WALTHAMSTOW: Further crashes at accident blackspot (From East London and West Essex Guardian Series)
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WALTHAMSTOW: Further crashes at accident blackspot
THERE have been further crashes at a spot were safety measures are said to have made the road more treacherous.
The accidents outside St Saviour’s Church in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, on Saturday night saw cars repeatedly colliding with a traffic island.
A reflector which illuminates the traffic island was said to be missing.
This follows a head-on smash on Wednesday, which saw a driver swerve to avoid the island as he overtook a bus and plough straight into a car travelling in the opposite direction.
The driver of the overtaking vehicle ran from the scene, leaving the other with bones in both hands broken.
No-one is believed to have been seriously injured in the latest crashes.
Abad Sajad, 33, of Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, was one of the drivers who crashed into the traffic island on Saturday.
The crash caused him to have a serious asthma attack, which has since kept him off work.
He said: "I didn't even see (the traffic island).
“It was really dangerous. Someone could have been killed.”
Father William Obedoza of St Saviour's Church has voiced concerns about the safety of children who walk to schools in the area.
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