A road safety campaigner was killed on the very route she warned would claim lives. Vera Clark, a 78-year-old grandmother, spent years protesting that traffic calming measures were desperately needed on the road outside her home. But her predictions that people could die on the A635 Barnsley Road in Marr, Doncaster, came tragically true when she was hit by a green Vauxhall Astra car as she tried to cross just yards from her door on New Year's Day.
'In the last 12 months a car went out of control and hit her home. She would say to me time and again that if something wasn't done quickly someone would be killed. She contacted the police to see if they could do anything but they told her they could not even monitor the road.