Anna Soubry MP has called an urgent meeting with NET, Tramlink, the local police inspector, representatives from the local authorities and other relevant parties, to discuss the high number of cycling accidents along Chilwell High Road.
Anna said “I am calling together all involved parties as I am alarmed by the number of incidents that have occurred along this part of the tram route. The current layout is dangerous and we have already seen several very serious accidents. ”
This meeting has been called after a cyclist almost died following an accident on Chilwell High Road. The man involved was put into an induced coma and suffered several severe injuries after the wheel of his bicycle got stuck in the tram tracks and was subsequently hit by a car.
Anna added “this is now very serious and it is time to take action before someone is killed. I have requested copies of the risk assessment and for NET’s statistics on cycling accidents.”