Residents living in Chellaston are becoming more concerned about the number of heavy lorries that are continually travelling through the area. Describing the lorries as the “bane of our lives,” residents say that they could one day be responsible for a major accident in the region.
The chairman of the Chellaston Residents’ Association, John Bowden, believes that lorry drivers go through Chellaston as it provides a short cut for those heading to and from Derby. He believes that the heavy lorries should head for the A6 instead, as this road is built to accommodate them. Accident Advice Helpline know that there have been cases up and down the country where accidents have occurred between lorries and other vehicles.
Mr Bowden described the impact the lorries are having on people and the area as a whole as “negative.” He says that the roads in Chellaston are not designed to carry the amount of traffic that they do, and with the A6 just outside the area it would make more sense for lorry drivers to use that instead. The chairman of Chellaston Youth Club, Keith Brampton, has also voiced his concerns about the size of the lorries using the area.
If an accident happens that is caused by a large vehicle, there could be evidence of negligence involved if that vehicle is using a road that was not designed for it. There is also a greater chance of such a vehicle bumping up the pavement if it cannot properly turn a corner. This is where consideration of a compensation claim might be warranted.
Large vehicles and small roads
This was the point made by Mr Brampton when commenting on the situation in Chellaston. He doesn’t believe that the roads are suitable for HGVs and there is a lot of traffic in the area due to the increased number of lorries using it. He is hoping that more lorry drivers will use the A6 in the future, rather than cutting through the area.
Suffering injuries through an accident with an HGV can be a tough situation from which to recover. If you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you can at least speak with a friendly and well-trained advisor who is able to consider whether you have a chance to make a no win no fee* claim. Why not call us on 0800 689 0500 for free now to see whether you could indeed claim?
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown