THE driver of a car that crashed at an accident black spot says that the crash was an attempt at suicide and should not be blamed on the road.

The 24-year-old man came forward after reading the Malvern Gazette's report on a one-car crash that took place on Sunday April 29.

The crash happened on the B4503 at Lower Interfields, between Malvern and Leigh Sinton, where since autumn 2014, there have been at least 15 crashes. Residents have been campaigning for traffic-calming measures.

The man said: "I just want people to know what had happened, because there have been numerous comments about young drivers being irresponsible, speeding and so on, but that was not the case this time.

"I was trying to kill myself, it was not even linked with speeding. The majority of the Malvern community are aware that this specific road is a risk hazard, but that was not the case at all this time, and I'm happy to say so."

The man said that he has seen a GP about his problems and is receiving treatment.

The county council is studying possible remedies for slowing down traffic on the road.

Resident David Barrie said that since autumn 2014, there have been at least 15 crashes on this stretch of road.

The road is a notorious accident blackspot, where residents have been trying for years to have traffic calming measures installed.

They have called for a police speed camera van or police officers with speed guns to enforce the speed limit.

A 40mph limit was imposed several years ago after local residents raised a petition, but residents say it needs to be enforced.

One suggestion is that an unrestricted section of road from Leigh Sinton towards Lower Interfields should have a 40mph limit imposed.