Calls for action on West Hallam road

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Safety measures are to be put in place on High Lane in West Hallam following two recent incidents which saw cars leave the road.

In the latest incident, on Friday December 19, a parked car ended up balancing on a verge after being struck by a car which subsequently left the road.

The incident happened at 3.40pm on High Lane East. Derbyshire Police confirmed that a Mitsubishi was in collision with a parked Peugeot 207 before crashing through a fence and into a garden.

During another incident in the early hours of Saturday December 13, a car became wedged in a garage at High Lane Central after veering off the road and hurtling through the air the length of three gardens.

The car smashed through the garden gates of Fay Jones’ home. The driver of the car was questioned by police. No arrest was made.

Mrs Jones told the ‘Tiser: “My twin grandsons were asleep in the front bedroom that night when not only the car hurtled past but a concrete post landed feet from the window. Needless to say a tragedy could have happened.

“Past attempts by residents to get something done about calming the traffic on High Lane after other incidents have failed.

“There have been one or two incidents in the past but there are no traffic calming measures. Something really needs to be done before somebody is killed.”

In recent weeks police have talked with residents about introducing speed guns on High Lane.

A meeting will be held in a month between police constable Russell Crooks and residents.

• A 54-year-old Mapperley woman has been charged with failing to provide a breath test, assaulting a police officer and a public order offence, in relation to the December 13 incident. She will appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on January 8.