CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database

 

Term
Accident
Term extension
Transport
Definition
Unwanted or unintended sudden event or a specific chain of such events which have harmful consequences.
Railway accidents are accidents in which at least one moving rail vehicle is involved.
They are divided into the following categories:
- Collisions
- Derailments
- Level crossing accidents
- Accidents to persons caused by rolling stock in motion
- Fires in rolling stock
- Others.
Remark
By definition suicides are excluded as they are a deliberate act.

For this reason neither the UIC in its rail accident statistics nor the international road accident statistics take them into account. Because of their importance for rail safety and operations, suicide statistics should be collected separately. Terrorist acts are excluded.
Source
International Transport Forum, Eurostat, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), "Illustrated Glossary for Transport Statistics", 4th Edition, Luxembourg 2009
Hyperlink
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/ramon/other_documents/transport_glossary_4_ed/index.cfm?TargetUrl=DSP_TRANSPORT_GLOSSARY_4_ED
Link(s) to statistical data
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Statistical theme(s)
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