Crossing plea on dangerous road
RESIDENTS fear a fatality if a crossing is not installed near a busy industrial area.
Queensferry county councillor David Wisinger says people crossing Glendale Avenue, Sandycroft, are taking their lives in their hands.
Many mums and young children cross the road to and from Sandycroft CP School.
It has a dangerous bend and is heavily used by lorry drivers – Glendale Avenue is home to the Grampian Country Foods chicken factory and other busy industrial units.
Cllr Wisinger says the spot has been made more dangerous because pedestrians’ views are blocked by a large sign.
He said he has had many calls from worried residents and has called for a site visit to be made by education officials from Flintshire County Council.
Cllr Wisinger has also asked for the sign to be moved.
He said: “This is an extremely dangerous road. We want a pelican crossing to ensure people can get across safely. Somebody will be hurt or even killed unless something is done.
“A lot of mums and their children and older people use the route and the speed which cars and lorries come around the bend is frightening.
“The massive sign has added to the problem, you can’t see round the corner.
“People have contacted me because they are scared something will happen to them while crossing the road.”
Sandycroft resident Sue Lunt was horrified after her husband Bill and their two children were nearly hit by a car on Glendale Avenue.
She has been campaigning for something to be done at the spot for more than a year.
She said: “Bill was walking the children to school with another mum, her baby and two children. A car stopped to let them cross, but another car came round a bend and overtook it. That’s five children and two adults who were nearly killed.”
Sue persuaded police to compile a traffic census, but has yet to receive the results.
She added: “Old and young take their lives in their hands every time they cross this road. We are fed up with nothing being done.”