crash in five years prompts safety plea from Highbridge resident
worried resident who lives next to Highbridge's Asda roundabout
says her home has been damaged FIVE times in five years by car crashes
- and is calling for new road safety measures.
demolished a wall in the latest incident at the end of January and
did not stop before speeding away.
resident Rachel Banwell, pictured below, says it comes after four
other collisions where cars have overturned and slammed into walls.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, she said: "So many motorists take the
roundabout here too quickly and have accidents. My wall is regularly
knocked down and we just hope that nothing more serious happens."
wall is in bits again and had only been up a few months since the
have lorries going past throughout the night at very fast speeds
- if a sports car can do this to my wall what could a lorry do?
It scares me to think."
added: "In the five years we've been here there have been five
crashes that I know about - it greatly upsets and worries us. We
are wondering why the council has done nothing about it."
says she would like to see new safety measures introduced at the
like cameras to be installed along this stretch to reduce speeds,
along with more measures to make it safer - it worries me that we'll
see a serious accident here."
town councillor John Parkes told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week he
has taken up the matter with Somerset County Council.
am lobbying the County Council to get something done here to improve
safety," he said.
Pictured: Above, one of the accidents saw a vehicle overturn
next to the Highbridge roundabout - one of five crashes in five