Domino effect causes road misery

PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 December 2010

The aftermath of Friday's accident

The aftermath of Friday's accident


A MINOR incident led to an unfortunate domino effect when several cars were damaged in a multiple vehicle shunt.

The aftermath of Friday's accident

The crash happened at around midday on Friday in Weston’s Upper Church Road, when one vehicle hit a police car and then collided with a parked vehicle.

The parked car was shunted into another one, creating a ripple effect along part of the road.

Manilla Crecsent resident Bob Paynter captured the aftermath on camera and is now appealing for North Somerset Council (NSC) to put yellow lines along one side of the road.

He said: “This is a well-known section of road where people park on both sides of the road all day.

“There have been many near misses in the past and probably quite a few accidents.”

An NSC spokesman said an officer visited the road after the Mercury contacted the authority and found that there is some single and double-yellow lining which hasn’t been reinstated following resurfacing works.

She added: “We have asked our contractor to reinstate this as soon as possible.

“If the problems persist after the lining had been reinstated we will follow this up as part of our ongoing programme of reviewing parking restrictions.”

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