May 24 2013 Latest news:
Monday, March 18, 2013
Another car has flipped over at a controversial road layout with one businessman in the area saying “it’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed”.
Emergency services were called to Drayton Park, Highbury, just before 4pm today after a car turned over at the controversial width restriction near the junction with Whistler Street.
It is thought both of the passengers escaped relatively unharmed and the road reopened around 5pm.
But it is the second car to have flipped over since the layout was installed and people in the area say it is just too dangerous.
Glenn Tweedie, who runs Premier Plumbing in Drayton Park, said: “It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed. Every couple off weeks a car hits the kerb or has a blowout. It’s not safe and they should take it out. But they won’t because of the money they’re making.”
The restriction was branded the worst road layout ever in Islington after the Gazette reported motorists were charged £750,000 in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) in just two months at the end of last year.
Matthew Bull, who lives near Drayton Park, said: “I must have seen it just after the accident. I saw people climbing out of the car and everyone looked shell shocked,
“One wheel was crushed and the other one was still spinning.
“It is really lucky no one was serous injured. If there had been a petrol leak there could easily have been an explosion.
“I drive down that road and every day and it is so confusing - you can’t be distracted for a second. Every day I see people stop after they’ve gone the wrong way and have to back up.
“It is the worst junction in the borough and it is way too dangerous.”