Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 5°C

Search

Calls for safety improvements stepped up after A120 crash at Little Tey

10 December, 2014 - 06:00
Crash on the A120 at Little Tey, December 9 2014.

Crash on the A120 at Little Tey, December 9 2014.

Archant

A serious crash on the A120 has led to renewed calls for safety improvements to the road.

A woman was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital with serious injuries after the collision near to the Kings Arms pub at Little Tey yesterday morning.

It was initially thought she had life-threatening injuries and she had to be freed after being left trapped in the crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 7.30am to a crash which involved a Scania skip lorry, a Volkswagen Golf and a Volvo lorry.

Both the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service’s urban search & rescue team and the East of England Ambulance Service’s hazardous area response team were sent to the crash site.

The road was closed for several hours while Essex Police investigated the scene.

A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He was taken to Colchester police station for questioning.

Yesterday’s incident comes just days ahead of a public meeting on the future of the A120 being hosted by the area’s MPs.

Witham MP Priti Patel, Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell and Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin are all jointly chairing Friday’s summit, organised by the Haven Gateway Partnership as part of its A120 campaign in collaboration with Essex County Council.

The Haven Gateway is trying to keep political pressure on Whitehall to include the A120 among its long-term road projects to unlock up to £1.3billion of growth.

In the short term it has called for £10m to carry out a feasibility study and much-needed safety improvements to the road at the Earls Colne junction and at Pellens Corner, in Tendring.

Steve Clarke, Haven Gateway director leading the A120 campaign, said: “We need to make sure that the voice of the local area is heard in terms of getting the road improved.

“Concerns have been raised for a number of years about the condition of the road and one way for these voices to be heard is the meeting on Friday.”

The event, open to all, takes place on Friday at the Marks Tey Hotel from 12.30pm until 2pm.

In particular the organisers are keen to hear from businesses about the impact the A120 has on them.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Parking bays meant to help disabled people are being “abused” in a west Suffolk town centre, with blue badge holders forced to park elsewhere.

A man armed with a knife threatened staff at a Stowmarket bookmakers last night.

A fresh batch of recruits have joined Suffolk’s Constabulary’s ranks of police community support officers (PCSOs).

Reducing antibiotic prescriptions and use of cheaper drugs has helped GPs in Suffolk save almost £2million in a year, it has emerged.

Deputy Mayor of Newmarket, Christopher O’Neill, says he is “speechless” over the alleged rape at the horse walk off Fred Archer Way.

Suffolk’s unsung heroes, community stalwarts and charitable organisations were recognised for the work they do in Suffolk at this year’s High Sheriff’s Awards.

After a six year break from teaching a mum of three is returning to the classroom with the help of Essex County Councils Return To Teaching Campaign.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24