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Five Crashes in 12 Hours: Britain’s Most Dangerous Corner

Britain's Most Dangerous Corner

Steve Cobbin stands next to a car that was in one of five accidents outside his home in 12 hours.

A bend outside a pair of adjacent cottages in Britain is being dubbed as Britain’s most dangerous corner after it caused five car crashes in just 12 hours, reports the Daily Mail.

Steve Cobbin and neighbour, Colin Brine, had to deal with crash after crash on Sunday night and into Monday morning outside of their cottages on the A371 at Evercreech, Somerset. The first accident happened Sunday afternoon when Cobbin returned home to find a car sitting in his driveway. The driver, a woman, was in distress after losing control of her car and doing a 180-degree spin before landing in the driveway. Three hours later, another car crashed through his neighbor’s yard and landed in his garden.

“There was an almighty crunch, bash, wallop and a car lands outside our living room window on its roof with a girl hanging there,” Cobbin said. “Luckily she was more or less unharmed but it took the fire brigade two hours to get her out and it damaged our porch, walls and the lawn.”

The next morning, the neighbors saw three more accidents in the same spot with two cars colliding, another in a ditch and the last crashing into a wall. Thankfully, no one was injured.

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Brine says the driver’s speed isn’t to blame, but that the road was resurfaced three years ago and that it is very slippery.

“It is an awkward bend and there is an awkward camber but there’s enough signs saying slow down,” Brine said. “The road surface is very smooth and quite slippery and I think that’s why they lose control.”

The Evercreech Parish Council has voiced concerns over the dangerous road numerous times and Somerset County Council highway chiefs examined the road last year and are looking into the possibility of altering the camber at the bend. Let’s hope something is done before a more serious crash happens.

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