Traffic slow out of Bournemouth after rush hour smash

Spur Road crash causes delays

Spur Road crash causes delays

Spur Road crash causes delays

Spur Road crash causes delays

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TRAFFIC is slow out of Bournemouth this morning after a crash on the A338.

A lane has been closed on the northbound carriageway after Blackwater junction following a single vehicle collision involving a silver Alfa Romeo 141 registered to a man from Dorset.

A spokesman from Dorset Police said no one was injured during the crash.

Police were called to the scene at 8am. At 9.30am the road remained closed.

Traffic is queuing back to town.

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9:13am Fri 16 May 14

Ashdevra42 says...

And considerable rubberneckin' on the southbound side
And considerable rubberneckin' on the southbound side Ashdevra42
  • Score: 4

9:36am Fri 16 May 14

Lord Spring says...

These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out
These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

9:37am Fri 16 May 14

uberbloke says...

Crikey, it's looking at pictures like that that makes you realise that everyday we owe our lives to unsung geniuses with even knowing it... today we give thanks to the inventor of Armco crash barriers, 'cos that car was heading towards a bad place and they did their job perfectly.
Crikey, it's looking at pictures like that that makes you realise that everyday we owe our lives to unsung geniuses with even knowing it... today we give thanks to the inventor of Armco crash barriers, 'cos that car was heading towards a bad place and they did their job perfectly. uberbloke
  • Score: 22

9:52am Fri 16 May 14

delta3 says...

A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS!
A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS! delta3
  • Score: 7

9:52am Fri 16 May 14

trolley says...

another idiot who needs to larn how to drive. how these people get licences is a mystery. concentrate on road, its not difficult
another idiot who needs to larn how to drive. how these people get licences is a mystery. concentrate on road, its not difficult trolley
  • Score: 3

10:40am Fri 16 May 14

Sir Retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out
Morning m'lud I was waiting for someone to blame the road set up as per norm not the motorist and your comment summed it up well as always,for that I thank you
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out[/p][/quote]Morning m'lud I was waiting for someone to blame the road set up as per norm not the motorist and your comment summed it up well as always,for that I thank you Sir Retry69
  • Score: 2

10:48am Fri 16 May 14

SwivelEyedLoon says...

Sir Retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out
Morning m'lud I was waiting for someone to blame the road set up as per norm not the motorist and your comment summed it up well as always,for that I thank you
Sounds irony/sarcasm awareness klaxon
[quote][p][bold]Sir Retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: These narrow twisting roads in Dorset need to be sorted out[/p][/quote]Morning m'lud I was waiting for someone to blame the road set up as per norm not the motorist and your comment summed it up well as always,for that I thank you[/p][/quote]Sounds irony/sarcasm awareness klaxon SwivelEyedLoon
  • Score: -1

11:02am Fri 16 May 14

the smiling assassin says...

delta3 wrote:
A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS!
You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking??

......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you!
[quote][p][bold]delta3[/bold] wrote: A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS![/p][/quote]You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking?? ......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you! the smiling assassin
  • Score: 1

11:22am Fri 16 May 14

nobbythesheep says...

the smiling assassin wrote:
delta3 wrote:
A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS!
You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking??

......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you!
Bit of a stupid response, I was in the traffic all the way up the 338 southbound and there was a huge tailback due to rubbernecking. I thought there was an accident on the southbound carriageway as the traffic was so bad.

Delta didn't say HE was looking at the traffic on the other side did he! I saw the accident but unlike the rubber necker's I wasn't slowing down to 'get a good look'. Unlike the car infront of me who actually slowed right down in the fast lane just to be nosey.

*Apologies to Delta if your are not a 'he' lol
[quote][p][bold]the smiling assassin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]delta3[/bold] wrote: A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS![/p][/quote]You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking?? ......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you![/p][/quote]Bit of a stupid response, I was in the traffic all the way up the 338 southbound and there was a huge tailback due to rubbernecking. I thought there was an accident on the southbound carriageway as the traffic was so bad. Delta didn't say HE was looking at the traffic on the other side did he! I saw the accident but unlike the rubber necker's I wasn't slowing down to 'get a good look'. Unlike the car infront of me who actually slowed right down in the fast lane just to be nosey. *Apologies to Delta if your are not a 'he' lol nobbythesheep
  • Score: 5

12:03pm Fri 16 May 14

PokesdownMark says...

