Safety pleas after second crash on Sheffield road where car ploughed into house

Another car has crashed coming down Bishopscourt Road onto Argyle Road in Sheffield.
Another car has crashed coming down Bishopscourt Road onto Argyle Road in Sheffield.
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Residents have called for safety improvements after a second accident happened on the Sheffield road where a car ploughed through a family’s front room.

Mum Salmah Zahid, aged 23, was in the house in Argyle Road, Meersbrook, with her husband Abdul Saboor, 25, and their two children, when a Ford Focus smashed through their front window.

The house was devastated by the crash, which happened during heavy ice and snow on January 21. Last night lightning struck twice after another car allegedly lost control coming down Bishopscourt Road and smashed into a parked car near the same house.

The green Renault Clio clipped into a silver Vauxhall Zafira at the bottom of the road at about 4pm.

Luckily no-one was thought to be seriously injured in either incident.

But the second smash in quick succession has led residents to call for safety improvements to the steep hill which faces their road.

Argyle Road resident Ian Seymour, aged 45, said: “We really need the council to do something about it.

“The accident happened at school run time and there could have been children on the road.

“Accidents like this happen every winter and it’s not just in ice and snow.

“People use it as a rat run. I think it should be one way, up only. I think that would help.”

“But something needs to be done soon.”