It was bound to happen again sooner or later – at least this time nobody was hurt! It might have ended completely differently.
Shortly after six o’clock this evening (Tuesday 7 April) a car coming from South Molton along Alswear New Road must have been travelling a wee too bit fast when it tried to take the sharp right hand corner at the bottom of the hill.
It would appear that it touched the kerb, hit the bank on the opposite side of the road and ended up on its roof in the right-hand carriage way.
Luckily South Molton’s finest – fire, police and ambulance service – were very quickly on the scene and did a sterling job.
It’s amazing what five or six people can do. I wouldn’t have thought they’d have been able to right the car by hand, but they did!
I’ve long believed that the 30mph speed limit on Alswear New Road should be extended beyond all the houses, and that the curve rich stretch beyond should have a lower speed limit than it currently does. Perhaps this latest accident might persuade Devon County Council to put a lower speed limit on this stretch of road.
On the other hand: