New safety calls for A10 after accident

PUBLISHED: 11:25 22 July 2011

CALLS for traffic calming measures on the A10 at Little Thetford have grown more urgent in the aftermath of a serious collision near the village.

Fifteen-year-old student Jennifer To was left with life-threatening head injuries after being hit by a lorry on a busy stretch of the road on July 4.

It is believed that the Witchford Village College student, who police have said is now in a stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, was trying to catch a bus when she was hit.

The incident has led to an urgent call from a local councillor for new safety measures to be introduced.

District councillor for Little Thetford Bill Hunt, told the Ely Standard: “What we need are some traffic lights similar to the ones at Denny End near Waterbeach, which work very well.

“Not only because it is quite dangerous for people trying to cross the road but because it is almost impossible to get out of the village when traffic is heavy.

“In the short term I have been in touch with officers at Cambridgeshire County Council to see if there is any way we can change the way the bus arrives but that is only a short term measure.”

Cllr Hunt added that, despite new traffic lights costing in excess of £100,000, something needed to be done before new housing development in Ely added more traffic to the busy road.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council said: “Following any accident the council will review the situation on the road to determine what, if anything, can be done.

“The council also continues to welcome any representations from members of the public and councillors.”

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