Bedfordshire Police say a driver is “lucky to be alive” after a crash on the A421 near Renhold last night, which has left one lane of the road closed today (Sunday).
Their vehicle hit a barrier between the junction with Cardington Road (A603) and St Neot’s Road (A4280) with a 50ft drop onto flood plains on the other side.
However, despite significant damage to the barrier, the car remained on the road.
Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire (BCH) Roads Policing Unit tweeted that, “the driver decided to wander off before we arrived, very rude, there will be some questions to answer.”
Now, National Highways has now closed one lane of the road so that repairs can be made with
The #A421 Westbound between #Renhold #A4280 & #Cardington #A603 one lane (of two), will remain closed throughout the weekend following a single vehicle collision that has caused serious damage to a bridge parapet. #Bedfordshire pic.twitter.com/RsVFrQExj0
— National Highways: East (@HighwaysEAST) October 31, 2021
Drivers are being advised to avoid the A421 Westbound between the A603 Cardington Road and the Black Cat roundabout, until the road is reopened, which is expected to be later today.