A councillor has urged motorists and pedestrians to exercise caution in the town centre while roadworks are carried out by Surrey county council.

The appeal for road safety comes after an elderly woman was injured and a motorist killed in road traffic accidents in the town centre at the weekend.

A man in his 90s, driving a blue jaguar, died after a collision with a skip lorry at the junction of Church Street and Dulshot Green at 11.50am on Saturday.

The man, whose next of kin has been informed, was taken to hospital but died on the same day.

On the same morning, an elderly woman was taken to hospital with minor head injuries after a collision with a car in Epsom town centre at around 9.15am in Ashley Road.

The pedestrian was taken to St Helier Hospital, and Ashley Road was closed for around an hour while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Cllr Tony Axelrod, representing Town ward, said: “We have had a number of accidents in the past at the High Street junction.

“The best advice I can give is to use the audible crossing signal.

“Once the work has been completed by Surrey, one hopes the safety record will improve. We have to wait and see whether the outcome is a good.”

Cllr Neil Dallen, Mayor of Epsom and Ewell, said: “The work has got to be done.

“All I can say is as Mayor is please use the green man because if the green man is showing it’s safe to cross.

“I am often at the Town Hall so I go past the crossing once or twice a day day and I see people doing silly things.”