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Five Crashes In 12 Hours On British Road Send Cars Into Neighbors’ Yards, Gardens

Five Crashes In 12 Hours

With five crashes in 12 hours this week, one winding road is being called the most dangerous in all of Britain.

The string of crashes took place on Sunday night and Monday morning on a road outside a pair of ancient cottages, the Daily Mail noted. The first crash happened when a woman swerved off the road and into some nearby yards. Minutes later, another driver lost control and ended up landing in a yard.

The crashes were scary enough for neighbors, but it wasn’t finished there, the Sun noted. The next morning there were three more crashes.

Residents in the area say they don’t know what caused the five crashes in 12 hours, but speculate that it may have been a new road surface. Local officials don’t think that’s the case, however. A spokesman for the local fire service said the road has been inspected and there are no defects.

The problems with the road have been addressed before. At a meeting last year, the local parish council heard from a number of residents concerned over the dangers of the bend in the road there. The council said it was looking into the possibility of altering the road.

But that was no consolation to the families who heard five crashes in 12 hours outside their doors.

‘It was pretty scary to see five crashes outside the house in the space of 12 hours,” said Steve Cobbin, who said he’s seen many crashes outside the 300-year-old cabins. “Over the last few years we’ve had four cars in our garden and a minibus on the wall following accidents.”

The five crashes in 12 hours may not have even been the most memorable road incident to take place there, Cobbin said. A truck once crashed there, spilling its entire load of beer into his garden.

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12 Responses to “Five Crashes In 12 Hours On British Road Send Cars Into Neighbors’ Yards, Gardens”

  1. Matt Walton

    With so many crashes in one spot you cannot blame the drivers completely. Obviously something is very wrong with this road and it needs to be fixed.

  2. Buce McLaughlin

    I would imagine that it was all based on people noticing that these yards looked like something occurred there (rubber necking) and before long, they to had the accident.
    Are there 'Arrow' signs showing that there is a curve and Reduce Speed Limit signs warning drivers to slow down?

  3. Steven Calhoun

    This is what Piers Morgan should be reporting about instead of our U.S. Constitution. He can't screw this report up evn in his own country.

  4. Christine Becker

    I have been on some newly resurfaced roads that seemed to alter they way my car reacted to the road. I can definitely see the new surfacing as the issue.

  5. Anonymous

    When I learned to drive, many years ago, I think I remember "slow down if the road has curves". Not rocket science, but just plain sense that people today do not have.

  6. Anonymous

    When I learned to drive, many years ago, it was slow down if the road has curves. Today it is always the fault of someone else if the driver wants to go as fast as they want and has an accident. So much for progress.

  7. Kevin Bach

    They didn't crash, they were trying to run over Piers Morgan standing on the side of the road.