CONCERNS have been raised about ‘dangerous’ speeding in a Yate road after a woman was hit by a car and, in a separate incident, a driver lost control and almost crashed into numerous vehicles.

After two incidents in less than 10 days in Rodford Way, South Gloucestershire Councillor John Gawn has called on drivers to obey the 40mph limit before there is a fatal collision.

He also wants residents to attend a meeting next week to discuss possible action to tackle the speeding issue.

Cllr Gawn said: “There is an obvious problem with the speed of cars on an evening or a night. We get regular comments about this sort of thing from residents who are worried.

“You can hear the cars using it as a race route. We need to come up with ideas on what we can do about it because it could be that the problem is the road.

“Police are aware of it but it is becoming more of a nuisance. We need to get together and talk about these issues because it could get worse if we don’t do anything about it – maybe we could start a petition as residents.

“We have a meeting next week and I encourage residents to come and have a discussion.”

Yate Town Council are holding a planning and transportation meeting on Tuesday, January 14 at 7.30pm at Poole Court. Cllr Gawn wants residents to attend to discuss possible action to make the road safer.

On Saturday, December 28 a car reportedly lost control before leaving the road near the Abbotswood junction.

Dashcam footage of the incident showed that it narrowly avoided multiple vehicles before coming to a stop on a pathway nearby.

Then on January 6 a female pedestrian was hit by a car near the junction for Sundridge Park.

The Gazette understands she was not seriously injured but she did require hospital treatment.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called on Monday at just after 5pm about a collision reportedly involving a pedestrian and a car on Rodford Way, Yate. Our crews treated a female patient at the scene and transported her to hospital by ambulance for further care.”

Police closed the road for over an hour.