A TINTERN woman injured in a car accident on a local road notorious for flooding has criticised the lack of warning signs. 

Deborah Wilson was travelling home between Trellech and Whitestone with her son Jeffe on Thursday 28 March when they hit a “huge puddle” across the road just before Cleddon Bog. 

With no warning signs to indicate flooding ahead of a very sharp bend – which was covered in water – they aquaplaned and crashed, hitting a stone gatepost and row of trees.  

The car was written off and Mrs Wilson, who already had breathing difficulties, now needs extra oxygen to help her recover from the accident. 

She also damaged her foot and was left covered in bruises. 

Her son was driving and suffered abrasions under his neck. 

Miss Wilson said the road on that corner experiences regular flooding due to what appears to be a blocked drainage pipe. 

While warning signs have since been put up, she says they are “barely legible”. 

“We were very, very lucky but I am too scared to go back,” said Miss Wilson. 

“My son bought me a stroller so I can get outdoors for some fresh air, although the accident has left me feeling really down. 

“People are telling me the road is still flooded and that is the frightening part because somebody is going to get killed here. 

“It would be wonderful if the council could sort out proper drainage and permanent warning signs, not just for me but for anyone else driving along that stretch.” 

Monmouth MP David Davies has taken up Miss Wilson’s case with highways officials at Monmouthshire County Council. 

"I went to take a look at the road myself and there is clearly a problem, as it was flooded even on a dry day,” said Mr Davies. 

“Debbie and Jeffe had a relatively lucky escape, albeit they were battered and bruised, but we need to ensure nobody else gets hurt. 

“I have asked the council to carry out an urgent inspection of the road to find out what’s causing the flooding and install clearer signage.”