• To be fair, that is a truly appalling attempt at traffic calming. It's certainly not a 'traffic circle' but merely an obstacle plonked into the centre of a priority junction with 90-degree geometry. It's not nearly high or obvious enough, the approaches are not engineered to deal with this kind of feature, and there are many better ways of dealing with a junction like this. Obviously not excusing her excessive speed or potential drunkenness (one of the people interviewed seems to claim she must have been drunk, but there's nothing official), but this is a very, very poor design. And yes, it is fairly miraculous that she didn't suffer terrible injuries there.


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