Fatal car crash campaign

Residents in Sparkbrook in Birmingham have held a protest against drivers speeding through their neighbourhood after two fatal accidents in 18 months.

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Birmingham residents campaign against speeding cars

The stunt in Sparkbrook was organised after two deaths in the last 18 months Credit: ITV News Central/Callum Watkinson

A campaign group in Birmingham have branded a road in their neighbourhood a dangerous 'rat run' after two people have been killed in the last 18 months.

The Sampson Road Residents Association in Sparkbrook have today held a protest against speeding drivers who use the street as a cut through from the A34 Stratford Road to the Coventry Road.

A 79-year-old pedestrian died when he was knocked over in October Credit: ITV News Central/Callum Watkinson

Seventy-nine-year-old Saleh Dalie died after he was hit by a delivery van when he was walking to Friday prayers down Sampson Road in October.

The campaign group are now calling on Birmingham City Council to do more to make the road safer.

The group are lobbying the council to get traffic calming measures installed Credit: ITV News Central/Callum Watkinson

Birmingham City Council say it's starting a road safety strategy in the New Year, as well as consulting about reducing speed limits in the area and across the city to 20mph.

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