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Drivers urged to be cautious on Crowland Road near Peterborough and Eye by councillors following two fatalities

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Drivers have been urged to be careful on a stretch of road which claimed two lives last month.

Two teenagers died in May after a car came off Crowland Road, near Peterborough and Eye, with the 16-year-old driver arrested on suspicion of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

Councillors have raised some concerns regarding the suitability of the old A1073, with another accident being reported on the road last month as well.

Coun Nigel Pepper labelled the road 'notorious'
Coun Nigel Pepper labelled the road 'notorious'

However, they also stressed that drivers must take some accountability when travelling in that direction.

Coun Nigel Pepper, who represents Crowland on South Holland District Council, said: “This notorious stretch of road just outside of Crowland in Cambridgeshire has now claimed several lives, as can be seen by the numerous roadside memorials marking travel related deaths which are mainly confined to a short section between the village of Eye and what is known locally as ‘Masons Bridge’.

“Road safety has always been a concern of mine, more-so having to deal with serious road traffic collisions during my time in Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"My sincere condolences go out to the families of the young boys who were involved in this tragic collision.”

David Kempton, chairman of Crowland Parish Council, believes it is ‘not inherently a bad road in terms of its design’ - but that it did have a high accident rate before the A16 was built.

He added: “I don’t know what else could be done. From the Peterborough authorities’ point of view, they’ve made the journey onto that road through Eye Green as inconvenient as they reasonably can, while leaving it open and accessible.”

The parish council has been calling for improvements to the A16.

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