Mum fears second truck tragedy as lorries avoid Clean Air Zone
A mum has expressed concern about the number of HGVs using Lansdown Lane to avoid the Bath Clean Air Zone. The Weston woman (who did not want to be identified) has children at the All Saints Primary School and said the road had become “dangerous” to cross. Recalling the tipper truck tragedy of 2015 that claimed the life of Bath four-year-old Mitzi Steady, she said: “Because of Mitzi it’s so much more in all of our thoughts.
“Over the last few weeks, these big trucks have all been diverting around to go through the village. “I’ve noticed that when I do the school run I never had to wait before and that was why I chose to go that way – now we are waiting and waiting. “Big lorries aren’t supposed to go down there because of the weight restriction, but now it’s literally like they don’t have a clue about the sign and they are just coming through the village.”
Looking for Bath’s top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here. Six years ago, on February 9, a 32-tonne tipper truck hurtled down Lansdown Lane, crashing into pedestrians and parked cars. A court later heard that its brakes were defective and its driver was helpless to stop it on the steep hill.
Robert Parker, 59, Philip Allen, 52, and Stephen Vaughan, 34, from Wales, also lost their lives. Others, including Mitzi’s grandmother, sustained life-changing injuries.
The Weston mum said she was worried about the extra traffic coming past the primary school and into the village. “It’s quite worrying with all the children about and there are a lot of people going on about it.
I understand that with the zone all they can do is go around it, but it’s not the answer. “Another day a big truck was going down the high street and it got stuck outside Tesco. “My thoughts are that the Clean Air Zone is trying to cut out pollution in the centre of Bath and they have just given it to us.
It’s just ridiculous,” she said. Have you been affected by the Bath Clean Air Zone? Email email@example.com to get in touch.
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