Ex-councillor voices fears after crash at 'hot-spot'
A FIVE-CAR crash at a notorious accident blackspot has sparked fresh calls for improved safety measures.
The collision at the junction of St Catherine Street and Water Street, which brought traffic to a standstill for more than an hour, follows a series of near-misses and minor bumps.
Now former town councillor Ann Thomas, who has been campaigning for greater measures for several years, says action is needed to slow speeds and improve visibility.
Mrs Thomas, who lives nearby at Gors Court, is calling for transport bosses to take urgent action.
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She said: "Does there need to be a fatality for something to be done?
"We cannot simply wait for that to happen.
"Surely this latest accident involving five cars proves that something needs to be done now.
"There have been several accidents since I have been living here, many of them because of speed.
"I'm not sure what caused the accident last week, but visibility is another problem at the junction.
"It may not seem a lot to some people, but in the past 10 years there have probably been around a dozen accidents at those lights."
Mrs Thomas is calling for a speed camera to monitor traffic as well as further preventative measures.
"There are speed bumps along parts of Water Street, but they are also needed elsewhere because the problems are still with us."
A Carmarthenshire Council spokesman said: "The county council has provided improvements along St Catherine Street and is currently scoping options for any further additional works."