Fears have been raised for users of a “rat run” country lane after a mother-of-four died falling from her bike.Typical! Bloody motorists, not respecting the rights of other road users, going too fast, driving like they pay for the road or something, and oh, did I say bloody motorists..?
Residents are calling for Mill Hill, Lawford, near Dedham Road, to be made a 30 mph zone to reduce the risk to cyclists, walkers and drivers travelling along it.
Jane Wilsher, of Long Road East, Dedham, was cycling downhill on Mill Hill at just after 11am on Sunday morning when she fell.Yes, fell because of a bloody motorist, right?
Police said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.Wait, what..?
Paul Gallifant, who lives on Mill Hill, was at home when the accident happened.Ummmm...
“Apparantly a chap in a car was coming the opposite way,” he said.
“I suspect she came up on the bike, saw him coming the other way and skidded.
“He is apparantly the only witness and he was obviously very shaken up.”
Not that this is putting a stop on the actions of the 'Something must be DONE!' crowd, naturally:
Merriel Gallifant, also of Mill Hill, said she has been campaigning for Essex County Council to change the speed limit.Well, it may be, but there's no indication that speed or even the motorist caused this (other than being present). So why the sudden screeching?
“This road is just so dangerous,” she said. “It’s a rat run.”
“I had Essex County Council take a survey of the road some years ago to see how fast the cars were going.”There's no indication that he was doing more than 30mph, indeed, that she wouldn't have fallen off her bike if he'd been parked.
She added: “After assessing 642 cars the average speed was more than 50 mph which is ridiculous.
“I was absolutely shocked.
“They need to put up a speed restriction for 30 mph along the entire road.”