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Another accident on Perry Vale
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appetite4


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22-09-2015 02:48 PM

Please see below my message to traffic@lewisham.gov.uk this afternoon

I know others have expressed concern about this stretch of road before. If you share my concerns please also contact them

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Dear Sirs,

I have just passed the scene of the second accident in the exact same spot in the last three months.

On both occasions a vehicle has struck the City Walk Apartments building after crossing the footpath. Both vehicles struck the building within six feet of each other by the Perry Vale bistro. The first shattered the equipment room doors. The business has not even had time to replace those properly before this latest incident.

Had today's vehicle struck the building six feet to the left of the first one rather than six feet to the right it would have entered the bistros bar and restaurant area through the glass patio doors and potentially caused serious injury to anyone dining there.

Add to these two incidents the accident that demolished the bus stop barely 50m away (which did cause serious injury to a person waiting at the bus stop) and there is clearly reason to suggest that the road layout and traffic calming measures through this stretch need urgent review. The pavement here is busy with foot traffic to and from the railway station and a fatality may occur if something is not done.

I cannot comment on the detailed causes of the accidents. The police, who are in attendance at the moment, will no doubt give you their expert opinions on each of the incidents. As someone who uses this stretch of pavement daily I can say that poor sight lines around the extended bend and excessive vehicle speed seem likely contributory factors to me.

I also regularly see issues with parking on the double yellow lines causing serious congestion and traffic to be forced onto the wrong side of the road. This is particularly bad when there is an event in the nearby entertainment hall but pedestrians being picked up from, and dropped off at, the railway station causes further congestion and again forces traffic onto the wrong side of the road. Add in large numbers of pedestrians crossing along the whole length of the bend because there is no properly defined crossing point and all in all it's a mess.

Please do contact the police to get their input on the incidents I have mentioned above and have the whole stretch of road reviewed urgently. If possible please institute further measures to prevent a recurrence of accidents like the one this afternoon.

I would very much like to be kept informed of the findings of any review and the plans for action, or reasons for inaction.

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Another accident on Perry Vale - appetite4 - 22-09-2015 02:48 PM
RE: Another accident on Perry Vale - Jane2 - 22-09-2015, 06:36 PM
RE: Another accident on Perry Vale - P1971 - 22-09-2015, 09:06 PM
RE: Another accident on Perry Vale - Snazy - 23-09-2015, 04:54 PM
RE: Another accident on Perry Vale - corvair - 24-09-2015, 10:29 AM

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