Scottish Lawyers Concerned Following Spate Of Road Traffic Accidents

Lessons Must Be Learned From Three Collisions

01.06.2012


Serious injury specialists at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office have revealed their concerns over three separate collisions north of the border this week, including one which led to the deaths of two lorry drivers.

The fatalities occurred in a collision on the A9 early this morning (June 1st) involving two heavy goods vehicles close to Blair Atholl. Both drivers were pronounced dead at the scene while the road has been closed for an investigation to be undertaken.

In a separate incident his morning, a driver was seriously injured in road accident in Falkirk when his Honda Civic was involved in a collision. He is now being treated at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

Finally, two people were hospitalised following a three-car collision in West Lothian last night, while another was checked at the scene but did not require hospital treatment.

Elaine Russell, a partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Glasgow office, said the spate of collisions was a huge cause for concern and called for lessons to be learned.

She outlined: “We represent a number of victims of road traffic accidents across Scotland and have seen first-hand the terrible impact that such incidents have on both victims and their families.

“Because of this, it is massive concern to see three serious incidents occur just hours apart and such problems once again emphasise the need for the road safety message to be once again promoted as widely as possible.

“We are very hopeful that the investigations by police will go some way to learning what happened in each case and ensure that the same mistakes are not made again.”