The number of people seriously injured or killed on Blackpool’s roads rose to 70 in 2013 – that’s a 40% rise from 2012’s figures of 50 people. The statistics have earned Blackpool the title of second place in the county for road death figures, with only Lancaster in Lancashire ranking higher.
It seems road death figures are the highest in south and central Blackpool, with six accidents occurring near Central Drive and Whitegate Drive and seven around the Talbot Square area. Blackpool Council launched the ‘Blackpool is 30 or less’ campaign back in 2003 to try and reduce the number of road traffic accidents in the resort, after 2002 saw 95 people seriously injured and 10 people killed on Blackpool’s roads.
The Road and Transport Safety Manager for Lancashire County Council commented, “Thankfully it’s rare that we have fatalities, we’ve gone from 60 per year to around 30 (across Lancashire). But that’s still 30 too many.”
Lancashire County Council now have proposals in place to implement traffic calming measures at accident hotspot areas in Preesall, Cleveleys, Fleetwood and Knott End. The council, along with Blackpool Borough Council, works in conjunction with Lancashire Police to target those most prone to road traffic accidents.
Have you been injured in a collision in Blackpool?
If you have been involved in a road traffic accident in Blackpool (or anywhere else), you may be wondering who was to blame for your accident. Whilst accidents are occasionally the fault of neither party, it’s more likely that somebody is at fault, and a personal injury lawyer can help determine whether you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Injuries sustained in collisions can range from minor injuries such as cuts, bruises and whiplash to severe head injuries, even fatalities.
Making a claim for compensation
If you have been injured in a collision, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We have been helping people claim the compensation they deserve for road traffic accident injuries since 2000, and we’re specialists in the personal injury industry.
Whether you’re set on making a claim or simply need some more advice, call our freephone helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice and take advantage of our 100% no win, no fee service, if you do decide to proceed with a claim.
Whenever we take on a new case we only have the customer’s justice in mind and will fight to get you what you deserve. So get in touch today to see how we can help you – we’re open 24/7.
Source: Blackpool Gazette
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown