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Dangerous road top of gold street

Reported in the Safety Bollard - Damaged/Missing category by ian wilson at 12:02, Wed 14 August 2019

Sent to Northamptonshire Highways 3 minutes later. ref: 1731815.

Moderated by Northamptonshire County Council at 11:29, Thu 15 August 2019

As a local business having been open for over 22 yrs in the same shop we have seen a number of chances however about 3/4 yrs ago the council added electric bollards just a few shops down from us, as soon as this was done we started having issue with vehicles at the top of gold street, i have sent a number of e mail to KBC over the last few years warning them that there was going to be serious accidents and this has just fallen on deaf ears. Well yesterday it happened and a man has been seriously inquired and we are not sure at this time weather he is still alive. What i can tell you as i was one of the first at the scene. There are far to many vehicles using the top part of gold street, cars, vans and even lorry doing 3/4 point turns outside the from of our shop . Almost everyday there is a near miss and if something is not done now it will only be a matter of time before the next person is seriously injured or killed. The high ways department surely have an obligation to protect pedestrians. This matter need to look at urgently, before the next accident.

I think the bollards need to be moved to the top of the gold street and let men, women and children shop in safety.

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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 Highways at 10:12, Thu 15 August 2019

  • Thank you for making us aware of your understandable concerns. We are aware of the collision and await the police report as with all injury collisions. In the meantime I will investigate the issues you have raised. Thank you.

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 12:44, Thu 15 August 2019

  • Following an on-site risk based assessment there is no action required at this time.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Northamptonshire Highways at 11:51, Tue 31 March 2020

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