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Grandmother campaigning after latest crash near school and college in Truro

By WBMiles  |  Posted: December 09, 2013

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A concerned grandmother is campaigning for safety measures after another crash on a busy road near a college and a school.

Maureen Davies from Threemilestone said it was only a matter of time before somebody was killed on the road between Truro College and Richard Lander school.

The latest crash involved a red Mazda sports car which came off the road on Friday morning.

Cornwal Council said it had carried out an “extensive investigation” into the issue and was reviewing the evidence.

Mrs Davies said: “How many people would react in time to get out of the way. Is the council waiting for somebody to get killed or maimed before they do anything?”

Mrs Davies was aware of at least four accidents on the stretch of road in the last two years and has been in touch with Cornwall Council.

She wants to see crash barriers put in place between the road and the pavement.

“I don’t want to sit back and do nothing,” said Mrs Davies. “It’s an accident waiting to happen.”

A spokesman for Cornwall Council said: “The council understands the concern which has been expressed by a local resident over a safety issue at this junction.

“We have already carried out an extensive investigation into the matter. However, as some of the options which have been suggested could have adverse safety consequences, a solution is not as simple as implied. We are reviewing the evidence to ensure we take the most appropriate action.”

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  • goliath_david  |  December 09 2013, 10:10PM

    It was a slippery surface on Friday morning + rear wheel drive sports car = car off road. There were very few if any incidents before the roundabout became light controlled, it used to be a national speed limit road back in 2000/2001 - the students cause more accidents crossing the road between 2 sets of lights at Costa, and causing cars to swerve to avoid them. I don't see what the actual complaint is about.

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  • Gurnards_Head  |  December 09 2013, 2:24PM

    The road itself is indeed fine except for the congestion caused by insane planning policies which are set to deliver a lot more misery for those using it who will become increasingly angry and frustrated. This is clearly illustrated by the associated story of U turns at Lowen Bre which are causing enough concern for the police to be closely monitoring a situation caused entirely by bad planning decisions. Cornwall Council Planners are currently not fit for purpose... they are failing local people by wilfully pursuing policies that have created what is merely a taste of how bad things are going to get when current planning permissions along this route are actually delivered.

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  • josdave  |  December 09 2013, 2:06PM

    The accident waiting to happen is the bad drivers of whom there are far too many. There is nothing wrong with the road.

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  • DipStick  |  December 09 2013, 12:36PM

    Wot Truro_England said. Plus, as always with reports about 'car accidents' we don't have the reason for the crash, or for the others mentioned. Just some 'unspecified' safety measures that have to be put into place by the council. Or is she complaining about the pavement beinf beside the road? DS

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  • Truro_England  |  December 09 2013, 12:23PM

    I'm struggling to see what the lady is campaigning about. Is it the lights being close to the roundabout or allowing traffic using the lights from the school, to drive across and turn right? I believe when this school was designed the service road should had been attached to the roundabout, or via the college. Having traffic lights on a ever increasing busy road is madness, and the stupidity of having them at short distance from the roundabout, sums up Council Council planners to a Tee.

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