Sep 19 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Ormskirk Advertiser
A MUM of two is calling for measures to be taken to tackle an accident blackspot after her car veered off the road and flipped over.
Diane Dali, 40, was driving her car along Lancaster Lane in Parbold on September 8 when she turned a sharp corner and suddenly lost control of her vehicle.
Diane ploughed into a field where her car flipped over before coming to a stop.
Miraculously no one was injured in the accident but it left Diane extremely shaken.
The following Tuesday, September 10, there was another accident in the same spot, where the same thing happened.
This time the woman involved, who is believed to live locally, suffered injuries.
Diane, who works at the Co-op bank at Delph, said: “I’m not a dangerous driver, I was travelling below the speed limit.
“I don’t even know how I lost control of the car.
“There have been lots of accidents on this stretch of road over the last few years, some people think as many as 30.
“I walked away and am lucky to be alive but others might not be so lucky in the future.
“I travel down the road everyday to take my young children to school at Parbold Douglas academy.
“I’m extra careful when I’m on the road now, it really is only a matter of time until someone gets seriously hurt.”
Drivers believe there are several reasons the road is so treacherous.
The camber of the road is believed to be slightly off causing the surface to be uneven.
The awkward layout of the road is also a contributing factor and weather conditions such as rain also make the corner more hazardous.
Conservative Cllr May Blake for Parbold said: “There have been a number of accidents on this stretch of road over the past couple of years.
“The highways department has visited the site before and made several improvements such as extra signage.
“However the problem still exists as these recent accidents show.
“The highways department are now looking at more measures to tackle this stretch of road.”