Gosport blackspot is not a priority, says county council

March 1962 and a naval rating signals Halt to more conventional traffic as the Saunders-Roe SRN1 crosses the seafront at Lee-on-the-Solent and returns to HMS Ariel, now the site of the Hovercraft Museum. Roles such as anti-submarine warfare, air-sea rescue and mine countermeasures were foreseen.						                                Pictures courtesy Amberley Publishing

Spotlight hovers over Lee-on-the-Solent museum

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HAMPSHIRE County Council has said an accident blackspot in Gosport is not a priority for further safety measures.

The authority said the traffic light-controlled junction of Heritage Way and Grove Road in Hardway, Gosport, had seen the number of accidents halved since it introduced a red light camera scheme in October 2007.

It has since added improved signs, vehicle activated signs and bollards at the junction to improve safety.

It comes after a crash on Monday at 11.45am at the junction and reported in The News, which saw the 64-year-old female driver of a Kia Sportage taken to hospital.

She was checked out by staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital but was uninjured.

A 20-year-old man driving a Fiat Punto in the two-car collision was also uninjured.

No county council councillors were available for comment during the pre-election period.

But a spokesman said: ‘We are sorry to hear about the recent accident.

‘When a serious accident occurs, we work with the police and relevant district council, to review the full circumstances and determine any improvement or remedial measures.’

He added he could not comment further while this review is taking place.

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