Daughters call for pedestrian crossing in Costessey to be made safer following the death of their mother

Daughters of a woman who died following a crash in Costessey are calling for improvements at the pedestrian crossing she was using when she was struck by a car.

The calls from Cynthia Anderson's daughters come following the inquest into her death where Norfolk coroner William Armstrong said he would ask Norfolk County Council to consider if any further action is necessary at the toucan crossing on Dereham Road, near the Richmond Road junction. Two of Mrs Anderson's daughters, Mandy Anderson and Cindy Winter, were at yesterday's inquest. Afterwards they described Mrs Anderson, a-mother-of-six, grandmother and great-grandmother, as an independent, unique and beautiful woman who was very much missed.

They added: 'We would like to see changes to that crossing for the safety of everyone in the local area.'

The inquest heard 73-year-old Mrs Anderson, who lived in Barley Court, Beechcroft, in Costessey, had been crossing the road last November when she came into collision with a Hyundai i30. She later died at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. A postmortem examination said the cause of death was multiple injuries.

Mr Armstrong said evidence showed Mrs Anderson walked over the first part of the road when the lights were green in her favour. He said when she reached the crossing's central island the lights had changed to green for motorists, but Mrs Anderson continued to walk across.

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He said there was nothing the driver could have done to avoid the collision, and recorded a verdict of death as a result of a road traffic collision.

Afterwards a county council spokesman said the council takes recommendations from the coroner very seriously.

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