Calls for a pedestrian crossing in a road where an elderly woman died have been made by her family in a bid to prevent more deaths in the area.

A petition signed by more than 2,000 people will be presented to Surrey County Council next week, asking for traffic lights or a pedestrian crossing in Portsmouth Road, Thames Ditton.

Teresa McArdle, known as Billie, died from her injuries after being hit by a Ford Transit van near the Shell service station on June 14 last year.

She was airlifted to St George’s Hospital in Tooting with serious head injuries, but sadly died three days later.

Relatives are now asking for more safety measures along the road by the Windmill Lane intersection.

The petition will go before councillors on Monday, June 11.

It reads: “My hope is that further fatalities will be avoided with an appropriate traffic calming measure and a new pedestrian crossing point so that Billie’s death will not have been in vain.”

A review of different safety measures on the road in the Ditton Reach area has been ongoing since 2014, when a similar petition was submitted.

Feasibility studies were carried out with crossing points recommended but cash has never been available to fund the measures, according to a published response to the petition.

Earlier this year, the council was given £160,000 to improve pedestrian facilities in three “priority locations” in Elmbridge, with £50,000 for Portsmouth Road.

The recommended scheme does not include a zebra or signal crossing but does suggest a refuge island, dropped kerbs and tactile paving.

This work, along with crossing points in Cobham, is expected to be completed by December 2019.