Appeals after second crossing accident

A PEDESTRIAN was hit by a car on a zebra crossing, just weeks after a toddler in a pushchair was struck at the same spot.

North Weston residents are campaigning for traffic calming measures to be introduced around the crossing in Clevedon Road after speed checks showed more than 22,000 vehicles break the speed limit through North Weston every week.

The accident happened at around 5pm on December 17 when a vehicle stopped to allow a man in his 50s to cross on the crossing. The car behind failed to stop, shunting the stationery vehicle in to him.

There were no serious injuries but campaigners say it is only a matter of time before something more serious happens.

Elaine Higman, who helped set up the speed check last month said: “North Somerset Council does not seem to be willing to recognise that we have a serious problem here and the people of North Weston are not prepared to wait until someone is killed before action is taken.

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“We want to see the crossing changed to a pelican crossing, the introduction of additional warning signs that are triggered by speeding motorists and possibly some speed bumps.”

Councillor Alan McMurray has written to North Somerset Council requesting an urgent meeting to discuss the matter.

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