People in Gloucestershire have been warned of the dangers present on the roads after four people were killed in four separate Gloucestershire road accidents in a period of just seven days. No firm information is available yet as to what caused the crashes, but one involved a cyclist while another involved a biker. The youngest casualty was a 28-year-old man from Swindon, while the oldest was a 76-year-old man.
The month before the accidents took place, the Gloucestershire Road Safety Partnership launched a brand new campaign called The Invisibles. The aim is to highlight the dangers less-visible road users can encounter, and to educate all road users on how to be more alert and aware, with the aim of reducing accidents just like these. For four fatalities to occur within just seven days shortly afterwards shows how vital campaigns like these are in helping to highlight the dangers.
Those who are campaigning to reduce the number of Gloucestershire road accidents are also highlighting the changing conditions that occur at this time of the year. The sun is lower in the sky and the nights are drawing in, making the road conditions far different now to how they were just days previously.
How dangerous are changing conditions on the roads?
As we have seen here, different road conditions can lead to severe accidents that can cause people to lose their lives. It is vitally important to ensure you focus on the road conditions you are presented with each day, especially as the clocks go forward or back and weather conditions can also change very easily. People can easily become complacent and yet as these incidents have shown, it only takes a few seconds here or there for things to change in a catastrophic way, no matter what the outcome might be.
Do you think you were hurt in an accident that was someone else’s fault?
If so, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline now. Our 14 years’ experience in this area has meant we’ve been able to help many other people who have been injured on the roads. If an accident was not your fault and there is proof of negligence on the part of another road user, contact us on our free 24/7 enquiry line today to find out where to go from here. We could be in a position to help you with a no win, no fee* claim.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown