A FATHER has spoken out about the terrifying moment he saw a car clip his wife when she was walking their three-year-old daughter to nursery.

Chris Weston is now calling on the authorities to lower the speed limit on Hereford Road (A4103), in Leigh Sinton, near Malvern.

Mr Weston, who lives on the village road, said: "A car coming from Worcester came round the bend so fast and forced a car to mount the kerb and clip my wife.

"My wife was holding the hand of my three-year-old daughter at the time. The side of the car went down her handbag. It hit her hip.

"I was standing behind and grabbed my daughter. I dragged her towards the hedge and stood there and thought [expletive].

"It's an increasing problem - traffic is averaging 40-miles-per-hour and it's a 30 zone. It's an accident waiting to happen, there's going to be a fatality."

The family were walking to their car to get to Little Growbags nursery, in Bransford, when the incident occurred.

He said his wife, Faye, and daughter, Poppy, are now scared of the street.

Mr Weston, aged 25, added: "My wife is terrified of walking up the road now. Every time she's walking up the road she's tight against the hedge.

"Poppy knew something had happened. She went really quiet and it took her a couple of days to come back out of her shell.

"She's a very nervous child, she always has been. She has an arachnoid cyst on the left side of her brain."

Mr Weston wants a 20-miles-per-hour speed limit to be introduced on the road.

The farm manager claims vehicles parked outside the village shop force cars coming from the Hereford direction to mount the kerb to avoid oncoming traffic.

He said the Safer Roads Partnership told him it could not install another speed camera on the street because it was not allowed to place one within one and a half miles of another.

However, Mr Weston argued that there are two cameras within a few hundred metres on New Road and Tybridge Street in Worcester.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said: "The issues mentioned have already been raised at a recent parish council meeting.

"All agencies (West Mercia Police Safer Roads Partnership, Leigh and Bransford Parish Council, Worcestershire County Council and the South Worcestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Ambassador) are already working together to see how these can be best resolved”.

There have been four accidents around the village within the last two months, according to Mr Weston.

His wife was clipped by the car on Thursday, July 19.