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Second crash sparks more anger for residents

 Published on: 15th August 2018   |   By: Jason Allen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Villagers in Chorleywood continue to campaign to the council for stringent safety measures as a second crash sparks more anger.

Police were called to a crash in Chorleywood Bottom involving a red Citroen Saxo around 4pm on Friday, August 3.

Two youths in the car were witnessed speeding round the bend and then braking hard, causing the front left wheel to come off the car.

Last month, a woman was hospitalised after a Kia Sportage and a Vauxhall Corsa collided in Chorleywood Bottom, sparking the campaign.

Concerned local resident Catherine Nice, who witnessed the accident, said: “There are visible tyre marks on the road which show the degree to which the youth was trying to brake.

“Speed calming measures must be taken before there is a fatality.

“If a child had been out riding their bike or an older person from Turney’s Orchard or a mother with a pram or a horse and rider this could have been a much worse.”

Recently, Hertfordshire Police announced that the BCH Roads Policing Unit will dedicate all available patrols, which are not responding to emergency calls, to tackling dangerous drivers who choose to ignore the speed limit.

BCH Roads Policing Sergeant Ian Manley said: “There is clearly still a lot of work to do to tackle dangerous driving across the three counties.

“Speeding is one of the ‘Fatal Four’ offences that are most likely to cause a collision, therefore we must do all we can to prevent as many avoidable collisions on the roads of Hertfordshire as possible.”

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