Crash proves case for urgent dualling

Crash proves case for urgent dualling

Crash proves case for urgent dualling

Crash proves case for urgent dualling

First published in News

A TRUNK road is urgently in need of upgrading after a crash left a port town cut off for more than five hours.

Commuters were diverted through villages after police shut off both lanes of the A120 between Horsley Cross and Ramsey so recovery vehicles and specialist crash investigators could get to work.

The crash, at about 1.40am last Wednesday, involved a car, van and a refridgerated lorry carrying bacon, which was on its way to Manchester.

Firefighters had to cut two trapped men from the vehicles before they could be taken to hospital.

Harwich councillor Dave McLeod said the collision was proof the road needs to be dualled.

“For five hours, our port town was cut off and the A120 is our lifeline,” he said.

“Money needs to be spent on infrastructure and the main thing is to get the A120 dualled.

“The crash cut us off for a long time and that is because of a lack of investment and vision."

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9:52pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Jack222 says...

Cost? Why should we pay for this?
Cost? Why should we pay for this? Jack222
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10:47pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Arthur Fonzarelli says...

The reason why the A120 is hotspot for crashes is entirely down to the moron drivers who think nothing of overtaking multiple vehicles round a blind bend just for the sake of getting to Horsley Cross/Ramsey a minute quicker. Two areas of average speed cameras should be introduced to improve safety. The first installed around Wix and the second a bit further along to cover the area around between the Wrabness turn off and Ramsey. Perhaps if a few of these people lost their licence or were hit in the pocket then they would think twice about putting others at risk for the sake of few seconds.
The reason why the A120 is hotspot for crashes is entirely down to the moron drivers who think nothing of overtaking multiple vehicles round a blind bend just for the sake of getting to Horsley Cross/Ramsey a minute quicker. Two areas of average speed cameras should be introduced to improve safety. The first installed around Wix and the second a bit further along to cover the area around between the Wrabness turn off and Ramsey. Perhaps if a few of these people lost their licence or were hit in the pocket then they would think twice about putting others at risk for the sake of few seconds. Arthur Fonzarelli
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6:25am Thu 24 Jul 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

And the bacon ?? Traffic was at a g(RIND)ing halt !!
And the bacon ?? Traffic was at a g(RIND)ing halt !! SOMETHING2SAY
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