A “DANGEROUS” accident could occur if a pedestrian crossing is not erected on a busy West End road, a councillor has warned.

Great Western Road, which runs through the West End from the city centre to Clydebank, has faced safety warning before with a number of crashes plaguing the street throughout the years.

Tragically, popular Knightswood schoolgirl Sophie Geddes was killed as she crossed the dual carriageway near to its junction with Garscadden Road in December.

However, Councillor Elspeth Kerr has warned another accident is waiting to happen just minutes from where the 16-year-old was killed.

The councillor has called for a “desperately needed” pedestrian crossing where Cowdenhill Road meets Lincoln Avenue.

Cllr Kerr insists people are forced to cross at a dangerous point in order to reach a nearby bus stop.

She said: “I have been campaigning for a crossing to be put at this junction since being elected in 2017 after having met a family whose 16-year-old had been run over and been in a serious condition including broken bones whilst trying to cross this road.

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“This young person had been trying to catch a number three bus and had to cross over Great Western Road to the top of Lincoln Avenue to get to the stop ... I have had officers from neighbourhoods and sustainability out to this site three times so far and traffic surveys have been done and they came back saying there is not enough traffic to warrant a crossing - but I don’t accept that.

“The more I hear the more it proves that something needs done both about this junction.”

She added: “Knightswood Community Council, High Knightswood and Anniesland Community Council have raised concerns about this junction too and we are all working together to improve the safety in the area.”

A spokesman for the council said: “Following the tragic death of the pedestrian at last year we undertook an investigation at the location with police to understand whether any road-related issues required to be addressed.

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“Since 2016 we have also completed four road surveys at the junction to measure the rate of use by vehicles and pedestrians.

“In all instances the numbers recorded in the surveys fell below the threshold that would normally indicate that a crossing was necessary.

“However, a further survey will be undertaken at the junction once lockdown has eased to help inform any decision on any proposals for the junction.”