Chris had the following email yesterday:
I wanted to write to you to inform you of a Lady who was knocked down early Thursday evening when crossing over Downhall Park Way whilst walking along Rawreth Lane.
It was early evening around 6pm, unfortunately she was wearing black and the driver who turned in to Downhall Park Way after returning from Rayleigh Leisure Centre, did not see her crossing and knocked her down. Luckily she escaped with a few cuts a bruises but it made me think that there is no pedestrian crossing at that junction and there isn’t much light at the junction either so that at night it makes it very hard for drivers to see pedestrians and for pedestrians to know when safe to cross.
I live just by the junction for Downhall Park Way and it made me think about the lack of pedestrian awareness at the junction given that since the traffic lights by Asda have been finished a pedestrian green man crossing has been put in place at every traffic light.
I wonder if you know if anything is to be done to change the crossing at Downhall Park Way/Rawreth Lane or if there is something you could do to get it changed.
Chris has talked to a couple of residents near the junction, and they support a controlled crossing here. We are going to meet up with County Highways to discuss this. Any thoughts or comments?