12-year-old hurt after car hits kerb 'jutting out' into Newark Road
A 12-year-old boy was hurt and a car was badly damaged after it crashed into a kerb which juts into Newark Road.
Motorist Donna Corbin says her son suffered a whiplash injury after the accident, which caused £330 worth of damage to her Mazda MX5.
She says she didn’t see the kerb and hit it at 35 miles per hour, puncturing her tyre.
At the time of the crash, there was one arrow sign at the scene warning drivers to ‘keep right’.
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The day after the accident, in Newark Road, Lincolnshire County Council painted new road markings, directing vehicles past the kerb.
The accident happened on Sunday, September 22.
Ms Corbin lives in Worksop but was visiting family in Lincoln.
“We were driving quite slow heading along Newark road, and suddenly there was a huge bang and my son said ‘What have you hit?
“We stopped the car a bit further up and realised we’d blown the tyres and damaged the car,” she explained.
“My car is not fit to drive and I have had to find other means to get to work.
“I’ve been dosed up on painkillers which is not ideal; I work with an agency so if I am off work I don’t get paid.
“No one from the council has said why it is there or what its purpose is, but they have put white lines around so they know the hazard is there.
“My brother said if we had hit it at a slightly different angle it could have rolled.”
Resident Sylvia Ellis said she is still concerned about the kerb, despite the council having now painted a white line and added further road signs.
“I have witnessed two and one was a blow out,” she said.
“They’ve done this white line for cyclists and made it better since then, but I don’t know.
“It is just lethal in my words.”
Les Davies, senior project leader for Lincolnshire County Council, said:"We have extended a small section of the footpath into the road to allow cyclists who are using the footpath and cyclepath to safely re-join the road at this point.
"This build-out is similar to others found elsewhere around the city.
"The section will be indicated by road markings and until these are complete we have temporary warning signs in place to warn traffic.
"Unfortunately, these were removed and we don’t know who did this. As soon as we became aware we replaced the signs."
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