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Pedestrian killed in Bourne accident

Police are trying to contact relatives of a Spanish man who died in a road accident at Thurlby, near Bourne, in Lincolnshire last night.

The man, a pedestrian, was involved in an accident with a gold Ford Mondeo being driven by a 39-year-old woman on the A15 at around 8pm.

He was given first aid at the scene but pronounced dead a short time later. Police are asking anyone who was in the area and saw the Mondeo before the accident, or who saw the collision itself, to contact them.

Motorcyclist taken to hospital after accident

A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital after a collision with a car on the A15 in Lincolnshire.

A15 near RAF Scampton closed

The A15 has been closed in both directions at Caenby Corner to RAF Scampton.

The A15 between Caenby Corner and RAF Scampton has been closed in both directions since around 11am this morning and is expected to remain shut until around 3pm.

Local diversions are in place and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.


Safety measures to be increased on dangerous Lincolnshire road

Residents of a Lincolnshire town are one step closer to securing a new pedestrian crossing on a particularly dangerous stretch of the A15.

The A15 at Northorpe set for pedestrian crossing Credit: Lincolnshire County Council

After an accident near Thurlby in January that involved two young school children the speed limit has been reduced from 60mph to 40mph.

But people down the road in Northorpe want to go one step further and get a pedestrian crossing.

The criteria for introducing a pedestrian crossing are set by the Department for Transport. Over the last few weeks the number of vehicles passing the site in both directions was counted, as well as the number of pedestrians who crossed the road.

Counts of numbers of vehicles and pedestrians are normally taken within the period 0600 to 2200 to cover a typical working day. This information is then analysed to determine whether a crossing is appropriate.

Lincolnshire County Council, which commissioned the survey, will now create a detailed design for the new scheme and progress with the necessary legal processes, which includes holding a public consultation.

A similar study looking at whether a crossing is required in the adjoining village of Thurlby is still being analysed.