Third accident at Diss black spot

A call has been made for improvements at a black spot junction after the third accident in nine months.

A call has been made for improvements at a black spot junction after the third accident in nine months.

In the latest incident, a car failed to negotiate the A1066 Victoria Road junction with Stuston Road, in Diss, partly demolishing Linda Davison's garden wall after hitting the corner of the neighbouring house.

The incident happened at about 4pm on Tuesday and Mrs Davison, who helps look after her six-year-old nephew, dreads to think what might have happened if the boy had been playing outside.

'He is usually in the garden at that time of day and that is the only entrance into the house. I am getting fearful as I have got my nephew in the summer holidays, and we have got Easter coming up and Whitsun,' she said.


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'Last May the whole of the wall was knocked down and two or three weeks ago, at 1am, a car went right into the front of the house next door.'

A metal barrier has been put in front of the adjoining house to offer some protection. Mrs Davison believes more should be done to reduce the dangers, and Steve Reilly, county council spokesman said that improvements are planned.

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'We are actually looking at making yellow box improvements to the junction. A safety audit in 2008 deemed that was the main issue. People sit off the yellow box, then speed up to get round it and lose control,' he explained.

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