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Lorries: Accidents

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) deaths and (b) major injuries were caused in 2008-09 by objects from unsecured freight vehicle loads falling off vehicles. (306967)

In 2008 there were two deaths and 22 serious injuries in reported personal injury road accidents involving a dislodged vehicle load in the carriageway. It is not known what types of vehicles the loads came from. This does not include cases where a dislodged vehicle load was in the carriageway as a result of a previous accident.