Further calls for speed limit reduction in Stradishall after two hospitalised following three vehicle collision

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Two people were hospitalised yesterday following a three vehicle collision involving a prison mini bus on the A143 in Stradishall, where residents are campaigning for a speed limit reduction.

Police, fire and ambulance services were called to the scene, where a white Mercedes van, a white mini bus and a silver Honda had collided, at about 3.05pm.

Tony Gearing, Stradishall resident, said: “This is the third serious accident in six weeks that I know of. It is only a matter of time before someone is killed.

“At the moment you can drive through our village at the national speed limit, 60 mph, whereas other villages on the A143 like Wickhamstreet have 40 mph speed limits. Still others, like Chedburugh and Little Wratting, have 30 mph restrictions.

“Because there is no limit at all on the Stradishall stretch of the A143 motorists switch off as if they were still on the old dual carriageway, and yet they pass by at least three road junctions, two business entrances and four residential driveways in a few hundred yards.

“Please impose a speed limit to make drivers think before someone dies!”

The drivers’ of two of the vehicles involved in yesterday’s collision were taken to West Suffolk Hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life changing or life threatening.

No passengers were aboard the prison mini bus. Road closures remained in place until 8.45pm.