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Car that wrecked wall could have hit a child
CRASH: Lisa Davis with her son Jamie in her front garden after a car ploughed into it. Picture: Nick Toogood. 27080302
A VALE mum has called for a 20mph speed limit in her home village after a car ploughed into her garden for the second time.
Lisa Davis, who lives in Cleeve Prior, told the Journal this is the second time a car has lost control and come into her front garden in just over two-and-a-half years.
The accident happened at 3.20pm in Main Street, Cleeve Prior, on Wednesday, July 4, just a few minutes before the school bus arrived in the village.
Mrs Davis said children may have been injured had the crash happened 10 minutes later.
“I was picking my five-year-old daughter up from school when we heard screeching tyres. I ran down the road and saw the car struggling out my garden.
“My neighbour got the number plate. I had been expecting bleeding people but they just sped out the village.
“The children play in the front garden and if it had been 10 minutes later children would have been walking back from the bus stop.
“I am really upset about it.”
West Mercia Police said they were investigating and had requested a neighbouring police force check details of the vehicle.
Despite figures from the Safer Roads Partnership for Worcestershire showing there have only been two slight injury collisions in the village between 2009 and 2011 Mrs Davis said just prior to the family moving to their home two-and-a-half years ago another car did the same thing.
“The speeding in the village is a real issue,” said Mrs Davis. “We have a flashing sign but the limit should be reduced to 20 mph.”
But the county council said they had no immediate plans to reduce the speed limit.
Jon Fraser, customer and community manager, said: “As is always the case, if we receive a request regarding speed limit reductions from residents, we will look into things and assess the possibilities against a number of options, including safety, however, we have no immediate plans to reduce the speed limit to 20mph.”