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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have been caused by loads breaking free of cargo trucks in each month since January 2003; how many of these resulted in one or more fatalities; and if he will make a statement.
The Department's Personal Injury Road Accident Database records, for each reported accident, whether a dislodged vehicle load in the vicinity of the accident formed a carriageway hazard. The table shows the number of reported accidents for which such a hazard was recorded. It cannot be determined whether the load forming the hazard broke free from a cargo truck, or whether the load caused the accident.
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Department for Transport and Police Service of Northern Ireland
(10) These figures do not include accidents where the vehicle load which formed a carriageway hazard was dislodged as a result of the accident in question or a previous accident.