A1101 campaigners call for safety work to start soon following fatal accident

CAMPAIGNERS have called for work to start as soon as possible on the A1101 accident blackspot in Wisbech following another fatal accident. They have also written to Cambridgeshire s Chief Constable Julie Spence asking for an urgent meeting. A 54-year-old

CAMPAIGNERS have called for work to start as soon as possible on the A1101 accident blackspot in Wisbech following another fatal accident.

They have also written to Cambridgeshire's Chief Constable Julie Spence asking for an urgent meeting.

A 54-year-old Tydd Gote man died last Thursday after his car was involved in a collision with a minivan at 6.20am.

An inquest was due to open today (Monday) into the death of Anthony Michael Reynolds of Hannath Road, Tydd Gote, who later died at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.


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On Saturday there was a four-vehicle collision outside The Romanies but there were no serious injuries.

Campaign team member Virginia Bucknor said: "It is absolutely terrible. We are devastated, all the team cried because we are so involved with this and our hearts go out to the families involved."

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Last week Cambridgeshire County Council announced a �250,000 scheme to remodel the bends on the A1101 making them less tight. The scheme will have to compete for funding against other major road safety schemes.

However campaigners say the latest accidents reinforces the urgent need for a 40mph speed limit, solid white lines and fixed safety cameras.

Mrs Bucknor said: "This should not be continuing. We just hope that the council will get on and do this extra work that we are calling for. A little bit of widening and altering the camber of the road is not the whole answer. And we will continue putting pressure on the council.

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