Road Traffic Accident

Cycling Safety This Summer

Matthew Claxson | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Claxson

The most recent road traffic collision (RTC) figures from April 2017 show that, for several years running, July has been the most dangerous time of year for cyclists, with the summer weather encouraging reluctant cyclists to dust the cobwebs off their bikes and hit the roads.

How Safe Is flying Really?

Jakub Kotan | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK
Jakub Kotan

The following statement won't surprise many. Flying is the safest way of transport. Worldwide statistics show that we undertake much greater risks while getting into our cars and on busses. Yet, air accidents receive most publicity. Plane disasters carry the biggest headlines due to the one-time volume of victims.

What Constitutes Drug Driving?

Salome Verrell | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Salome Verrell

I am already sensing an even heavier caseload for the courts as a result of this new offence and the ramifications and time that it will take to fully prepare a case where the defendant pleads not guilty.

Charity Cyclist Killed In Accident Receives Thousands Of Donations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

UPDATE: More than three thousand individual donations have now been made with the total raised exceeding £40,000. The charity page for a father...

Horrific Image Of Fatal Road Accident Released To Shock Chinese Into Following Traffic Laws (GRAPHIC PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK

Chinese authorities have released this horrific image of a fatal road accident in an attempt to shock people into observing traffic laws. The imag...

Top Touring Car Race Driver Jailed For Careless Driving Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Sport

One of Britain's leading touring car drivers has been jailed for 21 months after admitting causing death by careless driving. Frank Wrathall, who c...

Children Injured As Car Overturns Near Welsh Primary School

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK

Nine people, including four children, are in hospital after a car overturned near a primary school in south Wales. South Wales Police described the...

M62 Victim 'Loved by Everyone'

PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

The brother of the 18-year-old woman killed in a horrific motorway crash as she travelled to a hen party has said his sister was "loved by everyone". ...

Huge Delays After Serious Fatal Accident On M25

PA | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK

A serious accident on Britain's busiest motorway has led to severe rush hour delays for drivers. The incident, involving a lorry and a car, caused ...

M25 Closed At Lakeside After Fatal Eight-Car Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

One person has died and a number of others injured after an eight-car pile-up on the M25 at Lakeside. The accident led to the closure of the M25 cl...

More Haste, Less Speed

Deborah Evans | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Deborah Evans

Politicians often feel the pressure to do things quickly, to display a sense of urgency. Yet so often, rushed decision making means they get it wrong. Unless they take steps to establish the impact of their proposals, how can they know that they will achieve their objectives?

Lower Speed Limit For New Drivers, Says Coroner

PA | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK

A coroner has called on the government to impose new restrictions on recently qualified drivers following the death of a teenager in a road crash. ...

If You Say a Job Is Worth Doing...

Deborah Evans | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Politics
Deborah Evans

2013 is a year of big change for personal injury, but change is not always progress.

Parents 'Devastated' At Loss Of 'Little Angels'

PA | Posted 31.12.2012 | UK

The parents of two young sisters who died after a car crashed into a roadside drainage ditch have paid tribute to their "little angels". Tamzin Por...

Texas Thanksgiving Tragedy In 140-Car Pile-Up (VIDEO, PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK

Two people were killed and more than 80 injured in a huge highway pile-up in Texas involving at least 140 vehicles. The tragedy on Thanksgiving day...

M1 Chaos As Car Transporter Sheds Its Load.. Of Cars

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Drivers using a motorway had a lucky escape when a car transporter lorry flipped over leaving wrecked vehicles dotted across the carriageway. One o...

Fat Duck Chefs Killed In Hong Kong Car Crash

PA | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Two chefs from Heston Blumenthal's Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck have been killed in a road accident in Hong Kong. The death of the two ...

Police Hunt For Mobility Scooter Hit And Run Driver

PA | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

An 80-year-old woman suffered a broken arm after she was knocked to the ground by a mobility scooter on the Isle of Wight. Police are now hunting t...

Losing the Sight of an Eye

Josa Young | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Losing an eye is no big deal.

One-Year-Old Dies In Car Crash

PA | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

A one-year-old child has died in a road collision, police said. The incident happened on the B1101 at Friday Bridge near March, Cambridgeshire when...

Sisters Killed In Car Crash On 'Adventure Of A Lifetime'

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Two sisters have been killed in a car crash in Morocco, police said. Pippa and Tara Darlington were on an "adventure of a lifetime" when they died....

Aspiring Model Killed by Asylum Seeker 'Driving Wrong Way On Motorway'

PA | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

A young woman killed after an asylum seeker allegedly drove the wrong way down a motorway was a university-educated aspiring model, her family has rev...

Police Probe Whether Courtney Meppen-Walter Was Racing Before Crash

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

A new line of enquiry has opened in the Courtney Meppen-Walter case, with the Greater Manchester Police investigating whether the Manchester City pla...

Motorway Drama As Van Driver Left Hanging

PA | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A driver was left trapped as his van dangled off a motorway bridge above a pedestrian walkway. Fire crews were met with the Italian Job-style drama...

Motorway Chaos As Lorry Spills Baked Beans

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

Traffic was brought to a halt on a busy motorway after a lorry full of beans shed its load over the road. The driver of the lorry was trying to avo...