Swale is a government district in Kent, and it sits in the middle of the northern stretch of the county. It includes some of the mainland of Kent as well as the Isle of Sheppey. These two areas are separated by the Swale Channel – hence the name of the district being taken from this. Around 140,000 people live in the district, so maybe it’s not surprising to hear about the very occasional Swale accident occurring.
Accidents are still rare though, and whatever type of accident you are looking for information about, you aren’t likely to find too many of them in this region. While we do hear about major accidents in the news, these are uncommon and this is why they get the headlines.
Accidents at crossings
Crossings are a common sight in villages, towns and big cities. They enable pedestrians to cross the road more safely than they would otherwise be able to do. There are several types of crossings, including Pelican crossings, zebra crossings and even Pegasus crossings, designed to help riders and their horses cross safely.
The idea is to obey the rules that apply to each specific crossing. Sometimes this means pressing a button and waiting for the lights to change so you get the right of way. At other times you must wait for the traffic to stop when the drivers see you waiting to cross. However, we are all aware of incidents that have occurred that have resulted from negligence by a driver, rather than being down to anything the pedestrian did or didn’t do.
Are you in a similar situation?
Every pedestrian should know how to use crossings in a proper manner. Furthermore, they should follow the rules every time. If they do not, it might potentially increase the chances of something going wrong and an accident occurring. Even if you are hurt while using a crossing correctly, at least you know you did everything right.
In this case, your Swale accident might also potentially lead to a chance to claim some monetary compensation for what occurred. Did you have witnesses? Do you have evidence of your injuries, perhaps from a GP or hospital visit? Whatever happened and whatever evidence you have, call Accident Advice Helpline now to make sure you have a chance to seek professional legal advice. The call is free on 0800 689 0500 and you could make a no win, no fee claim too.
Date Published: 17th October 2016
Author: Rob Steen