Grieving family pleas for changes to Uxbridge Road following death of 23-year-old

David Lee

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A heartfelt plea for action has been made by the family of a Wexham woman who died in a car crash on a road where a biker was killed only days earlier.

Ayesha Farooq, 23, died on Wednesday, October 19, after she was involved in a three car pile-up near the Crooked Billet roundabout on the A412 Uxbridge Road.

Her death came just two days after a biker in his 40s died on the same road near George Green when his motorbike left the dual carriageway.

Ayesha’s family says that by making minor changes to the road, Bucks County Council (BCC) could save lives.

Mohammed Yaser, Ayesha’s cousin, said he understood there had been many fatalities on that stretch of road.

He added: “For something not to be done about it is ludicrous.

“It needs traffic lights on there and cameras. These are little changes that could save lives.”

Ayesha’s family gathered to release colourful balloons in her memory outside her house in Hillersdon on Wednesday.

A fundraising page has also been set up on Just Giving which aims to raise £20,000 to build water wells in Syria, Gaza, Lebanon and Africa in honour of Ayesha. More than £11,000 has been pledged so far.

Mohammed, 30, of Mirador Crescent, Slough, thanked the community, family and friends for their support.

He also paid tribute to the 23-year-old's best friends, Aaiza Bukhari and Aaminah Habib, for helping set up the fundraising page and supporting Ayesha's family.

He added: “Ayesha was a very giving and charitable person and was always thinking about others. We’re doing this for her legacy so her name lives on.

“We know that she’s looking down on us with a smile on her face.”

A petition titled ‘Traffic lights for Black Park junction A412’ has now been launched by a concerned resident from George Green.

It has been backed by more than 2,000 people and if it reaches 2,500 signatures it will be handed over to BCC.

Cllr Mark Shaw, cabinet member for transportation, said a number of changes have been made along the A412 and did not rule out further safety measures.

Go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ayesha-farooq to donate and www.change.org/p/ south-bucks-district-council-traffic-lights-for-black-park-junction-a412 to sign the petition.

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