An accident waiting to happen

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On Sunday 13 February I walked home along Mayfield Road on the same side as the Community College until at about 11.20am I came to the pedestrian crossing where I pressed the button and the green man came on instantly.

However, as I pressed the button I saw a car whizzing round the corner from the New Bridge obviously unable to stop. Not wishing to be mown down while demonstrating my right to be on the crossing, I walked slowly across in order to avoid this fate.

Any pedestrian coming from the other side, for whom the corner would have been a blind spot, would not have been able to take avoiding action. The crossing should have been placed on the further side of the college entrance. Moving it would be costly, but must we wait for a fatal accident before this is done? Mary Shorter, Esk Terrace, Whitby by email