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Emergency Services: Accidents

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2008, Official Report, column 473, on emergency services: accidents, how many of those accidents which occurred involving blue light vehicles from the (a) police force, (b) fire service and (c) ambulance service in each of the last five years that resulted in (i) deaths and (ii) serious injuries were on pedestrian crossings. (226564)

The number of reported personal injury road accidents involving vehicles from (a) the police force, (b) the fire service and (c) the ambulance service resulting in (i) deaths and (ii) serious injuries on pedestrian crossings in each Government office region in 2002 to 2007 are given in the tables.

(a) Police

Number of fatal accidents

Government office

2006

2007

North West

0

1

West Midlands

1

0

London

0

1

Total

1

2

(a) Police

Number of serious accidents

Government office

2002

2003

2004

2006

2007

North East

1

0

0

0

0

North West

0

0

0

1

1

East Midlands

0

0

1

0

0

West Midlands

0

1

0

1

0

South East

0

0

0

1

1

London

0

0

1

1

4

Total

1

1

2

4

6

(b) Ambulance

Number of fatal accidents

Government office

2005

Wales

1

Total

1

(b) Ambulance

Number of serious accidents

Government office

2002

2004

2005

2006

2007

Yorkshire and the Humber

0

1

1

1

0

London

1

2

0

0

1

Total

1

3

1

1

1

There were no fatal or serious accidents involving fire service on pedestrian crossings recorded in 2002 to 2007. Where no Government office region or years are shown, there were no fatal or serious accidents recorded for that Government office region or year.