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Emergency Services: Accidents

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents have occurred involving blue light vehicles from the (a) police force, (b) fire service and (c) ambulance service in each of the last five years; and how many (i) deaths and (ii) serious injuries resulted from accidents in each such category. (183666)

The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents involving vehicles from (a) the police force, (b) the fire service and (c) the ambulance service and the number of resulting fatalities and seriously injured casualties in each of the last five years are shown in the following tables:

(a) Number of accidents/casualties—police force

Accidents

Fatalities

Seriously injured casualties

2002

2,184

34

333

2003

2,025

27

245

2004

2,026

31

293

2005

1,817

26

222

2006

1,827

30

244

(b) Number of accidents/casualties—fire service

Accidents

Fatalities

Seriously injured casualties

2002

110

0

9

2003

125

4

24

2004

118

4

18

2005

91

2

13

2006

91

0

18

(c) Number of accidents/casualties—ambulance service

Accidents

Fatalities

Seriously injured casualties

2002

308

5

52

2003

353

11

54

2004

292

4

43

2005

284

5

32

2006

274

5

43