Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence

APPENDIX A—Definitions

  Personal Injury Collisions—A crash involving personal injury occurring on the public highway (including footways) in which a road vehicle is involved and which becomes known to the police within 30 days of its occurrence. One crash may give rise to several casualties. Damage-only crashes are not included in these figures.

  Killed—Human casualties who sustained injuries which caused death less than 30 days after the crash.

  Serious Injury—An injury for which the person is detained in hospital as an in-patient, or any of the following injuries whether or not the casualty is detained in hospital: fractures, concussion, internal injuries, crushings, severe cuts and lacerations, severe general shock requiring medical treatment and injuries causing death 30 or more days after the crash.

  Slight Injury—An injury of a minor character such as a sprain, bruise or cut which are not judged to be severe, or slight shock requiring roadside attention. This definition includes injuries not requiring medical treatment.

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