Safety questions of A140 at Stuston after fatal crash

Stuston, Suffolk. Site of accident on the A140 at Crabtree Farm
Stuston, Suffolk. Site of accident on the A140 at Crabtree Farm

A motorist killed in a three-vehicle accident on the A140 near Stuston has been named, prompting more safety questions on the stretch of road.

62-year-old Allan Kerrigan, of Edwin Close, Wymondham, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Mr Kerrigan’s Toyota Corolla was involved in a collision with a BMW and lorry at about 4.30pm.

The driver of the BMW, a 23-year-old man, was flown by air ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, after being cut free from his car by the fire service. He remains in a critical condition. A third man – the driver of the lorry – was treated for shock.

A spokesman for the Suffolk Road Safe Partnership, said: “Road traffic collisions in which someone loses their life are always a tragedy and as with any other fatality a full collision investigation will take place. The Suffolk Road Safe Partnership work together to improve road safety.”

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for roads and transport Guy McGregor, described the accident as an “absolute tragedy.” He said: “In reality, in a busy road like this, there needs to be a dual carriageway from Norwich to Ipswich. Obviously there is not sufficient money to carry this out.”

Jessica Winterborn, 24, from Harleston, died after her Peugeot 306 collided with a Mercedes-Benz LGV near to the junction of the B1077 on the A140 in Brome in November 2012, while in January last year Peter Barter suffered a series of excruciating injuries when he was thrown from his car following a crash near the same junction.

Police are asking witnesses to the crash, or who saw the vehicles in the moments prior to the collision to call PC Allie Cotton on 101.