The family of a man that was hit by truck outside a Lancashire pub have called for the council to install railings to improve safety around the area.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, campaigners believe that delivery trucks that stop outside the Darwen pub are causing safety hazards for people leaving the building.
The pub in question is situated at the bottom of a hill on a blind bend meaning if a delivery van is parked outside vehicles have to use the outside lane to pass it.
Barbara Quinn whose husband Alec was killed after being struck down by a vehicle after leaving the establishment has collected 1,000 signatures for a petition to install metal railings
outside the pub.
Brian Bailey, director of regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: "While there may be a perception that this is a dangerous bend accident statistics do not bear this out. The reduction in visibility around the bend from the installation of railings would compromise road safety and outweigh any benefits to pedestrians."
A school in Cumbria has also called for traffic calming measures around the building to ensure child safety.
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