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Transport for London (TfL) has reinstalled a bollard at an area close to the Hogarth flyover ramp where motorists had claimed cars were being punctured.

One local resident described seeing at least eight cars receiving punctures after hitting the entrance to the ramp at the Hogarth flyover last week.

She told Chiswickw4.com that it appeared that a bollard had been taken away which normally serves as a warning that the road is approaching the ramp.Tyres were reportedly being damaged by hitting the concrete island. TfL said that the bollard had been damaged when a car collided with it.

A new warning bollard has been placed on the concrete island, on left

The local woman told us; "On Wednesday night (June 15th) my daughter got a puncture as she drove through the first road narrowing concrete islands on the approach to the flyover.

"Normally there are 2 white bollards indicating the islands but last night the left one was missing. Also the shape of the concrete island appears to have changed and angled to cause maximum damage when clipped at slow speed.

"Whilst waiting for our pick up truck we saw several motorists (within 2 hours) with near side front tyre punctures after doing the same thing "

We pulled over to Cornwall Grove to wait for a truck to pick up the car and saw four other cars pulled in, who had all been caught at the flyover. One had two flat tyres. There was a Japanese family in a hired car who hadn't a clue what to do or where they were. All had their front near side tyres punctured."

Later when she went back to take photographs, there were three cars with their hazard lights pulled over at the side of the road.

Transport for London said that the bollard had been knocked off car colliding with it, and the issue was sorted on Friday night.

Two new bollards have now been put up, one to replace the one that was knocked off and another further down to alert people to the lane becoming narrower.

June 21, 2016