Fire Service issues plea following four fatal collision

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is issuing a plea to the public to take care on the roads after firefighters attended four fatal collisions in one week.

The Service has attended three fatal crashes since Friday 24th November in Sandford, Much Wenlock, Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth and our thoughts are with the loved ones of those involved at this difficult time. Crews have been called to more than 40 collisions throughout this month (November) sparking a fresh plea from the Service to follow our general road safety advice:

  • Stay within the speed limit
  • Adjust your speed for poor weather conditions
  • Ensure your vehicle is fit to drive every time you get behind the wheel
  • Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Do not use your phone while driving
  • Always wear a Seat belt
  • Be a good passenger and do not distract the driver

Road Safety Officer James Sutherland Said: “We have seen some extremely tragic collisions in recent weeks both in Shropshire and our neighbouring counties and our deepest sympathies go out to everyone involved in these incidents. Nationally the majority of serious crashes involve people; using a mobile phone while driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, speeding, not wearing a seatbelt or not driving with due care and attention. Please keep this in mind when driving and look at our website for more road safety advice.”

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The Service also works in partnership with SAMM who offer a Young Rider and Driver Scheme which we support by part funding the course. You can find more on the scheme here


1st December, 2023