Road safety fears for Sheffield double crash road

There have been several accidents on a road where two teenagers died in a double fatal collision at the weekend, residents have claimed.

Joshua Fothergill and Liam Parkin, both aged 19, died at the scene of the crash on Blackburn Road, Wincobank, at 1am on Saturday.

They had been travelling in separate cars which were involved in a collision near the Railway pub.

Three others men were injured.

Some residents said ‘more needed to be done’ on the street as there had been several collisions.

There are ongoing roadworks on the street.

Adam Heritage wrote on The Star’s Facebook page: “The amount of times I’ve driven down that road and seen floral tributes as someone has died is beyond belief.

“Authorities need to do more to make that road safer although don’t think those roadworks are helping at the minute, they need to be controlled by lights not priority signs.”

Sheffield Council said roadworks on the street were being undertaken by a contractor of Northern Powergrid.

Officers attended at the weekend, at the request of police, to rearrange barriers and allow vehicles to pass as they could not reach Northern Powergrid.

Touching tributes have been paid to Joshua and Liam by friends, relatives and their former headteacher Roger Burman from Winterhill School.

He said: “They were on the brink of the rest of their lives, popular, had so much going for them.

“Then whatever happened has happened and it has robbed their families of them as well.”

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision and has been released on bail.

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