Crash site study welcomed by resident
AN investigation into causes of crashes on the A30 has been welcomed by a man who lives nearby.
Pierre Jordaan called for action to make the Cherry Orchard Lane junction at Sherborne Causeway safer following a collision earlier this month.
He claimed there are five or six accidents a year at the site and pointed to speeding traffic on the straight stretch of the A30 and the design of the junction as the cause.
Dorset County Council's highways department responded to Mr Jordaan's concerns by agreeing to look at the road to see if anything could be done to make it safer.
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A Dorset Police spokesman said: "There have been three reported road collisions along the A30 at Sherborne Causeway this year.
"Dorset Police is aware that residents have expressed a concern regarding speeding traffic in this area and, of course, speed is one of the main contributing factors in collisions.
"Local Safer Neighbourhood Teams regularly complete speed checks in North Dorset and offending motorists are dealt with appropriately.
"In addition, local officers, supported by members of the Safety Camera Partnership have been focusing on roads such as the Sherborne Causeway in order to target offences like excessive speed."
Mr Jordaan said he believed only serious collisions were reported to police.
He added: "It's a good thing if highways are going to look at it. We'll see if anything gets done."