Another Road Accident

Yesterday evening, another civilian has been hit by a car on Empire Way.

It’s safe to say that this road is a danger to pedestrians, used daily by locals and visitors to reach bus transport links or to access Lakeside Way and now the Outlet. Empire Way has proved to be not very crossable due to speeding motorists, especially impatient ones who overtake other cars.

A year ago, on the 26th February 2013, Blog on the Block received 5 reports made by residents about the danger of this road, in particular, after a young boy was hit by a food delivery van and sadly passed away.

Opinion from residents about the accident included:

It was only a matter of time
I strongly recommend Council or who so ever responsible to take some action now rather waiting for another incident to happen.”
I want council or who so ever responsible to have at least traffic light on round about or controlled crossing for the families who lives in Quadrant Court and Forum House.
Sadly a life was gone yesterday This junction is a death row.”
Road crossing is risky because you don’t know which side of the junction traffic comes from. This is made worse by traffic on lakeside way after the new Hilton opened.

It appears that Brent Council Leader Muhammed Butt and Quintain’s Master Planner Julian Tollast need to think less about ‘Wembley’s Ruins’ and start tackling ‘Wembley’s Roads’.

Julian Tollast, Head of Planning and Design at Quintain with Brent Council Leader, Muhammed Butt

Julian Tollast, Head of Planning and Design at Quintain with Brent Council Leader, Muhammed Butt at the installation of Wembley’s Ruins on Empire Way.

 

Image source: Kilburn Times & @Tim_A_Roberts on Twitter.