Chad campaign for speed cameras on Cuckney Hill after six deaths in six years

Floral tributes left for Luke Winter on Cuckney Hill
Floral tributes left for Luke Winter on Cuckney Hill
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A DEADLY stretch of road near Mansfield claimed its SIXTH victim in six years last week and today Chad launches a campaign to try make it the last.

Luke Winter (24), of Nether Langwith, was the latest to be killed on the A60 Cuckney Hill between Church Warsop and Cuckney.

Luke Winter - A60 Cuckney Hill crash victim

Luke Winter - A60 Cuckney Hill crash victim

The Citroen he was driving was in collision with a Ford Fiesta at about 7.45pm on Wednesday.

Dozens of floral tributes have been left at the scene including from Mr Winter’s pregant partner Keeley Nattriss who lost her father Tony in a crash on the same road in 2009.

The speed limit on both sides of Cuckney Hill has been reduced to 50mph but Chad has now started a petition for speed cameras to be used to enforce it.

The petition can be signed at Chad’s office in Newgate Lane and is being distributed to shops and businesses in the Warsop and Cuckney areas.

John Allin, Nottinghamshire County Councillor for Warsop, said the current measures have not worked and it is time for more robust action.

He said: “We’ve reduced it to 50mph but cars are still speeding. There is a lot of dangerous overtaking going on as well.

“As soon as people see that long stretch of road they just put their footdown.

“I’ve had calls from people who have been overtaken while waiting to turn into the cemetery which is very dangerous.

“At the very least the 30mph limit on the Chruch Warsop side should be brought up past the cemetery and the 40mph limit on the Cuckney side needs bringing further up the hill on the other side.

“Having a speed camera would get my full support - putting one at Spion Kop seems to have worked. I would welcome any help to get cars to slow down, It seems to be getting worse and something needs top be done about it.”

In 2006 there were three fatal crashes on that stretch of the A60 and there have been fatals in 2009, 2010 and now 2012.

Dozens of other serious and non-serious actions have also taken place.

One message left with flowers at the scene of the latest trajedy said: “Goodnight for now my friend, nobody will ever forget you that ever met you.

“A piece of me has gone with you but a piece of you has been left with in me which in time will make me stronger.”

Another card read: “Always love you Lukey. I’ve lost my wing man don’t know what I’m going to do without you. I will always be thinking of you, love you big lad.”

Suzanne Heydon, Group Manager for Highways Safety at Nottinghamshire County Council said: “The circumstances of the recent fatal road traffic accident on the A60 at Cuckney Hill are currently being investigated by Nottinghamshire Police. “Following this investigation, in conjunction with the police, Nottinghamshire County Council, will consider any suitable remedial measures along this length of the A60.”

An inquest was opened at Nottinghamshire Coroner’s Court and adjourned.

Anyone with any information about the collision is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.