Grimsby homeowner's junction fears: 'Someone is going to get killed'
A HOMEOWNER has called for safety improvements on a "dangerous" junction after a car mounted the pavement and smashed his garden wall.
Two cars were in a collision on the staggered junction between Dudley Street and Littlefield Lane, at 8.54am yesterday, one of which careered into the garden wall of a house on the corner – smashing it to pieces.
John Dunks, 51, whose garden wall was smashed in the accident, said that there is at least one accident a month on the junction and called for action to improve safety.
"It's a dangerous junction and someone is going to get killed unless something is done about it," he claimed.
"Lots of people use this route to walk into town and if someone had been on the pavement when that car hit my wall, they would be dead.
"At least once a month, I will be sitting in my living room and hear a screech and an almighty bang.
"Once I took three young children into my home because they were in shock.
"I tell the police officers that it is dangerous every time and they are always sympathetic, but nothing happens – I feel like I am banging my head against a brick wall."
A spokesman for Humberside Police said: "Police were in attendance at a road traffic collision at the junction of Littlefield Lane with Cromwell Road at 8.54am.
"The incident involved a silver Vauxhall and a silver Saab and two people were treated for minor injuries."
Jason Longhurst, head of development at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "A study of the police collision database suggests that this junction operates with relative safety.
"There has been eight reported personal injury collisions in the past five years, with none reported so far during 2012.
"Contributory factors in the police reports cite 'disobeyed traffic signals' and 'failed to look properly' in the majority of collisions suggesting poor compliance with the signals.
"We will raise this further with colleagues in Humberside Police with a view to increased enforcement."