11th Apr, 2021

Road safety measures to be installed outside Rubery's Co-op

ACTION is to be taken to try and prevent any more accidents at the entrance to the Co-op car park in Rubery.

A raised platform will be installed at the ‘crossroads’ where traffic can come from four ways – drivers entering and exiting the car park at the back of the Co-op and others coming from the areas in front of the supermarket to the right and in front of Subway from the left.

Coun Peter McDonald has campaigned for something to be done and visited the area with officers from Worcestershire County Council.

“I have lived here for a long time and even I could not believe how bad it had become.

“For many years shoppers using the Co-op have been putting their lives at risk while having to cross the entrance into the car park at the rear of the Co-op.”

It is hoped the raised platform will prompt drivers to slow down and approach the area more cautiously whether they are arriving or leaving.

“There is no doubt that something positive should have happened after the first fatality to prevent any further accidents.

“Therefore, I have asked for the implementation of the platform to be fast tracked in an attempted to prevent anymore needless accidents.”

A woman in her 80s sustained serious injuries on December 4 when she was struck by a car in the area and a pensioner died following a similar incident in March 2017.

We are awaiting comment from Worcestershire County Council about when the measures will be put in place.

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