On Wednesday 18 April 2018 at approximately 5pm, there was a road traffic accident on County Road near the junction with Yew Tree Road which cuts across the A59, in which a motorcyclist suffered multiple serious injuries and sadly later died at Aintree Hospital.

A number of police vehicles remained at the scene until past 9pm with the road closed during that time.

This accident follows others in recent times including the fatal collision at the Green Lane/Hayfield Road junction, and numerous crashes at the Fiveways junction further down.

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“This is yet another tragic accident and my thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and his family at this time.

“On such a short strip of road along the A59 there have been a high number of accidents and collisions and this cannot continue. Lives are being lost and serious injuries being sustained.

“I repeat my plea to Lancashire County Council as the Highways Authority to prioritise the A59 County Road for road safety and traffic calming measures, as they have previously indicated to me that they would be relooking at the junction with Hayfield Road and Green Lane. 

“I have written to the Lancashire County Council Chief Executive and the Highways Director seeking urgent assurances that there will be a rapid response to this latest accident and for the whole stretch of road and its junctions to be reviewed at the same time.

“We need swift action to ensure we don’t have more accidents and fatalities on this road and that the junctions are safe.”

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