The costal county of Somerset is a bustling location, popular with holidaymakers while also maintaining a high residential population and an exciting entertainment scene. Home to the grand city of Bristol, Somerset is also flooded with commuters, who travel the roads of the county each day.
With the hectic hustle of the county comes an increased likelihood of road-users experiencing a road traffic accident. While this is a risk in all areas of the UK, it is always wise to be aware of problem roads in the area, to prevent avoidable collisions and road-related injuries.
Accident hotspots in Somerset
The bend outside country cottages on the A371 at Evercreech, Somerset, has been dubbed as the most dangerous corner in Britain by traffic experts.
This statement came following road accidents in February 2013, after five vehicles crashed on the bend in less than 12 hours. This five was in addition to a number of other recent severe road accidents on the bend including a lorry, which dropped an entire load of beer into the gardens, and a minibus, which collided with the residents’ wall.
The local council is unsure of why so many road accidents occur on this stretch of road. After resurfacing and evaluation of the area, the residents and the local authority are clueless as to why these road collisions continue to occur.
In addition to the A371 at Evercreech, other problematic areas in Somerset include Banwell’s Castle Hill and Monkton Heathfield.
Claiming for road accident injuries
When you are involved in a road traffic accident and someone else is to blame, you may be interested in claiming personal injury compensation for the harm you have suffered.
In addition to compensation for any road accident injuries you sustained, you may also be able to claim compensation for loss of earnings, trauma, damage to your vehicle and any other difficulties the road traffic accident caused.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can simplify the claims process for you and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to.
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Call 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from your landline.
Their specialist team will provide you with a free initial consultation regarding the legalities of your road-related accident, with no pressure to pursue your claim.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice