Bournemouth EchoUPDATE: Part of Dorset Way closed after van crashes (From Bournemouth Echo)

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UPDATE: Part of Dorset Way closed after van crashes

Bournemouth Echo: UPDATE: Part of Dorset Way closed after van crashes UPDATE: Part of Dorset Way closed after van crashes

COMMUTERS faced major delays on a busy route between Bournemouth and Poole this morning after a van crashed.

Police said that it happened on the westbound A3049 Dorset Way, which was closed between the Mannings Heath and Alderney roundabouts.

One lane was reopened at 9.35am, while the other remained closed as recovery and repairs took place.

The road has since been reopened.

A spokesman for the force said that the crash happened at 7.56am and involved a VW Caddy van with one person inside.

It hit a fence and a lamp post.

Firefighters were also called to help free the driver from the van.

The occupant was taken to hospital; it is not believed that their injuries were serious.

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10:10am Tue 25 Mar 14

Kate1981 says...

Gosh, what traffic chaos this caused! I was caught in the backlog of traffic from West Howe bound for Poole. What is normally a 20 minute morning journey took me triple that time. I hope the van driver is ok, but there could have been more direction from the police, especially on Ringwood Rd to direct traffic into the correct lanes once you got from The Mountbatten towards the Alderney roundabout.
Gosh, what traffic chaos this caused! I was caught in the backlog of traffic from West Howe bound for Poole. What is normally a 20 minute morning journey took me triple that time. I hope the van driver is ok, but there could have been more direction from the police, especially on Ringwood Rd to direct traffic into the correct lanes once you got from The Mountbatten towards the Alderney roundabout. Kate1981
  • Score: 3

10:38am Tue 25 Mar 14

richardcompton3 says...

What, you expect the police to actually help people???? what planet do you live on!
What, you expect the police to actually help people???? what planet do you live on! richardcompton3
  • Score: -6

11:51am Tue 25 Mar 14

EGHH says...

I'm so glad I no longer drive for a living, I swear our roads are getting worse.
I'm so glad I no longer drive for a living, I swear our roads are getting worse. EGHH
  • Score: 10

1:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

trolley says...

Nothing wrong with the roads,the standard of driving is shocking,getting tired of following idiots with one hand using the phone.
Nothing wrong with the roads,the standard of driving is shocking,getting tired of following idiots with one hand using the phone. trolley
  • Score: 11

1:52pm Tue 25 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

The roundabout at Alderney does need more appropriate markings, to ensure drivers take the correct lanes to Alderney, or the two lanes to the Dorset Way. On two occasions of driving on this route, I took the middle lane around the round about that took me to the left lane of the Dorset Way, I was over taken on the inner lane of the roundabout and then the vehicle cut in front of me. On the other occasion, again I was in the central lane to go to Dorset Way (left lane), and a vehicle came up on this inside, across the front of my car and on up to Alderney. Bloody impatient drivers, and bad markings on the roads.
The roundabout at Alderney does need more appropriate markings, to ensure drivers take the correct lanes to Alderney, or the two lanes to the Dorset Way. On two occasions of driving on this route, I took the middle lane around the round about that took me to the left lane of the Dorset Way, I was over taken on the inner lane of the roundabout and then the vehicle cut in front of me. On the other occasion, again I was in the central lane to go to Dorset Way (left lane), and a vehicle came up on this inside, across the front of my car and on up to Alderney. Bloody impatient drivers, and bad markings on the roads. TheDistrict
  • Score: 8

1:55pm Tue 25 Mar 14

retry69 says...

trolley wrote:
Nothing wrong with the roads,the standard of driving is shocking,getting tired of following idiots with one hand using the phone.
Funny you should say that I was coming through kinson road and the traffic was slow moving in the opposite direction,presumably because everything was stacking up and I counted 7 drivers using mobiles
[quote][p][bold]trolley[/bold] wrote: Nothing wrong with the roads,the standard of driving is shocking,getting tired of following idiots with one hand using the phone.[/p][/quote]Funny you should say that I was coming through kinson road and the traffic was slow moving in the opposite direction,presumably because everything was stacking up and I counted 7 drivers using mobiles retry69
  • Score: 6

2:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

In Absentia says...

