§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport whether investigation has been made into the fatal accident that occurred on 21st December in Old Broad Street; and whether he can state the precise cause of the accident.
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
The fatal accident at Old Broad Street on 21st December was due to the skidding of an omnibus. I am informed that the road was wet and greasy when the accident occurred; in order to avoid a pedestrian the driver was obliged suddenly to apply his brakes, and his vehicle got out of control. I understand that the driver was exonerated from blame.