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'It didn't matter until it was someone important' - West Norfolk man speaks out after council change the speed limit on a dangerous road

PUBLISHED: 09:00 29 January 2019 | UPDATED: 14:31 30 January 2019

Sandra Greenacre was killed on the A149 six years ago. Photo:Danny Child

Sandra Greenacre was killed on the A149 six years ago. Photo:Danny Child

Danny Child

A West Norfolk man has spoken out after the council cut the speed limit on a dangerous A road following Prince Philip's crash.

Danny Child spoke out after his mum was killed on the A149 six years ago. Photo: Danny ChildDanny Child spoke out after his mum was killed on the A149 six years ago. Photo: Danny Child

Danny Child, a 27-year-old electrician from King’s Lynn, has spoken about the councils’ new plans for road safety on the A149 six years after his mother, Sandra Greenacre, was killed on the same road where the Duke had an accident last Thursday, January 17.

Plans for average speed cameras along part of the route were first announced early last year.

The final decision was due to be made at a county council meeting on Friday, January 18, which had already been arranged before the crash.

Councillors agreed to both the average speed cameras and improvements to junctions.

But Mr Child said he was angered by a councillor saying the Duke’s involvement pushed interest to the forefront.
“It didn’t matter until it was someone important,” he said. “They were planning to do something in May 2018 but that got ditched in October. Now Prince Philip’s had a crash they’re going to do something, it’s insulting.”

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