Bridgend, located in the Bridgend County Borough in Wales, has seen a number of road traffic accidents over the years. Being a largely rural town in character, the streets are narrow and many roads leading into Bridgend could be improved. Bridgend road traffic accidents are an unfortunate by-product of this. For those of you who will drive through this town anytime soon, we’ve put together a useful guide for you on the roads in Bridgend.
Roads in Bridgend
Bridgend has the luxury of being served by the M4 motorway, which runs across the south of Wales. The M4 runs through Bridgend to the north and runs until Llanedi. The main A-road that runs through Bridgend is the A473, which connects to the A48 at Penllyn and the A48 at Margam Park. Connecting Bridgend to Blackmill and Coytrahen to the north is the A4063, A4064 and A4061. The A4061 connects to the A473 at the top of Bridgend. B-roads that serve Bridgend include the B4181, B4265 and to a lesser extent the B4280.
The main roads and streets in the centre of Bridgend are Derwen Road, Norton Street, Tondu Road and Coychurch Road. Traffic in the centre of town is relatively calm, as it’s controlled by speed cameras and other traffic calming measures.
Bridgend road traffic accidents
The M4 motorway is an accident hotspot. In fact, most Bridgend road traffic accidents occur on this stretch of motorway. There was a fatal accident in January 2015 after a pedestrian was hit by a car near Bridgend, between the junctions for Sarn and Pyle. And in the same month, a driver went the wrong way down the M4 and caused two car crashes. Over the past two years, the M4 has seen over one hundred accidents. This isn’t surprising, given that M4 traffic is now at an all-time high.
The A473 has also seen its fair share of Bridgend road traffic accidents. The tragic case of a young mum passing away two weeks after a collision on the A473 made local headlines. Local traffic calming measures have been put in place on the A473 over the years to reduce the chances of accidents occurring. However as traffic levels increase, accidents likely will too.
No win, no fee* for road traffic accidents
If you’ve been involved in or you know somebody who has been involved in a Bridgend road traffic accident, you may be considering making a claim for compensation. No win, no fee* may be the best solution for you in this instance. But before you decide on making a claim, you should discuss your accident with Accident Advice Helpline claims advisors on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 to discover your eligibility to claim.