Hampshire residents call for action at car accident hotspot

Worried Hampshire residents are calling for action to be taken after another horrific car accident along a dangerous road.

Residents of Elvetham Road, Fleet, said that they fear someone will be killed unless something is done to make the road safer.

The new plea follows a recent car accident which damaged several cars and houses along the road at the end of September.

Local resident Rodger Seymour said that the latest crash resulted in his and his neighbour’s cars being written off, and both suffered extensive damage to their homes.

“A driver appears to have lost control and then hit my neighbour’s car, then ploughed into my car, pushing it through the walls of the properties before finally ending up in the front garden, having hit a small tree.”

“Unfortunately, this is the second accident that has occurred virtually in the same place in the last two months, albeit on different sides of the road. Luckily, neither resulted in any serious injuries.”

Hampshire County Council have already taken out a series of sharp turns in the road in a hope to reduce accident numbers, but it looks like more now needs to be done.

“Elvetham Road has been the subject of speeding for many years, but unfortunately unless human life is involved these types of accidents are not taken into account when considering further safety improvements,” Mr Seymour added.

Denis Gotel, the local councillor responsible for leading the campaign to get the dangerous bends removed said he has now prepared a report on traffic speeds and pedestrian safety on the road.

“There is a tendency for drivers in a hurry to exceed the 30mph speed limit on the straight sections of the road” he said.

“Consideration should also be given to simplifying the confusion of various road treatments along the length of the road,” he suggested.

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