Petition after death crash signed by 400

Scene of last month's tragedy in Muirhouse Road.
Scene of last month's tragedy in Muirhouse Road.

More than 400 people have signed a petition calling for speed bumps on a road where a Motherwell mum was knocked down and killed.

Residents say the measure is needed to slow down drivers because Twenty’s Plenty signs are having no effect.

Linda Carson (44) was hit by a car which mounted the pavement in Muirhouse Road, outside Grange Tower, last month. She was walking her dog at the time and was only a short distance from her home in Gresham View.

A man has been charged with driving offences following the tragedy and is in custody awaiting trial.

The petition demanding action to cut speed has been signed mostly by customers at the supermarket in Muirhouse Road.

Eileen Harrigan was prompted to organise it after she witnessed a driver going too fast just a week after Linda’s death.

She said: “I was at the supermarket with my daughter when I saw a motorist flying round the corner. I felt something had to be done.

“I don’t like speed bumps, but the Twenty’s Plenty signs are being ignored.

“It’s terrible that it’s taken a tragedy for a petition to be organised, but with more than 400 people signing it surely something must be done?

“The fact that most of the signatures came from the supermarket which is used by local people shows how concerned people in this area are.”

Eileen plans to send the petition to North Lanarkshire Council in the hope that the planning and transportation committee will take action.