This road in Surrey was the most dangerous for pedestrians

January 12, 2019
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A road in Guildford was the most dangerous place in Surrey for pedestrians in 2017, official police data suggests.

Bridge Street, near Tesco Express, Wetherspoon and Casino nightclub, topped the list for the highest number of pedestrian injuries that year.

Police data shows that four people were injured in four different incidents around the area. All of them suffered only slight injuries.

A 32-year-old man was hurt on March 30, a 19-year-old man on September 5, a 33-year-old man on September 21, and another 33-year-old man on November 14.

In October 2018, the pedestrian crossing outside Casino was partially closed while speed tables were installed in the area.

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Bridge Road in Guildford

The work came after several collisions in the town centre, including fatal accidents.

Kat Garrett, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene when a grey Land Rover Defender mounted the kerb in Bridge Street at around 1.30pm on February 20, 2016.

The vehicle then collided with a number of pedestrians on the town centre gyratory road.

Del Kendall, 45, died 11 days later in hospital due to his injuries.

There were a total of 31 road casualties in just over five years in Bridge Street, to the end of February, 2016 – 21 of which were pedestrians, and 15 of these took place at the Bridge Street junction with Onslow Street.

Speed tables were recently installed at the pedestrian crossing outside Casino nightclub
(Image: Surrey Advertiser)

And the rest of Surrey’s roads…

The rest of Surrey’s roads don’t appear to be accident hotspots when looking at pedestrian safety.

The A22 Godstone Road in Whyteleafe, Tandridge had three injuries in 2017, but they were caused in the same incident on February 10.

No other areas in Surrey have seen more than two accidents in that year.

Across the county’s police area as a whole, 329 pedestrians were hurt or killed during the year, the data shows.

 

Some 253 of those were slightly hurt, 65 seriously hurt, and 11 were killed. A total of 44 of the people hurt or killed were using a designated pedestrian crossing at the time.

The majority of the pedestrian casualties – 187 – were male, while 142 were female.

The average age of casualties was 40 for women and 35 for men.

Flowers and a damaged wall on Bridge Street marking the anniversary of the fatal crash in 2016
(Image: Alistair Wilson)

How we analysed our data

The police data shows the exact location of every one of nearly 200,000 casualty-causing accidents in Britain in 2017. But our analysis only looks at accidents where a pedestrian was hurt or killed.

We looked at the number of accidents that took place within roughly 150 metres of each other, at or near road junctions across the country, to find the most dangerous places in terms of the total number of injuries and deaths.

Article source: https://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/road-surrey-most-dangerous-pedestrians-15650840


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