It’s fair to say that the local climate in Newcastle is not always conducive to safe and easy driving. Any number of road traffic accidents are affected by adverse weather conditions. Other times it’s the style and nature of the roads themselves. And sometimes it’s the users.
Safety nets and expert advice are vitally important when it comes to making traffic accident claims. If you’re heading to any of the following five roads on Tyneside, you’d be well advised to have the free phone number for Accident Advice Helpline stored somewhere.
Most dangerous roads in Newcastle for road traffic accidents
1. Barrack Road
A car chase came to an abrupt end with an awful crash in June 2013 in the early hours of a Monday morning. Three men refused to stop for police until their cavalier motoring style left the vehicle in a crumpled heap in a road accident, with arrests awaiting them after their recovery in hospital.
2. Haddricksmill Road – South GosforthOpen Claim Calculator
Two mini-roundabouts on this perilous stretch of tarmac have significantly contributed to over 18 crashes in the last six years, according to figures obtained by the Chronicle Live. Cycling accidents are worryingly common, with many road users criticising blind-spots and confusing road markings, as well as the speed and volume of traffic passing through.
3. Station Road
This hazardous section of road was the scene of a tragic incident back in 2003, when a teenager was killed after being hit by a bus. Numerous junctions make it something of a minefield for motorists to navigate, and accidents on the road are commonplace.
4. Freeman Road
Numbers two to four in this list are all within yards of each other, feeding into the same chaotic junction. Rumours abound locally that the area is used for police advanced driver training. A well-travelled road in its own right, it also joins several other major thoroughfares, creating mayhem and any number of accidents for motorcyclists and everyone else.
The longest numbered road in the UK, the A1 winds for 410 miles from London to Edinburgh, passing Newcastle on the way. Numerous changes in lane numbers, plus inevitably tired motorists, lead to a number of collisions on the road.
If you think you have a claim for road accident compensation, Accident Advice Helpline are there 24/7 to help with your case.