A HUNT End driver involved in a collision at Crabbs Cross traffic island feels it is only a matter of time before someone is killed.

Paul Stokes, of Lea Croft Road, suffered whiplash in a collision with another car last Wednesday and feels urgent safety measures are needed at the roundabout to prevent similar accidents.

He has witnessed a number of near-misses at the island and says road markings are hardly visible.

Drivers, he said, often found themselves in the wrong lane and cutting across traffic to leave the roundabout.

Mr Stokes added: "The congestion is terrible and the island can't cope with it. This isn't the first time I've been involved in a crash and I'm certain it's only a matter of time before someone gets killed."

Redditch Highways Partnership Unit manager John Biggs said the chances of a collision increased in congested areas such as Crabbs Cross island, which is the hub for five major routes.

Mr Biggs said he was aware road markings had faded slightly but added plans were in place to re-mark roads in the area after April.