PEDESTRIANS CROSSING signs up AT LASTMany local residents will remember the tragic death in February 2008 of an elderly woman who was attempting to cross the St Helens Linkway in Rainhill. On a bright dry wintery afternoon, 77 year old Kath Price from Cronton was enjoying a leisurely walk with her partner, Jim Gillespie from Rainhill. They were walking back towards Jim's home and had to cross the busy Linkway at Chapel Lane.
Kath was not too good on her feet, so both were aware of the time needed for them to cross safely. Tragically, on this day, Kath became another fatality. A vehicle collided with Kath and she had no chance. This duel carriageway is an extremely fast road and traffic can build up to a high speed at this crossing point which is about half a mile further on from Micklehead roundabout.
We can't do anything for Kath, but Jim wanted us to stop another similar accident. Finally we have the warning signs close to this dangerous crossing spot.