THE OWNER of a motorcycle store has branded a section of road outside her shop as a “fatal accident waiting to happen.”
Joy Bolton, owner of Wrexham Motorcycle Centre in Rhosrobin', on the Llay New Road, woke in the early hours of Friday morning to news that yet another vehicle had driven into the gates of her property.
Mrs Bolton, whose store is located on Rhosddu Industrial Estate close to the fly-over bridge above the A483, said it was only a matter of time “before someone is killed”.
She said: “We’ve had five accidents now (in a matter of months) where vehicles have crashed into our gates. They have all happened at similar times, the early hours of the morning.
“But what if it had happened an hour later, at 6.30am? There could be people waiting for the bus, walking to work or going to school.
“It’s a fatal accident waiting to happen and how long will it be before someone is killed?”
Mrs Bolton explained that one of the incidents over the past five months caused damage to the bus stop on the opposite side of the road to the shop, but she said it could have been a lot worse if there were people stood there.
“What if there had been kids standing at that bus stop? It doesn’t bear thinking about. Something has to be done about this stretch of road.
“It can be harmful for business. It doesn’t look good for passers-by.
“If someone was walking past this part of road in the early morning, they wouldn’t have stood a chance. It is very dangerous.”
The latest incident took place at around 5.33am on Friday at the railings opposite the Volkswagon garage.
A North Wales Police spokesman confirmed a green BMW 318 had been involved in a collision with two people, the driver and a passenger, involved in the accident.
There were no charges made in relation to the incident.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 5.38am to reports of a road traffic collision on Rhosddu Industrial Estate in Rhosrobin, Wrexham.
“We sent an emergency ambulance to the scene, and a man in his 20s with a head injury and a woman in her 20s with a leg injury were taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital.”
In a statement, Wrexham Council said: “We continually monitor road casualty statistic data throughout the county borough and investigate areas of concern including, when appropriate, implementation of targeted, cost effective remedial measures to help casualty reduction and make roads safer.”