Husband urges council to improve road safety on Lovely Lane after wife's death

Paul Davies

Donna Davies

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THE husband of a mum of four killed on Lovely Lane has warned Warrington Borough Council to ‘sit up and take note’ after his wife was knocked down while she was walking home with his 10-year-old daughter.

Paul Davies, of Whitecross Road, is calling for action from the council after Donna Davies, aged 42, died after being hit by a motorist driving an Audi A4 near to Warrington hospital.

The 44-year-old says more must be done to improve the safety of the road to prevent another tragedy from destroying a family.

He said: “I want the council to sit up and take note now. How many more lives have to be lost on that road for the council to do something about it?

“Donna has died and nothing will bring her back but the council should be looking to make sure an accident like this never happens again.”

The father of four is determined to make sure something positive comes from Donna’s death and believes speed cameras would be a start.

But this is not the first serious accident on Lovely Lane to result in a death with many more crashes leaving both motorists and pedestrians in hospital.

From 2003 to 2005, there were 43 road collisions with 58 people injured and one death and, from 2008 to 2013, there have been 48 crashes with 70 people injured and one death.

Philip Goose, senior community engagement officer at road safety charity Brake, said they are in full support of Paul’s campaign to make the road safer.

“Speed cameras are a well evidenced, cost-effective method of reducing speeding and casualties on the roads they are sited, so we fully support their use.

“We are calling on local authorities and the government to implement more measures to make walking and cycling safer especially widespread 20mph limits in built up areas, safe pavements and paths, and speed enforcement.

“These steps help protect people, prevent needless deaths and injuries, and enable people to walk and cycle more.”
 

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