The latest figures to be released that focus on road deaths in West Yorkshire have revealed good news for the people of Bradford. The number of car accidents in Bradford that have led to loss of life have halved in the 10-year period between 2002 and 2013. This is the most recent period for which figures are available.
The figures reveal that 12 years ago 26 people were killed in car accidents in Bradford. The latest figures reveal this was cut to 13 in the last year. Furthermore the number of collisions that have occurred on the roads of Bradford has also been cut in half in the same period of time.
Councillor Val Slater has spoken of the “brilliant news” but said there is still lots of work to be done to reduce deaths even further. The ideal situation would be for no accidents to occur at all, and no deaths. However she acknowledged there had been a major effort over the past decade to reduce the figures, and this effort would continue. She also pointed out that the results were the consequence of various parts of the council all working together towards the best result.
How can car accidents change lives?
You don’t necessarily have to be a pedestrian or a cyclist to experience a life-changing accident involving a car. Drivers have also been seriously injured and even killed as a result of serious accidents. Various measures have been put in place in many areas to reduce the chances of serious accidents occurring, much like the measures mentioned above. However we can all do our part if we are to reduce the odds of severe injuries and even loss of life on the roads across the country.
Could your injuries entitle you to a compensation payment?
Being injured in an accident is an emotional and harrowing experience. It can be impossible to tell whether the other person or people involved were at fault. The team here at Accident Advice Helpline can determine whether a no win, no fee* claim could be lodged on your behalf. Simply call us today by using our free 24/7 enquiry line to find out more information. This could be the first step towards a compensation payment rightfully paid to you. It costs nothing to call but a couple of minutes’ of your time.
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown