Teen still in hospital two weeks after crash

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 June 2014

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WITNESSES are still being sought after a girl was left hospitalised in a collision with a car in Brean last month.

The 16-year-old is still being treated at Bristol Royal Infirmary a fortnight on from the crash in South Road, near to Brean Leisure Centre, during school half term on May 27.

Brean and Berrow Residents’ Association chairman Robert Munn has called for improved traffic calming in the area in response to the crash, to guard against any repeat incident.

Police were first called to the site just after 5pm, and cordoned off a stretch of highway to allow a forensic analysis of the scene before the girl was airlifted by South West Air Ambulance to Bristol.

A police spokesman told The Mercury this week that ‘nothing has changed’ within the investigation, and urged anyone with information to call police on 101.

Brean resident Mr Munn said that the accident highlighted the need for a safer passage of traffic during busy periods, with thousands often descending on Brean Leisure Park, in which the centre lies, during the holiday season.

He said: “I don’t want to apportion any blame, I don’t know the ins and outs, but generally there are a lot of problems in this area with traffic and something needs to be done.

“It needs to be slowed down, you see them accelerating well above the speed limit in certain places. The council doesn’t seem to have spoken about it at all, and in the summer it is a nightmare. It needs to be discussed within the police and associations from the area.”

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