Bus stop and bench demolished

A bus stop and bench demolished in an accident on a busy road at Broughton, where the speed limit has recently been reduced from 40mph to 30mph, has led to further concerns over speeding and safety.

Wednesday, 6th August 2014, 7:00 am
The demolished bus stop and bench on Whittingham Lane.

Speeding on Whittingham Lane is already a PACT priority and following the accident at 8.30pm on July 28, a resident said: “A two-vehicle collision took place.

“One vehicle, a private hire car, collided with a concrete bus stop pole opposite 85 Whittingham Lane completely demolishing it, together with the seat alongside it.

“Fortunately, no would-be bus passengers were waiting at the time, otherwise a fatality would have taken place.”

Police say a taxi driver has been reported for an alleged section 3 offence.