Motorist sues Essex County Council over car accident on black ice
7th February 2014
A motorist is claiming compensation from Essex County Council after claiming she slid on black ice and crashed.
The Essex Chronicle reports that 26-year-old BBC Essex Broadcast Assistant Alice Ryan was involved in a motor vehicle accident on January 5th just before 9:26am. She suffered spinal bruising and a whiplash injury and needed to be cut out of her Nissan Micra as a result of the accident, which occurred on Chelmsford’s Army & Navy roundabout flyover.
She claims the council’s highways officers did not grit the flyover on the previous night, and did not arrive at the scene to redirect drivers.
Her car slipped near to the flyover summit as she drove to work for a morning shift. The driver’s side collided with the barriers and the vehicle spun 180 degrees, with the passenger slid then striking the barrier.
The vehicle was scrapped after the collision and Ms Ryan was taken to Broomfield Hospital. She was discharged at 3pm the same day.
She also expressed her gratitude to a mystery man who risked his life to race across the road, contact the emergency services and reassure Ms Ryan. This mystery man’s views as a witness to the road traffic accident would also be interesting, she added.
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