Another vehicle careers off notorious accident blackspot Padnal Bank - less than one week after traffic slowing measures were installed

A white van careered off the Padnal Bank road at around 11am this morning.

A white van careered off the Padnal Bank road at around 11am this morning. - Credit: Archant

There has been yet another accident on a notorious road near Littleport – despite traffic slowing measures being brought in just under a week ago.

Emergency services attended the scene of the accident on Padnal Bank.

Emergency services attended the scene of the accident on Padnal Bank. - Credit: Archant

A white van left the road on Padnal Bank at around 11am this morning, ending up in a road-side ditch.

Resident David Jermy, who helped champion a campaign for traffic slowing measures along the road which were installed last week, saw the incident.

He said: “I spoke to the driver, who was unharmed. He claimed that because of the new warning signs he had slowed down to about 35 miles per hour but his car had just spun off the road as he carefully drove round the bend.”

Rumble strips, large ‘slow’ warning signs and a new 40mph speed limit sign were installed last week following a campaign backed by Mr Jermy, East Cambridgeshire District Councillor Mike Rouse and the Ely Standard.


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The campaign came after it was highlighted there had been 14 accidents in just 10 weeks along a stretch between Padnal Road and Branch Bank, including one that claimed the life of 20-year-old Jahmel Grant in June.

However, just 48 hours after the traffic slowing measures were installed, a car carrying a family with young children spun off the road after a spell of rain. There were no injuries.

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