NO DELAYS TO TRAFFIC LIGHTS!
JUNCTION SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS MUST
GO AHEAD SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

 

WHEN - Wednesday, 18 July 2021 (approx 9am)
WHERE - the dangerous Norfolk Lavender junction at Heacham
Photos and Feature by Stella of HOL

The scene below illustrates why improvements are urgently needed at Heacham's notorious Lavender Junction.  The scheme  for traffic signals (with funding to the tune of 500,000) is planned for Autumn 2007 but there are concerns that it might be delayed for another year and this accident is the reason this must not  happen.

Emergency services were out in force to lend assistance to those involved in this nasty accident which could easily have been avoided if the promised traffic lights had already been put in place.

         

Although the Police report is not yet available, at first glance it appears that one vehicle was attempting to cross the A149 (towards Heacham?) whilst the other was driving along the A149.
Unfortunately the front end of the van hit the red Peugot directly on the side passenger door.

         

 

         

Police directed traffic from the A149 - around the accident scene - into Heacham and turned the cars right along Ringstead Road (where the little bridge is) back on to the A149.  There was a constant stream of diverting traffic for a good hour and a half.

         

East Anglia Air Ambulance was in attendance.  No reports yet on injuries.

 
 
Click here to see report of first demonstration held in August 2005
Click here to see report of second demonstration held in May 2006
 Click here to see report of third demonstration held in Sept 2006