Nearly 400 people hurt in ‘hit and run’ collisions in Camden, Haringey and Barnet
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Famous Hampstead Heath love swan Mrs Newbie dies
- 2 Italian sandwich bar set to open in Hampstead phone box
- 3 'Feels like a runway': Hampstead residents call for LED lamp post change
- 4 'Let's save The Victoria pub in Highgate'
- 5 Guilty: Kentish Town man convicted of murdering Jack Ampadu
- 6 Wine, cheese and caviar: New bar to open in South End Green
- 7 Top producer gives hit making masterclass
- 8 'Victim-blaming': Disabled woman fears leaving flat after neighbour's abuse
- 9 Tributes paid to Primrose Hill mother-of-four as fundraiser launched
- 10 'You're welcome here': Best pals, 12, make care packages for Afghan refugees
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.”