A540 Chester ‘High Road’ CYCLING CASUALTIES. (Badgersrake Lane- Woodbank Lane)

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DATE                                   INJURIES                        LOCATION

26th January 2001            Serious                   Woodbank towards Chester.

29th June 2001                  Fatal                      A 540    50 meters north of Puddington Lane.

9th April   2003                  Slight                     Two Mills Junction.

5th November 2003           Serious                  By Puddington Lane

2nd July 2006                    Serious                 Between Mudhouse Lane and Puddington Lane.

14th January 2007             Fatal                      Opposite Tudor Rose public house.

14th January 2007             Serious                  ……ditto. same incident………..

5th May 2007                     Serious                  opposite Chapel Lane.

20th May 2009                   Slight                     Close to the Eureka Café.

28th October 2009            Serious                   Husband and Wife close to Chapel Lane

28th October 2009             Serious      .            as above

16th February 2010            Slight                    Opposite Mill Lane.

20th September 2010         Serious                   Near Mudhouse Lane.

18th May 2011                    Slight                      Close to Shotwick Lane.

29th May 2011                    Serious                  Near Chapel Lane.

10th October 2011             Slight                     Opposite Mill Lane.

12th December 2011         Slight                       By Badgersrake Lane.

6th May  2013                    Slight                      Woodbank.junction

14th April 2014                   Serious                    Close to Eureka Café.

2nd August 2014               Slight                     Junction of Puddington Lane.

27th July 2015                    Serious                  Two Mills junction

28th February 2016            Slight                     Between Hadlow Road and Gordale.

9th December 2016           Slight                      Badgersrake Farm.

10th January 2018              Serious                   Opposite Tudor Rose. Dazzling morning sun primary factor.   .


2 Fatal 12 Serious  10 Slight.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RSPA) QUOTE:-  ………………figures only include cyclists killed or injured in road accidents that were reported to the police. Many cyclist casualties are not reported to the police, even when the cyclist is injured badly enough to be taken to hospital. The figures also exclude cycling accidents that occur away from the road. Although the number of deaths is accurate, there could be two or three times as many seriously injured cyclists and double the number of slightly injured.


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                            At the time of writing –  casualty 18th February 2023