AN outraged Stourport pensioner wants safety measures put in place on her road after a van crashed into a house.

Susan Smith, aged 70, wants the speed limit reduced on the Gilgal from 30mph to 20mph, and other safety precautions explored.

However, Worcestershire County Council has said the road doesn't currently meet the criteria to have the speed limit reduced. 

She claims that a van careered alongside her home on Tuesday night (July 20), causing damage to her property, before crashing into a vacant house.

Mrs Smith said: "The road is horrendous. I moved to this property nearly two years ago and have perpetually attempted to contact all the legal departments to have the 30mph reduced to 20mph.

"My own house has been ‘hit’ three times now, with a neighbour's being ‘hit’ twice.

"Attempting to cross the road is a game of dodgems and equally, a zebra crossing would at least help residents cross the road more safely with shopping to reach our homes.

"A 70-year-old cyclist was knocked off their bicycle last year. How many more lives will be put at risk?"

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said: “We are aware of the collision on Gilgal in Stourport this week and sympathise with residents who have had property damaged.

"Unfortunately the road does not currently meet the policy criteria for a 20mph zone.”

On Tuesday, emergency services were called to the road at 11:30pm after a Vauxhall Vivaro crashed into a house.

Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews were called from Wyre Forest Station. They found no one trapped in the van, with the driver fleeing the scene prior to their arrival.

West Mercia Police closed the road following the crash. The driver was later located and had no injuries.

Police also confirmed that the van has been recovered and the building is structurally sound.

No arrests were made by West Mercia Police in connection with this incident.