Roundabouts some of the most dangerous
West London’s an accident hotspot at junctions
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.