Round­abouts some of the most dan­ger­ous

West Lon­don’s an ac­ci­dent hotspot at junc­tions

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Salina Pa­tel­tel@trin­i­tymir­

TWO round­abouts in Hilling­don are among the most dan­ger­ous in west Lon­don.

The round­about at Western Av­enue/West End Road has been the scene of 61 ac­ci­dents since 2010 while there have been 42 in the same pe­riod at the Wil­low Tree Round­about.

With a to­tal of 77 road ac­ci­dents since 2010, the Hog­a­rth Round­about in Chiswick is the worst in west Lon­don – and ninth high­est for traf­fic in­ci­dents of any round­about in Bri­tain.

The next most ac­ci­dent­prone round­about in west Lon­don was Hyde Park Cor­ner in West­min­ster, with 72 in­ci­dents since 2010, fol­lowed closely by Wag­goners Round­about in Houn­slow record­ing 71.

The most dan­ger­ous round­about in Bri­tain is in Lon­don out­side Ele­phant and Cas­tle sta­tion in South­wark, which has been the scene of 163 ac­ci­dents over a six-year pe­riod.

The in­for­ma­tion has been col­lated from an anal­y­sis of gov­ern­ment road ac­ci­dent data by the Chron­i­cle data team.

How­ever, there were fewer road ac­ci­dents on round­abouts across west Lon­don as fig­ures showed the num­ber had fallen by 7.3 per cent last year from 602 in 2014 to 558 in 2015.

Across Bri­tain there were 14,324 road ac­ci­dents on round­abouts in 2015, down from the 15,209 in 2014 but a slight in­crease com­pared with the 14,235 in 2013.

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