A WOMAN received serious head injuries following a dramatic head-on collision at a notorious accident blackspot.
And the four people in the other car had a lucky escape when their vehicle burst into flames after the crash.
Now community leaders are calling on council chiefs to make good their pledges made early last year to cut the speed limit on the A559 from 40mph to 30mph to prevent further smashes.
The incident took place near the Toyota garage on Man-chester Road, Northwich, at about 12.44pm on Wednesday. A Renault Clio thought to have been travelling in the direction of Northwich collided with a Peugeot 205 travelling in the Knutsford direction and shortly afterwards burst into flames.
The four occupants of the Clio managed to get out in time and were later taken to hospital for treatment for whiplash and bruising.
The 18-year-old driver of the Clio, believed to be from the Northwich area, was treated at Leighton Hospital together with a female passenger, while the other two passengers were taken to Northwich Infirmary.
The driver of the Peugeot, a 35-year-old woman, was trapped in her vehicle following the impact and had to be released by fire crews from Northwich. She suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Leighton Hospital where her condition was later described as 'comfortable'.
The smash, just yards from one at the end of June in which teenagers from Greenbank Special School emerged with only cuts and bruises, has led to renewed calls for council chiefs to get on and install a 30mph speed limit on the A559.
Elderly woman hospitalised by accident at blackspot >>>
Elderly woman hospitalised by accident at blackspot
AN ELDERLY woman was taken to hospital by air ambulance on Sunday following an accident on the A49.
Elsie Starkey, 79, was crossing the road near Little Leigh's Holly Bush pub, just before 4pm on Sunday when she collided with a motorbike ridden by a 50-year-old Liverpool man.
She was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital via the air ambulance where her condition is described as 'stable'.
The accident happened yards from the spot where preacher Bob Lewis, 71, was killed in December and has led to renewed calls for traffic calming measures. The inquest into Mr Lewis's death took place this week.
Mrs Starkey is believed to have been walking to the car park at the pub after attending a service at Bartington Methodist Church. The Rev Richard Towle said people had left their cars at the pub instead of driving to the church because of the traffic.
He said: There have been numerous accidents along that stretch. People have been campaigning for a speed limit but nothing has been done.
'We thought something would be done when Mr Lewis died but we are still waiting. We have written to the council asking if the limit could be lowered but without success.'
A council spokeswoman said an investigation at the time of Mr Lewis's death felt it was unnecessary to improve safety at the site.
But she said the council would look into the latest accident.