The number of pedestrians that have been killed by cars over the past year in Northumbria has hiked by nearly 40 per cent, new figures have revealed.

This news comes in the wake of a recent incident where a pedestrian suffered severe head injuries after being hit by a car in Bedlington.

Similarly, those seriously injured by vehicles rose by 23 per cent.



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The figures are a grim reminder of heightened road dangers, despite new Highway Code regulations introduced last year to bolster pedestrian safety.

A probe by Personal Injury Claims UK found that road user risk, particularly those faced by pedestrians, increased in Northumbria after the change.

The amended rules aimed to enhance common road user safety, with the emphasis on vehicles capable of causing the most harm.

The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, showed an increase, even in minor injuries and collisions from 2022 to 2023, in contrast to rates from 2020 to 2021.

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