Kempsford father calls for action after six-year-old girl is killed on dangerous road

Kempsford father calls for action after six-year-old girl is killed on dangerous road

Kempsford father calls for action after six-year-old girl is killed on dangerous road

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A KEMPSFORD man has called for the council to take action on a road where a six-year-old girl was killed earlier this month.

Conrad Giles lives along the C124 where Jess Marie Wright, six, was killed on July 19 after the car her stepmother was driving crashed into a hedge near the village.

Mr Giles said Wiltshire Highways urgently needs to address the issues of the C124.

Wiltshire Council has said it would be inappropriate to comment before the coroner had delivered his or her verdict on the incident.

"Without prejudice to the coroners findings,and the causes of the tragedy, the C124 carries an unsuitable 60mph speed limit, which combined with other factors make for a dangerous road," said Mr Giles.

He went on to say that the road is barely safe for 50mph speeds and also has uneven surfaces with potholes, wild animals roaming around on it, heavy lorries using it as a shortcut and poor surface water run off.

Mr Giles has two small children of his own and worries about the excessive speed cars travel along the C124.

A spokesman at Wiltshire Council said: "Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased following this tragic accident.

“The police will be thoroughly investigating, and any recommendations made by the coroner at a subsequent inquest concerning the highway will be given serious consideration by Wiltshire Council.

“It would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time.”

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