Road safety concerns have been raised by Tycroes residents following a collision last week.

Dyfed-Powys Police received a report of a two-car collision at Tycroes Road shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday, May 15.

A spokesperson for the force said: “The driver of a red Citroen Saxo failed to stop and left the scene on foot.

“Witnesses reported smelling alcohol on his breath.

“A search to find the driver involved dog units, helicopter (NPAS) and response officers, and continued until around 9.30pm.

“The man, thought to be from the Swansea area, is still outstanding.

“The Citroen Saxo has been seized for examination.

“The driver of the second car, a grey Toyota Yaris, received slight injuries.”

Residents have now hit out at Carmarthenshire County Council for not “doing anything to make the road safer”.

One resident said: “There have been many attempts made by local residents to have a footpath built and also measures taken to prosecute speeding drivers on this road, but nothing has been done to make this road safer and slow the increasing number of speeding traffic.”

GoSafe say they have received just one complaint about the road.

County Councillor Tina Higgins, who represents the Tycroes ward, told The Guardian: “There have been a number of incidents on this road over the years, and I’ve said that it is only a matter of time before a more serious accident occurs.

“Since being elected I have put pressure on the council to build a pavement and put traffic calming measures in place along the road.

“Local residents know that I have spoken to them all individually to get their agreement for a pavement design, and I am pressuring the council to implement the plans sooner rather than later so that we can avoid any further injuries to pedestrians or road users.”

Anyone with information is asked to report it to Ammanford Police Station by calling 101.