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Metal railings at crash spot need repairing, councillor says

Metal railings at crash spot need repairing, councillor says
Metal railings in a Worcestershire village, struck by vehicles four times in the last six months, are in dire need of repair, a councillor has said.

Rubery councillor Peter McDonald is also calling for speed to be reduced on the A38 road, the Bromsgrove Standard reports.

Mr McDonald is concerned someone could be killed or seriously injured at the spot.

"It is a residential area which is used by parents taking their children to school and if something is not done soon, there is going to be a fatality," he told the newspaper.

The A38 is close to two schools, Holywell Primary and Waseley Hills High.

"After four incidents at the same place in just six months, it really is a shocking situation."

Mr McDonald spoke to the police and Worcestershire County Council officers this week (Wednesday January 5th) to discuss the issue. A speed review and investigation will be carried out.

Councillor Derek Prodger, the council's cabinet member for transport and safe environment, told the newspaper that a guardrail was in place on the route, and the 30 mph speed limit will be reviewed.

Recently, a couple living in Hull said they had asked the council to install crash barriers, after witnessing their garage smashed into by cars on four separate occasions.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800329790-ADNFCR

Date: 07/01/2011 15:50:58

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