Twenty-five people killed in Somerset last year from road collisions

PUBLISHED: 18:00 13 February 2017

Somerset County Council is calling for more funding from the Government,

Somerset County Council is calling for more funding from the Government,

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A council has warned drivers to take care on the roads after statistics showed 25 people were killed in collisions in Somerset.

A recent report by Somerset County Council found 25 people had been killed in fatal collisions in 2016, three more than in 2015.

Data shows eight deaths were on urban roads, 14 occurred on rural roads and three happened on main roads such as the M5 and A36.

Seventy per cent of accidents involved cars and 16 of the victims were drivers.

Cllr David Fothergill said: “Publishing these figures each year helps raise awareness of road safety. It really emphasises how important it is we all think carefully about our actions during every journey.”

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