Five crashes in 12 hours: Earlier this week, five crashes took place on a corner in just 12 hours in the U.K.
Residents in a U.K. city have said that a local road corner is too slippery after there were five car crashes in only 12 hours earlier this week.
Evercreech, Somerset residents Steve Cobbin and his neighbor, Colin Brine, told the BBC that they’ve both seen a number of crashes on the A371 road while living there.
“There was a lady in some distress because she’d done a 180-degree spin and ended up across our driveway,” Cobbin told the broadcaster Friday, describing a crash that took place on Monday. He said that three hours later, a car went through his neighbor’s fence and ended up in his garden.
The next day, on Tuesday, there were three more crashes, including one that went into a ditch, two crashing into each other, and another hitting a wall.
“There was an almighty crunch, bash, wallop and a car lands outside our living room window on its roof with a girl hanging there,” he said, and added that the woman “was more or less unharmed but it took the fire brigade two hours to get her out and it damaged our porch, walls and the lawn.”
Brine told the Daily Mail: “We have seen far too many accidents here.”
“I think when the road was resurfaced it affected the camber and it’s easy to lose control. We are just hoping that highways will do something about it,” he said.
A spokesman with the Somerset County Council told the Mail: “The road was resurfaced about three years ago and, on inspection today, no defects or unusual road conditions were found.”
Cobbin told The Sun tabloid that there has been 15 crashes in 15 years on that road corner.
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