The 59 mile-long journey from Doncaster to Tyne and Wear, along the A19, requires drivers to navigate a series of minor junctions, as well as a number of major junctions on the roads including the A638, M62, A63 and A64, to name but a few.
As well as featuring some poorly maintained stretches, the road has a number of potentially difficult to navigate roundabouts. The number of lanes available to drivers ranges from single-lane stretches to three or four-lane approaches to junctions and roundabouts. There are also tolls on the Tyne Tunnel approaches.
Traffic along the A19 is typically heavy, with a particularly high increase in traffic density near Hylton Bridge.
High traffic volume, junctions, a combination of varying lane numbers and road conditions all contribute to the risk of having a road traffic accident on the A19. Drivers therefore have to be alert at all times and prevent vehicle collisions by:
- Maintaining a safe distance between vehicles
- Not taking unnecessary risks during delays
- Only overtaking when it is safe to do so
- Adhering to relevant speed restrictions
- Carefully observing the actions of other road users
- Refraining from using mobile phones or engaging in other distracting activities
- Adjusting speeds to suit road and weather conditions
- Indicating intentions by signalling and selecting the correct lanes on approaches to junctions, roundabouts, etc
Sadly, not all drivers take heed of these recommendations. As a result, even a careful, responsible driver may sustain an injury in a traffic accident.
When others cause crashes
If you sustained an injury due to an accident on the A19, or any other road, that was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to claim for road accident compensation.
Get relevant advice and support from our experienced solicitors by contacting an Accident Advice Helpline adviser either online or via our Freephone line. Our confidential helpline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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Claims for passenger or driver injury compensation are handled under conditional fee agreements by lawyers working as part of the company’s nationwide team.
Any expenses incurred during the claim process are deducted from the awarded driver or passenger injury compensation on completion of the case, so claiming for compensation will not put you under unnecessary financial pressure.
There’s nothing to lose; give us a call today on 0800 689 0500 and speak with one of our dedicated advisers.