Improvements set for A12 crash site

IMPROVEMENTS could be carried out at an accident blackspot on the A12 where two people died and other people have narrowly missed being hit by cars.The junction of the A12 with the Ipswich to Lowestoft railway line at Darsham is being analysed by safety engineers from Suffolk County Council and Network Rail.

IMPROVEMENTS could be carried out at an accident blackspot on the A12 where two people died and other people have narrowly missed being hit by cars.

The junction of the A12 with the Ipswich to Lowestoft railway line at Darsham is being analysed by safety engineers from Suffolk County Council and Network Rail.

Tragedy struck there on December 5 when Gerald and Henny McDonald, from Southwold, had got off the train at Darsham and were crossing the A12 when they were in collision with a car. Mr McDonald, 86, died at the scene, and his 84-year-old wife died at Addenbrooke's Hospital later that evening.

Residents living close to the station warned after the accident that there was very little light in the vicinity of the junction of the A12 and the railway line.

They said that some rail passengers would alight at Darsham and then walk beside the busy unlit main road to Yoxford.

Sandra Graffham, council transport and environment spokesman, said improvements to the car park, access and crossing point for pedestrians were under consideration and if a scheme was chosen then lighting would also be considered.

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