THE mother of a teenager who was killed at an accident blackspot has backed long-running calls for safety measures to be installed - after transport bosses admitted more needs to be done to prevent rising numbers of road deaths and serious injuries.

Jordan Williams, also known as Jordan Zuppinger, 18, died last month after she was involved in a collision on Burton Road, Monk Bretton.

She was a passenger in a red Renault Clio which crashed into a wall at 5.05am and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barnsley Road in Cudworth, which links with Burton Road, was the scene of another fatal incident just a month before when 48-year-old Brett Smith was struck by a moped, and both have come under the spotlight this week after locals urged highways bosses to act before there is another death.

Jordan’s mother, Kat Williams, told the Chronicle that while the cause of the crash that killed her daughter is still being investigated, she is backing residents’ long-running calls for a speed camera to be fitted on Burton Road.

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She said: “I’ve been at the side of the road a lot recently and cars’ speed is shocking. It’s particularly bad on Burton Road on the downward section towards Cudworth - the bend seems to catch people out so a speed camera placed there would solve everything.

“Barnsley Road is also bad, as is the bypass that’s also nearby. Something absolutely needs to be done and we’ll be campaigning for it alongside the road safety charity, Brake.”

A council-led speed survey on the 30mph limit Burton Road, carried out in 2017, revealed an average speed of 34.9mph, with a maximum of 70.2mph, which resulted in police conducting more night-time patrols and speed gun operations.

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership (SYSRP) was set up in 2009 to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in collisions and involves police, fire and council bosses.

Although figures for 2019 will not be revealed until next spring, it is anticipated that Barnsley’s death rate will increase as a result of the recent incidents - the rate for ‘killed or seriously injured’ incidents has been increasing across the town since 2015, up by 35 per cent in three years.

SYSRP manager Joanne Wehrle said: “One life lost is one too many and for every fatality, a family is torn apart and their lives turned upside down.

“We will continue to do everything we can to change this and by promoting positive attitudes and behaviour, we can make a big difference to prevent needless pain and suffering.

“However, we can’t do this alone. We need communities, businesses and members of the public to work together to share our roads safely.”

Coun Charlie Wraith, who represents the Cudworth ward and lives on Burton Road, told the Chronicle he is supporting the speed camera bid.

“Burton Road in particular has been brought up for a long time and local crime meetings and we’re told incidents in recent years have been down to driver error and that the road’s layout is fine,” he added.

“I understand residents’ concerns very well as myself and Joe Hayward (fellow Cudworth councillor) live locally and witness vehicles going like the clappers. It’s a major problem and you often can’t believe just how fast vehicles travel.

“What’s needed is a speed camera as it would give motorists absolutely no choice but to slow down.”