We can all recall an instance when traffic has slowed to a standstill, only to see that an accident has occurred on the other side of the road. Road traffic accidents are an unfortunate part of life and being aware of accident-ridden thoroughfares can only contribute towards lessening year-end figures. The top 5 most dangerous roads in Liverpool are those which you should try and avoid wherever possible.
Top 5 Most dangerous roads in Liverpool
1. A540 – Chester High Road
A stretch of tarmac so perilous it has been unfortunately credited with ‘Red Route’ status by Cheshire Police. With a history of numerous and regular collisions on the road and serious injuries due to persistent ignorance in regards to the speed limit, motorists should be taking extra care here.
Beginning in Wallasey, the A59 meanders through Liverpool city centre and out onto the motorway towards Lancashire and Yorkshire. Road accident claims are unfortunately an all too common occurrence. The European Road Assessment Programme deem it ‘medium’ or ‘higher’ on their severity scale.
3 & 4. Southport Road, Bootle and Lower Breck Road, Anfield
These two roads caused commuting chaos earlier this year with separate serious road accidents on the same morning. While a van colliding into a wall on Southport Road can perhaps be dismissed as an isolated incident, accidents involving motorcycles on Lower Brick Road are all too common. It’s a fast moving road with no pedestrian crossings to slow or halt traffic, making it especially hazardous for those on foot.
5. Edge Lane
Though road traffic accidents along this stretch are less common than other entries on this list, one particular incident in 2012 sees Edge Lane appear on this unfortunate list. Two major crashes within half an hour of each other saw ten people landed in hospital with injuries.
It is important to be aware of the top 5 most dangerous roads in Liverpool, but also to be aware of risks when travelling on any other roads.
Accidents on the road are, of course, no laughing matter. If your crash or collision is the fault of someone else, then you could well be due some compensation. Using the claims calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website will quickly tell you if you have a case, and the experts can help you make it on a no win no fee* basis. Alternatively, to discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
Date Published: October 18, 2013
Author: David Brown