Road collisions

In the Lancashire-12 area, the police dealt with 15,488 road traffic collisions during 2019, a reduction of -4.4% from 2018, and a total of 20,160 in the Lancashire-14 area, a reduction of -4.0% from 2018.

The number of casualties arising from reported road traffic collisions were 3,276 casualties in the Lancashire-12 area, plus 451 in Blackburn with Darwen and 396 in Blackpool, giving a total in Lancashire-14 of 4,124

Regrettably, 41 people were killed and 779 people were seriously injured on the Lancashire-12 area roads during 2019. In the wider Lancashire-14 area 1.043 people were killed or seriously injured, which includes 116 in Blackburn with Darwen and 107 in Blackpool. In total 45 people were killed in the Lancashire-14 area.

There has been a 2.4% increase in people killed or seriously injured since 2008 in the Lancashire-12 area, with figures rising from 801 in 2008 to 820 in 2019. In the wider Lancashire-14 area, figures rose from 929 in 2008 to 1,043 in 2019, an increase of 12.3%.

These totals are illustrated in tables and figures in the road traffic collisions article and visualised in the road safety dashboard below.

Further analysis

Road traffic collisions (PDF 394 KB)


As part of the Neighbourhood JSNA, a dashboard has been created to visualise road safety related data.  Data is displayed for districts, It is planned to add ward based information at a later date.

For help on using these dashboards, please look at our tips and hints (PDF, 394 KB).

For help on understanding neighbourhood geographies, please look at our geographies page. 

You can make selections by clicking on the down arrow next to the selection boxes and checking the box; you can put the dashboard into full screen mode by clicking on the double headed arrow in the bottom right hand corner.


Feedback on this dashboard would be welcomed to

Please feel free to use any of the information in our dashboards, acknowledging Lancashire JSNA when you do.


Page updated March 2020