A CAMPAIGNER has called for action to make the roads safer, after a crash involving a teenage boy.

Police were called to Stand Lane, Radcliffe, just before 2.25pm on Sunday to, what officers describe as “a concern for the welfare of a person”.

A police investigation is underway and a 15-year-old boy has been described as being in a “critical condition” in hospital. An 18-year-old has been charged with robbery, wounding and dangerous driving and has appeared in court.

Marian Peacock says there has been an ongoing problem on the road, and that “it is just a matter of time before someone is injured or killed”.

She added: “The whole structure is set up for speeding cars and bikes. It was only in February when there was a three-car collision, and we went to police and the council in September 2021.

“I understand that what the council can do is limited because of the budget set by central government. But this will keep happening if people think that nobody will stop them. You see so many parked cars.”

Marian says recent crashes are taking place in the same area, and it happens on a regular basis.

It prompted Marian to write a letter to Cllrs Gareth Staples-Jones and Alan Quinn.

She added: “It is now clearly only a matter of time before someone is killed or again, seriously injured.

“In the absence of a permanent speed camera or active and persistent policing including temporary speed cameras and road modification, nothing will change and we will be left with a widespread knowledge that you can speed up and down Stand Lane with no consequence and with persisting risks to life.”

Cllr Staples-Jones said he has been lobbying for the past 12 months, and has successfully secured £65,000 for a crossing on Stand Lane, near Chapelfield Primary school.

He added: “This is in the hopes it will be a safer place for residents to cross, to reduce speeding, and slow down traffic. I understand it’s very tragic and emotional, and they want to know when something is going to be done.

“Even though this a proactive step, I know there is still more to be done.”

Cllr Staples-Jones also said he would write to the police chief inspector to try and get a regular scheduled together for temporary speed checks.

Marian praised the new crossing and said it was really important for primary school children.

But she said the main crashes happen before this point.