UPDATE: Broadstone Way closed after girl involved in collision with van

Broadstone Way closed after girl involved in collision with van

UPDATE: Broadstone Way closed after girl involved in collision with van

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A ROAD was closed in Poole this morning after a girl on a pedal bike was involved in a collision with a van.

Police and ambulance personnel were called to Broadstone Way after the collision at 8.08am.

A police spokesman said it happened at traffic lights at the junction of Beechbank Avenue and involved a white VW van registered to a Poole woman.

The UK registered left-hand drive vehicle has a smashed windscreen and a dent in the front and is parked up just beyond the crossing. 

A police spokesman said the girl was conscious and breathing and was taken to Poole Hospital. Emergency services have now left the scene.

An ambulance service spokesman said the girl suffered cuts, grazes and bruises.

 

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9:14am Tue 13 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Hope she is ok
Hope she is ok Arthur Maureen
  • Score: 15

9:22am Tue 13 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

"Involved in collision "=knocked off her bike.
"Involved in collision "=knocked off her bike. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -4

9:39am Tue 13 May 14

suzigirl says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
"Involved in collision "=knocked off her bike.
You were there then? Hope she is okay!
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: "Involved in collision "=knocked off her bike.[/p][/quote]You were there then? Hope she is okay! suzigirl
  • Score: -8

9:40am Tue 13 May 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hope she is ok
State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hope she is ok[/p][/quote]State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -19

10:15am Tue 13 May 14

Stereotyped says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hope she is ok
State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you
Where is the compassion in your post then?

Hope the girl makes a full recovery.

Only a matter of time for an accident on this stretch of road. The traffic lights should really be at the junction at Beechbank...
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hope she is ok[/p][/quote]State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you[/p][/quote]Where is the compassion in your post then? Hope the girl makes a full recovery. Only a matter of time for an accident on this stretch of road. The traffic lights should really be at the junction at Beechbank... Stereotyped
  • Score: 15

10:21am Tue 13 May 14

spiderpig says...

I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch.
I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch. spiderpig
  • Score: 4

10:22am Tue 13 May 14

Franks Tank says...

Hope the Rozzers check the phone records.
Hope the Rozzers check the phone records. Franks Tank
  • Score: 7

10:27am Tue 13 May 14

Stereotyped says...

spiderpig wrote:
I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch.
50mph is fine for this road... Having said that, I can barely do the limit due to some numpty doing the likes of 30mph along there day in day out without fail.

The lights do change in a reasonable amount of time too I think, just far too many drivers don't think in advance and won't be thinking "these lights could change, I'll just come off the throttle a moment and cover my brake just in case while I approach them"...

That's the problem, not the limit or lights.
[quote][p][bold]spiderpig[/bold] wrote: I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch.[/p][/quote]50mph is fine for this road... Having said that, I can barely do the limit due to some numpty doing the likes of 30mph along there day in day out without fail. The lights do change in a reasonable amount of time too I think, just far too many drivers don't think in advance and won't be thinking "these lights could change, I'll just come off the throttle a moment and cover my brake just in case while I approach them"... That's the problem, not the limit or lights. Stereotyped
  • Score: 11

10:29am Tue 13 May 14

rayc says...

I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.
I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways. rayc
  • Score: 4

10:34am Tue 13 May 14

Stereotyped says...

rayc wrote:
I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.
Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention.

Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part.
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.[/p][/quote]Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention. Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part. Stereotyped
  • Score: 7

11:01am Tue 13 May 14

rayc says...

Stereotyped wrote:
rayc wrote:
I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.
Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention.

Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part.
Does that mean that the drivers on Broadstone Way have a higher competency than those on Dorset Way and Holes Bay roads then? Is the 60mph section of Gravel Hill only open to highly competent drivers?
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.[/p][/quote]Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention. Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part.[/p][/quote]Does that mean that the drivers on Broadstone Way have a higher competency than those on Dorset Way and Holes Bay roads then? Is the 60mph section of Gravel Hill only open to highly competent drivers? rayc
  • Score: 7

11:19am Tue 13 May 14

Stereotyped says...

rayc wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
rayc wrote:
I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.
Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention.

Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part.
Does that mean that the drivers on Broadstone Way have a higher competency than those on Dorset Way and Holes Bay roads then? Is the 60mph section of Gravel Hill only open to highly competent drivers?
Nothing to do with that at all...

