THE deaths of a grandmother and her daughter at an accident blackspot have prompted a renewed call for safety measures to be put in place.

The two women died when their car was involved in a head-on collision with another car on the A64, in North Yorkshire, on Monday, leaving another four people injured.

The deaths bring the toll on the stretch of road known as Golden Hill, about a mile west of Malton, to six in the last four years.

Ryedale MP John Greenway said action had been promised at the site three-and-a-half years ago, but nothing had been done yet.

He said yesterday: "I want to know how many more people are going to be killed before something is going to be done."

Police said that they were still trying to contact relatives of the two women who died before releasing their names.

The two women were the 49-year-old driver and a passenger in her twenties of a Fiesta which collided with a Lexus just before noon on Monday.

The other two Fiesta passengers, a man and a toddler, both members of the same family from the Bradford area, were yesterday said to be "improving" in hospital.

George and Doreen Bowser, from Scarborough, who were in the Lexus, were both in hospital after suffering broken breastbones in the accident.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to contact them on (01653) 692424.