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Roads: Accidents

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents resulting in (a) injury and (b) death occurred in each year since 2001. (203234)

The number of reported personal injury road accidents resulting in (a) injury and (b) death in Great Britain from 2001 to 2006 are shown in the table.

Number of accidents resulting in

Injury1

Death2

Total

2001

225,838

3,176

229,014

2002

218,627

3,124

221,751

2003

210,783

3,247

214,030

2004

204,432

2,978

207,410

2005

195,822

2,913

198,735

2006

186,235

2,926

189,161

1 Seriously or slightly injured.

2 An accident is classified according to the severity of the most severely injured casualty. A fatal accident may therefore also include seriously or slightly injured casualties.

The number of reported personal injury road accidents, by severity from 1979 to 2006 are also available at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/172974/173025/221412/221549/227755/315281/personalinjury.xls.