RTCs - 1092/16
Dated: 12 Oct 2016
Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')
Thank you for your e mail dated 4 September 2016 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.
As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.
The total number of road traffic accidents/collisions reported in 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016 on the Mousen Bends stretch of the A1.
Please supply the following data for each incident
A. Date of incident
B. Number of people injured in each incident
C. Number of people who were killed in each incident
D. Nature of the incident ie two vehicle collision or pedestrian knocked down etc
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.
Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Collision Records Department of Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.
I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.
There were 5 road traffic accidents/collisions reported in 2014, 2015 and so far in 2016 on the Mousen Bends stretch of the A1
04/02/14 - 1 injury - 3 vehicle rtc.
15/04/14 - 3 injuries - 3 vehicle rtc.
05/05/14 - 1 injury - 2 vehicle rtc
13/04/15 - 1 injury - 4 vehicle rtc
30/05/16 - Damage only - 2 vehicle rtc
Due to the different methods of recording information across 43 forces, a specific response from one constabulary should not be seen as an indication of what information could be supplied (within cost) by another. Systems used for recording these figures are not generic, nor are the procedures used locally in capturing the data. For this reason responses between forces may differ, and should not be used for comparative purposes.
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