Littleport man calls for improvements to A10 Lynn Road after lorry crashes and overturns into neighbour’s garden in fourth collision on same road in six weeks

PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 June 2018 | UPDATED: 13:01 22 June 2018

The lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve Shipp

The lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve Shipp

Steve Shipp

A Littleport man is calling for improved safety measures after a lorry crashed and overturned into his neighbour’s garden in the fourth collision on the same stretch of A10 road in six weeks.

The lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve ShippThe lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve Shipp

The crash, which saw a lorry end up in between the garden of Waterside Lodge and Paws Doggy Day Care on Lynn Road at about 3pm yesterday, happened outside Steve Shipp’s house.

He said: “It’s the fourth accident in the last six weeks between ours and our next door neighbour’s.

“It was supposedly a broken leaf spring that caused it, but it’s all because from one side of the road to the other there’s only a foot in level.

“It dips so much you fear that every lorry is going to come off the road. It needs serious work done to it because the road is uneven.”

The lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve ShippThe lorry crash that took place on the A10 between Littleport and Southery yesterday afternoon (June 21). Pictures: Steve Shipp

Mr Shipp said the most recent accident, just two weeks ago, involved two cars.

“They ended up in our next door neighbour’s garden as well.”

About a month ago another lorry went off in the exact same place, and two months ago there was even an incident involving a tanker.

“The driver felt like he was going off the side of the road because of how much it dips,” Mr Shipp added.

“He got out of his vehicle to check but then the tanker then fell down the verge.”

He is now pushing for something to be done about the state of the road.

“For that amount of accidents to happen in such a short space of time, it really says something about the state of the road.

“Along with our neighbours, we are planning to launch a petition to get something done about it.

“In the four years we have lived here, there have been 10 or 12 accidents. The council has been talking about improving it for some time but nothing ever seems to be materialise.

“Initially, they should cut the banks and the overgrown roadsides. Ideally, they’d put some sort of speed warning in place at both ends of the corner – that would really help.

“But more importantly something needs doing with the condition of the road; because at the moment any traffic tips to one side.”

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