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Fears over safety of road after car ends up on roof

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 29, 2014

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A COLLISION which happened just a few hundred yards away from where a man died when his car hit a tree has led to further safety calls.

On Monday afternoon two cars collided at the junction of Caldwell Road and Rosliston Road in Drakelow.

It comes just weeks after businessman Keith Poynton was killed when his Ferrari hit a tree in Caldwell Road.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said that the incident happened at 2.21pm and involved a Volkswagen Polo and a Kia Picanto.

One of the cars ended up on its roof and the vehicles were recovered by 4pm.

Nobody was believed to have been trapped as a result of the collision and police said an investigation into the cause of the collision was underway.

Brian Storer who has just re-launched a campaign to reduce the speed limit on the road to 50mph, said the incident added extra ammunition to his fight to get something done.

He said: “When I was up at the farm where I work at I heard the sirens and thought it looked like there had been another accident.

“I can’t believe that road - people go across it as if they are suicidal.

“You see young lads driving across and you think there will certainly be another death.

“I am now going to campaign for better signs at the junction and am waiting for Heather Wheeler to call me back.

“I am also going to take it up with the police.”

Mr Storer said he will now endeavour to arrange a meeting at the site with Derbyshire Police and Derbyshire County Council.

A spokesman for the county council said: “We’re committed to keeping Derbyshire’s roads safe and are happy to consider the views and requests of local people.

“We understand from the police that the latest crash involved two vehicles at the Caldwell Road-Rosliston Road junction and the earlier one involved a single car.

“The police are investigating the circumstances of both crashes.

“Once we know the cause of each crash, we’ll have a clearer idea about any safety measures that may need to be introduced.”

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