Woman hospitalised after crash at Graveley accident blackspot


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A woman was taken to hospital following a car crash at an accident blackspot yesterday (Sunday).

Police and paramedics were called to the junction of Graveley Road and North Road near Graveley at about 1.30pm.

Two cars - a red Nissan Micra and a blue Audi A3 - had been in collision, with the Audi hitting a tree.

A woman suffered a wrist injury and was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage for treatment.

Police closed the road in both directions while the vehicles were recovered. The road was reopened just before 3pm.

The Comet has previously reported how people believe changes to the layout of the junction made in May 2012 have turned it into an accident blackspot.

Work carried out included widening High Street to provide a left turn for vehicles turning into North Road; widening the North Road approach to provide two lanes at the Give Way sign, and a traffic island at the head of the right turn lane on the main route through the junction.

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With minor accidents becoming commonplace, motorists and Graveley Parish Council are calling on Herts Highways to change the junction before there is a fatality.

A spokesman for Herts County Council said recommendations to improve the junction will be made following a safety audit, including cutting back vegetation, replacing signs and providing an additional Give Way sign, and amending the road markings.

But motorists have said this is not enough.

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