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Crash barrier is too short and leads into a tree

Reported in the Crash Barriers - Damaged / Missing category anonymously at 08:57, Wed 26 June 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire County Council 4 minutes later. ref: 1674641.

This corner has been notorious for decades and last year led to the tragic death of a teenage girl. When I was at school 20 years ago 2 people crashed here. The corner starts after a downhill so the weight is transferred to the back of the car and inexperienced drivers driving too fast under-steer into the tree.


The google street view was taken before that acciedent and you can see the damage to the tree from multiple incidents over the years - the barrier just needs to be a little longer to help save people from themselves.



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  • Thank you for reporting a fault on the highway. We will use the information you have provided to assess and prioritise this fault in accordance with our published response times for fault reports.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 09:05, Wed 26 June 2019

  • Apologies for the delay in response. Your enquiry has been passed onto the relevant team and the issue has been raised.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Northamptonshire County Council at 10:12, Fri 25 October 2019

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