Crash prompts call for safety improvements at A148 junction in north Norfolk

The BMW 330 involved in a collision on the A148 near Sheringham. Photo: Robyn Templeman

The BMW 330 involved in a collision on the A148 near Sheringham. Photo: Robyn Templeman - Credit: Archant

Calls have been made for further safety improvements following the latest accident at a busy north Norfolk junction.

The BMW involved in a collision on the A148 near Sheringham. Photo: Rob Templeman

The BMW involved in a collision on the A148 near Sheringham. Photo: Rob Templeman - Credit: Archant

Two cars crasshed close to the A148 crossroads near Sheringham Park at 2.30pm on Sunday.

No-one was injured in the crash, which involved a Mercedes CLA and BMW 330.

Passer-by Rob Templeman photographed the damaged BWM on the side of the road following the accident.

He said: 'The junction is a nightmare, there are going to be countless more crashes there all summer. I have sent the pictures to (North Norfolk MP) Norman Lamb, he is aware of the problem, but doesn't seem to have the power to do anything about it.'

The BMW 330 damaged in a collision at the A148 at Upper Sheringham. Photo: Robyn Templeman

The BMW 330 damaged in a collision at the A148 at Upper Sheringham. Photo: Robyn Templeman - Credit: Archant

Holt teenager Martha Seaward died when she was hit by a lorry close to the junction in 2014.


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The 15 year-old had got off a Sanders bus on Lodge Hill at a stop a short distance from the A148, intending to cross the main road on her way to West Beckham.

A petition launched three years ago calling for a reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph received 300 pledges of support.

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Backed by 14 district councillors from all parties, the campaign also sought visibility improvements at the junction close to the popular National Trust tourist attraction, Sheringham Park.

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