Accidents  frequent at Chipping Norton intersection

THE sounds of collisions and emergency vehicles day and night are familiar to Chipping Norton residents on the corner of Epsom and Newbridge roads.

Badar Haouam and his family have lived across from the intersection for more than 10 years.

"I've seen six but have heard of many," he said of the accidents.

"There could be anything from two to six accidents a month."

He blamed speeding on Newbridge Road and Epsom Road drivers misjudging the speed of oncoming vehicles.

"You have to wait a long time for the right moment to drive through, and you don't want to drive in at the wrong time," he said.

"It's difficult to turn at the corner because cars are going so fast."

He said traffic lights or a roundabout would help.

Four years ago, his partner, Catherine wrote to Liverpool Council saying the intersection was dangerous. She sent another letter two years ago, Mr Haouam said.

Liverpool traffic sergeant Damian Leemon said he had raised safety concerns at a Liverpool traffic committee meeting.

"There are collisions regularly," he said.

"It's because of the give-way sign, people fail to give way when they turn the corner."

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