Crash Road Passed With ‘Flying Colours’

Traffic planners have insisted a full safety audit into roads surrounding the new Churchdown Tesco passed with flying colours ahead of its opening.

The claims come in the wake of the death of an elderly woman near to the newly opened supermarket on Tuesday.

The 86-year-old was hit by a red Peugeot as she walked across a new pedestrian crossing, opposite the store in Cheltenham Road East at around 10.30am.

Despite first aid from staff at a nearby nurses’ station and swift transport via helicopter to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, she died from her injuries.

A spokesman for the county council said:
These works were approved by the council and carried out by Tesco’s contractors. They were assessed against national and local standards and guidance.