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Reactions from the triple tragedy on the A47

PUBLISHED: 09:56 28 March 2014 | UPDATED: 10:27 28 March 2014

The A47 is being repaired at East Winch where 3 people died on Wednesday. Picture: Ian Burt

The A47 is being repaired at East Winch where 3 people died on Wednesday. Picture: Ian Burt

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People living in East Winch say the only way to make the A47 safe is to bypass their village.

They were upset and horrified to learn that there was another accident this week – especially as this was close to home on Lynn Road.

Kenneth Bromfield, who lives on Lynn Road, said: “There have been so many accidents on this road, I have even have had to have my wall repaired due to a car hitting it. Mr Bromfield, 77, has lived there for 27 years.

An elderly couple who have lived on the road since 1979, said that living there was “noisy and dangerous”.

They feel that the road is simply not wide enough for lorries to go through.

Sylvia Wheelhouse, 80, said: “The common land behind us is plenty big enough to have a bypass. The road is not safe for lorries with the bends.”

She and her husband, Arthur, were both upset to hear about this week’s triple fatality. They watched the helicopter come down to the scene of the accident.

Mr Wheelhouse said: “They could make the road a bypass like they have done in Narborough. I thought they had provisionally agreed to have a bypass, I thought the money was there. It never used to be as busy as this. Even when we used to live in London years ago, the road was never as busy as this one.”

Fellow villager Veronica Chan said: “All you hear at night is zoom, zoom, zoom – the sound of cars speeding along the road. It is about time they did something. I know years ago they were going to build a bypass but they haven’t. There are so many accidents, even one of my friends had one the other day. The back end of her car got caught as she was turning off to come down the drive.”

Another neighbour has lived on Lynn Road for six years.

“We need a bypass – end of story,” he said.

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