Man in fight for life after car leaves road and collides with tree in care home grounds at Alexandra Road, Parkstone

Bournemouth Echo: COLLISION: The scene of last night's accident COLLISION: The scene of last night's accident

 

A MAN is fighting for life following a horrifying crash in the grounds of a Poole care home.

During the incident, which took place last night, a Volkswagen Golf careened off Alexandra Road.

It then collided with the outside wall of the kitchen at Alexandra House Residential Home.

Two men inside the vehicle are believed to have been thrown out, sustaining serious injuries.

Christine Carter and husband Michael, who live nearby, dashed outside after hearing the crash.

Mrs Carter said: “My husband phoned the ambulance, and as he was on the phone, I ran over to see if I could help in any way.

“As I went over, I could see that one lad was conscious, but the other wasn't. He was staring up.”

Neighbour David Baker said he was alerted by a “horrendous noise”.

“The car seems to have hit the kerb and skidded all the way along until it hit the wall,” he said.

Myles Davies and wife Jeanette were standing just metres away when the crash took place shortly after 9pm.

Mr Davies said he saw “sparks” as the car hit the kerb and skidded sideways across the care home's lawn.

“I saw smoke and we could hear the speed of the car,” Mrs Davies said.

“The two men were flung out as the car spun.”

She said she stroked one of the young men's heads when he regained consciousness, while her husband got into the car and turned off the engine.

“We thought they'd done a runner as there was no one in the car,” said Mr Davies.

“I didn't realise for a minute that they were lying on the grass.”

Tammy Dodd, a consultant anaesthetist at Poole General Hospital, held the unconscious man still while waiting for ambulances to arrive.

“The paramedics and police did a great job,” she said.

“The young man was lying on the ground on his back, so rather than move him, I was able to keep his airways open and hold his head still. There were lots of people living in the road who came out to help, and everybody was really fantastic.”

Sergeant Stuart Pitman of Dorset Police's Poole Traffic appealed for anyone who saw the car in the area at around 9pm to call Dorset Police by calling 101 quoting incident number 503:21.

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5:10pm Sun 22 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

The car must have been travelling at some pace for both occupants to be thrown from the vehicle ,I hope both recover however seems to be more to this story than is being reported
The car must have been travelling at some pace for both occupants to be thrown from the vehicle ,I hope both recover however seems to be more to this story than is being reported alasdair1967
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5:40pm Sun 22 Jun 14

spooki says...

Yes definitely more to this. Two "lads" are thrown from a VW Golf? Hmm.....
Still, nasty accident, I hope the lads are ok. Too many deaths on the roads (and off).
Yes definitely more to this. Two "lads" are thrown from a VW Golf? Hmm..... Still, nasty accident, I hope the lads are ok. Too many deaths on the roads (and off). spooki
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Sun 22 Jun 14

alasdair1967 says...

This care home is literally yards from the roundabout at loch road and vale road
This care home is literally yards from the roundabout at loch road and vale road alasdair1967
  • Score: -3

6:17pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Were the two lads that were thrown from the car the driver and single (presumably front) passenger or were there more than two occupants? Were any of them wearing seat belts?
Were the two lads that were thrown from the car the driver and single (presumably front) passenger or were there more than two occupants? Were any of them wearing seat belts? boardsandphotos
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6:42pm Sun 22 Jun 14

ashleycross says...

I get idiots driving like this up my road from time to time. Terrifying to think of the damage they can do to other people .
I get idiots driving like this up my road from time to time. Terrifying to think of the damage they can do to other people . ashleycross
  • Score: 9

6:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Fancy2010 says...

There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x Fancy2010
  • Score: 5

7:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

So assuming your comment is accurate I guess it's safe to say neither were wearing seat belts then given they were thrown clear of the vehicle?
So assuming your comment is accurate I guess it's safe to say neither were wearing seat belts then given they were thrown clear of the vehicle? boardsandphotos
  • Score: -5

7:16pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Fancy2010 says...

