Pony breeder faces seventh clear-up in six years after lorry crash destroys her paddock

FOR the seventh time in six years a Fenland pony breeder faced a huge clear-up in her paddock after it was destroyed by a passing vehicle. But council chiefs confirmed this week they are set to investigate the cause of Monday s crash because it bears a s

EXCLUSIVE by: TOM JACKSON

FOR the seventh time in six years a Fenland pony breeder faced a huge clear-up in her paddock after it was destroyed by a passing vehicle.

But council chiefs confirmed this week they are set to investigate the cause of Monday's crash because it "bears a strong resemblance" to one last year.

The latest crash in Liza Fry-Lockier's road-side paddock, along the A1101 near Emneth, saw an HGV lorry overturn and shed an estimated 20 tonnes of potatoes - crushing stables, fences and trees in the process.


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Hours later called for measures to slow down vehicles on the corner, close to Collett's Bridge, before her house is destroyed or someone is killed.

She said. "It is getting out of control. It feels like I'm living alongside the M25.

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"Since we moved here six years ago there have been at least seven incidents. We have also had a motorbike crash into the field and several cars come off the road. One of the cars went through the house.

"Someone is going to soon knock the house down, get seriously injured or killed if something is not done."

Miss Fry-Lockier breeds show ponies at her paddock, Kenbourne Stud. Her ponies graze in the paddock where the crashes take place.

She said: "If an animal ended underneath a vehicle I would be mortified."

A number of improvements have been carried out along the road, including resurfacing, edge lines and larger, yellow-backed warning chevrons on the bend.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: "The speed limit was reduced from 60mph to 50mph earlier this year, but HGVs are limited to 40mph on a single carriageway road so the speed limit is not a factor here."

He added: "Since this accident appears similar to the one last year, we will be investigating further once we have details from the police.

"Although there have clearly been a number of damage-only accidents here, there have been only two injury accidents recorded in the last five years before this recent crash.

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