Rossendale road traffic accidents can have dire consequences for those involved and many people are seriously injured or killed in this way every year. Car and road designers have worked hard to improve the safety for all road users, and this appears to be starting to work as the figures for the year ended September 2013 show a slight reduction.
- 1730 people died – down 2%
- 23,380 died or were seriously injured – down 6%
- 184,010 reported road casualties of all severities – down 7%
- 15,730 reported child casualties of all severities – down 11%
- 1,990 children killed or seriously injured – down 15%
The amount of traffic on the roads for the same period rose slightly by just over 1%, so it does seem that Rossendale road traffic accidents are a little less like than they used to be. With average count of daily deaths on roads being 5, we do a lot better than in the 1980’s when 15 people a day lost their lives in road traffic accidents.
Rossendale road traffic accidents involve more than just cars
There is much more traffic on our road than cars, and they can all end up in Rossendale road traffic accidents. It could be:
- Buses or coaches
Some of these vehicles are so huge that if a cyclist or motorbike rider is in a collision with one, they are very lucky to survive.
Rossendale road traffic accidents on two wheels
With over one million bikes on they road, they account for nearly 2% of the traffic, but they are involved in 20% of the accidents and are 40 times more likely to die than a car driver.
Cyclists are more likely to be injured in accidents as well, but for some reasons it happens more often to male cyclists than women, and their injuries tend to be more serious.
Over 19,000 cyclists are injured in accidents each year, and in many of those there is no other road vehicle involved. But if a cyclist is thrown from his bike by a pothole for instance, the injuries can be really severe, depending how they fall and what they land on.
The monsters of the road
The sheer weight and size of HGV’s mean you are far less likely to survive an accident with one. They are a familiar sight on our motorways, but most of their accidents are in cities and town, quite often when they are trying to negotiate tight bends or other things similar.
Blameless victims can claim compensation
Anyone that is in a road traffic accident that was not their own fault is entitled to claim compensation if they suffer injuries serious enough to need medical attention. Providing the accident happened no more than three years ago, the easiest way to achieve this is to contact Accident Advice Helpline, the experts in making personal injury claims.