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The worst car accident

The worst five CAR ACCIDENT BLACK SPOTS IN SHROPSHIRE Covering an area of approximately 3,000 square kilometres, Shropshire has six main road arteries, making travel across the county quick and efficient The M54/A5 bisecting the county from east to west The A41 connecting Staffordshire in the south to Cheshire in the north The A49 from Ludlow to Whitchurch The A53 linking Shrewsbury to Market Drayton in the north-east the A442 which boasts spectacular scenery as it winds its way through the Severn Valley and the A458 from Bridgnorth to Shrewsbury, with Wenlock Edge one of its unmissable highlights THE BIG PICTURE Serious accidents - 99 in total According to the Department for Transport, there were 688 road traffic accidents on the six main - occurred, causing injury to 188 people while 739 were injured in slight accidents, of which there were 563. arteries in Shropshire between 2012 and 2014 Nearly one in 25 accidents resulted in a fatality, with 52 road users losing their lives NEARLY 4% 1000 OF RTAS ROAD USERS INVOLVED THE KEY STATS INJURED FATALITIES 2012-2014 688 52 AD PEOPLE TRAFFIC KILLED ACCIDENTS THE A49: SHROPSHIRE'S THE GATEWAY TO WALES... MOST DANGEROUS ROAD OR THE NEXT WORLD Scenic it may be, but the A49 between Ludlow and Whitchurch is marked for the highest number of fatal accidents in the county, with eight incidents between 2012 and 2014, leading to the death or injury of 16 people. The M54/A5 may be the gateway to Wales from Shropshire, but the road has proven to be a death-trap for a minority of motorists. With the higher speeds involved, it's of little surprise that the total number of accidents on this artery far outweighs any other road in the county, with a staggering 203 incidents in the three years until 2014, accounting for nearly 300 injuries or deaths. With 131 non-fatal accidents in the same period, resulting in injury to over 150 people, this road by far carries the highest chance of being involved in a road accident in Shropshire ROAD ACCIDENT FATALITIES: A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER One life lost on the road is one too many, so the occurrence of fatal accidents on the A41, A442 and A458 in Shropshire should send a powerful message to motorists about the need to exercise caution at all times. 12 fatal accidents on these roads, which caused the deaths or injuries to 23 travellers, are a warning to all drivers: scenic beauty often conceals the perils of modern roads. THE SAFEST ARTERIAL ROAD IN SHROPSHIRE? The A53 stands out for being the only arterial road in Shropshire which experienced no fatal accidents between 2012 and 2014. While this doesn't mean motorists should be any less attentive when navigating the stretch between Market Drayton and Shrewsbury, the data does suggest the A53 is rts. With up to eight times fewer serious accidents compared to other main roads in Shropshire and only 43 casualties in all types of incidents, the A53 promises a less dangerous journey overall. safer than its

The worst car accident

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Shropshire has witness some of the worse car accidents on its major roads, this infographic has shown and visually documented all the most of the worst, it also tries to call attention to the worse ro...


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