A Mini clipped the kerb and lost control, smashing through the low fence made of scaffold poles and coming to a halt among the trees and bushes of Lesnes Abbey park. This is just the sort of incident that was predicted by the Transport Research Laboratory and which Andrew Bashford who is in charge of road design at Bexley council said he had not considered when redesigning Abbey Road. The emphasis was on responding to the cycling pressure group, LCN+. Good job there were no cyclists riding by when the Mini ran out of road.
Anxious to cover up their mistakes before too many people asked awkward questions, Bexley council repaired the fence within 48 hours. Note the shiny new pieces of scaffold pole.