A Freedom of Information Act Request has revealed crash hotspots in Derbyshire where a stretch of motorway has become the county’s number one accident hotspot over the last five years. Between 2009 and 2013, 550 collisions have occurred on the M1, with 404 collisions occurring on the A6 and 375 on the A61. The figures also reveal that the number of casualties and collisions have reduced over the last five years across crash hotspots.
In 2013, 1,655 collisions occurred totalling 2,306 casualties. 21 of these were fatal, with 240 serious and 1,394 slight injuries; this is still a reduction in the number of collisions since 2009. A spokesman for the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership commented, “We’re glad that the number of people killed or injured or on our roads has fallen, but even one casualty is one too many. That’s why we’re continuing to work with road users to make our roads safer. Our work programme includes: speed, seatbelt and mobile phone checks by Derbyshire Police, road safety workshops for sixth formers and college students.”
Have you been injured in a crash?
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was somebody else’s fault, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. Injuries sustained in a car crash could include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Head injury
Sometimes, accidents occur that are nobody’s fault, but if you believe your accident was the fault of the other driver, you could claim compensation. Contacting a personal injury lawyer will allow you to establish who is to blame for the accident, but you should normally ensure you do this within three years, as there is a time limit in place in which to make a claim.
Whether you’re ready to make a claim for compensation or exploring your options, contact Accident Advice Helpline for confidential, no-obligation advice. We’ve been working in the personal injury industry since 2000, and our team of professional personal injury lawyers have 14 years’ experience handling claims relating to road traffic accidents. You can take the 30-second test on our website right now, or call our freephone helpline – we’re open 24/7 – with your questions. We’re accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and endorsed by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, so you know you can expect the very best standards of customer service from us.
Source: Burton Mail