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Lorries: Accidents

Volume 480: debated on Friday 17 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road collisions involved side impact crashes into heavy goods vehicles in each region of England and Wales in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) 2008; (227132)

(2) how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) injured in road collisions involving side impact crashes into heavy goods vehicles in each region of England and Wales in (i) each of the last 10 years and (ii) 2008 to date.

The numbers of reported personal injury road accidents involving at least one heavy goods vehicle where the first point of impact was the side, and the number of people (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) slightly injured resulting from these accidents, in each Government office region in 1998 to 2007 are given in the tables.

Number of accidents

Government office region

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

North East

94

139

92

96

106

112

89

120

106

101

North West

583

665

573

543

558

528

492

465

455

391

Yorkshire and the Humber

353

376

335

341

329

302

322

307

286

278

East Midlands

421

425

490

431

422

402

449

399

323

319

West Midlands

464

485

492

498

428

420

426

469

407

408

East of England

512

481

550

545

543

546

510

497

438

447

South East

584

699

708

713

709

702

745

638

643

622

London

466

464

458

497

407

361

345

396

422

314

South West

262

285

297

299

259

280

222

262

232

246

England

3,739

4,019

3,995

3,963

3,761

3,653

3,600

3,553

3,312

3,126

Wales

152

163

149

150

183

163

140

141

144

116

Total England and Wales

3,891

4,182

4,144

4,113

3,944

3,816

3,740

3,694

3,456

3,242

Number of casualties

Government office region

Severity

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

North East

Killed

3

2

2

3

3

1

2

4

0

2

Serious

19

19

9

15

18

11

14

16

18

14

Slight

96

185

117

123

127

143

98

158

123

123

North West

Killed

13

17

18

14

12

14

12

15

7

14

Serious

83

100

82

80

82

74

60

74

64

53

Slight

710

825

656

657

668

633

586

527

547

467

Yorkshire and the Humber

Killed

11

7

11

10

10

7

6

13

5

8

Serious

65

78

58

51

70

67

63

34

41

47

Slight

404

399

380

399

397

343

389

355

335

311

East Midlands

Killed

15

25

14

12

12

18

9

12

20

12

Serious

88

73

90

78

82

69

60

68

41

35

Slight

439

489

608

471

446

452

513

463

359

353

West Midlands

Killed

12

11

3

18

16

10

9

6

12

6

Serious

95

86

87

73

57

58

39

65

45

38

Slight

488

544

527

561

479

472

508

550

480

479

East of England

Killed

15

11

17

10

9

16

10

11

10

22

Serious

115

95

122

89

89

81

74

71

67

79

Slight

549

517

633

611

602

611

599

566

501

480

South East

Killed

13

15

18

21

14

17

11

13

21

11

Serious

107

141

101

122

119

87

106

70

69

87

Slight

643

761

816

774

755

810

846

750

730

720

London

Killed

19

22

15

13

15

14

6

3

14

11

Serious

99

75

80

94

74

74

61

48

81

66

Slight

418

433

442

474

378

343

334

413

388

275

South West

Killed

9

9

11

10

16

10

9

12

6

9

Serious

41

54

66

50

46

39

33

36

31

34

Slight

297

317

313

335

282

316

249

272

252

286

England

Killed

110

119

109

111

107

107

74

89

95

95

Serious

712

721

695

652

637

560

510

482

457

453

Slight

4,044

4,470

4,492

4,405

4,134

4,123

4,122

4,054

3,715

3,494

Wales

Killed

7

5

8

5

6

3

4

3

3

1

Serious

32

30

23

35

38

22

13

20

11

14

Slight

180

173

166

164

214

183

169

155

179

138

England and Wales

Killed

117

124

117

116

113

110

78

92

98

96

Serious

744

751

718

687

675

582

523

502

468

467

Slight

4,224

4,643

4,658

4,569

4,348

4,306

4,291

4,209

3,894

3,632

2008 data will be published in June 2009.