Crashes spark more converns over A35 safety

PUBLISHED: 11:46 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:33 15 June 2010

TWO more crashes on the A35 have prompted a Honiton town councillor to renew her call for the Highways Agency to approve the creation of a pedestrian crossing.

TWO more crashes on the A35 have prompted a Honiton town councillor to renew her call for the Highways Agency to approve the creation of a pedestrian crossing. Councillor Dianne Morgan, a Kings Road resident, has been lobbying the agency for months over the crossing on the road which she describes as hazardous.Potential sites have been outlined for a crossing but the Highways Agency has highlighted a number of concerns such as relocating a bus stop and speed restrictions. Following reports of two accidents on the A35, Councillor Morgan once again contacted a Highways representative.Speaking at Honiton Town Council's annual meeting, she said: "They said they were still looking at five options for the crossing."Police confirmed there were two accidents on the road within a week of each other. The first crash, involving a red Renault Modus and a silver Volvo V70 estate, happened on the morning of Saturday, May 9, at the junction of the A35 and Pine Road. No one was injured but the road was partially blocked for over an hour causing severe tailbacks.The second accident took place the following day at 6am. Damage was caused to a white BMW estate after it collided with a deer. Councillor Morgan said action is needed to be taken in order to reduce the amount of accidents, adding: "Something needs to be done now.


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