Speed camera call on accident road

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SPEED cameras are needed to prevent accidents on a St Annes Street, according to residents who are tired off dealing with the aftermath of accidents.

And they say a paperboy was almost hit in the collision that left a car in ruins and a lamp post destroyed on St Thomas Road.

A black Nissan Note collided with the lamp post at around 7.30am on Sunday.

David Bond, a resident of the road for 14 years, said: “The parents of the paperboy have no idea they almost lost their son.

“We should be looking at a bunch of flowers out there at the moment.

“How the paperboy was not hurt I just don’t know.

“On a Monday night when the motorbikes come to St Annes you can hear them going through their gearbox and they’re doing up to 70mph before they hit the bottom of the road. We need speed cameras to deter these people.

“Recently we had another crash where a car went through a wall near the bridge, and there’s been accidents down the school side .”

Council workers removed the lamp post and filled the hole with asphalt – it is now the second missing lighting column in the area.

Andy Ashcroft, highways manager for Fylde, said: “We replace any street lights which are damaged beyond repair or knocked down, and are planning to replace the lighting column on St Thomas Road within the coming weeks. The lighting column on St Andrews Road will be replaced by the end of the week.

“We will discuss residents’ concerns about speeding with the police at our next regular meeting. I would ask people to report any safety concerns to us.”

n A 56-year-old man was charged with driving with alcohol above the legal limit, and two counts of using a passenger vehicle with tyres of insufficient tread, following Sunday morning’s incident on St Thomas Road.