Expert Issues Road Safety Warning After Scottish Crashes

Woman Killed And Another Injured In Recent Incidents

20.09.2011

A serious injury expert at Irwin Mitchell has called for lessons to be learnt following two major road traffic collisions in Scotland over the past few days.

Strathclyde Police are appealing for witnesses in relation to an incident in which a woman was killed when her Vauxhall Corsa hit a tree just off the M8, close to Glasgow Airport, on Saturday (September 17th). No other vehicles were thought to be involved.

Following that news, it emerged that a woman was being check for spinal injuries following a three-car collision in Galashiels on Monday morning (September 19th). BMW, Mitsubishi and Citroen vehicles were involved in the incident.

Elaine Russell, a serious injury specialist at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, acts for a number of people who have been hurt in road crashes.

Commenting on these latest incidents, she said: “Scotland’s roads take in some of the most beautiful scenery, but they are also among the most dangerous in the UK.

“Too often we see reports of incidents in which people have suffered serious injuries or been killed and it is vital that every effort is made to investigate how these collisions have happened and how the same problems can be avoided in the future.

“We would urge all motorists to ensure they follow the highest standards of road safety, while we hope that local authorities can continue to examine the safety of local routes and assess the possibility of making further improvements that will provide greater protection to drivers and their passengers.”