New safety measures after car crashes into living room

A ROAD will have increased safety measures after a car ploughed into a living room and caused extensive damage.

CCTV caught the moment a red Citroen C1 was travelling down Amory’s Holt Way in Maltby before it went straight over a junction and crashed into a house.

Damage was caused to the inside and outside of the house on August 18 in the incident but the Advertiser understands that no-one was injured.

Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford shared images of the aftermath on social media and described the damage as “unbelievable”.

Mr Stafford said he had met with Rotherham Borough Maltby Town councillor Simon Ball to discuss the “road surface and speeding associated with the incident”.

Cllr Ball added he had met a transport officer from RMBC to suggest how to make the junction safer.

He said: “The junction will now have a ‘Give Way’ sign installed and also two ‘Slow’ road markings placed before the junction to give as much warning as possible to drivers that there was a junction approaching.”

Cllr Ball added that there were now “white lines freshly painted” and said he had asked for the road to be resurfaced.

Rotherham Council’s assistant director of community safety and street scene, Sam Barstow, said: “Recent works were undertaken as part of our ‘£24m to 2024’ roads investment programme, in line with the schedule that was agreed at the beginning of the year.

“This included resurfacing Amory’s Holt Way and the white lining on the road.”