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Safety calls following crash in Orford
6:00am Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are calling for safety measures to be put in place after a crash that saw six cars damaged in Orford.
Police are investigating the incident that saw a car hit six parked vehicles in a resident’s car park on Poplars Avenue.
Officers say the male driver and female passenger left the scene before they arrived.
The incident happened at 2.29am on August 17.
Residents say it is the latest in a series of crashes next to the car park and they are calling for more signs and speed bumps to be put in place.
They also want the car park to be moved.
It is currently situated at a bend with Cotswold Road.
Drivers are losing control and heading straight into the car park, rather than following the bend in the road, according to Sue Rathbone.
Sharon Aspinall, aged 33, of Poplars Avenue, is concerned for the safety of her two children, Ethan, aged 11 months, and Owen, aged 11.
Owen is autistic and has learning difficulties.
Mrs Apinall claims to have had three cars written off after being hit while left in the car park.
She said: “It is a massive problem that has been going on for years.
“I’m worried about my children on that road but nothing is being done about it.
“The council think we are just complaining about a car park but there needs to be safety measures put in place to stop this from happening.”
Mrs Rathbone, aged 46, of Poplars Avenue, witnessed the latest crash and said: “It sounded like a bomb had gone off.
“I have lived her for 24 years now and there has been a lot of accidents.
“This is the worst one I have ever seen.
“We could do with some adequate off-road parking because everyone is petrified to leave their car on that little car park.”
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