Call for action after another overturned lorry causes chaos (video)
A COUNCILLOR is hoping to meet with the Highways Agency after another overturned lorry in Hedon Road caused chaos during rush hour.
Traffic heading into the city centre was delayed yesterday after the heavy goods vehicle crashed at the Marfleet Lane roundabout.
Emergency services rushed to the scene at about 9.20am and the lane was closed until about 4.30pm, when the lorry was moved.
Marfleet ward councillor Sean Chaytor has been campaigning over safety on this stretch of Hedon Road, which is maintained by the Highways Agency, not Hull City Council.
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He said: "When I read the news, I just felt sick, and officers at the council can't believe it's happened again.
"They are deeply concerned by the issue.
"It has been going on for several years, whether it's because of speed or the state of the road, something needs to be done.
"Everyone is concerned and it's a shame that it is not our road and we can't do more to maintain it.
"We've had lorries go into telegraph poles and collide with the crash barriers.
"Thankfully, nobody was killed in this latest accident.
"The police will no doubt be working with the council and Highways Agency to find out why it happened."
Councillor Chaytor said the council will join representatives from the Highways Agency for a routine meeting on Thursday next week.
He is hoping to attend to voice his concerns and those of fellow councillors, residents and motorists who regularly use the busy stretch of road.
He said: "It has been windy, so whether that contributed to the crash we don't know.
"There are many potholes in the tarmac and we need to speak with the relevant people and make sure action is taken.
"For the safety of motorists and the protection of the public as a whole."
The driver was said to be "very shook up" but escaped the crash uninjured.
Eyewitness Adam Brett, who lives in Hedon Road, said: "The lorry ended up across the pavement. It was lucky nobody was hurt.
"It's not the first time there has been an accident like this on the roundabout.
"They seem to be happening more regularly."
There have also been three lorry spills near the Mount Pleasant junction in the past 18 months.
The city council confirmed new road markings have been laid out at the roundabout, near Victoria Dock, to help guide drivers around the junction.
Concerned motorists who saw the crash in Hedon Road took to Twitter to discuss the ongoing safety issues.
One woman posted: "How frightening, I hope driver is okay. Hedon Road needs clearer signs, a few lorries have overturned on this route."
Other users said they were waiting over an hour in traffic and hoped the council and Highways Agency would take immediate action.