Pedestrian hit by taxi in Liverpool city centre

Pedestrian hit by taxi in Liverpool city centre A pedestrian was left sprawled on the ground after being hit by a taxi in Liverpool city centre last week. The junction of Hanover Street and Paradise Street, Liverpool The incident occurred at around 5pm last Tuesday 20 June, and resulted in three police cars attending the scene of the accident at the busy junction between Paradise Street and Hanover Street in Liverpool. The impact left half of the taxi’s front windscreen shattered but remarkably the pedestrian – a man believed to be in his 40’s or 50’s – is thought to have escaped with only minor head injuries. The victim was taken to Aintree Hospital following the rush hour collision, while the taxi driver stopped at the scene and co-operated fully with the police – with the investigation still ongoing. The road traffic accident caused minor delays to traffic around Liverpool city centre, and affected buses leaving the Liverpool ONE bus station. Talking about the accident, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.05pm to reports of a collision involving a pedestrian reported to be in his 40s and a black cab on Paradise Street. “The man sustained a…

Most common causes of road traffic accidents

Most common causes of road traffic accidents According to statistics released by the Department for Transport, there were a total of 140,086 road traffic accidents in the UK that resulted in personal injury in 2015. That works out at almost 12,000 a month, or just under 400 every day. Of those accidents that are reported, a total of 1,618 resulted in at least one fatality – which works out as more than four road accidents every day that result in a fatality. There are many different causes of road traffic accident, and we have identified the most common below… Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs Despite frequent campaigns and heavier penalties, drunk drivers are still a major cause of road traffic accidents and related injuries. Alcohol can significantly impair judgement and slows down reaction times, which can lead to very serious accidents on the road. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland the legal limit for driving is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of blood; 35 micrograms of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of breath and 107 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 millilitres of urine. It therefore does not take much for drivers to be…

Are trampoline parks safe?

Trampoline accidents – are trampoline parks safe? Trampoline parks are a growing trend in the UK, with new sites opening at a rapid rate since the first one opened in 2014. They were first popularised in the US, but have become a favourite destination for young children in the UK – and with the summer holidays fast approaching this year promises to be a bumper year for trampoline parks in the UK. Despite their popularity though, trampoline parks pose a significant risk. According to a recent study by Direct Line trampolines are now the number one cause of injury to children under the age of 14 – with more and more cases resulting in litigation. As well as that study, the BBC have produced their own figures showing that in the year up to April 2016 a total of 315 ambulances were called to 30 different trampoline parks in the UK. While the numbers of injuries sustained may be low in terms of the total number of users of trampoline parks, the resulting injury is often a very serious one which can range from soft tissue injuries to broken limbs, fractured vertebrae and serious head injuries. Trampoline park safety rules…