Safety plea after pensioner is hurt in wall crash

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TRAFFIC calming should be installed on a busy residential road, it has been claimed.

Fresh calls have been made after an accident which saw an elderly woman suffer broken bones.

Residents in Balmuildy Road, Bishopbriggs, have called for tighter safety restrictions on the busy half-a-mile stretch of road between Kirkintilloch Road and Hilton Road.

A recent car accident on Balmuildy Road outside the hall saw a 79-year-old woman suffer a fractured knee after she struck a wall outside a property on the street.

Bishopbriggs North and Torrance councillor Anne McNair said: “There is a real problem caused by vehicles parked along Balmuildy Road at the entrance to the Memorial Hall and the Rowans, which make it impossible for drivers exiting the Memorial Hall car park and the Rowans to see oncoming traffic.

“Steps need to be taken as a matter of urgency to restrict the parking along Balmuildy Road and improve sightlines.

“The council has already introduced some limited restrictions but these are insufficient and need to be extended.”