on busy road bend in Burnham-On-Sea puts safety in spotlight
safety of a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea was back in the spotlight
on Saturday (August 2nd) following a crash.
driver of a Renault lost control of her vehicle and smashed into
a wall, as pictured, on the sharp bend of Stoddens Road near the
junction of Rectory Road at around 9am.
crash is the latest in a series of accidents in recent years at
the same location.
eyewitness told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A woman was driving
from the eastern direction towards Berrow Road when she lost control
on the bend and hit the wall."
road was presumably greasy and wet after the long dry spell and
recent rain. Fortunately, there were not believed to be any injuries."
town councillor Phil Harvey, who has previously aired concerns
about safety at the bend, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I have
family living on this bend with young children and I worry about
their safety. I
know there is an improvement scheme which has been approved, but
I am keen to know when it will happen."
£20,000 scheme to introduce a new traffic calming scheme
on the bend was
approved earlier this year and the work is scheduled to begin
this autumn, says Somerset County Council.