PC backs road probe after horror crash

Tracey Gilpin, of Stable Close in Wesham, who had a lucky escape when her car crashed due to a damaged road near Moss Side.  PIC BY ROB LOCK'6-4-2015

Tracey Gilpin, of Stable Close in Wesham, who had a lucky escape when her car crashed due to a damaged road near Moss Side. PIC BY ROB LOCK'6-4-2015

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A police officer has welcomed a decision to make safety improvements on a road where a woman had to be cut out of her car after an accident.

The Gazette reported how Tracey Gilpin, of Stable Close, Wesham, was driving safely at an estimated 30mph when her car left the road.

She claims subsidence at the edge of Moss Side Lane, near Lytham, caused her vehicle to leave the road.

Lancashire County Council has since placed cones at the side of the road “to make drivers aware of a depression”.

It added: “When we receive the police report into the incident we’ll consider any further action that may be needed.”

PC Ross Wills, of West Division Road Policing Unit, who attended the scene of the March 31 accident, said he will be pleased if action is taken.

“I drove the same stretch of road myself to check it and when you drive close to the kerb - as you need to do on the road when there’s an oncoming vehicle - you feel the wheels drag you towards the hedge,” he said.

“I welcome the council looking into the issue and hope that the standard of the road is improved.”

There have been four accidents on Moss Side Lane since the turn of the year, though only Mrs Gilpin’s crash is thought to have been caused by the standard of the road surface.

The 50-year-old mum-of-three was trapped in her vehicle for two hours and was treated in hospital for neck, back and wrist injuries.