Flattened sign post on Bedford High Street after driver jumps red light

(photo: Emily Finney)

A lamp post on Bedford High Street was thankfully the only casualty after a motorist jumped a red traffic light and lost control of their car.

The post was completely flattened in the incident.

A Borough Council spokesperson told the Bedford Independent: “Unfortunately a vehicle hit this sign after running a red light, and we will be investigating alongside our insurance provider as well as passing CCTV footage to the Police.

(image: Emily Finney)

“Our highways team have been on-site making the area safe, and repairs will be carried out as soon as possible when UK Power Networks are able to restore the necessary electrical feed to the post.”

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