A YOUNG man had signed a petition calling for safety measures at the spot where he died in a road accident.
And his death has sparked renewed demands for action on Station Road, Little Sutton.
Andrew Henderson, 22, was involved in a collision near the pedestrian crossing outside the station at 2.15am on Sunday.
Just two months ago, he was one of 300 people who signed a petition organised by traders and residents calling for traffic measures at the spot.
Following his death, traders have relaunched their campaign.
One of the businesswomen involved said: 'We had over 300 people's names on the first petition. Even Andrew had signed it.
'We were asking for a variety of safety measures.
'We handed the petition to the borough council in September but it seemed nothing could be done because there had been no deaths there.
'Do there have to be more deaths before something is done?'
The trader, who wanted to remain anonymous, added: 'I'm now going to get another petition going.
'Our cause is more urgent following this sad death.'
The new petition, which was started on Monday, has already gathered 400 names. It can be signed at Station News, opposite the station.
Borough head of technical services, Jane Williamson, said: 'We have received and responded to the petition sent to us by residents regarding Station Road.
'We have been looking at the issues raised in the petition and will be carrying out an assessment of the road.'
A dozen wreaths mark the spot where Mr Henderson, who lived with his family on nearby Kronsbec Avenue, died.
On Monday, a man appeared before Chester, Ellesmere Port & Neston magistrates charged with causing Mr Henderson's death by dangerous driving.
Paul McCone, 30, of Greenway, Saughall, was also charged with driving with excess alcohol, failing to stop or report an accident and having no MoT or insurance.
He was further charged with failing to display a vehicle licence and two offences connected with tyres.
McCone was remanded in custody until a preliminary hearing at Chester Crown Court next Monday.
Cheshire police have asked for witnesses to call Sergeant Rachel Gallagher at Ellesmere Port traffic unit on 01244 613010 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.