Road Traffic Accidents – Worse Places

In a leading article in the Chronicle Live on road traffic accidents, it reveals some of the worse places in the UK for road accident collisions.

Statistically many road traffic accidents occur between the hours of midnight to 4 am and that the Government figures show that it is London, Manchester & Newcastle the are the top of the list for road accidents. According to the data out of over 750 road accidents in Newcastle in 2015, just under 7% of all road accidents occurred within the 4 hour window in the early hours of the morning almost double the road accidents nationwide.

Fatal Road Traffic Accidents

Fatal road accident claims on Britain’s roads according to the Department for Transport show over 1,700 road users killed last year which is a slight decrease on the year before.

Neil Greig, director of policy and research at IAM RoadSmart, said:

“Five years of flat lining on road deaths is unacceptable. Whilst 2015 was a relatively good year the huge gains in road safety made in the past now seem a distant memory.

“The Government must show more leadership to really drive down road deaths in the future.”

The Chronicle Live reports of more tragic and shocking fatal road accident claims when 2 young teenage girls and a 43 year old man sadly died in a road collision between the early hours (the midnight and 4 am statistic) when the vehicle they were travelling in collied with a HGV.

People living by the road have said ‘too many lives have been lost on the accident blackspot.’

Road Collisions Durham

Durham saw the second highest rate of crashes in the North – behind Newcastle – with 31, while there were 23 crashes between these hours in Northumberland.


Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Newcastle city centre is extremely busy on a night with cars, pedestrians, buses, cyclists and taxis all out on the roads at the same time.

“It’s one of the most popular city centres in the country and we are constantly working hard to try and make it as safe a place as possible for everyone.”

Road Accident Compensation Claims

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Posted: August 26, 2016 at 7:30 pm