September 26th, 2016

Calls to make Rose Hill in Lickey safer after fatal crash

Calls to make Rose Hill in Lickey safer after fatal crash Calls to make Rose Hill in Lickey safer after fatal crash
Updated: 10:42 am, May 07, 2015

HIGHWAYS bosses will be looking at Rose Hill in Lickey to see if it can be made safer following the fatal crash.

The Standard was contacted by resident Barry Ebbutt who has written to West Mercia Police’s Chief Constable Dave Shaw about the issue, calling for something to be done following the crash last Thursday (January 8)

He said: “Nothing has been done to improve safety, apart from double white lines being painted down the centre of the road to stop people overtaking and they still do that.

“I have lived here for 30 years and the number of people who have died on this road must now in double figures.

“There can’t be many other roads with an accident record like that – something needs to be done.”

Insp Julian Smith said there had been three crashes at the location in question in the last three years, including the fatal collision last Thursday.

Investigations are continuing to ascertain the exact cause of that incident.

One of the other crashes was due to a drink-driver and, aside from the fatal incident, the rest had seen people sustain slight injuries.

He said in the last ten years there had been nine collisions which, aside from the fatal, had all been slight injury crashes.

“In light of the recent collision, I have contacted the road safety partnership and requested this location be looked at and evaluated.

“The partnership have visited the location and confirmed to me that the signage at this location is correct.

“This matter has also been referred to the local authority for them to review the location and see if there is anything further we can be doing to prevent any more collisions.“

Coun John Smith, cabinet member for Highway, told The Standard: “The county council takes safety very seriously.

“We will review the location to establish whether there are any steps which can be taken to improve driver awareness and road safety in this area.”