Compensation claims for an injury sustained in an accident on Sheppey Crossing will need the services of an Injury Solicitor in Swale
The local district of Swale is located in the county of Kent in England and in September 2013 it was the site of a pile-up of 150 cars on Sheppey Crossing. There were reportedly dozens of people that suffered serious injuries on the A249 bridge. In addition to this, a mother and son were killed on the same road in an accident not related to the pile-up in September 2013.
One year on from the incident, there are still concerns from residents that the road has not received more safety improvements. The pile-up was caused by cars speeding and the foggy weather which made visibility poor. Immediately after the incident, there were calls for reduced speed limits, improvements to the lighting on the road and a hard shoulder but a group of residents has said that there has been no improvements made to the road since the pile-up.
The Swale councillor, Pat Sandle, has indicated that she will be leading the charge for action to be taken at the next council meeting with a particular focus on imposing a 50 miles per hour speed limit and speed cameras to enforce the limit. She also said that something needs to be done as the Sheppey Crossing has a terrible safety record.
The Highways Agency has responded to the claims by saying that after any incident on a highway in which the police investigate and make recommendations, they take the recommendations into account for future operation and design of the roads. However, the spokeswoman for the Highways Agency said in regards to Sheppey Crossing that the police investigation is still being conducted so they cannot comment on the issue. The spokeswoman added that once the investigation has been completed, the Highways Agency will meet with local councillors, MPs and interested parties to determine safety issues on Sheppey Crossing.
If you are injured in an accident on Sheppey Crossing then you may make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and the services of an Injury Solicitor in Swale.
The services of an Injury Solicitor in Swale can assist with a claim for an injury from an accident on Sheppey Crossing
Accident Advice Helpline are one of the largest law firms in the UK and you can make a claim in Swale with them by calling the phone number at the top of the page.
Date Published: 19th October 2014
Author: David Brown
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