Dad dies after ditch crash

A LOCAL action team chairman says his 'worst fears have been realised' now that someone has died on a dangerous road outside his house. Darren Law, from Clevedon, died on Monday from injuries sustained when his car skidded into a rhyne in Wick Road, Wick

A LOCAL action team chairman says his 'worst fears have been realised' now that someone has died on a dangerous road outside his house.Darren Law, from Clevedon, died on Monday from injuries sustained when his car skidded into a rhyne in Wick Road, Wick St Lawrence.The 34-year-old father of one was taken to hospital after the crash on October 19 but died this week. Wick St Lawrence LAT chairman Tony Allen says he and other residents have been appealing for six years for people to slow down on Wick Road in the village because they are endangering themselves and other people.Mr Allen, who lives off Wick Road, says up to 1,000 cars a day are speeding through the village at up to 70mph.He said: "We have tried everything to try to get people to slow down."Cars are always going in ditches around here. Every two to three weeks there is one in a ditch. People have even hit the school bus a couple of times. "I am appealing to motorists to slow down on the road."Darren Law's family issued a statement saying: "Darren kept life long friends from his school days and made many more in adult life."He was the proud father to Archie, his seven month old son and loving partner to Lucy, his girlfriend of six years."Always putting people before himself he was very popular and much loved by those who knew him and will be surely missed."Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened at about 7.55am. Darren was driving a Volvo 850 when he failed to make a right hand turn.Anyone with information should call the Collision Investigation unit on 0845 4567000.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus