Road casualties rise in Oldham

Date published: 16 April 2014

NEW figures show an increase of more than 10 per cent in accidents on Oldham’s roads.

But the number of road casualties across Greater Manchester has fallen year-on-year, with official figures fatalities have fallen from 49 to 35.

The total number of casualties on Greater Manchester’s roads fell by 10 per cent - 614 fewer accidents last year compared to 2012.

But Oldham has seen an increase of 49 casualties — 10.6 per cent — from 464 in 2012 to 513 in 2013.

Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), commenting on Oldham said: “Though there has been a rise this year in Oldham, over the past five years there has been a reduction in the number overall, from 864 in 2008 to 513 in 2013. We want this trend to continue.”