Brisbane Roads. The Danger Zones and What to Do If You Are A Statistic.

Apr 14, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Injury

Despite Queensland road fatalities hitting a five-decade low, accidents continue to happen. If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Queensland, our lawyers at Trilby Misso Lawyers are here to help you claim the compensation to which you are entitled. If the accident involved a car, truck, motorbike, bicycle, public transport, a registered or unregistered vehicle or a pedestrian, we will manage your claim to achieve the best financial outcome.

So What are the Statistics in Queensland?

According to the Queensland Road Crash Weekly Report, for the 12 months, 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2020, there were 214 fatalities in the state, 30 deaths less than the previous 12 month period. The road fatality rate stood at 4.19 deaths per 100,000 population which equates to 13.8% lower than the last 12 month period.

Brisbane’s Danger Zones

The 2018 AAMI Crash Index reported that the most common motor vehicle accident in Queensland is the nose to tail collision, accounting for 31% of all road accidents. AAMI’s Crash Index for 2019 highlights Brisbane’s danger zones with some concerning statistics and five hotspots including:

  1. Gympie Road, Chermside. Brisbane’s most dangerous road is located in a key growth corridor. The area is notoriously congested, with irritated drivers driving aggressively and changing lanes erratically particularly around the Westfield Shopping Centre. Drivers are urged to remain alert and to be patient when navigating traffic.
  2. Gympie Road, Aspley. Holding the number two spot for the second year running, Gympie Road in Aspley is renowned for its heavy traffic, particularly during peak hours. Gympie Road is approximately 19kms long and is one of Brisbane’s busiest roads. The road that leads out of Brisbane’s bustling northern suburbs is becoming increasingly congested, and multiple sets of traffic lights add to driver frustration.
  3. Logan Road, Mount Gravatt. The Logan Road and Creek Road intersection in Mount Gravatt is a traffic accident hotspot. Logan Road provides both north and south motorway access and has more than its fair share of incidents due to merging vehicle collisions.
  4. Mains Road, Sunnybank. This popular area is otherwise known as Brisbane’s “Little Asia”. Housing Brisbane’s largest Asian community, Sunnybanks Mains Road and McCullough Street’s shopping plaza’s contain a melting pot of Asian Cuisine restaurants, takeaways and shops. Mains Road is known as one of Brisbane’s most dangerous thoroughfares.
  5. Browns Plains Road, Browns Plains. Traffic volume in Brisbane’s southern suburbs continues to pose a significant threat to motorists. Browns Plains Road has several challenging intersections, and the Grand Plaza Shopping Centre with Coles, Woolworths, Kmart, and the Event Cinema complex draws many people from nearby suburbs. The road is no.5 on Brisbane’s most dangerous roads.

These locations are all traffic accident hotspots in Brisbane, but accidents are not only restricted to these areas. It isn’t difficult to see why nose to tail collisions is the most common accident to occur in Queensland with the ever-increasing amount of cars on our roads and a growing population. Failing to give way, and collision with a stationary object, come in second and third place in the list of most common types of road accidents in Brisbane. Commutes can be very stressful, and traffic congestion can exacerbate anger, stress and anxiety levels on our roads, making vehicle accidents more likely to occur.

Most Fatal Accidents

Fatalities on Brisbane’s roads have reduced in the past 12 months, but drink driving, drug use, speeding and not wearing seatbelts continue to be contributory factors to unnecessary deaths on our roads.

Top fatalities include:

  1. Pedestrians & cyclists
  2. Drivers & riders over 60 years of age
  3. P-platers & young drivers
  4. Drink drivers
  5. Speeding motorists
  6. Heavy vehicle drivers

No one is immune to road accidents, so regardless of the circumstances of your accident, you should speak to one of our motor vehicle accident lawyers to discuss your options.

How Much Can I Claim for a Vehicle Accident Injury?

The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on the circumstances of the accident:

  • The severity of injuries sustained
  • Your age
  • Your employment status, how much money you stand to lose and are likely to lose in lost wages.
  • How much care and assistance you require currently and are likely to need in the future.

Trilby Misso Lawyers seeks to alleviate your stress and will conduct all claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. We will lodge a claim under your compulsory third party (CTP) insurance policy to obtain compensation for your injuries as soon as possible. Strict timelines apply for all claims for compensation, so call Trilby Misso Lawyers for your free consultation today.