FRESH calls for action to improve the safety of a stretch of road near Droitwich have been made after two crashes in 10 days.

Police were called to reports of a three-car collision on the A38 in Martin Hussingtree near the crossroads with Copcut Lane and Pulley Lane on November 24.

A blue Toyota Aygo, a white Citroen DS3 and a black Skoda Oktavia were involved in the crash, with ambulance crews also on the scene.

This followed a crash on the same road between the junction with Copcut Lane and Pershore Lane on November 14.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: one ambulance attended the latter incident and “treated a woman in her 20s who had sustained neck and back pain”.

“She was given pain relief before being immobilised and taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further checks,” she said.

The two crashes have once again raised questions about the potential levels of traffic on the road, once the controversial Yew Tree Hill development is completed.

Matt Capewell wrote on Facebook: “More traffic equals more accidents but I suppose until there’s a fatality the council and developers will continue to ignore the issue.”

Paul Smith added: “Every week now.”

The scheme, which involves developers Persimmon, Barberry and Redrow,

will feature 500 homes, a 200-bed care unit facility, a community centre, cafe and other facilities in a village-style estate.

The new homes are being built on two sites – one on land at Pulley Lane, Newlands Road and Primsland Way, and the other north of Pulley Lane and Newland Lane.

The scheme has proved controversial from the beginning, with a public campaign to block it over infrastructure issues leading to the council refusing the scheme in 2013 before it was overturned at appeal.

Richard Morris, Worcestershire county councillor representing Droitwich West, said: “[WCC department for] Highways are working with the developers on that junction and the widening of Pulley Lane.

“I’m fighting and pushing constantly, looking for solutions in terms of that crossroads and Pulley Lane.

“There are concerns about increases in traffic once the houses are all built.

“There will be a significant increase in the volume as the development increases.

“Of course, it is a main artery if the M5 is closed,” he added.