Another car accident on Westgate Bay Avenue just after 9am this morning and this time, one of the cars involved has gone straight through the wall of Ethelbert Square, almost opposite the doctors' surgery.
I've written before that Westgate Bay Avenue has more than its fair share of crashes and partly because it's so busy. However, taking road safety into account, I'm not personally convinced that a great deal can be done to mitigate the risks because so many of the accidents, are, in my own view quite avoidable from a driver perspective and not simply a consequence of a busy road.
In the past year, I've seen two accidents at this spot and possibly four or five in total along a stretch of four hundred yards. One involved me nursing an elderly man who had walked out in front of a car, until the ambulance arrived.
Local residents who drive along the same area will know that they have to keep their eyes open because only too often and I'm speaking from experience, drivers using the busy doctors surgery can present a serious traffic hazard to other road users.
Parking restrictions would be highly unpopular and speed bumps ineffective and so I'm open to suggestions on how we might better avoid more such avoidable accidents in the future?