HC Deb 23 January 1996 vol 270 c116W
Mr. Beith

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many road traffic accidents involving police patrol vehicles were reported for the years 1994 and 1995; and how many police officers or civilians sustained serious or fatal injuries in such accidents. [10408]

Mr. Maclean

The latest information which is available centrally, in respect of police forces in England and Wales, is for the year 1993, and is shown. The information on injuries relates to those where death or serious injury has arisen in the course of either police pursuits or responses to emergency calls.

Police vehicle accidents in 1993—all types of police vehicles

  • All accidents: 18,631.
  • Accidents in course of pursuits or responses to emergency calls: 5,887.
  • Police fatal injury: 5
  • Police serious injury: 113
  • Civilian fatal injury: 29
  • Civilian serious injury: 187