A Penarth man whose family was involved in a three car collision on Lavernock Road yesterday afternoon has taken to “Twitter” to criticise the South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit for not showing-up there.
Mr Baker says that local police units called for the South Wales Roads Policing Unit to attend – but no one arrived. The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service which often turns out to serious crashes to cut people out of wrecked cars – says it was not asked to attend the incident.
The South Wales Police Roads Policing Unit – based in Barry – prides itself on nabbing uninsured motorists and drivers with no licences. It runs its own Twitter page on which it displays a constantly-updated rogues-gallery of apprehended vehicles.
Yesterday afternoon’s crash happened at 16:14 at a notorious accident blackspot on Lavernock Road, Penarth – where there have been several previous collisions and where a tragic fatal accident occurred in December 2014.
Police said later that a BMW a Land Rover and a Toyota had been involved in the multiple crash on avernock Rd at approximately 16.14hrs but no one was seriously hurt. The say officers were on the scene at 16.33. The road wasn’t re-opened until 18.30hrs.
One Lavernock Road resident, Mr Eifion Pritchard, is calling for action from the Vale Council He says “this latest incident comes as no surprise given the excessive speed at which many vehicles travel and at peak times, the tail backs caused by vehicles turning into Westbourne Road.”