Photos to get over message
PHOTOGRAPHS showing the site of an accident that claimed the life of a teenager will be on display this weekend at a supermarket. Members of the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, which was established after the death of 16-year-old Warren Hay, will be
PHOTOGRAPHS showing the site of an accident that claimed the life of a teenager will be on display this weekend at a supermarket.
Members of the Warren Hay Road Safety Action Group, which was established after the death of 16-year-old Warren Hay, will be in the foyer of Sainsbury's in Huntingdon on Saturday selling T-shirts and blue wristbands.
Also on display will be photographs taken just after Warren's accident.
Warren's mother, Maxine, said the pictures needed to be seen so people can appreciate the hazards of crossing the A141 in Huntingdon.
Warren, who lived at Robin Terrace, Alconbury, was killed after stepping out in front of a car as he attempted to cross the A141 on his way to watch a football match at Jubilee Park in King's Ripton Road.
Since his death the action group has been calling on Cambridgeshire County Council to provide a safe way of crossing the road.
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As reported last week in The Hunts Post, the group, which includes Mrs Hay, is hoping to raise £1million to help pay for safety improvements on the road.
The group has sold 2,000 wristbands with another 2,000 on order.
Mrs Hay said: "We need people to buy the wristbands so they can feel they have contributed to the building of a successful solution.
"It's a community-based improvement not a personal crusade."
The county council has put forward a £160,000 safety scheme for the A141 which would see a ban on right hand turns into and out of the King's Ripton Road junction and a traffic island.
But the action group say this does not "go far enough" to protect pedestrians and is pushing for a footbridge or at the very least a light controlled crossing.
CCC has said it will look at other safety improvements if third party funding becomes available.
INFORMATION: To support the action group, or if you have a fundraising idea, contact John Dunleavy on 01480 350507.