FLORAL tributes have been laid at the scene of the fatal accident on February 21 at the A286 junction with Bell Road in Haslemere.

Prayers were said at nearby St Stephen’s Church, Shottermill, for those affected by the tragic death of the 80 year-old female motorist who died at the scene of the two-car collision.

The other driver was treated for minor injuries.

As the Herald went to press on Feb 26, Surrey Police had not released any details concerning the woman sadly died.

The police investigation is ongoing and no information about the specific causes of the fatal accident has been revealed.

But it has renewed serious wider concerns about the road safety dangers posed on that stretch of the A286, because of the two junctions for Bell Road with poor sight lines on an uphill bend heading towards Haslemere.

The collision was at the first junction coming from Fernhurst.

Anger is mounting that two official warning signs between the two junctions were knocked over as a result of a previous accident and had not been re-erected.

The Herald was told the signs were knocked over several years ago.

Haslemere county councillor Nikki Barton has requested Surrey Highways re-erect the signs as a matter of urgency.

Mrs Barton said: “This was a terrible tragedy and my thoughts are with her family.

“We don’t know details of the accident, but road safety there has been a huge concern of mine and I’m horrified the warning signs were not re-erected.”

*Collision appeal: Please call Surrey Police on 101, quoting PR/45200020772.