Renewed safety calls after fatal crash

THE death of a motorist in his 20s on a notorious stretch of the A120 near Harwich has prompted renewed calls for safety improvements on the road. The demand came after a four-vehicle crash on the road on Monday night which, left one man dead and another seriously injured.

THE death of a motorist in his 20s on a notorious stretch of the A120 near Harwich has prompted renewed calls for safety improvements on the road.

The demand came after a four-vehicle crash on the road on Monday night which, left one man dead and another seriously injured.

The accident was the first road death on Essex roads in 2004, and involved a head-on collision with a blue Ford Escort and a white articulated between the villages of Ramsey and Wix.

The dead man has not yet been named by police but he was from the Harwich area.


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The stretch of the A120 running from Little Bromley to Harwich has been the scene of countless crashes in the past few years - many of them fatal.

For decades campaigners have called for the Tendring section of the road to be dualled, arguing that it cannot cope with the pressure of traffic generated from nearby tourist resorts and Harwich International Port.

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The EADT has long campaigned for safety improvements on the road, which is the main access point into Essex from thousands of lorries and cars which disembark at the port.

Ruth Raymer, the chairwoman of Wix Parish Council said: “There are always concerns about the safety of the A120.

“There are grave concerns about the safety of the exits to the A120 and we have asked the Highways Agency, as a council, for better access from Wix.”

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