Campaigners react to another crash on A16 in Crowland

John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership with student Ollie Long at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, for a 2Fast2Soon driver safety roadshow event.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership with student Ollie Long at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, for a 2Fast2Soon driver safety roadshow event. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Civic leaders in Crowland have more evidence in their campaign to improve road safety in the area after a crash which left two people seriously injured.

A 35-year-old woman suffered internal injuries after a Toyota Avensis she was travelling in collided with a Renault Laguna on the A16 in Crowland, at its junction with Whipchicken Road, shortly before 7pm on Monday.

Crowland Parish Council chairman Coun David Ringham (second left).

Crowland Parish Council chairman Coun David Ringham (second left).

The woman is serious but stable in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, while the driver of the Avensis was treated for fractured ribs and a young child escaped injury.

It was the latest collision on the A16 where, two weeks earlier, an 81-year-old woman from Holbeach Drove died and her 83-year-old husband was seriously injured after a three-car collision at the junction of the B1166 Hull’s Drove turning for Shepeau Stow.

Crowland Parish Council chairman Coun David Ringham said: “We continue to be concerned about safety matters here, irrespective of where the accident actually happens, and want to continue getting other agencies together on a collective basis in order to make our roads safer.

“The council wanted the new A16 for other reasons, including its unsuitability for HGVs.

“But when you come back to it, it’s the junctions on the A16 that are causing the problems.”

So far this year, 17 people have died on Lincolnshire’s roads, compared to 13 at the same period last year.

John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said: “Generally, we have seen a high number of fatal incidents in the last six weeks and whilst our thoughts are with the families, please be assured that all serious and fatal collisions are properly investigated and any commonalities of causation factors will be acted upon where possible.”