Buckinghmshire Council has spoken up after two ‘concerning’ crashes off a new HS2 bypass only weeks after it opened. 

Residents on Nash Lee Lane near Wendover have been left worried after CCTV footage captured at night showed a car crashing into the garden of a house on two separate occasions. 

Following one of the incidents on June 8, the police were called after a Mercedes crashed into a parked car at around 4am only yards away from the new unlit bypass.

After the crashes, the residents installed water-filled safety barriers opposite the T-junction.

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Buckinghamshire Council’s cabinet member for transport Steven Broadbent said he understood the residents’ concerns  following the crashes into the property, but the council could not “authorise such items on the public highway without taking into account wider road safety aspects.”

“Anything placed on the highway should be designed for this purpose and meet approved standards,” he added.

HS2 contractors were in talks with the Council about safety improvements.

The Council’s highways officers met at the site with the residents who had been directly impacted and representatives from HS2’s contractor EKFB, Mr Broadbent said.

“A range of measures to be implemented by EKFB to improve road safety were presented, and these met with approval from residents,” he said.

“We are actively working with EKFB to ensure that the agreed measures are put in place as quickly as possible, in addition to considering any further measures that may be needed.”

The male driver of the Mercedes was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, driving without insurance and taking a vehicle without consent.

Thames Valley Police confirmed he hasn’t been charged and he remains on bail.