Call for action after another car crashes into wall on Dysart road

Aftermath of a crash at Normand Road, Dysart.
Aftermath of a crash at Normand Road, Dysart.

Residents in Dysart are calling on Fife Council to take action after a wall on a busy road was hit by a car for the third time in just four years.

A Ford Focus travelling up Normand Road smashed into the wall outside the home of Tom and Eileen Nisbet at around 2.15 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The impact demolished the front gate and fence.

The car then spun into the road and came to stop facing in the wrong direction.

Tom and Eileen, who were returning from a family party in Renfrew at the time of the accident, say the Council needs to act “before someone is killed”.

Tom said: “You can see how hard the wall has been hit.

‘‘One of the coping stones has been thrown about six feet.

“It’s the third time in the last four years the same stretch of wall has been hit - twice outside our house, and there was also a head-on collision outside last year as well.”

Eileen said they have contacted the Council in the past but were told that there was nothing that could be done.

“We were told by the Council that because it’s a B road it can’t put in anything like speedbumps,” she said.

“My daughter always runs in to the house because it’s in the back of her mind how dangerous that stretch is - she’s worried about getting hit.

“Are we going to have to wait until someone is killed before something is done?”

Police Scotland attended the scene and confirmed that the driver has been identified.

It is understood that the car was not stolen and a spokesman said enquiries were continuing.

Ian B Smith, traffic management lead professional for Mid Fife, said: “We regularly analyse data supplied by Police Scotland on reported road crashes. If this particular accident was reported to the police and involved an injury then it will be included within future analyses.”

Serious issue for Council

Councillor Kay Carrington said: “ This is a serious issue and it’s lucky that there was no-one else around - this is something we will have to look at.

“It will be on the agenda for discussion at this week’s ward meeting and I’d like to have a conversation with the transportation department to see if there’s anything that can be done to prevent this from happening at this scene again.”