It's purely due to the number of accidents in the past on the roads you said, which has caused their limits to be dropped to what they are now, as apparently that is the problem...brilliant work there by those in the power.

Instead of addressing the real issue, which is the competency of drivers, they just say "lower the limit".

About Gravel Hill though, I can safely say that I can only ever do 60mph on the stretch which is 60mph about 1 time out of 10, people just seem to stick to 40mph, which is fair enough, it's a limit, not a target... BUT they then continue to do 40mph when they reach the likes of Merley or Broadstone, where it is now 30mph... competency!
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: I am not generally in favour of reducing speed limits per sae but It does make me wonder how the minds of the authorities work when the speed limit on this road is the same as Dorset Way and Holes Bay Dual Carriageways.[/p][/quote]Those 2 dual carriageways should be a higher limit really, but due to the lack of drivers competency around here, they have decided to reduce them due to accidents in the past on those roads you mention. Gravel Hill is NSL (60mph) single carriageway for a stretch and that is perfectly fine...where it is 40mph I can see why, with the junctions and the shool entrance on the lower part.[/p][/quote]Does that mean that the drivers on Broadstone Way have a higher competency than those on Dorset Way and Holes Bay roads then? Is the 60mph section of Gravel Hill only open to highly competent drivers?[/p][/quote]Nothing to do with that at all... It's purely due to the number of accidents in the past on the roads you said, which has caused their limits to be dropped to what they are now, as apparently that is the problem...brilliant work there by those in the power. Instead of addressing the real issue, which is the competency of drivers, they just say "lower the limit". About Gravel Hill though, I can safely say that I can only ever do 60mph on the stretch which is 60mph about 1 time out of 10, people just seem to stick to 40mph, which is fair enough, it's a limit, not a target... BUT they then continue to do 40mph when they reach the likes of Merley or Broadstone, where it is now 30mph... competency! Stereotyped
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Tue 13 May 14

royeveleigh says...

There is nothing anyone can say to compensate for the increasing number of bad, lazy, irresponsible and illegal drivers on our roads. I wish the lady a full and speedy recovery :) x
There is nothing anyone can say to compensate for the increasing number of bad, lazy, irresponsible and illegal drivers on our roads. I wish the lady a full and speedy recovery :) x royeveleigh
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Tue 13 May 14

NylodScraggs says...

Just wondering, but everybody who has commented seems to blame the road, speed limit or drivers. There is nothing in the story to say whether the lights were red or green. I've seen people cross that road many times without the light being in their favour. I've never had a problem with that road as I know the lights are there and I'm looking out for anybody waiting on the side of the rode (motorcyclist observation habit). When I am crossing the road on foot, I am always looking to make sure that any vehicles on that road are stopped (or at the very least, stopping) before I step out.

That said, I hope she's okay.
Just wondering, but everybody who has commented seems to blame the road, speed limit or drivers. There is nothing in the story to say whether the lights were red or green. I've seen people cross that road many times without the light being in their favour. I've never had a problem with that road as I know the lights are there and I'm looking out for anybody waiting on the side of the rode (motorcyclist observation habit). When I am crossing the road on foot, I am always looking to make sure that any vehicles on that road are stopped (or at the very least, stopping) before I step out. That said, I hope she's okay. NylodScraggs
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Tue 13 May 14

Arthur Maureen says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hope she is ok
State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you
First of the daily moronic rants from you. Hilarious.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hope she is ok[/p][/quote]State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you[/p][/quote]First of the daily moronic rants from you. Hilarious. Arthur Maureen
  • Score: -3

12:54pm Tue 13 May 14

spiderpig says...

Stereotyped wrote:
spiderpig wrote:
I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch.
50mph is fine for this road... Having said that, I can barely do the limit due to some numpty doing the likes of 30mph along there day in day out without fail.

The lights do change in a reasonable amount of time too I think, just far too many drivers don't think in advance and won't be thinking "these lights could change, I'll just come off the throttle a moment and cover my brake just in case while I approach them"...

