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Nearly 400 people hurt in ‘hit and run’ collisions in Camden, Haringey and Barnet

17:00 02 April 2014

Nearly 400 people were injured in

Nearly 400 people were injured in 'hit and run' collisions in a year in Camden, Haringey and Barnet

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Nearly 400 people were injured by “hit and run” drivers across Camden, Haringey and Barnet in a year, new figures reveal.

The latest statistics, for 2012, show there were more than 100 incidents in each borough, with 399 in total.

Camden had the highest number in 2012, with 149 motorists failing to stop after accidents. Twelve of the incidents were classed as “serious”.

In Haringey, there were 120 incidents, with 13 of those serious, while Barnet saw 130 hit and runs, 12 classed as serious.

Across London some 3,879 people were injured in hit and runs.

The numbers have risen in all three boroughs compared with 2011, when there were 346 incidents in total.

Camden saw the largest increase of 25 per cent.

London Assembly member Jenny Jones (Green Party) said uninsured and unlicensed drivers are often to blame in hit and run collisions.

“We need the police to crack down on these illegal drivers urgently by redoubling their efforts and taking 100,000 uninsured drivers off our roads every year,” she said.

“We urgently need to make our streets safer and to send a clear message that illegal drivers will not be tolerated.”

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