Car accident blackspot gets £140,000 safety upgrade
A Cambridgeshire stretch of road that has seen ten car accidents in the past five years is to have £140,000 spent on improving it from its current status as a car crash blackspot. Seriousness of these accidents and personal injury received in them varies.
Of the various accidents on the junction of the A141 near Huntingdon with Bridge Road in Broughton, many have involved a shunt as a driver attempted to turn right. This is therefore going to be a central concern of the car accident reduction scheme, which will widen the junction to provide the cars that may have been involved in a similar collision with a filter lane.
While the improvements are taking place, Bridge Road may be shut and temporary traffic lights may be present on the A141. This is to complete the work as quickly as possible, so that car accident figures may drop as soon as they can.
*Where replacement vehicle costs can be recovered from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident.
Where this person is untraceable or uninsured, or where there is a dispute over liability, a replacement vehicle cannot