Fears over death junction after accident

A WORRIED resident has today spoken out after a man was hurt in an accident at the spot where a grandmother was killed in 2005.

A WORRIED resident has today spoken out after a man was hurt in an accident at the spot where a grandmother was killed in 2005.

Reginald Last, 75, who lives in Ipswich's Robin Drive, said he was concerned following yesterday's collision involving a car and a moped at the junction of his street and London Road.

Christine Seymour, 58, died after being hit by a motorbike while crossing London Road, which has a 40mph speed limit, nearly four years ago.

Mrs Seymour had been walking with her husband, Brian, and grandsons Kieran and Ethan. Kieran suffered life-threatening head injuries, but eventually pulled through and made a recovery.

Motorcyclist Christopher Bainbridge was jailed for three and a half years after being found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving in April 2006.

Yesterday, at about 12.20pm, paramedics and police officers were called to the same location after a 20-year-old man came off his moped.

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A dark blue VW Golf-shaped car was involved in the accident and police are keen to trace the driver.

The moped driver was checked over by paramedics on the scene, but was not seriously hurt.

Today Mr Last, who has lived in the Chantry road for 14 years, said he had seen the aftermath of the crash from his garden.

He added: “It is a dangerous junction.

“There are many crashes. People jump the traffic lights and they come up really quick and try to beat the lights.

“People simply drive too fast. I would like to see more enforcement of the speed limit on the road.

“People around here are concerned because elderly people get off at the bus stop right nearby.

“Something needs to be done to make it less dangerous.”

Are you concerned about accidents on your road? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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