A COUNTY councillor is calling on the Welsh Government to invest more in road safety improvements after another crash near Llandinam.

Councillor Karl Lewis fears “one day someone is going to get killed” unless road improvements are carried out on the A470.

At least four serious collisions have taken place in the area during the last 18 months – the most recent was a two-vehicle crash on August 28 which left a man in a “critical condition”.

Cllr Lewis said: “The Welsh Government need to do vast road improvements. The roads haven’t been improved here for about 80 years.

“As far as the deaths and crashes that have happened over the years, it just comes down to speed.

“Speed calming measures need to happen and also general road improvements.

“The road between Llandinam and Llanidloes is probably one of the most dangerous roads that we have in the whole of Powys.”

The A470 which runs through Llandinam has seen a number of residents and politicians pushing for change.

Cllr Lewis, Montgomeryshire MS Russell George and former Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies have written to Wales’ transport minister Ken Skates about placing speed reduction measures in the village.

There have been calls for illuminated signs which flash at motorists who are exceeding the speed limit, and a pelican crossing, rather than the current zebra crossing, in the village “because children have come close to being knocked over in Llandinam”.

“The road is not suitable for HGVs and needs improving, for the size of vehicles. And the vehicles that the road was designed for were probably pony and trap. Obviously it’s not built for that speed and they come off the road. One day someone is going to get killed, that’s my fear.”

A Welsh Government spokesperson said:“Road safety is taken very seriously and we will be assessing the need for improvements for pedestrians in Llandinam, as well as the need for speed management measures, signing improvements and road marking improvements.”