Loud crash as vehicle ploughs into Welwyn road sign

PUBLISHED: 14:24 25 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:33 27 October 2017

Crash in Welwyn [Picture: supplied]

Crash in Welwyn [Picture: supplied]

Suzanne Clark

A pedestrian has told the Welwyn Hatfield Times how she witnessed a man driving the wrong way up a one-way road in Welwyn this morning before crashing into a road sign.

Crash in Welwyn [Picture: supplied]Crash in Welwyn [Picture: supplied]

At around 9.35am, the pedestrian was crossing the road near the Welwyn Fire Station on the one-way stretch from the A1 roundabout, when she heard a loud crash.

The vehicle had crashed into a “stop” sign, knocking it over.

She said: “I turned to see a man in a white vehicle driving half on the verge, half on the road the wrong way towards oncoming traffic.

“He looked at me and drove off.”

The woman said he continued on the one-way system before turning left - the wrong way - onto the slip road.

Having called the police, the woman then saw the car return and drive past her.
A spokesperson for the police said: “Police were made aware of a minor collision on Mill Lane, Welwyn, at 9.40am today (Wednesday, October 25).

“It involved a white car which reportedly collided with some roadside furniture.

“Herts County Council’s highways department attended the scene.”

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