Coventry & Warwickshire

Safety plans after crashes on Ansty Road, Coventry

Junction under review Image copyright Clare Lissaman
Image caption The scheme aimed at reducing the number of road traffic accidents at the junction is planned

Councillors are discussing installing safety measures at a road junction in Coventry which has seen eight serious crashes in the past three years.

The incidents, including a fatal crash, happened at Ansty Road's junction with Wyken Croft, records show.

Five options are being considered, including introducing traffic lights, a mini roundabout or a signal stopping right turns out of Wyken Croft.

It follows an e-petition by residents who called for safety improvements.

The organiser of the petition wrote: "I have seen many accidents at the Ansty Road/Wyken Croft junction during peak times."

The council said the junction had a "poor record" and its report concluded the predominant factor in seven out of eight of the accidents "was drivers making a right turn manoeuvre either into or out of the junction".

The council recommended that one of its five options be included in budget calculations in the future.

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