Shropshire, in the West Midlands, is a large UK county, made up primarily of five main towns: Shrewsbury, Telford, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow. Covering such a large area, and with an eclectic mix of stretches of link road and long winding country roads, accidents on the road do occur.
The breathtaking countryside of the county, and its many public attractions, attract thousands of British tourists each year. While the area is somewhat serene and peaceful, it is important to remember that unfamiliar roads can increase the risk of you experiencing a road traffic accident.
Road accident hotspots in Shropshire
According to information collated by the Road Safety Foundation for the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP), The A53, which runs from Buxton in Derbyshire to Shrewsbury in Shropshire, is one of the most dangerous roads in the UK. The stretch is popular with motorcyclists, who are known to drive recklessly in the area, causing accidents on the road.
The same report by EuroRAP also found the A5 to be a red-rated, high-risk road. The road is responsible for thousands of vehicle collisions causing road-related injury and fatalities occurring each year.
What to do following a road traffic accident
If you find yourself involved in a road traffic accident, remember to stay calm. Although the experience can be terrifying, composing yourself is extremely beneficial both at the time of the event and should the incident be heard in court.
Upon exiting your vehicle, refrain from placing blame, introduce yourself to any third-party drivers and provide them with any personal information and road accident details they require.
Be sure to gather:
- Contact details, policy information and registration plate numbers of all third-party drivers
- Witness contact details where possible
- Details of any damage caused to the cars – photographs are often helpful
- Police report numbers and/or a completed collision pack
How a law firm can assist with your personal injury claim
If the accident that caused your injury occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence to suggest that the road incident was not your fault, a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, could be able to help you.
Working on a no win no fee** basis, Accident Advice Helpline will look at the details of your claim and advise you if you have a case that is likely to be successful should you choose to proceed with a personal injury claim. Call today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice