Petition calls for traffic lights at notorious Littleport junction where teenager Jack died in crash

Courtney Pettifor, front row third right, with Tony Ure, front row second right, father of Jack, at

Courtney Pettifor, front row third right, with Tony Ure, front row second right, father of Jack, at Jack's memorial match. - Credit: Archant

A PETITION is calling for traffic lights to be installed at a junction in Littleport which has seen a teenager killed and several motorists injured in the last six weeks.

Floral tributes were left at the junction following the collision in June in which Jack Ure lost his

Floral tributes were left at the junction following the collision in June in which Jack Ure lost his life. - Credit: Archant

Littleport teenager Courtney Pettifor has appealed to Cambridgeshire County Council to install traffic lights at the Sandhill, Branch Bank and New River Bank junction to protect motorists and pedestrians.

Eighteen-year-old Jack Ure, of Little Downham, was killed after his car was involved in a three-vehicle collision near the busy junction on June 20.

Just weeks before Jack’s death, 22-year-old Christie Couzens, of Littleport, died after coming off his motorbike in New River Bank, just a few hundred yards from the junction.

And, last Thursday, two people were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after a two-vehicle collision just yards from where the fatal collision involving Jack had take place.


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In his appeal to the council, Courtney, 18, of Fisher’s Bank, said: “The junction is highly dangerous as cars are recklessly driving along Branch Bank and visibility is limited so something needs to happen immediately to improve everyone’s safety before anyone else gets hurt.

“I purpose that traffic lights are installed by that junction to stop any more tragic accidents occurring again.

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“No-one wants anymore accidents to occur there again, but more importantly no-one wants to lose someone close to them, so it’s now up to you -the local government - to sort something out and I won’t stop until this is done as it’s the last straw.”

Just days after its submission, the petition has already gathered almost 300 signatures and Littleport Parish Council has formed a special committee to look at how the junction can be improved.

The petition closes on October 26, you can add your name at http://epetition.cambridgeshire.public-i.tv/epetition_core/community/petition/2364

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