8 deaths in 4 weeks - “stop the carnage” says Doncaster MP

Ben Hart, aged 24, died after sustaining fatal injuries in a Doncaster collision.
Ben Hart, aged 24, died after sustaining fatal injuries in a Doncaster collision.
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A Doncaster MP has called for review of road safety after eight people died in car accidents in just four weeks.

Caroline Flint’s call comes after the deaths of four women, two teen brothers and two men in horrific car crashes in some of the worst weeks on the roads in Doncaster’s history. She wants a review of speed limits.

Thomas Isle, 18, (left), and brother Ashley Isle, 13, (right), who died after a car crash on the A18 on Saturday November 7.

Thomas Isle, 18, (left), and brother Ashley Isle, 13, (right), who died after a car crash on the A18 on Saturday November 7.

She said: “The road casualty figures in Doncaster are truly alarming. Almost every month, there is another serious accident. Doncaster has not seen the year-by-year improvements in road safety in the last 15 years that many areas in the UK have seen.

“It is time we had a comprehensive review of speed limits that allows the community a big say in the limits in their neighbourhood.

“These roads are not owned by those who want to travel fastest through the borough or by businesses. They are owned by the community and managed on their behalf by the council. It is time communities had the final say on road safety.”

The spate of fatal crashes started on November 7 when Thomas Isle, aged 18, a brother, Ashley, aged 13 died after a crash on the A18 High Street, near Dunsville.

Moira Begbie, aged 47, was killed when the car she was driving collided with a lorry.

Moira Begbie, aged 47, was killed when the car she was driving collided with a lorry.

Thomas died at the scene, and Ashley died two days later in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Dad-of-one Ben Hart was discovered seriously injured in Oak Lane, Sykehouse on November 23 by a passing motorist, after a crash led to his silver Vauxhall Astra ending up in a roadside ditch.

He was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary for emergency medical treatment but died from his injuries.

Three days later, three women lost their lives after a crash near the borough

Wendy Park, aged 76, of Doncaster, Hatfield woman Diana Hunt, 58, and 66-year-old Barbara Twigg, of Doncaster died after the November 26 crash on Tickhill Road, Maltby.

Moira Begbie, of Doncaster, died after the car she was driving on the A630 in Warmsworth crashed on December 5.

Four days later a 57-year-old man, who has yet to be named by police, died after his car hit a tree in Thorne Road, Doncaster.

A spokesman for the Safer Roads Partnership said it was unable to comment until the police have concluded their investigations and the Coroner has held inquests.

Wendy Park, aged 76, is one of three women killed in a three vehicle collision in Maltby on November 26.

Wendy Park, aged 76, is one of three women killed in a three vehicle collision in Maltby on November 26.

Diana Hunt, aged 58, died in a horrific three vehicle collision in Tickhill Road, Maltby on November 26.

Diana Hunt, aged 58, died in a horrific three vehicle collision in Tickhill Road, Maltby on November 26.

Labour's Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.

Labour's Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.