The leader of Radcliffe First has spoken out about the number of accidents occurring on a main road in Radcliffe.

Just this month two serious collisions have been reported on Water Street in Radcliffe, which has caused concern among local residents.

Read more: Main road shut by police after 'incident'

Earlier this month, Anthony Haughton died  after a collision.

On November 8 it was reported a female pedestrian was involved a collision vehicle whilst crossing the road.

Read more: Water Street partially shut after crash

Cllr Mike Smith said she was taken to hospital with back and hip injuries but are not thought to be life-threatening.

In May, the road was closed for a short time after a collision involving a van and a car.

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Radcliffe First leader Mike Smith said: “The issue around Tesco Express is one of relatively high footfall situated near a busy junction and bus stop.

“The habit some motorists have of parking on the pavement directly outside the store to visit, compounds the problem and restricts visibility for pedestrians exiting the store.

“We have asked for the yellow lines to be repainted outside the store and this is in the program to be completed.

“Further measures such as bollards placed to stop people bumping up on to the pavement to visit are a further option we shall be investigating.”