Rainham Road, Hornchurch, labelled as ‘one of the most dangerous in Havering’

Elm Park Legion volunteers at the Tesco in Airfield Way, Hornchurch. Cllr Barry Mugglestone,

Elm Park Legion volunteers at the Tesco in Airfield Way, Hornchurch. Cllr Barry Mugglestone, - Credit: Archant

A road that was the scene of two fatal collisions in eight days has been labelled “one of the most dangerous in Havering”.

Cllr Barry Mugglestone (Residents’ Group, Elm Park) is calling for action at Rainham Road, Hornchurch, after two people died in crashes.

He said: “I have crossed that road myself and drivers have just zoomed off without even slowing down so I know it isn’t that safe to cross.

“If something isn’t done, there are going to be more incidents there – I think it is one of the most dangerous roads in Havering.”

Gabriel Serunkuma, 24, of Harold Hill, died after his Ford Focus collided with a lamppost on January 26.

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On February 3 a woman in her 70s died when she was struck by a car, just minutes from the scene of the first fatality.

Two other people were taken to hospital hours after the January 26 crash following another incident in the road.

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A 74-year-old man, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “I live nearby and have done so for more than 50 years.

“There are always incidents up there but it seems like it has got a lot worse lately.

“I think the island in the middle of the road should be taken out or speed cameras should be put in place to make sure drivers don’t keep speeding – whatever it is, something needs to happen.”

Cllr Mugglestone awaits a response from police about possible safety measures that could be taken.

He said: “Havering Council has said that before they address it there will have to be three or four serious incidents there and this just isn’t good enough.

“This isn’t an issue that can be left alone as we need to stop people from getting seriously hurt or worse.”

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