Fresh calls for safety measures after another accident in Woodford Green ‘danger road
PUBLISHED: 10:00 03 April 2016
A crash between two cars has sparked fresh calls for more safety measures in a notorious ‘danger’ road.
The vehicles collided at 12.55pm in Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, on Thursday, and firefighters had to cut the victims out.
They were taken to an east London hospital by Air Ambulance, which landed in Woodbridge High School.
Guy Kilbey, who lives in Broadmead Road, said the aftermath looked “horrendous”.
He added: “First I knew was the noise of an air ambulance over head trying to find somewhere to land.”
A police spokesman told the Recorder both were “in a stable condition and would be fine”.
Mr Kilbey said: “For many years the road has been dangerous as it narrows and curves on the stretch between Grosvenor Gardens and Vernon Avenue.
“This was compounded a couple of years ago when yellow lines were painted further down by the traffic lights to stop station parking, so the commuters simply park on this stretch instead. This has made it a very narrow slalom.”
Mr Kilbey said he thought “serious accidents are inevitable”.
The 49-year-old wanted yellow lines and possibly a speed camera installed.
There have been two serious car crashes in the road in the past two years. One four vehicle pile up left six people in hospital.
In 2013 Cllr Gwyneth Deakins (Lib Dem, Roding) and other campaigners helped install traffic calming measures and a zebra crossing in Broadmead after residents’ complaints about safety.
Cllr Deakins told the Recorder: “The whole road is one where people tend to speed. We brought in the zebra crossing from the Orchard Estate to try to improve children’s safety.
“The council has tried to reduce the speeding by putting in a speed table, but some of the residents complained about the noise.
“There may be a case for the council to put in speed bumps although I am not sure I know what the whole answer is.”
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