Fears raised after third serious accident blackspot in Lincolnshire village
Fearful residents are pleading with Lincolnshire County Council to fix an accident blackspot in their village "before someone is killed".
Parents in Newton-on-Trent say they are living in fear following three serious incidents in less than two months.
On each occasion, the county's air ambulance was called in.
The accidents all happened at the staggered junction, linking the busy A57 with the village.
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Now, residents are hoping the Conservative-led authority will sort out the problem as a matter of urgency.
Claire Harrison, who lives in the village with her family, told the Echo: "We have spoken to Lincolnshire County Council about doing something.
"If there is any kind of problem on the A57 the diversion always comes through Newton and that's not fair because we're a tiny village with lots of children living here.
"We want to let our children out and let them play safely.
"The Jubilee Bank Holiday is coming up and the summer holidays aren't far away and we are scared any of our children could be involved in an accident."
Two girls were taken to hospital on April 7 after being struck by a car.
This was followed by collisions on May 24 and on Monday, May 28.
There was a fatal incident at the spot in November, 2008.
"I have lived here for eight years and all I can say is there have definitely been at least five incidents in the last year," continued Mrs Harrison.
"It is a massive accident hotspot but there are no signs to tell drivers that, even though there used to be.
"There is a speed camera but it is on the way out of the village."
Fellow resident Alison Wells said: "Trying to get through to the county council is like banging your head on a brick wall.
"I feel like whenever I am around that area I am taking my life in my own hands.
"It's dangerous for me so what must it be like for the children that live here?"
The residents believe a set of traffic lights would be the best answer.
Mrs Harrison added: "Something needs to happen and soon.
"Whether it is a speed camera, new signs or traffic lights, it needs to happen before somebody dies."
John Siddle, spokesman for Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership said: "In 2007, significant improvements were made to the road as part of an accident reduction scheme.
"As a result of those improvements, the collision rate was halved.
"Recent collisions have not been speed related but have other causation factors such as 'failed to look', 'failed to see' or 'driver error/distraction'.
"In 2010/11 we have seen a steady rise in the collision rate and this is of concern to us. We will be monitoring the site to identify any further improvements that can be made."
Lincolnshire County Council declined to comment.