A6 lorry crash destroys electricity sub-station near Lyme Park

Lyme bends lorry crash, A6, Lyme Park
Lyme bends lorry crash, A6, Lyme Park

A ‘notorious accident blackspot’ on the Derbyshire/Cheshire border witnessed ‘yet another’ smash on Wednesday September 30 when a lorry carrying concrete blocks went through steel crash barrier and demolished an electricity sub-station.

The incident occurred on the A6 outside Lyme Park in Disley in an area locally known as the ‘Lyme Bends’.

Lyme bends lorry crash, A6, Lyme Park

Lyme bends lorry crash, A6, Lyme Park

Fortunately, the driver escaped without serious injury but the smash caused extensive power cuts in properties in Lyme Park and lengthy hold-ups for hundreds of motorists.

Resident and former councillor, Mike Flynn, said: “Cheshire Highways, Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Police continue to ignore requests for inprovements on these lethal bends.

“I tried as Councillor for over a decade to get something done.

“They basically require someone to be killed or seriously injured before they move it up the priority list.

“I asked for a 30mph limit on the bends which was turned down and also sent them photos of warning notices on Torkingon Rd and Hazel Grove warning of lorries overturning at speeds over 15mph which were also ignored.”

“It’s only a matter of time before something more serious happens. When I walk there I go on the other side of the road - it’s too dangerous.”

A Cheshire East highways spokesperson said: “Our actions to date have included attending the site to make the road safe so it could be reopened, which happened on the afternoon of the accident.

“As a temporary measure, Cheshire East Highways have installed a 60 metre-long concrete safety barrier and secured the rear of the pavement using open mesh safety fencing. A 20mph speed limit will remain in place due to these temporary measures.”