Councillors have vowed to assess Rose Hill in Lickey for safety after a fatal crash occurred in early January. The road has been the site for various accidents over the years according to one concerned resident. Barry Ebutt wrote to West Mercia Police’s Chief Constable calling for something to be done about the road due to the lack of safety measures in place. Mr Ebutt states that the number of people who have died on the road over the last 30 years ‘must be in double figures’ and says that the only safety measure in place is double white lines down the centre of the road to stop overtaking. However, he states that drivers still overtake each other on the road and that more has to be done to prevent future accidents.
Inspector Julian Smith has stated that there have been three crashes on the road in the last three years, including the recent fatal accident. Investigations are still being carried out to determine the cause of the recent fatal accident. One of the other crashes were caused by a drunk driver and the rest of the crashes resulted in only minor injuries. Inspector Julian Smith says that he has made contact with the road safety partnership to request that this area be looked at. The partnership have reviewed the signage at the site and confirmed that it is all correct but the matter is yet to be reviewed by the local authority. Councillor John Smith has stated that the council will review the area to determine what steps can be taken to improve driver awareness and road safety.
Importance of driver awareness
Areas of road which are deemed unsafe should be assessed and measures taken to improve the accident record at the site. However, irresponsible drivers can make these areas unsafe and should be held responsible for their actions if they cause a fatal crash. If you have been injured in a crash because of a negligent driver, you could claim compensation.
How to make your claim
At Accident Advice Helpline our team of advisors can assist you with your claim if you have been injured by a negligent driver. If you wish to obtain some no-obligation advice from our experts then give us a call free on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, enter your details into our 30-second test online to determine how successful your claim is likely to be.
Source: Bromsgrove Standard
Date Published: February 16, 2015
Author: David Brown