Fresh safety calls after two-car accident on Berrow's Coast Road
calls for safety improvements along Berrow's Coast Road have been
made today (Monday) following a two vehicle accident this morning.
and ambulance crews were called to the Coast Road at 7.30am after
a green VW Golf ended up on its roof in a roadside ditch when
it was involved in a collision with a red Renault, as pictured
person was treated by paramedics at the scene and another was
taken by ambulance to Weston General Hospital, although the injuries
were not serious.
Berrow Speedwatch organiser Andrea Johnson told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I did see the aftermath of the crash and was shocked to
see a car on its side in the ditch. It does highlight once again
the safety concerns we have along this stretch of road. If a pedestrian
had been walking by at the time it could have very serious."
June Hill, who is another of the Berrow speedwatch members, added:
"The dangerous speed of traffic along this stretch is a big
issue - just this afternoon we conducted a speedwatch and in the
space of an hour we caught 20 people exceeding the limit, one
of whom was travelling at 51mph. A pavement would make it so much
safer for pedestrians."
Campaigners have long campaigned for Somerset County Council
to introduce a pavement along the busy stretch of road, arguing
that fast-moving traffic poses a risk to pedestrians.
Pictured: The scene in Berrow's Coast Road this morning (Monday)