Car crash in 'dangerous' lane

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Another car has crashed in a Mill Hill road that residents claim is dangerous for pedestrians.

A black ford escort collided with a parked car in Partingdale Lane at around 1.30pm, on Sunday, spinning off into a lampost and sending the parked car into a ditch.

Police attended the scene but no one was hurt in the accident, the fourth since the lane reopened last year.

A series of accidents prompted Barnet Council to close the narrow, winding lane as a through road for four years and it was opened following £250,000-worth of safety improvements.

Residents of Partingdale Lane claim the improvements, which included traffic islands, pavements and width restrictions, are inadequate and the road is still dangerous.

Geoff Woyder, of Partingdale Lane, said: “Thank God there were no pedestrians walking on the pavement at the time or they’d have been completely wiped out.

“People are using it as a rat-run once again and they’re certainly not adhering to any speed limit. At the speed people are going there’s no room for error of judgement.”

Another resident, who did not want to be named, added: “The car must have been driving at a hell of a speed. This is our worst nightmare.

“We’ve been saying all along that it’s a dangerous road. The police and the council know it is too but no one seems to want to do anything about it.

“It shows you the pavement doesn’t make a pedestrian’s life any safer.”

A council spokesman said the circumstancs surrounding the accident are being investigated by the authority and police.

He added: “Any road accidents are a concern for the council and, as a matter of course, whenever we are made aware of an accident anywhere in the borough we routinely review safety measures in the vicinity which we did promptly in this case.

“We don't believe there are currently any further measures that need to be introduced in Partingdale Lane but will continue to monitor the location.”

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11:36am Thu 20 Nov 08

Joe Robb says...

Councillor Brian Coleman takes great pride in his campaign to re-open Partingdale Lane, a narrow country road with no pavement, between Mill Hill and Woodside Park in London. The lane was closed by Barnet's previous Labour council for safety reasons, not least that residents of nearby Woodside Park had been using the road as a high speed rat-run.

The road was reopened in December 2002, before being closed again two months later following a High Court judgement.

Following a £250,000 safety improvement project, the road was reopened in September 2007. Coleman accused residents of staging one of the two car accidents reported in the weeks following the reopening of Partingdale Lane.

A third collision in Partingdale Lane in May 2008 brought further criticism of Coleman. A Lib Dem councillor commented that "Brian Coleman is like a child with a favourite toy. He just wouldn't let this go and his colleagues let him do it to make up for the fact that they'll never make him leader of the council".

Coleman, cabinet member for community safety, said he was too busy to comment.

Care to comment about this 4th crash Brian?
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Councillor Brian Coleman takes great pride in his campaign to re-open Partingdale Lane, a narrow country road with no pavement, between Mill Hill and Woodside Park in London. The lane was closed by Barnet's previous Labour council for safety reasons, not least that residents of nearby Woodside Park had been using the road as a high speed rat-run. The road was reopened in December 2002, before being closed again two months later following a High Court judgement. Following a £250,000 safety improvement project, the road was reopened in September 2007. Coleman accused residents of staging one of the two car accidents reported in the weeks following the reopening of Partingdale Lane. A third collision in Partingdale Lane in May 2008 brought further criticism of Coleman. A Lib Dem councillor commented that "Brian Coleman is like a child with a favourite toy. He just wouldn't let this go and his colleagues let him do it to make up for the fact that they'll never make him leader of the council". Coleman, cabinet member for community safety, said he was too busy to comment. Care to comment about this 4th crash Brian? ____________________ _ Brian Coleman (aka Mr Toad) has GOT to go!: Facebook: http://www.facebook. com/group.php?gid=24 061317432 MySpace: http://www.myspace.c om/mr_toad_has_got_t o_go Joe Robb
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12:05pm Thu 20 Nov 08

Rog T says...

Joe,

Of course he's too busy to comment, he's got free tickets for a Charity Lunch and he's in a hurry to get there.

The full Brian Coleman freeloading schedule is available here, check it out it really is impressive

http://barneteye.blo
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Joe, Of course he's too busy to comment, he's got free tickets for a Charity Lunch and he's in a hurry to get there. The full Brian Coleman freeloading schedule is available here, check it out it really is impressive http://barneteye.blo gspot.com/2008/11/co uncillor-brian-colem an-free-dinner.html :- Rog T
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12:32pm Thu 20 Nov 08

Joe Robb says...

Rog T - your 'Barnet Eye' blog is great.

In fact, its where I first read about this very story.

So thank you.
Rog T - your 'Barnet Eye' blog is great. In fact, its where I first read about this very story. So thank you. Joe Robb
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