THE family of car crash victim Robert Jamieson has scored a victory by forcing councillors to install a roundabout at the notorious Britannia Inn junction in Oswaldtwistle.
Robert, 20, of King's Mead, Knuzden Brook, died in February when his Peugeot 106 was involved in a collision with a school bus carrying children from Rhyddings Business and Enterprise College.
Since then, his parents Robert and Susan have campaigned tirelessly to get the dangerous junction made safer and held a meeting with county councillors at the site in February.
And this week, following a report by engineers, the county council has come up with a plan to install a roundabout at the junction in a bid to prevent further tragedies.
The decision was announced at a meeting of Lancashire Local, which includes representatives from both Hyndburn Council and Lancashire County Council.
County Councillor Dorothy Westell, who represents Oswaldtwistle, said: "The initial cost of this will be about £600,000 but we will also need to buy some land nearby so it will be around £1M when we have finished.
"We all know how dangerous the junction can be and hopefully this should be an asset to the area when it is installed.
"It won't happen overnight but it has been put down on the works programme.
"This is not a cheap option. Some people seem to think that traffic lights are the be all and end all, but this will cost the same amount of money as traffic lights and take the same amount of time to build."