Crash Raises Concerns About Acton Green Rat Run

Residents want action over speeding and safety in the area

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A crash at the junction of Cunnington Street and Antrobus Road outside Marie's Corner shop last Wednesday night has reignited the fears of local residents about road safety in the area.

At around 7.30 in the evening a silver Peugeot hit a Vauxhall Corsa travelling down Cunnington Street causing severe damage to itself (see above) and the impact shunted the Corsa across the road and into the garden wall of a corner house.

The woman driver of the Corsa was treated for shock at the scene by the crew of an ambulance while Council workers cleared the road of debris and police officers interviewed the driver of the Peugeot.

The junction has been the scene of several accidents over the years as drivers use it as a cut through and often fail to give way. With present road works on Bollo Lane and outside Chiswick Park station, Acton Green has reportedly seen an increase in speeding drivers cutting through the area.

Southfield ward Councillor Gary Malcolm said: "A number of residents have reported issues with traffic over a number of years. A few years ago markings were added to help reduce the speed of traffic. I am taking a look at the area again and if there needs to be measures to slow drivers and so reduce accidents then I would be happy for the ward to fund that. As with all road traffic accidents we will need to see what the police say was the official cause of the accident and what steps the Council can take to help improve road safety."

August 19, 2011