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Lorries: Accidents

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving (a) British and (b) foreign-registered lorries on roads in the UK resulted in (i) fatalities and (ii) injuries in each year since 1997. (202137)

The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents involving (a) British Heavy Goods Vehicles and (b) foreign registered Heavy Goods Vehicles in Great Britain resulting in fatalities and injuries are:

Number of accidents

British HGV1

Foreign registered HGV1

Fatalities

Injuries2

Fatalities

Injuries2

2005

407

9,428

27

1,071

2006

365

9,146

31

1,010

1 HGV = Heavy Goods Vehicle over 3.5 tonnes maximum permissible weight gross vehicle weight (gvw). 2 Injury = serious and slight injury. Note: Where there are accidents involving both British and foreign registered vehicles, they will appear in each of their categories.

Prior to 2005, it was not possible to identify foreign registered Heavy Goods Vehicles separately.