16th Dec, 2018

Calls for action to be taken at 'dangerous' Bromsgrove junction

CALLS have been made for traffic measures to be put on a ‘dangerous’ Bromsgrove junction.

The pleas relating to the turning from Kidderminster Road and Perryfields Road come after the latest crash last Friday which involved a 42 bus and a car.

One passenger Lewis Barber was travelling from Redditch to go to a photography studios in Stourbridge where he has an apprenticeship.

He said: “It was lucky there were only about eight or ten people on the bus and that the bus driver broke as quickly as he did otherwise it could have been a lot worse.

“I have had people say to me that there needs to be traffic lights at that junction and after this I agree with them.

“I think if there had have been traffic lights, this crash would have been prevented.”

Police, fire and ambulance crews attended the incident and one woman in her 20s, who was on the bus, was treated for knee pain.

Residents took to The Standard’s Facebook page to voice their concerns with more than 30 comments being made in a matter of hours.

Sharon Richards-Berry wrote: “That junction again? It can be a nightmare trying to cross in rush hour.”

Rachel Hanke said: “This is a dreadful junction to go through, a major accident waiting to happen.

“I often see traffic surveys being done but never any changes made.”

Leigh Walker added: “This junction is ridiculous – if they don’t do something soon (lights or an island), there will be a fatality.”

But Richard Walker said: “Traffic lights would be a disaster.

“Even bigger queues at rush hour.

“A roundabout / island is the only solution.”

Coun Alan Amos, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways, said: “We are aware of the incidents at this location, and we will continue to keep the junction under close monitoring.”

* DO YOU think something should be done at the junction of Kidderminster Road and Perryfields Road? Send us your views to editor@bromsgrovestandard.co.uk

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