Kate1981 wrote:
Gosh, what traffic chaos this caused! I was caught in the backlog of traffic from West Howe bound for Poole. What is normally a 20 minute morning journey took me triple that time. I hope the van driver is ok, but there could have been more direction from the police, especially on Ringwood Rd to direct traffic into the correct lanes once you got from The Mountbatten towards the Alderney roundabout.
How would the Police have know whether you were going to drive onto Canford Heath or the Dorset Way? They're not psychic.
[quote][p][bold]Kate1981[/bold] wrote: Gosh, what traffic chaos this caused! I was caught in the backlog of traffic from West Howe bound for Poole. What is normally a 20 minute morning journey took me triple that time. I hope the van driver is ok, but there could have been more direction from the police, especially on Ringwood Rd to direct traffic into the correct lanes once you got from The Mountbatten towards the Alderney roundabout.[/p][/quote]How would the Police have know whether you were going to drive onto Canford Heath or the Dorset Way? They're not psychic. In Absentia
  • Score: 3

2:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Pawnstrar says...

Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day
The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP.
A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop.
It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops
Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP. A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop. It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops Pawnstrar
  • Score: 2

2:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

Pawnstrar wrote:
Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day
The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP.
A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop.
It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops
Careful, your getting into 'Dorset Speed's' area if you are talking about ways to make people drive with more consideration, and we all know his views on safety camera's!
As for the accident, could have been a blow out caused by the debris that builds up along the inside of the lane. We shouldn't jump to phone(y) conclusions just yet.
[quote][p][bold]Pawnstrar[/bold] wrote: Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP. A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop. It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops[/p][/quote]Careful, your getting into 'Dorset Speed's' area if you are talking about ways to make people drive with more consideration, and we all know his views on safety camera's! As for the accident, could have been a blow out caused by the debris that builds up along the inside of the lane. We shouldn't jump to phone(y) conclusions just yet. canfordcherry
  • Score: 5

7:16am Wed 26 Mar 14

tbpoole says...

TheDistrict wrote:
The roundabout at Alderney does need more appropriate markings, to ensure drivers take the correct lanes to Alderney, or the two lanes to the Dorset Way. On two occasions of driving on this route, I took the middle lane around the round about that took me to the left lane of the Dorset Way, I was over taken on the inner lane of the roundabout and then the vehicle cut in front of me. On the other occasion, again I was in the central lane to go to Dorset Way (left lane), and a vehicle came up on this inside, across the front of my car and on up to Alderney. Bloody impatient drivers, and bad markings on the roads.
No amount of road markings will help the total idiots. Oh and this bit of road is Canford Way, not Dorset Way. Please note Echo.....
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: The roundabout at Alderney does need more appropriate markings, to ensure drivers take the correct lanes to Alderney, or the two lanes to the Dorset Way. On two occasions of driving on this route, I took the middle lane around the round about that took me to the left lane of the Dorset Way, I was over taken on the inner lane of the roundabout and then the vehicle cut in front of me. On the other occasion, again I was in the central lane to go to Dorset Way (left lane), and a vehicle came up on this inside, across the front of my car and on up to Alderney. Bloody impatient drivers, and bad markings on the roads.[/p][/quote]No amount of road markings will help the total idiots. Oh and this bit of road is Canford Way, not Dorset Way. Please note Echo..... tbpoole
  • Score: 2

10:13am Wed 26 Mar 14

simnic says...

Rubberneckers cause accidents as well. we are to interested in whats happened as to what we should be doing.
Rubberneckers cause accidents as well. we are to interested in whats happened as to what we should be doing. simnic
  • Score: 0

10:47pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Annoyed with comments says...

2:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14
Pawnstrar says...

Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day
The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP.
A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop.
It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops


Please ensure you know facts before you post. This could be very upsetting to family!
2:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14 Pawnstrar says... Can't work out how a single vehicle can come off a straight piece of dual carriageway on a dry sunny morning. And like a previous poster commented, the number of people using their phones still is horrendous. I work in Ringwood and live in Poole and in that 11 miles I see at least 15-20 people texting, holding their phone on the steering wheel whilst they talk on speaker. I see all this from the lofty position of my motorbike. I see people reading books, newspapers, maps and god knows what else every day The police need an unmarked motor bike with a camera on the riders helmet, which can record the number plate and the drivers actions. then send the registered keeper a NIP. A camera for use on a helmet is only a couple of hundred pounds and would pay for itself in one 8 hour shift for a traffic cop. It's all very well having laws if they are enforced. There are not enough traffic cops Please ensure you know facts before you post. This could be very upsetting to family! Annoyed with comments
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