Road safety investigators to visit scene of Quedgeley death crash
HIGHWAY chiefs investigating traffic speed along the A38 at Quedgeley are to visit the site of a death crash next week.
Motorcyclist Martin Acock, 43, from Stroud, died after a crash involving a lorry on October 20.
A police investigation is under way, but there have also calls for Gloucestershire County Council highways to launch its own investigation into the 70mph speed limit of the dual carriageway.
The junction with the entrance to Kingsway was the site of the most recent crash.
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County councillor Jackie Hall (C, Quedgeley) called for the investigation to be launched.
She said: "I am very pleased that the council is now looking in more depth at the road and I hope that, when it comes to the meeting, the police investigation will have come up with some findings that will help inform where we go from here."
Highways officers will meet representatives from the police and the Highway Safety Partnership on the road in the week commencing November 11.
Andrew Parker-Mowbray, from the accident investigation and prevention team at the Road Safety Partnership, said: "I am hopeful that the ongoing police collision investigation into this incident will be sufficiently advanced by the time of this meeting to enable us to review the situation with the full information available to us, including vehicle reports and witness statements."
The issue is also going to be discussed by concerned Quedgeley parish councillors at their next meeting on November 19 at 7.30pm at Quedgeley Community Centre.