Nottingham

Renewed road safety calls in Meden Vale after pedestrians killed

Sandra and Michael Dangerfield Image copyright Nottinghamshire Police
Image caption The families of Sandra and Michael Dangerfield have asked for their privacy

Renewed calls for road safety measures have been made after a married couple died when hit by a car.

Sandra Dangerfield, 66, and husband Michael, 72, were killed while walking along Netherfield Road, in Meden Vale, Nottinghamshire, at 13:30 on Saturday.

Residents say the 60mph (96kmph) road is dangerous and have campaigned for 14 years to get the speed limit reduced.

The chairman of Warsop Parish Council said there have been accidents on the road and a death had been foreseen.

Image caption Cllr John Allin said he had campaigned for years to get the 60mph road limit reduced

Cllr John Allin said: "Nothing like this has happened before, but it's something we've been expecting to happen.

"Unfortunately, it was one of our neighbours, which makes it worse.

"A lovely couple that have gone together."

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Image caption Police have ask anyone driving in the area to contact them

The pedestrians were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ambulance crews, police, the air ambulance, and firefighters attended the scene.

The East Midlands Serious Collision Investigations Unit has appealed for anyone with information or dash cam footage to contact them.

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