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Dangerous speed bump caused bicycle crash

Reported via desktop in the Dangerous road surface (including ice, mud, spillage or debris) category anonymously at 09:40, Monday 5 June 2023

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4631847.

On Sunday 4/06/23, I was riding with my friend South down 'the Gug' and we hit a speed bump that was impossible to see at a decently high speed after coming round the bend in the road. My friend came off his bike over his handlebars, landing on his back and hitting his head in the process. My friend spent the day in hospital and has fractures in his back and chips in his teeth, and has luckily got away without a severe head injury. We want to report this dangerous bump as we think it must be much too high and is completely unmarked, and even the ambulance had a job to get over it whilst coming to the scene.

The bump is right outside the property Somersby Orchard, and the neighbour seemed aware of having it put in as this is a private road, and said it was to stop cars speeding down. Unfortunately this was a consequence of that and we do feel the bump is very unsafe.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 09:40, Monday 5 June 2023

  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue.
    We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:04, Monday 12 June 2023

  • Thank you for your enquiry.

    Sorry to hear of the accident and the injuries your friend received, we hope they are recovering well. After investigating this location, we can confirm that unfortunately The Gug is not Council adopted Highway and is a private lane. The maintenance and issues such as the ones you have reported will need to be resolved by the Landowner. We are sorry we can not help further

    State changed to: not the council's responsibility

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 12:12, Monday 12 June 2023

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