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Chaos after multiple road traffic accidents occur during poor weather conditions

January has been a pretty busy time for the emergency services with multiple road accidents occurring all over our country’s roads and in particular in the south after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning, with fog making driving conditions hazardous.  In some areas there was less than 100 metres visibility in patches on main roads.

17 people were injured last week after their coach was involved in an accident when it veered off a motorway slip road and overturned as a result of hitting heavy fog.

The Met Office predicts more treacherous weather to come in February as a low pressure front hits our shores bringing with it high winds, heavy rain and stormy weather conditions.

A National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for this week as high winds are expected and people looking to travel are advised to take extra special care.

An RAC spokesperson said: “Anyone travelling a serious distance in the south of the UK and driving on more exposed routes should expect strong, gusty winds on Friday. Reduce your speed, be extra vigilant of other road users and be particularly careful when overtaking high-sided vehicles, as you can buffeted off course.

“Standing water also represents a serious risk to drivers. The golden rule is if you don’t know how deep the water is, do not attempt to drive through it. Where possible we recommend avoiding pools of water on the road altogether to cut the risk of aquaplaning.

“Modern vehicles are better equipped to deal with bad weather than ever before, but they are still by no means water proof. You are risking expensive damage, and putting yourself and passengers at risk, if you drive into water that is of an unknown depth.”

 

Thorneycroft Solicitors are commited to you and your road accident claim, our specialist no win – no fee solicitors have a great deal of experience in dealing with car accident injury claims and will guide you every step of the way to a successful car accident compensation claim.

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