HUNDREDS of people have been killed on Hampshire’s roads in the past five years, with thousands more being seriously injured, the Echo can reveal.

Between 2015 and 2019, 4,180 people were either killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads with 619 of those incidents occurring in Southampton.

The Department of Transport data shows that in those five years, 212 people have died on county roads, including 17 in Southampton.

Of these deaths, 60 were pedestrians, 14 were cyclists, 76 were in a car, and 44 were on a motorcycle.

And for every 1,000 registered vehicles in Hampshire, 3.28 have been involved in one of these incidents.

Price comparison website Uswitch also found that Hampshire has the third highest amount of deaths and serious injuries out of all local authorities in the UK and is the most dangerous area for cyclists and motorcyclists.

A total of 801 cyclists were killed or seriously injured in Hampshire with 1,127 motorcyclist casualties over the five years as well.

Serious injuries include if a person has been detained in hospital as an “in-patient”, or injuries such as fractures, concussion, internal injuries, crushing, burns, severe cuts and severe general shock.

The data does not include motorway incidents.

Councillor Rob Humby, Deputy Leader of Hampshire County Council and Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment, said: “There are around 5,500 miles of roads in Hampshire, one of the largest and busiest road networks in the country.

“Hampshire County Council has prioritised resources on road safety education and safety measures where there is evidence that these will reduce casualties.”

Southampton, Itchen MP, Royston Smith said: “The South East is the driver of the economy, the population is higher and there is more business on our roads.

“We have more cameras now and speed awareness training that is really good. But it’s still quite alarming that we are having this many accidents.”