Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting ECS to 80360, or email »
Grandmother's terrifying A120 blackspot crash
8:00pm Thursday 26th April 2012 in News
A GRANDMOTHER spent three weeks in hospital after a “terrifying” accident at an A120 blackspot.
Eve Oliver, 63, needed a metal pin inserted into her hip and suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung in the crash at the Great Bromley junction on March 30.
Her 55-year-old passenger had a fractured wrist.
Mrs Oliver was in the newly-expanded central reservation, waiting to join the Harwich-bound carriageway, when her Kia Rio was in a collision with a Renault Scenic.
The Great Bromley resident said: “It was terrifying.
“I have used that junction for 37 years and now there are all these people flying at you from all different angles “I do think the Highways Agency has made it worse.”
Campaigners have called on roads minister Mike Penning to look again the junction, which last month underwent a £200,000 redesign.
The accident involving Mrs Oliver, of Harwich Road, happened just days before the work was due to be completed.
Since her crash there have been two further incidents. The retired care worker is now back home.
The Renault driver suffered whiplash, and the air ambulance was called after a seven-year-old suffered breathing difficulties.