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Fatal collision puts focus on busy road in Marston


Councillors are to discuss what can be done about a road in Marston where a cyclist was in collision with a car and later died.

Robert Dearing, 49, from the Dry Doddington area, died in the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham last Friday, following the accident on Sand Lane at 8.25am that day. Mr Dearing was flown by air ambulance to the hospital with serious head injuries.

He was in collision with a silver Kia Rio.

Philip Cartwright, chairman of Marston Parish Council, said the road was a busy route.

Coun Cartwright said: “It is used a lot by traffic coming from Sleaford and going on to the A1. There is a lot of traffic through there and there have been a few accidents on it, but I do not know the details of this particular accident, although we are aware, unfortunately, that the gentleman was killed.

“At the next parish council meeting we shall discuss the matter. When there are serious accidents like this we have to take them into account, of course, and see if there is anything that can be done about it.”

Coun Cartwright said the parish council has spoken to the highways department about potholes in the road.

He added: “We have spoken to the county concil about potholes in the past, but there have not been any specific complaints to the parish council.”

Police are asking for anyone who saw the collision or saw either the cyclist or the car beforehand to contact them on the non-emergency number 101.


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