December 10 2013 Latest news:
by Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Concerns have been expressed about an “extraordinarily dangerous” Hornchurch road which was the site of a crash on Sunday.
Neil Morley, 66, believes Hacton Lane, which also stretches into Upminster, needs traffic calming measures after a number of incidents.
There were four recorded accidents over an 18-month period which ended in June, with two causing serious injuries and two others causing minor injuries.
Sunday’s incident off Alder Avenue, which involved two vehicles, saw three people taken to hospital. One man was fully immobilised on a stretcher, with another suffering pelvic and elbow injuries.
A woman was treated for neck pain and wrist and ankle injuries.
Mr Morley, who lives in Hacton Lane, said: “There’s something about this road that makes it extraordinarily dangerous. There’s something that jinxes it.”
Cllr Linda Hawthorn said that she is mainly concerned about the junction of Alder Avenue and Hacton Lane.
“Traffic tends to drive fast on this part of the lane as the fields on one side give the impression the area is more rural than it actually is,” she said.
However, Cllr Barry Tebbutt, cabinet member for streetcare, said a mini-roundabout is planned for the junction of Ravenscourt Road and the lane.
“This whole stretch is a cause for concern,” added Cllr Hawthorn.
“Perhaps a proper traffic survey is called for, so I will be considering this with my colleagues.”
Mr Morley said: “The carnage here, particularly between Hacton Parkway and Park Farm Corner, must not be allowed to continue. I am pleading for action to be taken before there is a major tragedy.”
A 41-year-old man has been stabbed at an address in Harold Hill.