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Calls for action after Huncoat car crash
CALLS have been made to tackle issues on a problem road after a car plunged down a steep embankment.
A Corsa carrying two men in their twenties and a teenage girl had ploughed thorough railings in Burnley Road, Huncoat and hit a block of flats in Juniper Court.
A 26-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were taken to hospital after the incident on Tuesday at 11pm.
Police are investigating.
Following the incident, residents and councillors have called for traffic calming measures, and say the road is plagued by constant speeding.
Huncoat councillor Dave Parkins, said that drivers coming from the M65 and Accrington bypass main-tain a high speed into Huncoat.
He said: “My bedroom and living room face on to Burnley Road and some nights I am just waiting for the sound of the crash.
“I have urged Lancashire County Council to install a speed camera.”
Juniper Court resident Ann Roper was awoken when the car hit her buil-ding. She said: “It sounded like a bomb was going off. When I looked outside, all these people were rushing around to help.”
Sharon Burton, who is a neighbour, said: “It’s a really dangerous stretch of road, especially when they turn into Bolton Avenue.”
Lancashire County Coun Tim Ashton, who oversees Highways, said: “I’d be interested to hear a report from the police so we can investigate what needs to be done for safety purposes on this road. “ The 26-year-old driver from Burnley suffered a deep cut to the back of his head, along with internal bruising.. The 19-year-old woman from Padiham and a 22-year-old man from Hapton suffered bruising, shock and also whiplash injuries.