Fforestfach woman has two parked cars written off in five weeks
A woman had two cars written off just five weeks apart, after other vehicles crashed into her hers parked outside her Fforestfach home.
And now Nicola Hawkins is calling on Swansea Council to remove road side bollards which have recently been erected along Station Road, because she says her cars might have avoided the collisions has she been able to park on the grass verge as she had before the bollards were installed.
The NVQ trainer and assessor had only recently got a new car after her previous vehicle was written off five weeks ago, when a motor cycle went into her Fiat Punto while parked outside her home.
And then in the early hours of last Friday her new BMW convertible was written off, when a black Vauxhall Astra collided with five parked vehicles, including her own.
A driver and passenger were injured in that collision, which happened around 00.15am, and were taken to Morriston Hospital.
She said: “I only had the car four weeks as there was an incident in the same place five weeks earlier in which my other car was written off.
“The car had come through the lights at a ridiculous speed, and landed on top of mine.
“I used to park my car on the grass verge, and if I had still be able to, then my cars might not have been hit.
“I’ve been in touch with Swansea Council, and they told me that the bollards had been erected for safety reasons, and they wrote in an email it was also was done amongst other reasons to protect the grass.”
Miss Hawkins, who lives at the property with husband Adam, said she and her neighbours had now begun a petition calling for a re-think on the bollards.
A spokesman for Swansea Council said: “Council traffic engineers previously carried out a site assessment of the junction of Station Road and Railway Terrace.
“As a result, a series of bollards have been installed to help improve visibility for motorists. The bollards will also prevent the verge from any further vehicle related damage.”