Motorcycle accident in Hayle raises ice warning

A motorcycle accident has left a rider and his pillion passenger in hospital in Hayle.

The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved in the accident which happened at around 9pm last night and neither of the riders were believed to be seriously injured in the accident.

The rider suffered from road friction burns and the passenger a hand injury with both being taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital. 

There was a large fuel spill on the road after the accident and a fire crew from Camborne attended the scene along with police to make the stretch safe by using sand.

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Penzance Inspector Jean Phillips believed that icy conditions could have played a part in the accident.

“We do not know what caused the accident but it is timely to remind motorcyclists that they are particularly at risk in icy conditions,” he said.

Accidents which involve icy conditions

Icy conditions are a real danger on the roads and they do have the potential to leave you with serious injuries if the correct precautions aren’t taken. Ice can cause car brakes to falter – and they can cause problems for pretty much any road user, that’s why it’s always crucial that if you are faced with icy conditions, you take extra precautions to ensure your health and welfare. 

Councils are responsible for ensuring that the roads are maintained to the highest standards in icy conditions and that the appropriate precautions are taken to avoid any potential hazards from occurring. This could include gritting the roads, closing the roads or putting warnings where necessary. If you feel that they have failed to do this then you could look to make a claim.

How can Manners Pimblett help me?

The team at Manners Pimblett are here to help you throughout your compensation claims every step of the way and we will work closely with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. 

To find out more about how we can help, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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