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Fishergate plinth claims another victim driver

Posted on - 13th March, 2016 - 10:52am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
The car is stuck on the mini-roundabout in Fishergate Pic: Keith Martin

The car is stuck in Fishergate Pic: Keith Martin

Preston city centre’s controversial ‘bollards’ have taken another battering from drivers using Fishergate.

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A driver turning right into Corporation Street has ended up marooned on the ‘mini-roundabout’ on Sunday morning.

Penwortham town councillor Keith Martin snapped the picture showing the black car has crushed the bollard.

Damage appears to have been caused to the underside of the car.

Other motorists make their way around the vehicle

Other motorists make their way around the vehicle

The AA turned up on Sunday lunchtime to tow the car away.

The AA pulling the car clear Pic: Kris Ball

The AA pulling the car clear Pic: Kris Ball

In mid-January the plinth, road decoration, bollard, was seen lying in the middle of Fishergate after being knocked down.

Lancashire County Council says it has no plans to change the current road layout where Fishergate joins Corporation Street.

Another view of the car stuck in Fishergate

Another view of the car stuck in Fishergate Pic: Neal Rydeheard

It is listed as a shared-space, where drivers are expected to give way to each other.

During the Christmas shopping period the county council had to introduce stop-go signs due to traffic congestion.

The new look Fishergate is being extended further up towards Church Street and Cheapside is to close for six weeks while roadworks take place.

What do you think of the layout? Have you seen cars hit the bollard? Let us know in the comments below

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