Greater Manchester is a metropolitan county encompassing North-West England’s metropolitan boroughs of Bury, Bolton and Manchester, as well as those of:
Densely populated and criss-crossed with miles of rural, urban and main roads, as well as several motorways, the area is subsequently frequently the scene of road accidents.
Fortunately for drivers in this region, figures derived from a study published in October 2013 (Road Safety Foundation) show that only five of Greater Manchester’s roads are classed as high-risk roads. These roads include:
- Stockport Road, connecting the inner Manchester ring road with the M60 (780 motoring accidents in last ten years).
- Hyde Road, another ring road/motorway connection (139 vehicle accidents in last decade).
- Oldham Road (minimum of one fatal accident per year).
- Ashton Old Road (number of accidents unknown).
While Rochdale Road, the fifth accident hotspot in this line-up had fewer than 100 car crashes per mile over the last decade, 28 of those accidents resulted in major injuries and 11 accidents were fatal.
Other Greater Manchester Roads
Most of the remaining roads in the region are classified as being of low to medium risk. Motorways throughout the area are apparently safe.
Causes of accidents on the road
Complacency and familiarity with regularly frequented stretches of road; tiredness, lack of concentration/attention and excessive speeds on busy roads are among the main causes of traffic accidents.
Injuries by traffic-related accident
Injuries to cyclists and pedestrians; driver and passenger injuries, as well as injuries by motorcycling accident can range significantly in severity. Injury types can include anything from lacerations, bruises or broken bones to whiplash injuries and potentially fatal abdominal, chest, back or head and neck injuries.
Injured by road accident
If you were injured by an accident on the road, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation if:
- The accident happened no longer than three years ago.
- Someone else was responsible for the accident.
Eligibility to claim for compensation can be established by completing Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator or calling the company’s free advice line for a no-obligation, confidential chat on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Accident Advice Helpline
This law firm has successfully handled no win no fee* compensation claims for over 15 years. This includes driver and passenger injury compensation; pedestrian, motorcycling and cycling injury compensation, as well as compensation claims following accidents involving untraced or uninsured drivers.
Date Published: March 12, 2014
Author: David Brown