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Sadly, Dransfield was right

Devon County CouncilPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, August 31, 2014 07:37:37
Email sent - 30 August 2014 11:26

Dear Mr Bradshaw

I can confirm the recent fatal accident involving a 12 year boy on Topsham Road was at the pedestrian crossing which I reported to you and the Police some 4/6 weeks ago. It is too early to suggest you have blood on your hands until the facts are known.

However, it is a fact I reported a serious H&S irregularity at this particular roundabout pedestrian crossing to you personally and to the local police on two occasions in the last 4/6 weeks. It is a fact the local police conducted a safety survey at this Location some 2/3 weeks ago.

Three questions immediately come to mind:-

1. Could this death have been avoided?

2. What action, if any, has been taken to ensure against any future deaths/injuries at this location?

3.Why have these life threatening dangers not been identified by the traffic police or DCC Highway Officials?

There is no doubt in my mind there will be further deaths at this roundabout and pedestrian crossing immediately opposite the Shell Garage.


For your information action and files.

Your sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

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