A resident in Kibworth, Leicester, has called for a road safety review on his road, Albert Street, after a car smashed its way through the front window. The road in question is narrow and Barney Haynes, the owner of the damaged house, has already suffered damaged cars in the last three years.
The crash saw the car in question come off the road and plough into the bay window at the front of the property. Mr Haynes was in the room when the accident happened but fortunately he escaped with no injuries. The bottom of the bay was virtually destroyed and the two main supports for the bay window were left jutting out at an angle. The driver was in shock but otherwise seemed unhurt.
The police have said no arrests were made following the crash, which happened on Saturday 8th November. The road is known among residents as a rat run, and its narrow width means there is even less margin for error than there might otherwise be. Another local man, Michael Whitcher, also pointed out the road is downhill, making the potential danger even more pronounced.
How severe can these accidents be?
Some roads are definitely more challenging than others. This situation shows how dangerous some areas can be if drivers do not take the appropriate level of care. Country roads have been proven to be more dangerous in terms of the fatality rate that occurs on them than motorways. While this particular accident did not result in any injuries, it does show what could have happened. It also shows the potential danger that is present here. This accident could have had a very different outcome if someone had been walking on the narrow pavement.
Have you had an accident in a similar situation?
Accidents occur for all kinds of reasons. However if you’ve been the victim of an accident you believe was the fault of another individual, it should be high on your list to call Accident Advice Helpline. We will consider any case that has occurred within the last three years, so call us today on our free 24/7 enquiry line or try the 30-second online test instead. Either way, get the answers you need now and see whether a ‘no win, no fee*’* claim could be a possibility. You may well be glad you called free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: November 19, 2014
Author: David Brown