A junction in Stevenage where a young girl died after being hit by a car, is being investigated by the town's MP...
Stephen Macpartland says the crossing at ASDA on Monkswood Way could be confusing for pedestrians to know when to walk or not.
10 year-old Yesmine Moumen died from her injuries just before Christmas 2010.
Stephen met with her Father at the crossing to discuss the issue.
He's been telling JACK fm that while there, he was approached by
confused pedestrians: "While I was standing there it looked like the
green man was on, but there were vehicles turning at the same time.
People attempting to cross couldn't decide whether to go or not because
vehicles were moving."
(BELOW: Yesmine Moumen tragically died at the junction)
Stephen continued: "I am calling for local people to give me their
experience of using the junction, so that I can take that evidence to
the County Council.
I know they believe most issues have been resolved there, but I want to tell then the day-to-day experiences of pedestrians."
(ABOVE: Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland with Yesmine's Father)
Mr McPartland's appeal comes just a week after a collision between a lorry and a car at the junction, which led to the lengthy closure of Monkswood way.
Stuart Pile, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, told JACK fm:
"Hertfordshire Highways engineers have carried out a thorough
investigation of the traffic signals at Monkwood Way.
No faults were
found with the signals.
Although the junction is operating as
specified, we take the concerns of the public seriously and any further
queries raised will be addressed by Hertfordshire Highways."
AUDIO: Hear more from Stephen McPartland on the audio player below...
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