A Cambridge accident black spot is undergoing £415k worth of roundabout safety improvements this year. The roundabout at Radegund Road, Birdwood Road and Perne Road has a poor safety record, with 16 accidents reported here over the last five years – all involved cyclists and three were serious crashes.
This new project will aim to reduce traffic speeds whilst giving pedestrians and cyclists more space. At the moment, the wide carriageway means traffic is driving at high speed across the junction, posing a threat to the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. The proposed new layout will add an off-road option for those on bikes, by widening the existing footpath whilst existing cycle lanes will also be extended on Perne Road and Radegund Road. The connecting road will have new crossing area whilst the road on the roundabout itself will be narrowed.It’s hoped that these roundabout safety measures will work to slow traffic and reduce the number of car accidents and therefore, the number of accident compensation claims for road traffic accidents at the roundabout.
Have you been in a car accident that was someone else’s fault?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it can often be tempting to take the blame. However, it’s important to look at the situation objectively and decide whether or not someone else was at fault. If another driver’s careless attitude has led to your accident and subsequent injury, you could claim compensation. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries you could sustain during a car crash:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Facial injuries
- Crush injuries
Whether you have been seriously injured or received minor injuries, contacting a personal injury lawyer is the first step towards claiming compensation.
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Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown