A PEDESTRIAN who survived a collision which claimed the life of her cousin is calling for the speed limit on the road where it happened to be reduced.

Four years after surviving a devastating accident near her home, Sandy Nevinson is calling on highways bosses to do more to prevent other people from dying.

Despite recent new road markings being painted on Mountbarrow Road, Ulverston where Sandy was severely injured when she and her cousin were hit by a car when walking the family dog, she says enough has not been done to prevent it happening again.

The mum-of-two said: “It’s so good to see markings like this being put on the lane, but it’s also very disappointing that the speed limit has not been reduced to 30mph all the way to Birkrigg Common.

“I would like to know why this is? After all, nearby Swarthmoor Lane and Urswick Road is 30mph. I would be horrified if there was another accident in the lane. The road is narrow and twisty; people travelling at 60mph are moving far too fast.”

Sandy was walking on Mountbarrow Road with her cousin Jessica Quayle and Sandy’s dog in 2014 when they were hit by a Peugeot 206 driven by 27-year-old Kyle Braithwaite. Tragically student nurse Jessica, from Dalton, died at the scene.

Braithwaite was jailed in November 2015 for five years and nine months after admitting causing death and injury by dangerous driving.

Sandy was airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital before being transferred to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for emergency surgery. The 29-year-old said she is “forever indebted to her life-saving cardiac surgeon Andrew Duncan” from the Lancashire Cardiac Centre. Mr Duncan operated on Sandy for 15 hours to fix her ruptured aorta.

Sandy, who still undergoes treatment for her injuries, said: “My young son has been an inspiration to me. Kieran was the reason I survived. He gave me such strength. He makes me proud of him every day and he’s proven to be the best big brother my little miracle daughter Lex could ever have.

“It was a bit traumatic when I visited the lane recently but I did it and I was happy to see they have painted warnings on the road, but I’m not sure it goes far enough.”

A Cumbria County Council spokesman said: “Each year the highways department studies the locations of collisions throughout Cumbria and prioritises routes for further investigation. This may inform recommendations about a variety of road safety measures – including new or additional signage, speed limits, and traffic calming.

“All concerns raised by the public are discussed with the Police at local CRASH meetings (Collison Reduction and Safer Highways), which form part of the Cumbria Road Safety Partnership. They may arrange a speed survey to determine what action can be taken. Decisions on speed limits are made by the local committee for each district in the county.”