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No change at site of fatal accident a year ago

Reported via Android in the Road Traffic Signs and Road Markings category by Dick Wolff at 08:35, Fri 23 September 2022

Sent to Oxfordshire County Council less than a minute later

A year ago (26th September) Jenny Wong was killed at this junction attempting to cycle straight across it from the left-turning traffic lane, as the cycle lane markings (of inadequate width) indicated she should do. She went under the front wheels of a large mobile crane turning left into Headley Way. The police road safety officer said at the inquest that in order to remain safe, a cyclist wishing to go straight ahead should move to the middle of the carriageway and not use the cycle lane.

A year on, and the County has not even bothered to replace the worn and faded cycle lane markings across the junction which might give some indication to left-turning vehicle drivers that there might be an issue.

This junction design and (now non-existent) road marking scheme not only fails to make the junction safe for cyclists, it actively sets up a potential fatality.

Did the coroner not write to the County asking for this issue to be dealt with? What is the County's legal position if another fatality occurs?

Council ref: ENQ22934226

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  • Thank you for your enquiry. This issue has been passed onto the relevant team for investigation.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 08:35, Fri 23 September 2022

  • Dear Mr Wolff, I have been informed from my colleague that you have received an email response to this enquiry. Regards

    State changed to: Investigation complete

    Posted by Oxfordshire County Council at 13:37, Thu 13 October 2022

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