death of her close friend by careless driving in a tragic parking accident. When Patricia Tulip pulled up outside lifelong friend Joyce Nainby’s home in Gosforth, Newcastle, she left her automatic car in reverse instead of neutral and didn’t apply the handbrake sufficiently.”
ChronicleLive 23/10/2019

“Now pensioner Tulip has been sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work as a judge ruled there would be “absolutely no purpose” in sending her to prison. The court heard Mrs Nainby’s death shattered the lives of her three children and six grandchildren, but particularly her husband Peter”
ChronicleLive 3/12/2019

Woman who left cyclist with fractured knee by veering into him as she prepared to hurl abuse

“Driver denies causing serious injury to cyclist in alleged Newcastle city centre hit-and-run” ChronicleLive 12/6/2018

“Woman hit cyclist and ‘drove away as she didn’t think she’d done anything wrong'” ChronicleLive 31/1/2019

“Alleged dangerous driver claims cyclist she collided with was ‘trying to cause an accident'” ChronicleLive 1/2/2019

“Woman who left cyclist with fractured knee by veering into him as she prepared to hurl abuse walks free”
ChronicleLive 15/3/2019

Rani Grewal: tributes paid to Newbiggin Hall chip shop owner who died after collision

“Rani Grewal was out walking with her husband, known as Bunty, and his sister when the collision happened on Monday night. The mum-of-three died as a result of her injuries, while her relatives remain in hospital.”
ChronicleLive 18/4/2018

2017

6 fatalities and 104 serious injuries in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Diagram showing serious injuries and deaths split by 5 year age group and road user group.

Serious injuries and deaths in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2017, from the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard.

Fatal collision on Bentinck Road in Newcastle.

“A BMW car collided with a pedestrian and entered the driveway of a home on Bentinck Road in Newcastle, hitting the house. The pedestrian, a 60-year-old woman, died at the scene.”  ChronicleLive 16/12/2017

” ‘She was a little angel’ – heartfelt tributes paid to grandmother killed in Newcastle crash. A woman, named locally as Sylvia Mallaby, died after being hit by a car on Bentinck Road in the West End”
ChronicleLive 17/12/2017

“Danger driver jailed for six years for killing grandmother Sylvia Mallaby in “pimped” sports car” ChronicleLive 20/3/2019

Four-year-old boy knocked down by Mini Cooper on Ponteland Road through Cowgate

“A four-year-old boy was knocked over by a car during rush-hour in Newcastle. The child escaped with only minor injuries following the collision on Ponteland Road in Cowgate on Tuesday morning.”
ChronicleLive 27/6/2017

Elderly woman who died after Gosforth car collision has been named

“Catherine Duncan, 91, of Nelson Avenue, Gosforth, was injured in the collision on Jubilee Road in Gosforth at about 8.38pm on Thursday. She was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle for treatment but died a day later. A 36-year-old man has been charged with causing death by careless driving while over the drink limit, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, having no insurance and being a disqualified driver.”
ChronicleLive 8/4/2017

“Retired nurse Catherine Duncan paid with her life when she went to post a letter in Coxlodge and was run over by a man four times over the drink-drive limit”
ChronicleLive 19/12/2018

2016

3 fatalities and 102 serious injuries in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Diagram showing serious injuries and deaths split by 5 year age group and road user group.

Serious injuries and deaths in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2016, from the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard.

Cyclist seriously injured after colliding with van on Gosforth double roundabout

“The male cyclist was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is receiving treatment.”
ChronicleLive 13/9/2016

Newcastle is home to four of Britain’s most dangerous roundabouts – here’s where they are

“the controversial Blue House roundabout is at the top of region’s list with a stagging 52 injury only accidents over a five year period – making it Tyne and Wear’s worst.”
ChronicleLive 26/8/2016

Newcastle City Council urged to do more as road deaths surge by almost a third

“The figures released by Newcastle City Council this week revealed that those injured or killed rose from 79 in 2014 to 104 in 2015. Council leader Nick Forbes said : “The number of people killed or seriously injured is worrying. It shows the continued importance of tackling the accident hotspots around the city.”
ChronicleLive 29/6/2016

Cyclist killed in crash on Newcastle’s Great North. 27 January 2016

“Daniel Rushton, 20, from Haydon Bridge, died in hospital following the collision on Newcastle’s Great North Road”
ChronicleLive 2/2/16

“Heartbroken dad pays tribute to cyclist son killed on Newcastle’s Great North Road. Daniel Rushton had everything going for him but his life was cruelly cut short as he cycled to the home he shares with his girlfriend”
ChronicleLive 14/6/16

“Newcastle City Council urged to do more as road deaths surge by almost a third”
ChronicleLive 29/6/16

“Hazlerigg man pleads guilty to causing death of popular swimming instructor by careless driving”
ChronicleLive 12/10/16

“Taxi driver who killed ‘beautiful boy’ on Great North Road crossing had jumped red light” ChronicleLive 21/11/16

