Mum’s plea for speed re­duc­tion af­ter crash took life of hus­band

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS -

A MUM-OF-TWO dev­as­tated by an crash on a county road has called for ac­tion to be taken.

The woman, who wishes to re­main anony­mous, says a dan­ger­ous bend is caus­ing her much con­cern.

Her chil­dren’s fa­ther was killed in a road traf­fic ac­ci­dent and she be­lieves there could be an­other fa­tal­ity if noth­ing is done about what is lo­cally known as the Seven Bends Road to Tewkes­bury.

She said she has seen the af­ter­math of eight crashes on the B4079 road since last May.

She has pleaded with Glouces­ter­shire High­ways to re­duce the speed limit on the dan­ger­ous stretch.

“My chil­dren’s fa­ther died on the Glouces­ter­shire roads,” she said.

“I still feel anx­ious about the roads and I have ex­pe­ri­enced the on­go­ing pain a death on the road can cause even years later.

“I per­son­ally think that bend is go­ing to cause more fa­tal­i­ties.”

The road runs be­tween Aston Cross and the A435.

Mo­torists are cur­rently bound by the na­tional speed limit, but the woman has sug­gested it could be re­duced to 40mph to re­duce the risk of fu­ture ac­ci­dents.

Craig Free­man, lo­cal high­ways man­ager at Glouces­ter­shire County Coun­cil, said the is­sues on the road are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated and data was be­ing col­lected.

“We are aware of the re­cent ac­ci­dents on the B4079 Seven Bends road and are col­lect­ing data, in­clud­ing traf­fic counts and a speed sur­vey, to find out whether there is a pat­tern to these in­ci­dents,” he said.

“We are con­tin­u­ing to mon­i­tor the sit­u­a­tion go­ing for­ward and we are in touch with the lo­cal par­ish coun­cil and will keep them in­formed of our progress.

“We will make any changes we con­sider nec­es­sary once our in­ves­ti­ga­tion is com­plete.”

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