Injured from traffic accidents in Reading, Slough, Bracknell, Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead and West Berkshire in 2020
Berkshire may have spent much of 2020 in various stages of coronavirus lockdown – but the region has still seen more than 1,200 people injured on the roads.
New figures from the Department of Transportation show 1,212 people were injured or killed in traffic crashes on county roads during the year – a figure of 3.3 for each of 366 days of the year leap, or about one every eight hours. .
Whether due to coronavirus restrictions or not, the figure is down from 1,506 reported casualties on Berkshire roads in 2019 and 1,667 in 2018.
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Among these victims, 184 people were killed or seriously injured. Again, the figure is down from 209 in 2019.
West Berkshire saw the most seriously injured or killed people in 2020 – 41 falling into this category. Next come Reading with 35 and Slough Borough with 33.
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Sadly, of those, 14 people lost their lives on county roads in 2020, although that number is down from 21 the year before.
Full figures from the Ministry of Transport:
Deaths on the roads of Berkshire in 2020:
Bracknell Forest: 3
West Berkshire: 3
Windsor and Maidenhead: 2
Total Berkshire : 14
People killed or seriously injured on Berkshire roads in 2020:
West Berkshire: 41
Bracknell Forest: 24
Windsor and Maidenhead: 21
Total Berkshire: 184
All Berkshire Road Fatalities and Injuries in 2020:
West Berkshire: 212
Windsor and Maidenhead: 158
Bracknell Forest: 148
Total Berkshire: 1212