Westhoughton death road safety review halted until police investigation finished
A SAFETY review of a road where a pensioner died has been put on hold until police have finished their investigation.
Cllr David Wilkinson, a member of Westhoughton Town Council, has called for urgent action after 65-year-old pedestrian Maurice Insher-wood died following a collision with a car in Leigh Road, Westhoughton, earlier this month.
Mr Isherwood suffered serious injuries, including a bleed to the brain and a punctured lung, and died six days later in hospital.
Cllr Wilkinson contacted Bolton Council asking whether a review of the safety on the road would take place. He has called for a review of the speed limit in Leigh Road, between Washacre and the railway bridge, and he also asked if a driver feedback sign could be moved from near the entrance of Daisy Hill Railway Station to between Washacre and the railway bridge. Cllr Wilkinson has also asked for crash barriers in Leigh Road to be extended.
However, he says the council dismissed his requests.
He said: “I am a bit disappointed that everything has been dismissed.
“Leigh Road is a dangerous road. It has always been a fast one.
A Bolton Council spokesman said: “We are awaiting the outcome of the police investigation.”
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