Search

New traffic lights running at Newbury Park junction where two people died in crashes

PUBLISHED: 17:30 04 November 2013 | UPDATED: 17:34 04 November 2013

Flowers were left at the side of the road in tribute to Jothi Sriskandapalan, who was killed in an accident at the junction in May

Flowers were left at the side of the road in tribute to Jothi Sriskandapalan, who was killed in an accident at the junction in May

Archant

Traffic lights at a “dangerous” junction by Newbury Park Tube station where two people have died are up and running after years of campaigning.

Transport for London (TfL) started installing the signals, in Eastern Avenue, in August because of safety concerns over cars turning across the eastbound carriageway.

Jothi Sriskandapalan, 29, was killed in a collision with another car at the junction in May.

It is believed her husband, Ramesh, was waiting to be picked up outside the station in sight of the junction at the time.

The couple lived in Aldborough Road North with their two-year-old son Ajishan.

Residents and councillors had been campaigning for changes at the junction for years after countless crashes, including one less than a day after Mrs Sriskandapalan’s death.

Previous victim Dusan Danilovic, 69, was killed in a pile-up on January 1, 2011.

The new traffic lights will stop traffic so cars can turn into the station from the westbound carriageway safely from a filter lane.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ilford Recorder. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Ilford Recorder