When it comes to staying safe on the road and avoiding vehicle collisions, the unfortunate yet unavoidable fact is that you are as dependent on the ability and competency of other motorists as you are on your own.
Alarms rang in the South East of the United Kingdom in December 2009 when the roads of Brighton and Hove were named as the seventh most dangerous in Britain. A report detailing the ten safest and most dangerous towns and cities in terms of road traffic accidents listed Brighton as more risky than the likes of Manchester and Sheffield.
Which roads in Brighton are the worst when it comes to road traffic accidents?
Lewes Road, Brighton: Between 2009 and 2012, this perilous stretch of dual carriageway saw close to 150 traffic accidents, of which one was fatal. 50 of these incidents on the road were accidents with cyclists. Suggestions of alterations, particularly to the road’s main junction, have received widespread support.
- Church Road, Hove
The site of a serious collision with a cyclist in September 2012, which left the victim needing treatment for serious head injuries, Church Road has long been hazardous for road users in all vehicles.
- Portland Road, Hove
This stretch of the tarmac was the scene of a tragic traffic incident in January 2013 when a pedestrian was killed in a collision with a car.
- Old Shoreham Road
Two men suffered injuries on this road after their car was involved in a road collision with an ambulance answering an emergency call. The passenger of the car suffered serious whiplash injuries in the accident whilst the ambulance came off the road and crashed into an electrical control box.
- London Road, Brighton
A female driver suffered car accident injuries after being involved in a collision on the road here in 2012. London Road is lined with numerous traffic lights, which means cars constantly have to brake then move back up through the gears. Failure to concentrate on doing this properly can easily cause an incident on the road.
If you are injured in an accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, then fear not, help is at hand. Providing the accident occurred within the last three years and caused injuries that required medical attention, our expert legal team at Accident Advice Helpline can take you through every step of the compensation claims process to the financial pay-out you deserve.
Date Published: July 8, 2014
Author: Accident Advice