Concern over Painswick Road roundabout after smash
CONCERNS over the safety of a road junction in Gloucester have been raised after a man was hospitalised following a collision.
The 39-year-old Gloucester man was rushed to hospital after the suspected hit-and-run collision on the Cotteswold Road and Painswick Road junction.
Firefighters, police and the ambulance service were all called out just after 10pm on Monday, May 28.
Longlevens resident David Bennett, who drove past the scene, said the junction was dangerous.
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He said: "I was coming back from Painswick and I got as far as Heron Way, and the road was closed.
"I looked down the road and it was like Christmas lights, there was so much blue, so I knew it wasn't just a small thing.
"I think motorists approach the junction too quickly, and I think there's evidence that certainly something needs to be done to slow traffic down."
Readers have also raised concerns about it online at our website thisisgloucestershire.co.uk.
One wrote: "Only a matter of time till there was a nasty accident here. I have seen several close calls before.
"There seems to be some confusion with cars turning right onto the main road [from Cotteswold Road]. A lot of cars just pull out and quickly, zoom across the roundabout as they get tired of waiting for a break in the busy traffic."
Another added: "I don't think this is the first bad accident here.
"To be honest, it's a nightmare.
There just isn't enough visibility for a roundabout."
The collision involved a black Volkswagen Fox, a silver Ford Fiesta and a red Renault Laguna.
The driver of the Volkswagen was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
A 55-year-old man and 52-year-old woman were also pulled from the Ford.
The 34-year-old driver of the Renault, who allegedly left the scene, was arrested later at his home so suspicion of drink driving and failure to stop at the scene of a collision.
He has been bailed until August 7.