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Resident demands stronger barriers for 'serious accident spot' in the High Road in Leavesden
A Leavesden resident is urging the council to install stronger barriers at a busy junction "before a person or child is killed."
Ray Gilby is growing increasingly concerned about the junction where the High Road in Leavesden meets the A405 roundabout, and has urged the council to install sturdier pedestrian safety barriers than the ones already in place.
Mr Gilby, who has lived on the High Road for 13 years, claims cars unknowingly speed up to the roundabout after leaving Hunton Bridge roundabout and have limited sight.
The 67-year-old said: "This is a serious accident spot. There have been three accidents at the same spot since December.
"There was an accident at exactly the same place on January 2, where a van crashed into the central reservation.
"If a pedestrian had been there it would have been a serious incident. There was also tape in place, where the first crash had taken place and plastic barriers from the second crash.
"There had clearly not been enough time to make repairs, before the third accident took occurred.
"I would urge the council to install a stronger barrier at the pavement side before a person or child is killed."
Mr Gilby said he often walks around the area with his grandchildren and says he is worried "the likelihood of someone being seriously injured or killed is high."
He claims that the temporary barriers installed by the council on numerous occasions after accidents are "just a patch up."
He added: "The safety barrier in place at the moment isn’t strong enough. It seems to be steel mesh, which even a bicycle could cycle through.
"We cannot stop this 100 per cent but we could try to limit the odds of an accident happening."
Andrew Dawson, spokesman from Hertfordshire County Council, said: "Our highway officers are closely coordinating with police on the cause of the recent accidents, and looking at a range of different barrier solutions to better protect pedestrians."