crash in a week at accident blackspot prompts new safety calls
third crash in a week at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea
has prompted fresh calls for safety improvements.
driver of this Renault lost control in Harp Road between the villages
of Mark and Brent Knoll after heavy weekend rain caused slippery
cordoned off the vehicle on Sunday, as pictured, and while there
were no reported serious injuries, the incident again raised questions
reported last week how
fire crews from Burnham and Glastonbury were sent to Harp Road
on August 19th after a car left the road and ended upside down
in a water-filled ditch with two people trapped inside, who received
treatment from the ambulance service. A few days earlier, another
car had also come off the road.
nearby resident, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's time that Somerset County Council looked carefully
at the speed limit and safety of this road. A 20mph restriction,
non-slip surfaces at the bends and extra signs to warn motorists
that the surface is 'slippery when wet' are needed."