ONE man has died and another suffered serious injuries after a collision at a notorious accident blackspot in Middlewich on Friday.

Police are seeking witnesses to the rush hour accident which claimed the life of a 51-year-old Middlewich man and left a 42-year-old Northwich man with serious injuries to his leg.

The man, who had not been named by police as the Guardian went to press, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision happened at 6.45pm at the junction of Croxton Lane and King Street.

Middlewich Clr Mike Parsons has been pressing for changes at the junction since he became a councillor 10 years ago.

He put forward a number of proposals last year during a review by highways authorities of main roads across Cheshire, which included the A530.

He suggested traffic lights, a roundabout or a junction redesign to slow traffic down or to bring it to a stop.

“There has been at least three Middlewich people killed at this junction, and I want something done about it,” he said.

“We have to stop this happening.

“There has been many serious and fatal accidents at this junction over the years, and I don’t mind which of the options I have put forward to highways is implemented – any of them will save lives.”

A Cheshire Police spokesman said the man who died was driving a grey Mini Cooper along Croxton Lane towards its junction with King Street when the collision took place.

The Mini was in collision at the junction with a white Volkswagen Golf, being driven by a 42-year-old man from Northwich travelling towards Northwich.

The Middlewich man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The Northwich driver suffered a serious leg injury.

He was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital by air ambulance.

The spokesman said police wanted to thank members of the public who assisted the injured drivers. The road was closed from 7.15pm until 11pm.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision by call 101 and quoting incident number 832 of April 4, 2014.