Driver’s ‘lucky escape’ as their car is destroyed in Saturday night crash on ’20mph is plenty’ road

Police have tweeted a picture of a driver’s car destroyed after a crash on a road where a 20mph speed limit is encouraged.

The motorist’s Mazda lost a wheel and some of its bodywork in the accident on Saturday night.

The shocking picture, shared from the account @CotswoldsPolice, shows how the vehicle ended up on its side at the scene just after 9pm.

A report from the officer who attended revealed that although the driver had drank some alcohol, they were fit to drive.

“When PC Merchant arrived in Chesterton Lane, Ciren, this Mazda driver acknowledged his lucky escape,” the tweet said.

“Not only had he escaped injury but, although he’d been drinking, he was under the limit. No court appearance, just a significant dent in his no claims protection. NoneForTheRoad

 

 

The image was also shared on a local Facebook group and as of 2.45pm, it had attracted more than 30 comments.

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Several people were talking about the speed of the road and the general feeling was drivers were encouraged to go no more than 20mph.

 

One person said they weren’t surprised by the crash, as ‘people always drive fast in Chesterton Lane.’

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Jenny Hincks said: “Unfortunately the 20mph does not apply to Chesterton Lane and I am glad no-one was hurt and a car can be mended, however there is inconsistencies around Cirencester with the speed limits and Watermoor is a 20mph zone.”

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Another resident Robin Pearson disagreed and said the ’20 is plenty’ signs apply.

He added: “It’s not the potholes and traffic calming works, nor the road’s fault this has happened.”

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