again! Accident blackspot claims FIFTH car in a fortnight
A FIFTH crash in a fortnight took place at an accident blackspot
near Burnham-On-Sea yesterday (Thursday, August 27th), leading
to renewed calls for urgent safety improvements.
driver of this vehicle went off the road and into a ditch while
driving along Harp Road between the villages of Mark and Brent
Knoll following more rain on Thursday - just yards from where
four other motorists have lost control in the past fortnight.
were no serious injuries, but this latest crash raises renewed
safety questions about the road.
District councillor Bob Filmer, who represents the area, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Many people are simply driving too fast
along this road, but we do need to find some way to improve the
"For visitors who are unfamiliar with this route it looks
like a straight road and they often speed up, when in fact there
are some nasty sharp bends lurking along there."
"This last two weeks really shows that something needs to
be done. I would support looking at whether a 30mph speed limit
could be introduced, providing it can be enforced, and I think
it's worth taking a fresh look at the surface of the road for
greasing after heavy rainfall."
crash in Harp Road, pictured above, was the fourth at the spot.
A vehicle completely overturned, leaving the occupants shocked.
third crash on Sunday August 23rd saw a Renault got off the road
into a ditch just yards away, pictured above. While there were
no reported injuries, the incident again raised safety questions.
first and second crashes, reported here,
saw fire crews from Burnham and Glastonbury 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 Harp Road nearby, as pictured above.