Mother calls for urgent improvements to road surface after daughter’s crash

Jodie Taylor was uninjured in the crash.

A mother has called for urgent action to improve the road surface on a stretch of road in Wensleydale after her daughter crashed her car.

Helen Taylor’s daughter Jodie crashed on the A684 between the Harmby traffic lights and Constable Burton last month.

Jodie, 19, was uninjured however the Volkswagen Polo was a write-off.

Helen, who says her daughter was driving normally when the accident happened, has blamed the lack of grip on the road surfaced and has urged the county council to act.

Helen, from Leyburn, said: “I wonder how long it’s going to take before Highways to do anything. Is it going to take someone being killed maybe.”

Slippy road signs have been placed on the stretch of road.

Richmondshire Today contact North Yorkshire County Council about the state of the road.

Andrew Davies, North Yorkshire County Council’s Richmondshire area highways manager, said: “We are aware of the accelerated deterioration of this section of road which was caused by last year’s prolonged hot weather.

“We attempted to undertake some carriageway re-texturing works during the winter months but unfortunately this proved to be unsuccessful.

“We have erected additional road signs warning drivers of a potential slippery road ahead and we plan to take action during summer months to restore the road surface.

“We would therefore, as always, urge road users to drive with caution until the work can be undertaken.”