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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of a (a) fatality, (b) serious injury and (c) slight injury caused through an accident involving a vehicle in the last year for which figures are available.
Table 3, as follows, presents the components that make up these values. The direct costs to the public purse comprise medical and ambulance costs, and police costs.
|Table 3: Average value of prevention of road accidents by severity and element of cost—June 2009|
|Casualty related costs||Accident related costs|
|Accident severity||Lost output||Medical and ambulance||Human costs||Police cost||Insurance and admin||Damage to property||Total|