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A MOTHER whose family were 'inches away from being hit' in a motorbike death crash has called for traffic-calming measures.
Tracy Evans, 41, was walking with her husband, two child-ren aged eight and 11, and her mother and father-in-law along Stonygate Lane, Ribchester, last Sunday afternoon, when an out-of-control motorbike careered into their path following a collision with a car at a crossroads.
“My husband and daughter would have been in the exact spot the motorbike landed if they hadn’t stopped to look at glass from a previous accident,” said Mrs Evans, of nearby Dutton, who runs a logistics company.
“It was so close that my daughter got grit in her eye.
"I’m shaking, thinking about it now. I could have been a widow and have lost a child.”
Mrs Evans said she called for an ambulance while her husband and father-in-law gave first aid to the rider, 60-year-old Kevin Sinfield of Withnell, near Chorley.
Mr Sinfield’s bike collided with a silver Vauxhall Astra at the junction of Stonygate Lane and Clitheroe Road, driven by a man in his 70s.
Mrs Evans said she has been told by neighbours that the road has been closed due to accidents nine times in the space of a year.
She said: “We need better signage or traffic calming measures, and I’m going to ask our MP Nigel Evans if there’s something he can do to help.”
Brian Eagle, public realm manager at Lancashire County Council, said: “I’m very sorry to hear of this incident.
“One of our engineers has already inspected the site.”
Mr Sinfield, who worked as a mechanic at Auldene Garden Tools in Croston, leaves wife Maria and two daughters, Claire, 28 and 23-year-old Nina.
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