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Two crashes on B2145 spark warning over safety

Lucky to escape injury - The car crashed through wooden railings on the Selsey road.

Photo by Louise Adams C130028-1 Chi Sel Car Crash

Lucky to escape injury - The car crashed through wooden railings on the Selsey road. Photo by Louise Adams C130028-1 Chi Sel Car Crash

TWO more crashes on the B2145 between Chichester and Selsey have emphasised the dangers of the country road.

“It’s a problem road, full stop,” said Sue Long on Facebook.

“It’s totally unsuitable for the volume of traffic. It was never designed for 2013 usage with its many blind bends and lack of places to overtake.”

The first accident happened on Saturday night, and involved a black BMW coming off the road and crashing through a fence.

Police attended the scene around 11pm, which took place two miles outside of Selsey.

The driver, a man in his 30s, was not injured as a result of the collision.

The second crash took place on Tuesday morning, around 9.25am, when a car rolled off the road. No-one was injured.

Paul Bedford, a Sidlesham parish councillor who has worked towards improving the road’s safety, said it was the environment, as much as the condition of the road, which contributed to how people drove on it.

“It’s the familiarity for people really,” he said.

“I guess there’s an ambition to get home and they just speed up.”

He added a danger of the road was that its lack of interesting features meant people were subconsciously putting their foot down, and added: “We need to make the road more interesting.

“It might make people slow down a bit more and feel they’re on a country road and not a race track.

Sidlesham has taken steps in this direction in recent months with the introduction of a new village sign, and has successfully campaigned for a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on some sections.

 

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