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Taxi ‘completely destroyed’ two traffic lights on Hills Road

A taxi has "completely destroyed" two traffic lights on Hills Road, causing damage the county council says was so severe it will take several days to fix.

At around 4am this morning (November 3) a taxi collided with the lights on the traffic island outside the Earl of Derby pub on Hills Road at the junction with Brooklands Avenue.

An engineer from Cambridgeshire County Council is onsite, but the council said in a tweet that the "repairs [are] likely to take a few days due to seriousness of damage."

A taxi has crashed into the traffic lights on the junction of Hills Road and Brooklands Avenue (Image: Keith Jones)

Pictures show the two traffic light posts severely bent which what appears to be some kind of liquid around their bases.

The upper parts of the posts have broken off and wires and tubing can be seen spilling out of the top of them. Other debris, including the front grill of the taxi is also still left on the road.

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From the direction of the damage, it appears the vehicle collided with the traffic island from the southbound direction heading towards Hills Road Sixth Form College from the city centre.

The lights are just outside the Earl of Durham pub on Hills Road (Image: Keith Jones)

For the time being temporary lights have been installed, but drivers are being warned to proceed with caution at the junction.

It's believed the driver was the only occupant of the taxi at the time and Cambridgeshire police confirmed that no one was injured in the collison.

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