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.

Feedback

Please use the form below to tell us what you think of the site. We’d love to hear about how we’ve helped you, how we could improve or if you have found something that’s broken on the site.

Make a Donation to healthtalk.org





Find out more about how you can help us.

Send to a friend

Simply fill out this form and we'll send them an email