Multi-vehicle accident at Gravel Hill causes delays

Multi-vehicle accident at Gravel Hill causes delays

Picture: Jon Beal

Picture: Jon Beal

Picture: Jon Beal

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CONGESTION has built up this morning in the Poole area after a multi-vehicle accident at Gravel Hill.

The incident happened on the A349 southbound between Queen Anne Drive and Canford Heath Road and involved an articulated lorry, two vans and two cars.

Diversions have been set up from Gravel Hill on to Queen Anne Drive and Arrowsmith Road.

 The vehicles involved include a silver Mercedes articulated lorry registered to a company from Essex, a red Mazda panel van registered to a man from Southampton and a white Mercedes panel van registered to a company from Blandford.

Recovery is underway for a red VW Golf registered to a man from Ferndown and a silver Vauxhall Corsa registered to a woman from Norwich.

Police and ambulance are on the scene.  There are not believed to be any serious injuries.

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12:37pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Talk Sense says...

Went past here before accident, three cars parked in layby shown in picture two were doing a traffic survey. Wonder whether they were part of the problem? bit of wasted day for them after road was closed though. At least police might have good witnesses.
Went past here before accident, three cars parked in layby shown in picture two were doing a traffic survey. Wonder whether they were part of the problem? bit of wasted day for them after road was closed though. At least police might have good witnesses. Talk Sense
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Thu 12 Jun 14

folkprotector says...

With such aggressive styles of driving commonly seen on that stretch of road frequent crashes are inevitable.
Until the "get out of my way, I'm in a hurry" attitude of many (not all) drivers is reduced (removed is probably being unrealistic) these incidents will continue to occur on an all too frequent basis.
With such aggressive styles of driving commonly seen on that stretch of road frequent crashes are inevitable. Until the "get out of my way, I'm in a hurry" attitude of many (not all) drivers is reduced (removed is probably being unrealistic) these incidents will continue to occur on an all too frequent basis. folkprotector
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9:31pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Turtlebay says...

I drove through that area around 10 / 10.30am today in a 7.5tonne lorry and there were no queues, no diversions, nothing unusual at all.

Are the Echo giving the correct area for the alleged incident?

My own eyes say they are telling you 'porkies'!
I drove through that area around 10 / 10.30am today in a 7.5tonne lorry and there were no queues, no diversions, nothing unusual at all. Are the Echo giving the correct area for the alleged incident? My own eyes say they are telling you 'porkies'! Turtlebay
  • Score: 0

5:48am Fri 13 Jun 14

Trolley Cub says...

must be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Poole....
must be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Poole.... Trolley Cub
  • Score: -2

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