Accident involving two Aintree pensioners shows how urgent new c

Marion Atkinson and Tony Carr


Molyneux Ward Labour Councillor Tony Carr said a horrific accident on a busy Aintree street which has seen two pensioners hospitalised proves how urgent the brand new crossing at the spot is needed.

 

Cllr Carr has been campaigning for the crossing near to the junction of Molyneux Way and Altway, since he was elected in 2010.

 

In the latest incident, a man in his 80s and a woman in her 70s were injured when they were in collision with a vehicle as they crossed the road.

 

The man suffered a broken ankle and facial injuries and was taken to hospital where he is in a serious but stable condition. The woman suffered cuts and bruises and was taken to hospital for treatment before later being released.

 

Now, Cllr Carr says the latest accident proves just how much the crossing is needed.

 

Cllr Carr said: "The junction at Molyneux Way and Altway is a busy stretch of road.

 

"Lots of people complained about struggling to cross at the road there, and it is a popular spot to cross because of the shops on either side of the road.

 

"Older people in particular struggled to cross safely.

 

"I have wanted this crossing near to the junction to make getting to and from the shops safer for the people of Aintree Village.

 

"I am delighted the crossing has now been installed. I just wish it had been a couple of weeks sooner.”

 

Molyneux Ward Labour Action Team leader Paula Murphy said she wished the two involved in last week's collision a speedy recovery.

 

Paula said: "By all accounts, the injuries were not life threatening, but any injury for a person in their 70s and 80s can be very serious.

 

"We wish them a speedy recovery and Cllr Tony Carr and the rest of the Labour Action Team will be pushing for the new crossing to be in operation as soon as possible."