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Woman is hit by car at accident blackspot

By Maryam_Qaiser  |  Posted: March 17, 2014

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INVESTIGATIONS are continuing today after a woman was knocked over by a car at an accident black spot in Tuffley.

Residents have said more needs to be done when it comes to road safety following the crash on Sunday afternoon.

A 61-year-old was taken to hospital with head injuries after the collision which took place on the A38 at the zebra crossing outside the Esso Station in Stroud Road. The crash happened at about 4pm.

Police confirmed the pedestrian went to Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol, but her injuries are now not thought to be life threatening.

People living in the area have described the road as a black spot for accidents.

City councillor Gerald Dee (C, Tuffley) said: “I feel sorry for the lady who was knocked over and I will be talking to Councillor Colin Organ, who also represents the area, on how we can improve the road.

“Where the accident happened is a black spot for accidents. There have been two or three in the past few years. There is a lot going on in this bit of the road, with the petrol station, shop and a pub further up. It is a bendy road which makes it harder for the pedestrian to see further afield. Some parts of Stroud Road are very hilly.”

“There are a lot of junctions going off into different directions. Something needs to be done about this and I will be discussing with highways.”

Although no arrests have been made police are still investigating the incident.

Karen West who works at The Knoll Care Home in Stroud Road, said: “Although we are slightly hidden from the main road, the road itself is very busy. There are a few zebra crossings which help people cross.”

In a separate incident in 2009 another woman suffered injuries in Stroud Road, Tuffley, near the Esso filling station after a crash.

The 91-year-old suffered life-threatening pelvis, leg and chest injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision on Sunday, who hasn't spoken to the police should call 101 and quote incident 315 of March 16.

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