Clwyd West MS Darren Millar has made further calls for the speed limit to be reduced on a stretch of road in Denbighshire following a serious accident yesterday which resulted in the air ambulance taking a patient to Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment.
On May 9th Darren wrote to the Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council, Graham Boase, after receiving complaints from residents about the A525 between Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd and Coleg Llysfasi crossroads. He asked the CEO for the speed limit to be reduced around crossroads and college entrance by extending the 40mph limit from the Nant y Garth Pass.
Yesterday afternoon there was a serious accident on the stretch, which two emergency ambulances and the Wales Air Ambulance attended. A patient was rushed to Royal Stoke University Hospital.
Following the accident, during a meeting with the Leader of Denbighshire County Council, Darren raised the need for a speed reduction again.
Speaking afterwards, he said:
“I have received a number of complaints regarding this stretch of road and raised concerns with the Chief Executive of Denbighshire County Council just a couple of weeks ago, and now we have had a serious accident on this road.
“Drivers use this road like a racetrack. Vehicles are accelerating excessively out of Nant y Garth and either have to brake hard or overtake, which is hazardous due to the entrance into Llysfasi College.
“This is a serious problem which needs addressing quickly. For the safety of everyone who uses this road, Denbighshire County Council need to make a speed limit reduction a priority. Unless they do, there will sadly be more accidents like yesterday’s.”