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Watch as another car drives down one way Darlington road an hour after crash


Footage has emerged of another car driving the wrong way on a road opposite the newly-opened cycleway in Duke Street, Darlington at 8:24pm on Monday (July 31).

The driver of the car could be seen realising their mistake after coming face-to-face with oncoming traffic, before reversing and leaving at the correct junction.

This comes after another driver did not realise he had entered a one-way road next to the cycle lane and crashed into a bollard at about 7pm the same day.

Read more: Car crashes into bollard on Darlington’s new Duke Street cycle lane

The driver, who did not wish to be named, told to The Northern Echo: “I haven’t been down here for a while.

“It used to be a two-way road. I turned the corner and I heard a car beeping. It must have been letting me know it was a no entry . . . and that is when I hit the bollard.”

Speaking on the incident, Tori Gill, who runs a marketing company on the junction, said: “It seem’s no matter what happens on that junction – signage, no signage – there is always an issue.

“I mean it is clearly signposted. There have been lots of problems on that junction.

“It has been a one-way for over a year. Normally cars come straight out of that junction and just don’t look, so there’s been at least five or six accidents.

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“And I have had my bollards replaced outside my building on that corner six times.

She added: “I am not sure what on earth is going on on that junction. The council are aware of my concerns.

“That junction is well known. It’s a bit of a notorious spot. We were hoping with the introduction of the one-way and better signage that junction would improve.”



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