You asked

​In the UK:

In the last 5 years how many motorcyclists died as a result of a motorcycle accident?

In the last 5 years, how many motorcyclists who had a motorcycle accident were left with a permanent disability (eg loss of limb, brain damage)?

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We are responsible for the production of Mortality data for England and Wales. This is driven by information collected from the death certificate at death registration. National Records Scotland (NRS) and Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) are responsible for statistics pertaining to Scotland and Northern Ireland. They can be contacted at and respectively.

All the conditions mentioned on the death certificate are coded using the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10). From all of these causes an underlying cause of death is selected using ICD-10 coding rules. The codes for Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident are V20-V29.

Mortality statistics - underlying cause, sex and age

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Cause of death: V20-V29 Motorcycle rider injured in transport accident

Unfortunately, we do not hold information on permanent disability due to a motorcycle accident. NHS Digital may be better placed to answer your enquiry. They can be contacted via email at