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Car accident claim news – Speeding drivers may be on thin ice

06th March 2012

According to the Argus, police officers suggested that some motorists may have been driving too fast for the conditions following plunging temperatures around the 10th and 11th February and this may have resulted in a number road traffic accidents – including one on the A27 at Crockhurst Hill, Worthing, another at Lewes and one on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 at Chichester.

The Sussex Police website advised members of the public that grit would be ineffective at melting ice if temperatures fell to below -5C, consequently advising that drivers should only venture out if their car journey was necessary and always to drive with caution.

In some areas of Sussex, February temperatures fell to below -6C. The Met Office recorded temperatures of -6.4C at 7am in Shoreham and -6.8C in Herstmonceux on February 11.

If motorists or pedestrians have been affected by car accidents where another driver was at fault, they may be able to make a claim for compensation – especially if they have sustained a personal injury such as whiplash.

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