Independent borough and Essex County councillor Mr Smith said there should be no right turn for vehicles exiting the BP Garage on Nevermayne (sic).
He continued: “Of course, we don’t know the ins and outs of what happening during this tragic crash.
“But for people coming out of the garage it can be extremely dangerous going across traffic to get in the correct lane.
“Taking that measure is the least that should be done.”The accident involved a car turning right out of the garage, then? Well, no. It seems it was two people crossing the road.
Gavin Callaghan, Labour councillor and leader of the opposition said accidents are inevitable until Essex County Council makes serious changes. He continued: “It’s no coincidence these sad fatalities have occurred.
“You have four busy junctions and they are all fast roads.
“Speed limits on the connecting roads needs to be reduced considerably to slow down traffic approaching the roundabout.”The accident involved a car speeding then? Well, no. There’s no indication of this in any of the articles.
But any excuse to get your name in the papers, eh, lads?
Having been in that part of the world many a time back in the day, I'd say that turning right there is a probably not a sensible idea even in the absence of pedestrians.
The newspaper picture shows flowers left under a bridge next to traffic lights at crossroads, which appear to have pedestrian crossing lights too.
So it suggests some people are too lazy to walk a short distance to use the pedestrian crossing - another Darwin Award?
"...I'd say that turning right there is a probably not a sensible idea even in the absence of pedestrians."
Quite! That area's visible from the C2C line. I've often thought I wouldn't like to drive there.
"So it suggests some people are too lazy to walk a short distance to use the pedestrian crossing - another Darwin Award?"
There was some indication in the comments that they were on a crossing and a driver ran a red light, but that's not been substantiated. And it would indeed mean that the flower placement is odd.
Will have to await an inquest, but I know where I'll be placing my bets.
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