All road-users, no matter how cautiously they ride, cycle or drive, are at risk of experiencing a road traffic accident.
Applying vigilance when you drive is essential to minimising the risk of collisions on the road, but you can never account for the temperament or ability of other drivers, or the hazards presented by various roads, roundabouts or junctions.
This is true of the Tufnell Park Road intersection.
Causes of road traffic accidents on Tufnell Park Road
The bustling area of Tufnell Park is a delight for local residents and those visiting the big smoke. Brimming with amenities such as bars and restaurants, a local tube station, bus stop and mixed comprehensive secondary, Acland Burghley School, the area is a convenient and accessible base to all in London town.
Yet, beyond the idyllic facilities the area boasts, Tufnell Park harbours some real road-related hazards. The junction here sees Brecknock Road (A5200), Fortress Road (A400), Tufnell Park Road and Dartmouth Park Hill adjoin, creating a hectic intersection, which puts residents, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike at a high risk of experiencing a road traffic accident.
What to do following a road traffic accident
Following a road traffic accident, it is important to remain as calm and collected as possible and approach any third parties in a civil manner.
You will need to collate:
- Information from all third parties, including driver/cyclist/pedestrian names and contact details
- Insurance policy details from third party motorists
- Photographs of the scene of the accident, damage to your vehicle and your injuries
Remember to call any required emergency services to the scene. Paramedics must be called to the scene if a child is involved in the road traffic accident, regardless of whether or not they appear to be injured or distressed.
It is also advisable to obtain a road collision pack, compiled by the police, which will contain an incident number.
Be sure that all injuries or distress is reported to your GP, or in the case of an emergency, your medical room or accident and emergency service.
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has years of experience assisting victims of road-related personal injury retrieve the compensation they are entitled to for the harm they have suffered.
If you have a genuine road traffic accident case, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to determine your eligibility and discuss the most effective course of action available to you.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice