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Call for A12 speed reduction after latest serious smash
3:50pm Thursday 6th February 2014 in News
A PLEA has been made for immediate safety improvements on the A12 after yet another horror smash.
A 69-year-old Coggeshall woman was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, with serious head and chest injuries after the latest bad accident.
Lorry driver Stuart Smethurst, 24, of Stanway, was the first on the scene.
He was driving behind the two cars which initially collided.
“I had just got into the outside lane and, as soon as I did, all I could see was smoke and a red car spinning.
“At the last minute I saw a black car half in the middle lane and half in the outside lane.
“I managed to avoid it somehow, abandoned my car and ran across the traffic to help."
Nigel Fitch, chairman of Marks Tey Parish Council, has called for a 50mph speed limit to be imposed between Marks Tey and Ardleigh.
He said: “We are sick to the teeth of hearing about these incidents."
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