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December 22, 1923


JAMA. 1923;81(25):2127-2128. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650250055021

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Casualties in London Streets  A return just issued states that 158 persons were killed in street accidents which were recorded by the Metropolitan Police during July, August and September. Of this total, 140 deaths resulted from accidents in connection with mechanically propelled vehicles, and the remaining eighteen from accidents in which horse-drawn and other nonmechanically propelled vehicles were concerned. Nine of the deaths in the latter class were due to accidents to pedal bicycles. Mechanically propelled trade and commercial vehicles were responsible for forty-five deaths, private motorcars for thirty-seven, motor omnibuses for thirty-one, motorcycles for seventeen, streetcars for eight, and cabs for two. In the same period the total number of accidents to persons or property, including those in which deaths occurred, was 19,263, of which 13,798 occurred to mechanically propelled vehicles and 5,465 to horse-drawn or nonmechanically propelled vehicles.

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