Pedestrian dices with death as he crosses Hull’s busiest road

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Pedestrian dices with death as he crosses Hull’s busiest road

Pedestrian dices with death as he crosses Hull’s busiest road
2021-08-26 10:12:00
Shocking footage has been released of a pedestrian weaving through and dodging traffic on the A63 after choosing a dangerous route across the road at the Castle Street works. National Highways, formerly Highways England, has released the video footage of the pedestrian putting their life in danger, as well as risking the safety of others, to remind the public of the why measures are in place while road improvements take place. Read more: Road rage driver plays 'dangerous game' on A63 with mum, dad and baby The Safer Roads Humber partnership, which includes Hull City Council and Humberside Police, are urging people to follow the pedestrian diversions and stay out of the roadworks after several dangerous incidents caught on camera. In the footage, the person is seen crossing the city’s busiest road and clambering under a small gap in central reservation steel fencing, narrowly missing oncoming traffic. The pedestrian squeezed through barriers on the central reservation (Image: National Highways) Other rogue pedestrians caught on camera include skaters that broke into the works area to clamber on top of industrial piping and what appears to be an elderly person wandering down the centre of the busy road. Bernice Sanders, senior project manager at National Highways, said: “While we plan our work to minimise inconvenience to drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and residents, the measures we put in place are for one paramount reason – to ensure safety. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. “People who selfishly ignore the pedestrian diversions, like climbing through fencing, to save a few minutes on their journey are putting both their lives and others at risk.” Ruth Gore, spokesperson for Safer Roads Humber, added: “Safer Roads Humber has been undertaking speed enforcement on behalf of National Highways to manage traffic speeds to ensure the safety of the motoring public and those on the construction site whilst these road works are progressing. Skaters break into the works area on the A63 (Image: National Highways) “The majority of drivers are complying with the speed restrictions, and we thank them. “However, on this occasion it is other road users who are putting themselves and others in danger by entering the road works. We ask them to use the designated crossings so that everyone can share the road safely.” Near to the work, several ‘yellow brick’ road signs have been positioned to safely divert pedestrians, cyclists and skaters around the Mytongate junction improvement work, including along Hull’s new footbridge – Murdoch’s Connection – which links up Hull marina and docks to the city’s retail area. Councillor Dean Kirk, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways said: “We urge everyone to use the designated crossing places whilst National England carry out these essential improvement works to the A63. “Signs and measures are in place f

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