Warning signs for Newark Road kerb were taken, says Lincolnshire County Council
Highways bosses say thieves took road signs from Newark Road meant to warn motorists of a kerb jutting out.
It meant a mum driving with her 12-year-old son hit the kerb late on Sunday, September 22, leaving her son with whiplash injuries and damaging her car.
Les Davies, senior project leader for Lincolnshire County Council, said temporary signs had already been put up to give motorists early warning of the hazard.
However he says these were removed without the council's knowledge.
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A white line has since painted around the kerb, and the road signs have been replaced.
"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," Mr Davies explained.
"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."