Tragic Collision Inquest: Father died at scene

An inquest into the death of Darren Wilson has ended yesterday with an appeal for a reduced speed limit and for double-white lines to stop dangerous overtaking on a notorious stretch of road in Lincolnshire.

The fatal collision occurred in April this year when Mr Wilson, who also had his son in the passenger seat at the time of the crash, tried to overtake a vehicle turning from the A159 on to High Street.
As he tried to pass the car by manoeuvring onto the right hand lane he collided head-on with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction.

Mr Wilson was not wearing a seat belt at the time and was unfortunately pronounced dead at the scene.
His son and the passengers in the other vehicle escaped the collision with injuries.

Local residents agree that something needs to be done to improve safety on this section of road. Eye witnesses regularly report people speeding and believe that a reduce speed limit would make a difference. The introduction of lines to prohibit over-taking would also signal the dangers to motorists.

Do you live nearby? What do you think can be done to improve safety here? Let us know your comments or alternatively contact the Highways Office at Humberside County Council.

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