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Brockholes Brow crash: Petition launched calling for A59 safety changes

Posted on - 3rd May, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Fishwick, News, Ribbleton, Roads, Transport
Rachel and Shelby who died as a result of the Brockholes Brow crash

Rachel and Shelby who died as a result of the Brockholes Brow crash

Calls have been made for the A59 to be made safer following the death of two Preston women.

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Rachel Marie Murphy and Shelby Maher were struck by a car at Brockholes Brow as they and three friends crossed the road.

Now friends and family members have launched a petition asking for the road layout on the major road into Preston to be changed.

A petition on the county council website states: “We the undersigned petition the county council to install a pedestrian crossing on the A59 at Brockholes Brow/Tickled Trout Hotel.

“We also ask the council to reduce the speed limit and remove the middle lane as it is a potential hazard. We feel this would help to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on the road.”

So far 58 people have signed the petition which is open until Thursday 9 June.

An investigation into the crash, which took place on Wednesday 20 April at 6.30pm, is still ongoing.

Brockholes Brow was closed off for three and a half hours on Wednesday evening

Brockholes Brow was closed off for three and a half hours following the crash

Preston Police have made no arrests but no file has yet been passed to the coroner.

Rachel’s family and friends have received a full personalised kit from Liverpool FC for the ‘football mad’ Ribbleton woman to be buried in.

What do you think about the petition? Will you be signing it? Let us know your views in the comments below

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