Devon and Cornwall among worst UK counties for road collisions

Police attended the scene of a crash on the A39 in Somerset. Credit: ITV West Country

Devon and Cornwall have been rated among the worst counties for road collisions in the country.

According to the Road Safety Foundation, the number of fatal and serious crashes in the South West has increased by 10% in five years.

Elsewhere in the West Country, the number of fatal and serious crashes in Bath and North Somerset has risen by a quarter in recent years.

The RSF says there have been 29 fatal crashes since 2013.

The RSF is calling for more money to be spent on dangerous roads.

Despite calls from the foundation, the Government insists it is already giving a record amount of funding to councils.