HAMPSHIRE County Council will ask police for a collision record following yet another crash on a Basingstoke road dubbed ‘dangerous’ by a councillor

A council spokesperson said officers will be asking police for further details of the recent crash involving a car and an ambulance, as well as a study of the collision record for the route.

The county council will then consider whether any interventions are required to improve the safety of the road and the junction.

It comes after Basingstoke and Deane Borough councillor Simon Minas-Bound raised concerns about the safety of the intersection near the traffic-controlled junction on the A340.

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On Friday, March 8, there was a crash involving a car and an ambulance on the A340 near Basingstoke hospital at the junction of Priestley Road and Aldermaston Road. 

Following this, Cllr Minas-Bound demanded solution for the ongoing hazards posed by the intersection and what appears to be badly timed light phasing.

Reacting to the concerns, a Hampshire County Council spokesperson said: “We are sorry to hear of the recent incident and hope no-one was seriously hurt. Safety always comes first of course, and we prioritise our resources to sites where there is evidence that installing new highway measures will significantly improve road safety, taking traffic volumes and other relevant factors into consideration.

“We will be asking the police for further details of this particular incident and, together with a study of the collision record for the route, will consider if any interventions are required.”

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Cllr Minas-Bound had earlier emphasised the urgency of implementing measures to enhance safety at the junction, citing the frequency of crashes and near-misses in recent months.

“I believe this is the 18th accident in 15 months. Last week it was a police car and another vehicle,” he said.

"The safety of our residents, hospital staff and patients is paramount, and it's clear that immediate steps must be taken to address the dangers posed by this junction.

"We cannot afford to wait for another tragedy to occur before taking action.”