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Thousands of people are calling for a roundabout to be installed at a junction where a young woman was killed and her two nephews seriously injured.
Laura Pesterfield, in her 20s, died at the scene of the crash on Monday afternoon when the silver Vauxhall Astra she was driving was in collision with a Mercedes lorry at the Station Road junction of the A17 at Terrington St Clement.
An online petition has been started by resident Nic Skinner calling for a roundabout at the junction which has been the scene of several fatalities.
“This poor lady is the fourth person to lose a life on this road within six years. The council needs to understand just how dangerous this junction on Station Road joining the A17 really is.
“I have got to ask myself just how many lives does it take before any action is taken,” he said.
More than 4,400 people had signed the petition by Wednesday lunchtime.
The stretch of road was closed for more than five hours on Monday as emergency services dealt with the collision.
Two young boys were taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where they were in  a critical condition with injuries described as ‘life threatening’.
Miss Pesterfield, from the Boston area, was declared dead at the scene. Family members attended the site on Tuesday and laid flowers in her memory.
Tributes have also been made on a Facebook page set-up after her death. Tributes have also been made on the petition page.
“This girl was an absolute diamond and she will be terribly missed from me and no end of others.
“She was a true friend to me and I still cannot believe she’s been taken,” said Samantha Abbott, of Boston.
“My beautiful daughter Kerrie Ann Powell lost her life in the exact same spot on 2007 the day after passing her driving test. My heart goes out to her family,” said Pauline Powell, of Long Sutton.
“I am signing this as my brother Steven Moulton was killed on this junction 26/10/14,” said Philip Worledge, of Hull.
“This junction is the most dangerous I have ever come across and even very experienced drivers have difficulty at this junction,” said Roy Milner, of Nordelph.
A Norfolk County Council spokesman said the authority would look at the situation.
Tracy Jessop, assistant director for highways and transport at Norfolk County Council said: “This is a desperately sad and tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of everyone involved.
“It is too early to know exactly what happened, but the full circumstances will be investigated by the police and reported to the coroner at an inquest. We will, of course, be taking account of the specific details of this incident, and the overall accident record at this junction, on what is a very busy road used by thousands of people every day.
“There are understandably strong local opinions about this stretch of the A17 and we will continue to meet with community representatives.”

The online petition can be found at: www.change.org/p/norfolk-county-council-put-a-roundabout-at-station-road-junction-and-the-a17-norfolk