Nanaimo police have responded to another vehicle accident on a stretch of Jingle Pot Road, which is becoming increasingly known as a particularly dangerous spot.
At least five accidents have occurred at the corner within the 3500-block of Jingle Pot in the past month. Margaret Thompson witnessed the latest crash when a car flipped and rested on its roof just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
Her oldest son smashed the passenger window and helped the victim from the vehicle while Thompson and her husband Don directed traffic until emergency responders showed up. Residents in the area have seen far too many accidents on this stretch of road.
Nanaimo RCMP have also been concerned about the area. Speed and rainfall usually play a factor in most of the accidents, according to Const. Gary O'Brien.
The crashes are caused by drivers who ignore the posted
30 km/h speed limit signs, but said the poor design of the road is a contributing factor," he said.
Concrete barriers were installed to prevent vehicles from slipping off the road.
"The only thing you can do is maybe make the area a bit more visible, put up some signs and then its up to drivers to use some common sense," said O'Brien.
Thompson said there are too many crashes in the area and wants people to slow down when driving in the area.
"Something needs to be done about this, it's getting out of control," she explained.
Neighbour Austin Gilbert earlier this month witnessed four traffic accidents near his home, about 300 metres south of Munroe Road. But the problem has been long-established.
He moved there eight years ago and the accidents started to pile up right away.
Traffic in the area has increased since the construction of the Benson Meadows subdivision, Gilbert said.
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