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Maldon district: District's roads among Essex's deadliest
Maldon's roads are among the deadliest in the county according to alarming new statistics.
Figures released as part of the Maldon district’s latest health profile show that, per population, more people die or are seriously injured on the district’s roads than in almost any other part of Essex.
Between 2008 and 2010 an average of 38 people were killed or seriously injured per year in the district, which is renowned for its bendy, rural roads.
That figure equates to 59.9 people being killed or seriously injured per 100,000 population - much higher than the national average of 44.3.
Of the 13 other local authority areas in Essex, only Uttlesford (61.7) and Epping Forest (80.6) had higher rates, while surrounding areas Chelmsford (48.5) and Colchester (48.6) were significantly lower.
Wheelchair-bound Julia Wingfield, 46, who was partially paralysed following a motorbike accident on the Burnham bends in 1986, was unsurprised by the statistics.
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