Her son was killed on Great North Road – and this mum says speed limit changes there are vital ChronicleLive 17/3/2019

Car crashes into front of Gosforth flower shop in Newcastle

“A car has reportedly crashed into a shop on a busy high street. Eye-witnesses say the vehicle ploughed into the front of Katherine’s Florists on Gosforth High Street, Newcastle, shortly before 3pm on Saturday afternoon.”
ChronicleLive 16/4/2016

“Witnesses tell of lucky escape as car ploughs into Gosforth flower shop. The incident is the second time in six years a car has gone through the front window of the florists.”
ChronicleLive 16/4/2016

Two dead in New Year tragedy in Newcastle after car hits tree on Grandstand Road

New Year celebrations turned into tragedy after two men were killed when their car ploughed into a tree. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene and two other men were taken to hospital with serious injuries not believed to be life threatening.”
ChronicleLive 1/1/2016

“Driver hit speeds of 120mph before fatal New Year’s Day crash that killed him and a teenager”
ChronicleLive 29/9/2016

2015

4 fatalities and 100 serious injuries in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Diagram showing serious injuries and deaths split by 5 year age group and road user group.

Serious injuries and deaths in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2015, from the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard.

Newcastle’s most dangerous roundabouts revealed: 132 people injured in five years

“The B138 outside the Gosforth branch of Asda, has seen 18 crashes and 23 people injured in the past five years. In March that roundabout was removed with traffic lights installed in its place.”
ChronicleLive 7/9/2015

Newcastle Council reassures pedestrians after 23 are killed or injured by buses since 2012

“Pedestrians in Newcastle have been reassured the city will be made safer following the latest accident in which a young woman was knocked down by a bus. Council chiefs said a five-year investment plan aims to improve the city’s infrastructure to make Newcastle more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.”
ChronicleLive 8/5/2015

Newcastle rush-hour delays after car and cyclist collision near Cowgate Roundabout

“At 7.07am, Northumbria Police were called to Two Ball Lonnen near the Cowgate Roundabout in Newcastle after a collision involving a car and cyclist. The cyclist, a 62-year-old man, was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle and is believed to have minor injuries.”
ChronicleLive 24/3/2015

2014

No articles found.

2013

Devoted dad three times over limit when he crashed supercar in Gosforth

“A devoted dad who died when his supercar smashed into a bus was three times over the drink-drive limit, speeding and not wearing a seatbelt… Andrew Quinn, of the Great Park area in Gosforth, was killed instantly when his white Audi R8 – travelling at a speed of 72mph – collided head on with an Arriva bus on Great North Road.”
ChronicleLive 29/7/2013

2012

Man dies after his car collides with a bus in Gosforth

“TWISTED almost beyond recognition, this is the horrific aftermath of a supercar smash which claimed a man’s life.Shocked residents looked on as the Audi R8, worth upwards of £92,000, collided head-on with the single-decker Arriva bus in Newcastle.”
ChronicleLive 23/10/2012

Heaton vicar died after bike hit by moving car

“A RESPECTED North East vicar died after his bike was clipped by a moving car, an inquest heard. The Rev Michael Malleson, 69, fell head-first on to the road in the accident, which happened on Heaton Road, in Heaton, Newcastle. He was rushed to hospital but died two days later from his injuries.”
TheJournal 21/4/2012

2005

Woman, 81, killed by a car as she crossed the road

“An eldery woman died when she was hit by a car. The 81-year-old was knocked down on Jubilee Road in the Coxlodge area of Gosforth, Newcastle.”
ChronicleLive 3/11/2005


Total recorded injuries 2005 to 2019

73 fatalities and 1,402 serious injuries in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Diagram showing serious injuries and deaths split by 5 year age group and road user group.

Serious injuries and deaths in Newcastle upon Tyne 2005-2019, from the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard.

Across the north east as a whole there were 1063 fatalities and 13,124 serious injuries.
(data retrieved 1/1/2020)

Summary information for injuries due to road traffic collisions can be found on the CrashMap website or on the North East Road User Casualty Dashboard (source of the above graphic) maintained by the Traffic and Data Unit (TADU).

Further Reading

UK travel time vs injury “costs”

In the November 2018 Webtag data sheet:

  • The perceived value of a car driver or passenger for use in transport models is £14.86 per hour for people working, £9.95 for commuters and £4.54 for other journeys.
  • The cost per casualty for a fatality is £1.55m, £175k for a serious injury and £13k for a slight injury.

A one minute driven time saving on a road with 17,000 vehicles like Gosforth High Street would have a value of 17,000 * £9.90 (est value per vehicle per hour) * 1/60 * 365 ~=  £1.02m per year. I.e. even a one minute saving would be seen, according to UK transport analysis, as being of greater benefit than avoiding five serious injuries per year or one fatality every eighteen months.

Further details on the analysis can be found on the Department for Transport website. The value of £9.90 is our calculation of a weighted average value per vehicle for working, commuting and other journeys, taking into account average vehicle occupancy.

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