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MP disappointed by lack of work at scene of fatal crash in Lichfield

The safety of a junction where a moped rider died has been called into question by Lichfield’s MP.

Benjamin Warrington

Benjamin Warrington

Benjamin Warrington, 24, died when he was hit by a lorry near the Streethay slip-road of the A38 in February 2012.

His sister Sophy has since launched an online petition calling for an improvement in the lighting of the junction.

However, in a letter to Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant, the Highways Agency have confirmed that there are no plans to work on the lighting on the stretch of road.

A spokesperson told the MP that the location had seen six incidents in five years – one serious and five slight – putting the location “towards the lower end” of the priority list for the Midlands.

Mr Fabricant said: “This is a disappointing response.

“I wonder how many will need to be killed before they consider installing lighting at this dark and dangerous junction?”

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