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‘What will it take to make road safer?’

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A Long Sutton mum is “petrified” to be left with her seven-month-old baby since a vehicle smashed through the garden wall and hit their home.

Gavin and Carly Bayly and daughter, Ruby, of London Road, were awoken in the early hours of Sunday morning by “an unreal sound”.

Mr Bayly (36) said: “I looked out and saw this massive wheel outside my window.

“The windows were smashed on the front and the door damaged – and brick rubble down the side had hit my car and work van.

“Further down the road I could see a 4x4 parked with its front nearside smashed in.

“My wife is petrified to be in the house now. With the wall gone, if it happened again a vehicle would be straight 
in.

“What happened has left a trail of devastation. It’s really upset me and my wife is petrified to be in the house now – my family are my world.”

Following previous incidents involving motorists in the town, a petition to make the roads safer gained 400 signatures. Now Mr Bayly plans to start up another one.

He said: “When the Highways Authority came to view the damage we were stood outside and a car from the direction of Sutton Bridge came flying past my house and had to brake to turn the corner.

“Last year there was another incident where a car lost control and somersaulted past my window into a lampost.

“People have complained but nothing gets done.

“The speed limit should be 30mph past here. Is it going to take someone to get hurt before something is done?”

A police spokesman said: “At 2.45am on Sunday morning, police received a report of a collision in London Road, Long Sutton. A Landrover Discovery was involved in a collision with a wall. A female passenger was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn with minor injuries.

“A 30-year-old man from Sutton Bridge was arrested for a drink-drive offence. He was subsequently charged with driving with excess alcohol and has been bailed to appear before Boston Magistrates’ Court on June 18.”

 

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