‘Somebody will die’ on Pleasley roundabout, says motorist

Debbie Brewin and husband Melv are drawing attention to the conditions of the road surface after they had a severe accident on Common Lane, Pleasley
Debbie Brewin and husband Melv are drawing attention to the conditions of the road surface after they had a severe accident on Common Lane, Pleasley
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A woman who had to be cut free from her car is calling for a section of roundabout to be resurfaced before a motorist is killed.

Debbie Brewin, from Shirebrook, says there has been 25 accidents since her own last year on the roundabout where the A617 Chesterfield Road meets Common Lane.

The 43 year-old had been a passenger in the Vauxhall Zafira, driven by her husband, as it skidded and landed on its side over a year ago.

Her husband escaped unhurt but the fire service spent an hour releasing Debbie after her hand was trapped. She eventually lost her little finger.

Their teenage daughter was also a passenger, and she suffered a concussion.

The family were told the accident was not their fault, but caused by a section of road impregnated with diesel fuel, meaning it becomes very slippy when wet.

And having taken to Facebook to appeal to others, Debbie has since been contacted by 25 people who said they have had accidents on the section on Common Lane, just off the roundabout, including two in the past few weeks.

“Every time it rains it turns into an ice rink, it’s ridiculous, she said.

“It was life changing for me.

“I was quite aware that there were accidents before mine, but there’s been so many since.

“Somebody is going to die there and it seems like nothing is being done about it.

“Something has to be done, and the best thing is for it to be re-laid. It’s frightening.”

With the area falling on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, Chad contacted both county councils and fire services.

A spokesman for Derbyshire County Council “We haven’t been made aware of any problems there. However, road safety is something we take very seriously and we would urge motorists to report any concerns they have with road surfaces to us – either by ringing the council on 01629 533190 or online through our website.”