Perhaps one of the most well-known routes into London from Essex is via the Dartford Tunnel. However, as so many people use this route on a daily basis it can get congested easily, particularly during rush hour.
Unfortunately, if an accident occurs in Dartford, it can take hours for the traffic to clear. When an accident occurs on the roads, it’s obviously important for the surrounding traffic to stop so that medical personnel can reach those who have been affected.
As people may be walking around on the roads or even receiving treatment on the carriageway, it wouldn’t be safe or appropriate for cars to continue travelling around them. Whilst this can cause traffic tailbacks, it can help to prevent another, subsequent accident from occurring.
Once those have been injured have been removed from the scene, many people assume that the traffic can start moving again. However, often the damaged vehicles need to be removed from the carriageway which can take some time. In most cases, specialist equipment must be brought to the scene so that the vehicles can be removed safely.
In addition to this, if the causes of the accident in Dartford are unknown or criminal activity is suspected, a thorough investigated must take place. This may mean that the vehicles cannot be removed until the investigation is complete which could take hours or even days.
Once the vehicles have been removed from the road, debris, such as glass and car parts, may remain so this too will need to be cleaned before traffic can get moving again. Whilst it may be tempting for a driver to simply drive around or through this debris, this could simply result in another accident in Dartford so it is certainly not advisable.
Do you want to claim for your accident in Dartford?
If you’ve been involved or affected by an accident in Dartford, you may want to find out who or what caused the incident. If another driver was responsible for the accident in Dartford, you may be keen to obtain compensation from them.
In addition to claiming for damage done to your vehicle, you may also find that you could make a claim against them for any injuries that you sustained in the accident in Dartford. If you want to make a claim following a road traffic accident, we may be able to help.
At Accident Advice Helpline we have a team of experienced personal injury solicitors who are always on hand to assist with your claim and we’re even available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that you can contact us whenever you need to.
If you’d like to discuss your claim today, why not contact us? We’ll even provide free no obligation advice so you won’t have to pay a penny to find out more about making a claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 22nd June 2014