Call for pelican crossing after motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in collision at Harrow Road ‘danger junction’

A motorcyclist was hospitalised after colliding with a van just weeks after a fatal accident at the same Westbourne Park junction.

Police closed Harrow Road at the junction with Chippenham Road on Tuesday morning and paramedics took the rider to St Mary’s Hospital with injuries that were “serious, but not believed to be life threatening”.

Margaret O’Brien, 93, who lived near Admiral Walk, died after a collision with a lorry in March and residents described crossing the road as a “gamble with their lives”.

Their have been renewed calls for Westminster council to install a pelican crossing at the junction and a petition (see below) has been signed by more than 100 people.

Sandra DeCosta, who lives opposite the junction, said: “Westminster are dragging their heels. How many more accidents have to happen, how many more people need to die? They need to hurry up.”

Labour group leader Paul Dimoldenberg said: “Action needs to be taken this week. I have written to the council to call for urgent action to protect residents at this dangerous junction.”

http://petitions.westminster.gov.uk/pelicancrossing/

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