Road safety calls have been made due to a tragic car accident which seen two people killed in an area of Leeds. Mother of two Leanne Bowman and 27-year old James Coleman were tragically killed when their car was involved in a head on collision with a lorry on Middleton Grove in September. Another passenger remains in hospital suffering serious injuries. As a result, calls have been made to make road safety improvements at this spot and police are continuing to investigate the events surrounding the incident. There has been a previous accident at the spot involving Donna Young-Joynson who states that action must be taken to prevent future accidents and potential fatalities. Ms Young-Joynson was travelling with her baby daughter and husband when the car was hit by a speeding driver. She estimates that the driver was travelling at around 80mph when her car was hit on the driver’s side.
The incident has left Ms Young-Joynson with ongoing health problems including anxiety surrounding driving. The other driver was fined £180 and given nine points on their licence. There is a wider problem with dangerous driving in the whole area according to community activist Jeremy Morton and he states that there should be 20mph zones introduced to residential roads. He believes that people drive too fast around the Middleton Grove area where there is already a 30mph speed limit. Leeds City Council has said that further action will be taken as a result of the police investigation.
The risks of speeding and reckless driving
Reckless driving and breaking the speed limit puts lives at risk on the road as seen in this tragic case. Road safety calls to reduce speed limits in certain areas of England have already been made but more may need to be done to ensure that pedestrians and other drivers are safe from reckless drivers. Driving at speed is a risk to other drivers and passengers, many of whom may be young children. If you have been involved in a dangerous car accident that caused you injuries, you could be entitled to compensation. A claims company like Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with this.
Personal injury claims
No matter how small your injury, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a compensation claim if someone else put you in danger on the road. This could be a speeding driver or it could be someone who was not paying attention to the road causing your accident. Provided someone else was at fault, you could win a cash payout to help you cope with any financial repercussions. Call us today for no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown