Mum’s fury at red light jumpers

Warning: Stella Sansom claims she and her two children Hendrix and Harley have almost been run down on four consecutive days crossing the junction at Blackpool Road and Sir Tom Finney Way

Warning: Stella Sansom claims she and her two children Hendrix and Harley have almost been run down on four consecutive days crossing the junction at Blackpool Road and Sir Tom Finney Way

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A mum has slammed drivers who run red lights for putting lives at risk on a busy junction.

Stella Sansom called in the police claiming she and her two young children narrowly escaped being mown down four times in four days at the same intersection in Preston.

“I’ve become frightened of doing the school run,” she said. “I can’t believe how motorists are behaving there – someone is going to get killed or seriously injured.”

Traffic officers have said they will now target the junction of Blackpool Road and 
Sir Tom Finney Way in Deepdale to check the behaviour of drivers.

One who was only inches away from ploughing into Stella and children Harley, five, and three-year-old Hendrix, has already had a visit from police after she managed to get his vehicle registration number.

“The police have been very good, but they have to catch them going through on red,” she said.

“It might be a different story if there were cameras at the junction. But there aren’t and it seems drivers just think they can ignore red lights in their rush to get where they’re going, regardless of how dangerous it is.”

Stella decided to take action after four consecutive days of near-misses.

Pushing a buggy with her five-year-old walking alongside, they were inches away from disaster on each occasion.

“A puddle saved us one day, because I stopped to lift Harley over it,” she said.

“It’s not just in one direction, it’s happened as we’ve crossed both Blackpool Road and Sir Tom Finney Way. Drivers just don’t seem to care.

“I’m so nervous now that I’m very hesitant when I’m 
crossing. It shouldn’t be like that, drivers should obey the law.”