1,000 back demand for action after embankment horror

By Phil Turner | 13/07/2012 0 comments

1,000 back demand for action after embankment horror

AROUND 1,000 people have signed a petition highlighting road safety concerns over an accident in which a woman died when she was thrown down an embankment by a car.

Janette Westney, a 53-year-old pedestrian, was struck by a green Toyota Yaris travelling on Tyler Street, Wincobank, on July 4 at about 7.20am as she walked home from Meadowhall.

The car veered across Tylet Street, “mounted the offside kerb” and collided with her as she walked along the footpath, an inquest heard.

Firefighters were called to rescue the pedestrian, who had landed 15ft down the banking between the road and railway line below.

She suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead in shortly afterwards in hospital.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed later.

A 49-year-old Sheffield woman has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The road was closed while the rescue was carried out by firefighters. The female driver of the Yaris was unhurt.

South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident and witnesses are being asked to come forward.

 Anyone who witnessed the Toyota Yaris on Tyler Street before or at the time of the collision is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident number 148 of Wednesday, July 4.

Accident woman hurled down embankment.






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