So how did that happen? Animal crossing? Blown tyre? Some other driver only scoring one out of three on 'mirror-signal-maneu
ver'?
Pleeeease find out Echo.
So how did that happen? Animal crossing? Blown tyre? Some other driver only scoring one out of three on 'mirror-signal-maneu ver'? Pleeeease find out Echo. PokesdownMark
  • Score: 2

12:31pm Fri 16 May 14

speedy231278 says...

I hope that it was a mechanical issue, otherwise you have to wonder how on earth someone with all their faculties working can have a crash that heavy on a straight piece of road.....
I hope that it was a mechanical issue, otherwise you have to wonder how on earth someone with all their faculties working can have a crash that heavy on a straight piece of road..... speedy231278
  • Score: 2

1:40pm Fri 16 May 14

krisb60 says...

No skid marks prior to impact !
No skid marks prior to impact ! krisb60
  • Score: 0

2:43pm Fri 16 May 14

smhinto says...

What mystifies me is how all these accidents occur. It seems never a day passes without some lunatic causing a pile up of some description. It is a perfectly straight piece of road with clear vision travelling in both directions.
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Have we all gone mad??
What mystifies me is how all these accidents occur. It seems never a day passes without some lunatic causing a pile up of some description. It is a perfectly straight piece of road with clear vision travelling in both directions. . Have we all gone mad?? smhinto
  • Score: 2

4:18pm Fri 16 May 14

Ashdevra42 says...

the smiling assassin wrote:
delta3 wrote: A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS!
You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking?? ......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you!
I was in the traffic going southbound - it slowed to a crawl from about a mile away and of course then sped up immediately after the crash site.

There's been a couple of occasions when a crash on one side of the Spur Rd leads to a crash on the opposite carriageway.

Human nature I suppose!
[quote][p][bold]the smiling assassin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]delta3[/bold] wrote: A Big thank you to the Idiots and their Rubber necking'on the southbound carriages. If you want to see mangled accidents please wait until you get home and google such things or attend a trauma course!! MORONS![/p][/quote]You really are a not very nice person delta! The picture of the southbound traffic seems to me to be to be the usual friday morning traffic flow, no stopping or bunching up to look so how can you accuse them of rubber necking?? ......... Unless you were in the queue yourself? In which case what were YOU doing looking at the traffic on the other side? You should have been paying attention to what was happening in front of you![/p][/quote]I was in the traffic going southbound - it slowed to a crawl from about a mile away and of course then sped up immediately after the crash site. There's been a couple of occasions when a crash on one side of the Spur Rd leads to a crash on the opposite carriageway. Human nature I suppose! Ashdevra42
  • Score: 0

5:14pm Fri 16 May 14

seaviews says...

So it was the Police's management of the accident that caused the traffic hold-up. Had the site been photographed and wreckage cleared then the tidy of the damaged car and barrier work could have been done out of hours.
Why wasn't it?
So it was the Police's management of the accident that caused the traffic hold-up. Had the site been photographed and wreckage cleared then the tidy of the damaged car and barrier work could have been done out of hours. Why wasn't it? seaviews
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Fri 16 May 14

SympatheticSam says...

It's about time the speed limit was brought down. Even 50mph is too fast along this bendy stretch of single carriage road.

Oh.
It's about time the speed limit was brought down. Even 50mph is too fast along this bendy stretch of single carriage road. Oh. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 3

9:27pm Fri 16 May 14

cpf242 says...

Never known a dual carriageway to have so many accidents on it.Yes,the road surface is in a very poor state,the white lines are barely visible,when it rains it floods,driving at night you take your life in your hands as the cateyes are none existent.
I wonder if the driver in the accident veered slightly across the kerb onto damp grass and lost control.It can easily happen.
Never known a dual carriageway to have so many accidents on it.Yes,the road surface is in a very poor state,the white lines are barely visible,when it rains it floods,driving at night you take your life in your hands as the cateyes are none existent. I wonder if the driver in the accident veered slightly across the kerb onto damp grass and lost control.It can easily happen. cpf242
  • Score: -2

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