Due to the sheer volume of commuters and tourists who travel in and around the capital each day, dangerous blackspots in London can be found all across the city.
While the Big Smoke is known for its blackspots, its hectic roads and congested traffic are notorious for causing road traffic accidents.
Yet, the threat of experiencing a road traffic accident isn’t enough to keep people off the roads or calm the road rage which often leads to collisions. As such, driving in London is a particularly hazardous, life-threatening activity.
Beyond car collisions: Cycling blackspots in London
While many travellers are concerned with experiencing a car collision during their journey, the city is, in fact, infamous for its cycling blackspots.
New figures reported in 2015, highlighted some of the worst areas for cycling blackspots in London, which included:
- Elephant and Castle roundabout
- Roads around Trafalgar Square
- Waterloo Road roundabout
- Lambeth Bridge
- Vauxhall Bridge
- Mile End Road and Grove Road intersection
Accidents on the road
Whether you are involved in a car crash, a cycling collision or a pedestrian accident, when you are involved in a road traffic accident, it is important to try to remain calm.
Where possible, collate as much information as you can about the accident in question. Helpful information includes, but is not limited to:
- Third-party driver insurance policy number, registration plate details
- Third-party driver contact details including name, address, telephone number
- Police incident report number or completed car collision pack
- Photographs of damage to the vehicles involved
- Photographs of any injuries sustained
- Witness details, including name, address and telephone number
With this information, you will be able to create a solid case to claim road traffic accident personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in the last three years and you believe that you were not to blame for the harm or injury you have suffered, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover the compensation you are deserve.
For more information, and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and what’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following the call.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice