August 24, 2015
Third crash in a week at accident blackspot prompts new safety calls

A third crash in a week at an accident blackspot near Burnham-On-Sea has prompted fresh calls for safety improvements.

The driver of this Renault lost control in Harp Road between the villages of Mark and Brent Knoll after heavy weekend rain caused slippery conditions.

Police cordoned off the vehicle on Sunday, as pictured, and while there were no reported serious injuries, the incident again raised questions about safety.

We 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.

A nearby resident, who asked not to be named, told “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.”