Fa­tal car crash prompts call for coun­cil ac­tion

Death of 23-year-old on A412 leads to pe­ti­tion for traf­fic lights at junc­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

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.

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