That's the problem, not the limit or lights.
I agree with you stereotyped and I think you have said what I was trying to say but couldn't really put into words, I agree completely regarding the numpty's that travel the whole road and maybe just maybe may have found the gas pedal and made it to 50 before the end of the road, I am very aware of the road around me I ride a motorbike and drive a car but how are people that can't even work out the speed that they are allowed to travel on a road aware enough to be out there!
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiderpig[/bold] wrote: I hope the girl makes a speedy recovery, there is accidents at both these lights and the ones further down where the busses cross, the speed limit is 50 which is appropiate for this road however, people unaware of the lights (which maybe on red only occasionaly) are going to have to reduce their speed quite considerably in time to stop, if the lights were set to amber for longer I think this would stop the majority of accidents however no doubt they will reduce the speed limit along this stretch.[/p][/quote]50mph is fine for this road... Having said that, I can barely do the limit due to some numpty doing the likes of 30mph along there day in day out without fail. The lights do change in a reasonable amount of time too I think, just far too many drivers don't think in advance and won't be thinking "these lights could change, I'll just come off the throttle a moment and cover my brake just in case while I approach them"... That's the problem, not the limit or lights.[/p][/quote]I agree with you stereotyped and I think you have said what I was trying to say but couldn't really put into words, I agree completely regarding the numpty's that travel the whole road and maybe just maybe may have found the gas pedal and made it to 50 before the end of the road, I am very aware of the road around me I ride a motorbike and drive a car but how are people that can't even work out the speed that they are allowed to travel on a road aware enough to be out there! spiderpig
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Tue 13 May 14

Stereotyped says...

NylodScraggs wrote:
Just wondering, but everybody who has commented seems to blame the road, speed limit or drivers. There is nothing in the story to say whether the lights were red or green. I've seen people cross that road many times without the light being in their favour. I've never had a problem with that road as I know the lights are there and I'm looking out for anybody waiting on the side of the rode (motorcyclist observation habit). When I am crossing the road on foot, I am always looking to make sure that any vehicles on that road are stopped (or at the very least, stopping) before I step out.

That said, I hope she's okay.
I was thinking it, as I to also see people 'chancing' it at these lights, as well as the ones further down (where the busses cross) and also at the main junctions down by Cabot Lane... but I am not going to jump to any conclusions.

That's for the authorities to work out.
[quote][p][bold]NylodScraggs[/bold] wrote: Just wondering, but everybody who has commented seems to blame the road, speed limit or drivers. There is nothing in the story to say whether the lights were red or green. I've seen people cross that road many times without the light being in their favour. I've never had a problem with that road as I know the lights are there and I'm looking out for anybody waiting on the side of the rode (motorcyclist observation habit). When I am crossing the road on foot, I am always looking to make sure that any vehicles on that road are stopped (or at the very least, stopping) before I step out. That said, I hope she's okay.[/p][/quote]I was thinking it, as I to also see people 'chancing' it at these lights, as well as the ones further down (where the busses cross) and also at the main junctions down by Cabot Lane... but I am not going to jump to any conclusions. That's for the authorities to work out. Stereotyped
  • Score: 3

3:23pm Tue 13 May 14

suzigirl says...

royeveleigh wrote:
There is nothing anyone can say to compensate for the increasing number of bad, lazy, irresponsible and illegal drivers on our roads. I wish the lady a full and speedy recovery :) x
Has it been established that it was the car driver's fault then?
[quote][p][bold]royeveleigh[/bold] wrote: There is nothing anyone can say to compensate for the increasing number of bad, lazy, irresponsible and illegal drivers on our roads. I wish the lady a full and speedy recovery :) x[/p][/quote]Has it been established that it was the car driver's fault then? suzigirl
  • Score: -7

4:52pm Tue 13 May 14

suzigirl says...

Franks Tank wrote:
Hope the Rozzers check the phone records.
Quite right - the cyclist might have been on her mobile phone!
[quote][p][bold]Franks Tank[/bold] wrote: Hope the Rozzers check the phone records.[/p][/quote]Quite right - the cyclist might have been on her mobile phone! suzigirl
  • Score: -9

6:57pm Tue 13 May 14

Samo245 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
Hope she is ok
State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you
First of the daily moronic rants from you. Hilarious.
Oh Maureen do behave
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: Hope she is ok[/p][/quote]State the bloomin' obvious Maureen why don't you[/p][/quote]First of the daily moronic rants from you. Hilarious.[/p][/quote]Oh Maureen do behave Samo245
  • Score: 1

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