Wherever you choose to travel in the UK, when you take to the roads, you are always at risk of experiencing a road traffic accident.
No matter how vigilant you are when driving, there are always other drivers on the road, who do not operate their cars with the same caution, and Worcestershire is no exception to this finding.
Accident hotspots in Worcestershire
The Association for Safe International Road Travel have found that the section of the A44 between Leominster and Worcester is one of the most dangerous in the UK and the eighth most dangerous road in the world.
The Broadway area of the A44, and has also been noted by speed enforcement officers and the Operational Patrol Unit (OPU) as a problematic area.
Anna Higgins, Communications Manager at the Safer Roads Partnership said, “Warwickshire and Worcestershire are both popular areas with bikers and many riders are attracted to the area.
“ …by supporting the national Think Bike campaign, we aim to make motorcyclists more aware of the risks that are present when they are out on the roads and help us reduce the amount of collisions that take place.”
In addition, Worcester City Council reported last year that Spetchley Road was an accident black spot for pedestrians, with two fatalities occurring within a seven-month period.
What to do at the scene of a road traffic accident
Whether you are involved in a road accident in Worcestershire, or any other area of the UK, it is important to remain calm, avoid arguments and desist from placing blame on other drivers.
Immediately following a car crash, you should attempt to collate the following information:
- Third party driver details – including name, address and telephone number
- Registration plate numbers for all cars involved in the road collision
- Insurance policy numbers for third-party drivers
- Photographs of damage to all vehicles involved in the car crash
- Police report numbers and/or a completed collision pack
Who is to blame for your road traffic accident?
Depending on the details of your accident, a number of third parties could be to blame for any road-related injuries you have sustained.
Local councils can be held liable for poorly maintained roads, while lapses in concentration or poor driving can make other drivers responsible for the road accident you experienced.
Seeking advice from a law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you determine who is to blame for the harm you have suffered.
Text “claim365” to 88010 for a free initial consultation regarding your road traffic accident.
Date Published: September 30, 2014
Author: Accident Advice