Bereavement due to traumatic death

Pedestrian deaths

In 2014, 1,775 people died on the roads in Great Britain. Of those 797 were killed in a car crash, 339 killed when driving a motorbike and 113 killed when using a bicycle (see ‘Road and railway deaths’) and 446 pedestrians were killed.

Martin’s wife, Steph, for example, was standing on the pavement when a bus hit her.
Stephen’s brother, Tony, was killed by a drunk driver when he was crossing the road. Stephen was seriously injured too.
Dean’s son, Andrew, was hit by a car driven by a man who was not insured and who was driving illegally.
William’s 15 year old daughter, Lauren, was dropped off a bus on the hard shoulder of a dual carriageway a few feet past the “End of motorway sign”. She crossed the dual carriageway and was hit by a lorry. She died almost at once.

Last reviewed October 2015.
Last updated October 2015.


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