Biker third person to die in five years on a staggered junction on the A17 near King’s Lynn

The scene of the crash on the A17 at Terrington, near King's Lynn

The scene of the crash on the A17 at Terrington, near King's Lynn - Credit: Archant

Lessons must be learned, an MP said, after a fatal crash on a stretch of road where campaigners have been calling for better signs and a reduced speed limit.

A biker in his 30s died on Sunday evening after his Ducati machine was in collision with a Peugeot 306 on the A17 near King's Lynn.

The Peugeot was turning right off the main road into Station Road, Terrington, when the collision occurred at around 5.30pm.

The motorcyclist, who has not been named, was treated at the scene but later died from his injuries. The elderly driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Station Road was closed for almost four hours while police examined the crash scene. Eighteen months ago, MPs and parish councillors met at the junction to call for safety improvements.

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North West Norfolk MP henry Bellingham said: 'This is a tragic accident and my thoughts go out to the victim's family. Let's hope lessons can be learned from it.

'My neighbouring MP and I Elizabeth Truss had a meeting there with representatives from the parish councils at Terrington and Terrington St John. The county council has promised to look at it and make changes in the interests of safety.'

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South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss said: 'This is incredibly sad and my thoughts are very much with the family and friends of those involved. Henry Bellingham and I, along with local councillors and residents, raised our concerns about this junction last year.

'I have stood on this section of road and seen first hand the problems. The staggered nature of the junction, speed of traffic and cars waiting to cross create considerable hazards for both vehicles and pedestrians, action needs to be taken to make this road safer.'

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said: 'It is desperately sad that another motor cyclist has died on Norfolk's roads. We receive reports on all such crashes from the police to see if there is a record of accidents and anything that could be done to reduce the risk. In this case there has been only one relatively minor accident at the junction in the last three years.'

Anyone who saw the crash should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

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