Fatal car crash prompts call for council action
Death of 23-year-old on A412 leads to petition for traffic lights at junction
A PETITION has been launched calling on Bucks County Council to take action following a fatal crash on the A412 Uxbridge Road
On Wednesday October 19 23-year-old Ayesha Farooq was killed when the car she was driving, a silver Volkswagen Golf, was involved in a horror smash with a lorry and a blue Ford Fiesta.
Miss Farooq died at the scene of the accident which happened just be- fore 7.50pm on Wednesday (October 19) near the Crooked Billet roundabout between Iver and Slough.
The male driver of the Ford Fiesta was seriously injured and was taken to hospital where he is receiving treatment.
The crash caused the road to be closed for around seven hours as investigation work was carried out.
Officers are trying to establish the cause of the crash but no arrests have been made and police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward. Investigating officer, Sgt Tom Smith of the Joint Operations Unit for Roads Policing based at Amersham, said: “I would like to appeal for anyone who witnessed this incident, or who has any information relating to it, to contact us on 101, quoting URN 1361 (19/10).”
On Friday (October 21), a memorial was held at Diamond Road Mosque in Slough.
The petition, which has been set up by Vicky Hunns-Clarke of George Green is calling for traffic lights to be installed at the junction on the A412. Between 2002 and 2012, there were 10 fatalities on the road.
The tragic death of Miss Farooq comes just two days after a 40-year-old was killed close to the junction after his motorbike left the road.
The petition states: “Anyone who lives local to the A412 – Uxbridge Road, knows how dangerous the Black Park junction is. They have changed the layout but there has been no decrease in the number of fatalities.
“Between 2002 and 2012 there were 10 fatalities on this road. There have been at least four more fatalities since then.
“Even if you don’t use this road regularly, somebody you know might.
“Too many lives have been lost and it’s time for Bucks County Council to take action.
“This is a petition to have a traffic light system put in place to prevent any further loss of life.”
The petition can be found at www.change. org/p/south-bucks-dist ri c t- c ouncil- t r af f i clights-for-black-parkjunction-a412.