Beverley Road double tragedy sparks calls for safety action

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Beverley Road double tragedy sparks calls for safety action

Beverley Road double tragedy sparks calls for safety action
2021-07-14 04:00:00
Hull City Council's opposition group is set to ask what steps officials are taking to stop road accident deaths following a double tragedy on Beverley Road. Liberal Democrat Cllr Paul Drake-Davis is set to table a question on Hull City Council's plans for road safety measures at a meeting on Thursday, July 15 following the crash. Read more: Tributes to crash victim 'Felly' left at scene of Beverley Road double tragedy Opposition group leader Cllr Mike Ross, of Beverley and Newland along with Cllr Drake Davis ward where the crash happened, said they backed lower speed limits despite not being “universally popular”. A Hull City Council spokesperson said their thoughts were with the families bereaved following the accident on Thursday, July 8. The spokesperson added they were waiting on the outcome of an ongoing Humberside Police investigation into the crash and declined to comment further. To sign up for the Hull Live newsletter, click here. A section of Beverley Road remained closed on the morning following the crash on Thursday, July 8. The comments come after two men died in the accident which saw a motorcycle hit a pedestrian in Beverley Road near the junction with Evergreen Drive. Emergency services attempted to revive both men but they died at the scene, with specialist officers currently supporting the affected families. Cllr Ross said the opposition were raising the issue of road safety and asking what the ruling Labour group planned to do to address it in light of the “tragic accident”. He added lower speed limits in that stretch of Beverley Road would likely not affect traffic moving out of Hull along one of the major thoroughfares into the East Riding. The Liberal Democrat leader said: “We've pushed previously for changes there including a crossing close to the site of the accident before. Find the latest traffic updates in your area “But, when we did, we were told the data didn't back up the case for putting one in. “We still support a crossing and lowering the speed limit to make it safer, more could be done to help. “We're getting a lot of residents contacting us around the idea of bringing the speed limit down, but we also recognise it wouldn't be universally popular and others will have different views. Watch to find out about staying save on the road: Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now “A crossing would hold up as far as traffic is concerned, it wouldn't be used all the time, and there's an argument to say that flows are better when speeds are lower. “But when the safety of pedestrians is involved that is a good enough reason to look at it regardless. “Part of it comes down to road users themselves, there needs to be some responsibility there. “Traffic in Evergreen Drive is what you'd expect, it's busy at peak times and not so much at other points in the day. “But that part of Beverley Road is used by people coming in and out of Hull, if you know the area it's not so bad but it's one of the busiest roads

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