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Call for action after car crashes into house

Christine Carr is calling for the speed limit to be lowered on A142 Iretons Way in Chatteris after a car went into the front of her house for the second time.

Christine Carr is calling for the speed limit to be lowered on A142 Iretons Way in Chatteris after a car went into the front of her house for the second time.

A Chatteris woman is calling for the speed limit to be dropped on the A142 Iretons Way after a car went into the front of her house for the second time.

Luckily, the driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured following the incident last Tuesday evening, but Christine Carr said she is now frightened to be in the property.

She was in the house at the time of the accident and said she heard a “crack and an almighty bang” that she initially thought was lightning.

“I opened the front door and the driver was just there.”

The cottage is near two bends on the busy road, which has a 60mph speed limit, and Christine believes this is a contributory factor to accidents happening near her house.

She said: “The car went into the front of my cottage and the driver was lucky to walk away. But in the other accident, a man died.

“I’m frightened to stay here now. What happens if the next vehicle to hit is a lorry? The road is just too fast.”

The latest incident did not do too much damage to Christine’s house. The building is old and sturdy but she was told it would have been much worse if it was a modern house.

Christine has lived in the property for more than 20 years and said the road has got much busier in recent years.

“The road is only going to get worse,” she said, “and this will happen again.”

To make matters worse, Christine has no space on her land to turn her car around and has to back out onto Iretons Way. The act of leaving her house leaves her terrified everytime she has to do it.

“I have seen people overtaking on the bends,” Christine said. “And at night time, I can hear the speed that some of the vehicles are going.”

She said a nearby factory also has problems with traffic on the busy road, with lorries struggling to get in and out.

 

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