One accident a week at Redbridge roundabout

Angela Shea and Alan Haymes, members of Redbridge Roundabout Action Group

Angela Shea and Alan Haymes, members of Redbridge Roundabout Action Group

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

There was an average of one accident a week at Redbridge roundabout over a three-and-a-half year period, it has emerged.

A Freedom of Information request by Redbridge Roundabout Action Group member, Alan Haymes, shows police recorded 187 road traffic accidents at the location between January 2011 and June 2014.

A total of 141 accidents were classed as damage-only.

An action group campaign petition calling for safety to be improved at the roundabout has attracted 1,250 signatures.

Mr Haymes said:  “It is quite extraordinary that there is an accident on average every week on the roundabout and this information legitimises our campaign.

“These are only the accidents that are reported to police, so I would think that there are many more minor accidents going unreported.”

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4:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

jonny mash says...

This issue seems to be going round in circles. Many of the crashes were probably caused by people making unnecesary car journeys
This issue seems to be going round in circles. Many of the crashes were probably caused by people making unnecesary car journeys jonny mash
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10:39pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Miles22 says...

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Life is very precious and have to protect it. To be secured and protected, let's have this safety service. With a press on your panic button, then you can be connected to your safety network or your call be escalated directly to 911 if need be. There is much more features you can find, just check it here to understand the service: http://safekidzone.c om/?a_aid=514ae252c9 f64 Miles22
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