According to a report in ‘Derby Telegraph’ in November 2014, between 2005 and 2013 ten of Derby’s most treacherous roads saw a total of 144 serious motoring accidents. Between them, these traffic accidents claimed 11 lives.
The highest number of fatal car crash injuries occurred on a short stretch of road known as Ascot Drive, where three out of 11 accidents on the road resulted in deaths. Abbey Street also saw 11 vehicle accidents, two of which resulted in fatal injuries. The remaining eight out of the city’s 10 accident hotspots include:
- Burton Road, with one fatality in 21 serious accidents
- London Road, also one fatality in 21 serious accidents
- Manor Road, one fatality in 16 serious road accidents
- Osmaston Road, one fatality in 16 serious accidents
- Sinfin Lane, one fatality in 13 serious accidents
- Ashbourne Road, 13 serious accidents
- Harvey Road, 12 serious accidents
- Grampian Way, 10 serious accidents
It appears that many of these road accidents in Derby could have been prevented, not only by improved road safety measures, but by changes in the behaviour of drivers and higher awareness of existing risks.
High traffic volumes, one-way systems and pedestrian-only zones combine to make Derby a difficult city to navigate. In order to remain safe and prevent becoming involved in a road traffic accident, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians need to be alert and careful at all times.
This includes looking carefully for other road users at junctions; selecting the correct lane for your intended direction and adhering to relevant speed limits. Being patient in congestion because that involves traffic moving slowly, as opposed to taking risks that could ultimately lead to tragic pedestrian, cycling or car accidents, is equally important.
Incidents in Derby
If you have an accident in Derby because another road user did not realise the dangers of navigating this busy city, exceeded speed limits or cut you off at a junction, you could be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained.
You can learn more about claiming driver or passenger injury compensation by filling in the online Accident Advice Helpline compensation calculator or calling our law firm’s helpline on 0800 689 0500. Calls are free, and should you choose to claim for compensation, we will provide you with an in-house solicitor on a no-win no-fee** basis. Call us now; lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice