Video: Demand for action over crash blackspot ‘S’ bend in Leeds street

Cars have repeatedly lost control on Pepper Road, Hunslet

Cars have repeatedly lost control on Pepper Road, Hunslet

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Residents of a road blighted by multiple accidents say action must be taken before someone is killed.

Speeding cars have repeatedly crashed into garden walls close to an ‘S’ bend on Pepper Road in Hunslet, Leeds.

Members of Hunslet Carr Residents’ Association say Leeds City Council has failed to address the problem despite regular complaints and the support of local councillors.

Chairman Kenny Saunders said: “We brought the issue up 18 months ago.

“The council’s highways people came out about 14 months ago to show us what measures were going to happen. But nothing has happened since.

“It’s only a matter of time before someone is killed. Something needs to be done.”

Residents and councillors of Hunslet are campaigning for safety measures after several accidents

Residents and councillors of Hunslet are campaigning for safety measures after several accidents

Barry and Catherine Dutton’s home has been hit nine times in the 25 years that they have lived there. Mr Dutton said: “We sit at home in an evening and you hear the cars screeching and you’re just waiting to hear the bang.”

Rodney Rawson, 70, said his front wall had been hit three times in the last year.

The residents want crash barriers to be installed on the bend along with speed cameras.

Coun Richard Lewis, the council’s executive member for transport, said the council was aware of the issue and several months’ work had been carried out to ensure traffic calming measures would be “effective and legal”.

He said: “This has all now been completed so I can confirm that signs will be installed to make this a 20mph zone, while speed cushions will be put on the road from early next month. Road safety is of paramount importance so having worked with local residents on these changes we are confident their concerns will be eased.”