State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has again called on local Police to increase patrols along McCaffrey Drive after yet another near miss for residents last night.
A young woman has had her car damaged by a vehicle travelling at speed down McCaffrey Drive. Her car was extensively damaged but the other vehicle involved drove off leaving a trail of damage behind.
Police patrols along McCaffrey Drive are irregular and the speed camera in place further along the road has already shown to be a failure.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“I will again be speaking with Police about increasing patrols to deal with drivers who use McCaffrey Drive as a speedway.”
“Residents have been telling my office that it was only a matter of time before another accident accoutred, after a major incident in April this year which saw an out of control car bring down power lines.”
“We are very lucky that nobody was killed as a result of this accident. A young woman has had her car totalled as a result of another out of control driver.”
“Residents want to see an increased Police presence along McCaffrey Drive to prevent speeding drivers before someone is killed.”
“I have written to the Local Area Command again to get more patrols in the area but resources are stretched to breaking point.”
“The Government needs to get on with completing the final section of the Newcastle Inner City Bypass, which will see a reduction in the volume of traffic using McCaffrey Drive as a rat run.”
“The Government should also review the positioning of the speed camera, given its remarkable failure to reduce casualty crashes in the area.”