Burnley’s road death map

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BURNLEY’s roads claimed the lives of 30 people between 1999 and 2010 .

The figures are part of a national road deaths mapping survey published by the BBC. Twelve of the deaths were pedestrians, of which seven were pensioners and four were children.

The detailed survey reveals that five people died on the M65 in the Burnley area and two pensioners were killed as they tried to cross Padiham Road.

The vast majority of fatal accidents incvolved cars, with three being attributed to heavy goods vehicles, two to bicycles and one to a disabled scooter.

The most notorious stretch of road was just outside the Burnley boundary on the A671 between Read and Whalley which claimed six lives in the 10-year period – three of which were in the vicinity of the “Devil’s Elbow” bend.

Another road with a bad record is the A682 between Burnley and Rawtenstall with four fatalities.

Nationally, a staggering 36,371 road fatalities were recorded between 1999 and 2010.

Road deaths map - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8401344.stm