Sunday, 22 October 2017

Rise in fatal collisions across Thames Valley

TWENTY-SEVEN people died in road accidents in Oxfordshire last year

TWENTY-SEVEN people died in road accidents in Oxfordshire last year.

Across the Thames Valley, there were 72 fatal collisions that resulted in 78 deaths.

This compares with 55 fatal accidents and 57 deaths in 2013.

Chief Insp Henry Parsons, head of roads policing, said: ?The rise in fatal collisions across the Thames Valley is exceptionally disappointing with each fatality causing untold misery and distress to the loved ones of the people who died.

?The causes of the collisions are varied, with many still under investigation. Some of these involve criminal investigations for causing death by dangerous driving or death by careless driving.?

?Each statistic represents a family which has lost someone in sudden and tragic circumstances and our thoughts remain with families affected in this way. Specially-trained family liaison officers are appointed to provide support in these circumstances.?

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