Accidents involving at least one road vehicle in motion on a public road or private road to which the public has right of access, resulting in at least one injured or killed person.
A suicide or an attempted suicide is not an accident but an incident caused by a deliberate act to injure oneself fatally. However, if a suicide or an attempted suicide causes injury to another road user, then the incident is regarded as an injury accident. Included are: collisions between road vehicles; between road vehicles and pedestrians; between road vehicles and animals or fixed obstacles and with one road vehicle alone.
Included are collisions between road and rail vehicles. Multi-vehicle collisions are counted as only one accident provided that any successive collisions happen within a very short time period. Injury accidents exclude accidents incurring only material damage. Excluded are terrorist acts.
Values for the following countries are missing and correspond to the previous year, Albania, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. Source: UNECE Transport Statistics Database, compiled from national and international official sources.
For definitions, see the Glossary for Transport Statistics.