Call for action to improve ‘dangerous hot spot’ after multiple accidents
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Call for action to improve ‘dangerous hot spot’ after multiple accidents

CALLS have been made for action to improve the situation at a “dangerous” junction which has become a “frequently accident-prone site”.

It follows a recent accident at the traffic lights at the junction of Marsh House Lane, Padgate Lane and Gorsey Lane in the Orford and Padgate area.

Dominic Atkinson, who lives near the junction, says he has seen many accidents caused by drivers going through the lights.

He says he is concerned about people crossing the street in case a much more serious incident occurs.

“I would like to raise public awareness because the lights at the intersection are dangerous. There have been many accidents and near-accidents,” he said.

“I myself need assistance to walk and these lights could be very dangerous for most people.

“Last year alone I saw at least three accidents and the traffic lights at the intersection only covered three lanes instead of four across.

“The main problem I have noticed is that the lights change too quickly. When one light turns red, the other starts to turn green.

Call for action to improve ‘dangerous hot spot’ after multiple accidentsCall for action to improve ‘dangerous hot spot’ after multiple accidents

The previous accident caused damage to a business located near the traffic lights.

The previous accident caused damage to a business located near the traffic lights.

“During rush hour, when everyone is trying to get home, some people run red lights and others drive too fast.

“Personally, I would add a little more time to the lighting or install an additional lighting system connecting the shop to Voodoo Tattoo.

“Last year, an accident caused major damage to a tattoo parlor. The intersection is a serious hazard for pedestrians and drivers alike.”

The Warrington Guardian has written to Warrington Borough Council asking for a statement on the junction.

A spokesman said: “Signal safety checks were carried out at the junctions of Marsh House Lane, Padgate Lane and Gorsey Lane.

“All are up to standard, no timing issues or faults reported.

“We also checked for any collisions over the past five years, but no major issues were reported.”