crash in three days at Burnham accident blackspot
second crash in three days at a Burnham-On-Sea accident blackspot
has put further pressure on Somerset County Council to introduce
new safety measures.
car slammed into a wall on the sharp bend in Stoddens Road, near
the junction of Rectory Road, soon after 5pm on Tuesday (August
men, both of whom are believed to be local, escaped without serious
injury but the incident again raises safety questions there just
three days after Saturday's
crash at the same spot.
councillor Phil Harvey, who has family living on the bend and
has been pressing for safety improvements, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Enough is enough - this is just ridiculous. The bend is
very dangerous and these two accidents show that action is urgently
needed before a pedestrian or motorist is seriously hurt."
is the 16th accident at this bend over the past 30 years, showing
that action is needed. It is only by pure chance that no pedestrian
has been hurt."
week's incidents have both involved local drivers who know the
bend - it's not been tourists from out of the area."
incidents occurred after heavy rain is believed to have caused