Serious Injury Lawyers Representing County Durham Widow Back Police Think Bike! Campaign

12 Signs Have Been Erected In County Durham After Motorbike Crash

15.08.2014

Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397
Specialist serious injury lawyers at Irwin Mitchell representing the widow of a motorbike crash victim are backing the Think Bike! campaign being run by Durham Police.

The campaign will see 12 Think Bike! signs donated by Durham County Council permanently deployed at various locations across County Durham.

Christine Hamilton, whose husband Neil died in a motorbike crash in 2013 visited the site of the incident with officers from the Durham Police motorcycle unit to see first-hand some of the signs put in place on popular motorbike routes over recent weeks to encourage drivers to be more aware of those on two wheels. 

Two of the signs will be installed on the stretch of road between Tow Law and Cornsay Colliery where Neil lost his life in April 2013.

Christine said: “I asked for these signs to be erected to remind drivers and riders that we need to look out for each other. Follow the rules of the road and pay special attention to those who are less likely to survive a collision. 

“Every day 30 bikers are killed or seriously injured in collisions at road junctions in the UK. And last year another 330 motorcyclists joined my husband in dying on our roads, with a further 4,800 seriously injured.”

Helen Thomson, an expert serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Newcastle office representing Christine, said:

Expert Opinion
We welcome the installation of new Think Bike! signs on the roads of County Durham and back the aim of the campaign to reduce the number of accidents involving motorbikes in the region.

“All too often we see first-hand the tragic consequences of road accidents involving vulnerable road users and it is vital campaigns such as this continue to strive to improve road safety and prevent incidents like this in the future.”
Helen Thomson, Solicitor

Our specialist road traffic accident lawyers have experience helping a wide number of people who have suffered injuries following a motorbike accident. Visit our Motorcycle Accident Claims page for more information.