Plymouth Council in road crossing safety discussions

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Royal Parade, Plymouth
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Mrs Edgerton was hit on a crossing on Royal Parade

Plymouth City Council is to talk to police about improving safety on a city centre road after a woman was run over and killed by a lorry.

Hazel Edgerton, 88, died when she was struck on a crossing on Royal Parade in February 2010.

Shaun Chaffe was cleared of causing her death at Plymouth Crown Court, but Judge Francis Gilbert said discussions were needed to improve the road.

Council bosses said they were accepting the judge's direction.

The road previously had a pedestrian subway, but that was filled in and a pedestrian crossing was installed in 2004.

The council said the crossing followed Department for Transport guidelines, but that it would meet with police traffic experts to discuss the situation.

Lorry driver Mr Chaffe, 43, of Anson Place, St Judes, was cleared of causing death by inconsiderate driving earlier this week.

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