Pauline Squire said it was “morally wrong and distressing” for Robert Beagle to put images and video online following a collision on the B6279 crossroads at Kinninvie, near Barnard Castle, County Durham, on Thursday, October 31.
However, Mr Beagle said he was simply trying to highlight safety issues at the junction, which, he added, had been the scene of several accidents and near misses in recent years.But that can’t be Ms Squires fault, oh, dear me, no…
“I had dropped my daughter off at a Halloween event,” said Ms Squire.
“We were coming from Barnard Castle heading to Wheatley Hill and it was a road I had never been on before. I did not realise the junction was there.“You know what I do when I’m on an unfamiliar road, love? I drive carefully and read the road signs!
Which, the 'Northern Echo' not being concerned to spare Ms Squire's blushes, they've helpfully reproduced in the article:
“None of my family have been able to get up, but they have seen the video and it is distressing.”Yes, I’d be distressed too, if people thought I was related to such an idiot...
Mr Beagle has removed some footage from You Tube, but a 13-second CCTV clip of the accident remains online.
He said: “I am trying to raise awareness. There should not be a problem at the junction – there are five signs before you get to it, but every week someone crosses that road without stopping.
“We do not want to go out there to find dead bodies in the road.
“There must have been at least 10 accidents in the years we have been here.”So there's nine other people who can't read the road signs and think it's everyone else's fault when they come to grief...