Seven people died in the Berkshire train crash at the weekend which made headline news. Nine people die every day on average because of car accidents. From the Tranport 2000 Facts and figures section:
In 2001 the total number of casualties in road crashes in Britain was 313,309. The number of people killed was 3450, 37,110 were seriously injured and 272,749 were slightly injured. The total killed or seriously injured was 40,560. The KSI figure includes 3144 child pedestrians and 674 child cyclists. The total number of people killed in the Paddington rail crash was 31. The average number of children abducted and killed by strangers is seven a year.