Reported via desktop in the Abandoned Materials (NH) category anonymously at 12:12, Tue 14 November 2023
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later.
FixMyStreet ref: 5210016.
I was going along the stretch of the A34 at Botley southbound under the flyover where the roadworks are yesterday when one of your loose signs blew into the road, a lorry drove over it and it smashed into pieces, one part flew up over the top of my car and one of the other crashed into the front of my car and lodged into the grille causing me to have to pull over where it was safe to do so and pull the large piece of debris out of the front. My grille is broken and my sensor no longer work. Please make sure your signs are fixed, this could've turned out a lot worse than me just being shaken up and my car damaged.
Thank you for contacting National Highways regarding the redundant traffic management equipment.
We hope this message finds you well, and we're sincerely sorry to hear about the incident you experienced on the A34 at Botley. We would like to express our deepest apologies for any distress and inconvenience caused by the loose sign that impacted your car.
First and foremost, we're relieved to hear that you weren’t hurt in this incident. Your safety is our top priority, and we understand how alarming such situations can be.
Since receiving your report we have investigated this and have some information to share with you. We have emailed you on the email address provided, with information about our claims process should you wish to make a claim and information from our investigation.
Kind regards National Highways
State changed to: Internal referral
Posted by National Highways at 10:34, Thu 23 November 2023