Probe into accidents at The Fairway and The Broadway, in Oadby, after junction left without road markings
An investigation has been launched after a resurfaced junction left without road markings was the scene of 10 crashes in eight days.
People living near the junction of The Fairway and The Broadway, in Oadby, complained to the county council during the cluster of accidents between August 11 and 19.
A senior highways officer at Leicestershire County Council launched an investigation and will be reporting his findings to the council's Oadby and Wigston Highways Forum in July.
The investigation was requested by Oadby county councillor Michael Griffiths.
He said: "In the course of the resurfacing they obliterated all the 'Give Way' marks and there was at least an accident every day for more than a week.
"One resulted in a car going into someone's front garden, and at least one was a write-off."
He said the investigation was into the way resident's complaints were handled and the length of time it took the council to add markings after the work.
He said: "I am awaiting the results of the investigation.
"However, as I understand, the problem was that the calls going into the council were being sent to the department and were not being picked up by the right people."
Residents welcomed the investigation.
Balbir Cheema, 67, of Broadway, Oadby, said: "We had to make a big hoo-ha about it at the time because the council was not doing anything about it and people were frightened to take the kids out on the pavement."
The council said it could not put road markings on the surface immediately after it was resurfaced because the chippings needed sufficient time to settle.
Signs were put up to warn people that there were no road markings and no give way markings, to encourage them to show caution.
The Mercury understands the road markings were added about two weeks after the road was resurfaced.
A Leicestershire County Council spokesman said: "This is an unusually high number of accidents in one location in a short space of time.
"We have investigated the circumstances around them and will be submitting a report regarding our findings to the Oadby and Wigston Highways Forum in July."