More safety fears at accident blackspot

CONCERN: County Coun Kim Snape and Coun Gordon France at the bend on Moss Lane

CONCERN: County Coun Kim Snape and Coun Gordon France at the bend on Moss Lane

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Residents and councillors fear someone could be seriously hurt or even killed at an accident blackspot.

They previously campaigned for something to be done at a bend on Moss Lane in Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley.

“Sooner or later somebody is going to get killed. With the bad weather coming, if people come skidding through that bend, they could have a serious crash.”

County Coun Kim Snape

Lancashire County Council installed rumble strips and chevron signs last year.

County Coun Kim Snape said they seemed to help, but as the wintry weather has set in, there has been an increase in the number of accidents.

She said: “Sooner or later somebody is going to get killed.

“With the bad weather coming, if people come skidding through that bend, they could have a serious crash.”

She encouraged drivers to be careful on the road and suggested a more skid-resistant surface could help.

But Stewart Hamer, who lives on nearby Springside Gardens, said the safety measures already in place had not reduced the number of accidents. He knows of three incidents in recent weeks.

He said: “It’s going to take somebody being killed before someone listens properly to what we are saying.

“We need some sort of speed bumps on it.”

County Coun Snape and Coun Gordon France have asked the county council to review the road.

Ridwan Musa, county council highways manager, said: “The level of traction provided by road surfaces varies, and we’d advise people to be mindful of this and to drive to the conditions, particularly in wet weather.

“We have included this section of Moss Lane for consideration in our draft programme for patching and surface dressing next financial year.”

Read previous articles about the issues on Moss Lane

Calls for motorists to kill speed not lives

Drivers urged to slow down after crashes

Accident hot spot tackled