Containing Weston-Super-Mare and bordering Bath, Bristol, Mendip, and Sedgemoor amongst others, North Somerset is one of the most coveted destinations in the UK.
For holiday-makers and those looking to relocate, North Somerset is a dream location which has a lot to offer. Culture, architecture, museums, excellent schools and universities and many sports teams make North Somerset the destination of choice for people of all ages. Another thing that tempts people to North Somerset is its stunning scenery and winding country lanes. A truly beautiful place to drive, and an even more beautiful place to be a passenger.
Bus and coach travel is very popular in North Somerset, both internally and to and from the rest of the UK. Unfortunately the combination of an abundance of buses and small, narrow, winding roads mean that there is a risk of an accident.
If a bus or coach driver is not concentrating as much as they should be, it can result in a serious injury to you and your fellow passengers.
A public transport accident in North Somerset is terrifying
If the vehicle you are riding is going too fast into a blind bend, the driver may not have time to react if there is another road user, a pedestrian, or an animal around the corner.
This can cause the driver to swerve, and when roads are as narrow as they are in North Somerset, that swerve can be incredibly dangerous. If the bus or coach leaves the road, it could flip or roll over a bank or tree stump at the road’s edge. Not only would this experience be incredibly scary for you and your fellow passengers, it could also result in severe and even life threatening injury.
You are not to blame for someone else’s recklessness
The driver that decided the safety of their passengers was not important enough for them to concentrate fully on their job is responsible for a public transport accident in North Somerset.
They have put their own safety and life at risk, but even worse they have done it to their passengers. When a mistake has this level of repercussion, the excuse ‘everyone makes mistakes’ is no longer viable. Your life has been put at risk by the reckless behaviour of somebody else and you deserve to be compensated for the damage that has been done to you.
Call us today
People cannot get away with such horrendously unprofessional behaviour. Accident Advice Helpline can help you ensure that the driver and the employers are punished for the mistakes they have made, and that you are rightfully compensated.
If you have been the victim of a public transport accident in North Somerset, call Accident Advice Helpline from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or free from your landline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you can make a claim.
Date Published: 13th July 2015
Author: David Brown