The settlement was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as "Corbei".
Corby's emblem, the raven, derives from an alternative meaning of this word.
If people do break down or are involved in a collision, he urged them to get out of their vehicles as soon as possible.
Since the roadworks started in August, there have been seven incidents which have resulted in injuries.
Peter Burton, of East Hunsbury, said: “How are so many people having accidents on a straight road?
This is where I believe the standard of driving in this town is poor.”Colin Toal wrote on Facebook: “I’ve lost count of the number of times an HGV has sat 10 foot from my bumper.
It is located 23 miles (37 km) north-east of the county town, Northampton.
“Unfortunately, there is a small minority who ignore the limits.
If I have to brake suddenly it’s me who’s gonna get crushed.”But some, including reader David O’Leary, say the roadworks’ lack of lighting and narrow lanes must shoulder some of the blame.
Corby is a town and borough in the county of Northamptonshire, England.
'It is quite legal to sell them inert, but this one clearly wasn't and I'm very worried that this could happen to someone else and they could suffer an even worse accident,' added Mr Stillman, of Walgrave in Northants.'This incident could potentially have resulted in Luke sustaining a much more serious injury.
As it was, his fingers were burned and the table he was sitting at was damaged,' said Detective Sergeant Andy Rogers, of Northampton CID.
In March 2017, the Government announced a further £220 million of funding to cut congestion and journey times on motorways and major A roads.