23383 - 2019 - Vehicles Written off

1) How many of your vehicles were destroyed (by destroyed I mean damaged beyond economic repair) in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 following any kind of road traffic accident? What was the make and model of the most expensive vehicle that was written off?

2) What was the total cost of this damage to your service because of the accidents referred to in Q.1? If you were insured and suffered no direct cost other than through your insurance premiums, please provide me with a figure for the total value of those vehicles when written off.


3) In the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, how many claims of compensation were paid to members of the public who were injured in a collision involving one of your vehicles and what was the total amount of the compensation? Please note that members of the public could be a passenger in your vehicle, a pedestrian or the driver/passenger in another vehicle. 

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    23383
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    1) How many of your vehicles were destroyed (by destroyed I mean damaged beyond economic repair) in 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 following any kind of road traffic accident? What was the make and model of the most expensive vehicle that was written off?

    • 2016/2017           15 Total Losses 
    • 2018/2019           17 Total Losses 
    • The most expensive was a Mercedes Benz ambulance settled at £35694.64


    2) What was the total cost of this damage to your service because of the accidents referred to in Q.1? If you were insured and suffered no direct cost other than through your insurance premiums, please provide me with a figure for the total value of those vehicles when written off.

    • The first part of the requested information is not something the Trust holds.
    • Total value of the vehicles written off £196,090.86


    3) In the 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years, how many claims of compensation were paid to members of the public who were injured in a collision involving one of your vehicles and what was the total amount of the compensation? Please note that members of the public could be a passenger in your vehicle, a pedestrian or the driver/passenger in another vehicle. 

     Please note that the information you have requested can be found on the Trust’s website https://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/disclosure-logs-2018/22430-2019-ambulances-hitting-pedestrianscyclists/3329 (question 3 at the bottom of the page). As this information is publicly available the Trust is not obliged to provide this again and will be applying exemption s.21 of the Freedom of Information Act to this request.

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    Trust wide
  • Category:
    Fleet
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