Old Street Roundabout, the Old Street/City Road junction interchange system located on the Hackney and Islington border, is often also referred to as Silicon Roundabout, due to the number of UK web companies based in the area, or St. Agnes Well.
Notorious accident hotspot
Over the years, Old Street roundabout has become a notorious spot for cycling accidents. In February 2011, for example, two cyclists sustained severe personal injuries in cycling accidents involving collisions with lorries within just a couple of days. According to some sources, including the LCC (London Cycling Campaign), this roundabout is now among the top three junctions for cycling-related accidents in London.
Cyclists advised to avoid the roundabout
Often referred to as East London’s ‘Elephant & Castle’, which takes the number one spot in the list of dangerous cycling spots in the city, the Old Street roundabout is, according to experienced cyclists, not a place to find yourself on a bicycle.
Many of those who have taken the risk and navigated this roundabout on a bicycle have confessed to a feeling of not really being supposed to be there at all. The advice from those who have tried is simple: If you want to avoid being injured in a road traffic accident, stick to the area’s side roads.
Responsibility for mishaps
Obviously, not all cycling accidents on Old Street roundabout are caused by motorists. Occasionally, cyclists also make mistakes. If, however, you are injured while cycling on or near this roundabout, or anywhere else, for that matter, and someone else was responsible for causing the traffic accident, you may be entitled to cycling injury compensation.
Why you should choose us?
Accident Advice Helpline is not one of the many claims management companies who take on claims only to pass them on to third parties. Our company is a law firm with its own team of skilled injury solicitors. Specialising in cycling injury and other personal injury claims, our in-house solicitors work under conditional fee agreements and are assigned to cases based on their experience in a particular claim area.
Finding out whether you are eligible to claim
You can find out whether you are entitled to make a cycling accident claim by completing the 30-second test on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. Another way to find out whether you have a chance of successfully claiming for cycling accident compensation is to call our law firm’s confidential Freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice