Statistics compiled by Cumbria Constabulary have revealed that 30 people have been killed on the A590 between the end of 2000 and the end of 2010.

The years 2002 and 2007 saw no fatalities on the A590 but in 2003 9 people lost their lives.

Greenodd junction has long been identified as a notorious accident blackspot on the A590, and safety of this road was called into question following the death of cyclist Geoff Davis.

Cycling enthusiast Geoff Davis died after a collision with 2 cars whilst cycling to work along the A590 on the 29th November 2010. Mr Davis was airlifted from the scene, but died from his injuries in hospital.

The Highways Agency are currently working on proposals to improve this road.

Paul Brown, a solicitor at Thompsons Solicitors’ Serious Injuries Team said: “Any road death is too many for loved ones left behind and this kind of death toll means safety improvements are clearly needed on the A590. It is welcome news that the safety of the road is being looked at by the Highways Agency and if it prevents further tragedies it will be time and money well spent. Too often in the cases we see where cyclists, motorists and pedestrians are injured on UK roads it turns out that they are in areas with known high accident rates.”