I don't think that's for me to comment. I am sure the police are investigating. There were here until the early hours checking tyre tracks etc.
I don't think that's for me to comment. I am sure the police are investigating. There were here until the early hours checking tyre tracks etc. Fancy2010
  • Score: 5

7:56pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Gingertree says...

As most of them have dementia i hope the oldies in the home arnt to traumatized by it
As most of them have dementia i hope the oldies in the home arnt to traumatized by it Gingertree
  • Score: -8

8:36pm Sun 22 Jun 14

twinkie91 says...

You can still be wearing a seatbelt and get thrown out of a vehicle it can take that right click to release the seatbelt...seatbelt check is mandatory on a mot test..it's been proved that both occupants were wearing them in the vehicles! If there was more to this story I highly doubt it's any of our business and a police matter..it can take that one wrong pot hole to lose control of a vehicle regardless of what speed they were going.
You can still be wearing a seatbelt and get thrown out of a vehicle it can take that right click to release the seatbelt...seatbelt check is mandatory on a mot test..it's been proved that both occupants were wearing them in the vehicles! If there was more to this story I highly doubt it's any of our business and a police matter..it can take that one wrong pot hole to lose control of a vehicle regardless of what speed they were going. twinkie91
  • Score: -8

8:36pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

Clearly there are a few people out there that are unhappy with the suggestion that the occupants of the car were in any way doing anything to endanger themselves or others inluding driving too fast or wearing seatbelts.
Clearly there are a few people out there that are unhappy with the suggestion that the occupants of the car were in any way doing anything to endanger themselves or others inluding driving too fast or wearing seatbelts. boardsandphotos
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8:44pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

twinkie91 wrote:
You can still be wearing a seatbelt and get thrown out of a vehicle it can take that right click to release the seatbelt...seatbelt check is mandatory on a mot test..it's been proved that both occupants were wearing them in the vehicles! If there was more to this story I highly doubt it's any of our business and a police matter..it can take that one wrong pot hole to lose control of a vehicle regardless of what speed they were going.
Double seatbelt failure in an accident at 30mph (as it's a residential area).....?

Nowhere in the story does it say they were or were not wearing seatbelts which is why i asked the question in my first comment so how do you know it has been proved?
[quote][p][bold]twinkie91[/bold] wrote: You can still be wearing a seatbelt and get thrown out of a vehicle it can take that right click to release the seatbelt...seatbelt check is mandatory on a mot test..it's been proved that both occupants were wearing them in the vehicles! If there was more to this story I highly doubt it's any of our business and a police matter..it can take that one wrong pot hole to lose control of a vehicle regardless of what speed they were going.[/p][/quote]Double seatbelt failure in an accident at 30mph (as it's a residential area).....? Nowhere in the story does it say they were or were not wearing seatbelts which is why i asked the question in my first comment so how do you know it has been proved? boardsandphotos
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8:58pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Fancy2010 says...

Not unhappy with your comments at all Boardsandphotos. I just stated the facts as I saw/heard them as people seemed to want to know more. I cannot comment on the seatbelt issue as I do not know the answer. Residents immediately on the scene just found them out of the car as stated in the report. Only the occupants & the police can answer your question. But were they speeding? Yes they were at a frightening speed, at least 60mph & there are no pot holes on that stretch. And as I said thank goodness no one else was hurt & I do wish these two lads a speedy recovery for the sake of their families.
Not unhappy with your comments at all Boardsandphotos. I just stated the facts as I saw/heard them as people seemed to want to know more. I cannot comment on the seatbelt issue as I do not know the answer. Residents immediately on the scene just found them out of the car as stated in the report. Only the occupants & the police can answer your question. But were they speeding? Yes they were at a frightening speed, at least 60mph & there are no pot holes on that stretch. And as I said thank goodness no one else was hurt & I do wish these two lads a speedy recovery for the sake of their families. Fancy2010
  • Score: 1

9:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

twinkie91 says...

I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts!
I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts! twinkie91
  • Score: -8

9:03pm Sun 22 Jun 14

enjoy the silence says...

Fancy2010 wrote:
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.
[quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x[/p][/quote]We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it. enjoy the silence
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9:11pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Fancy2010 says...

enjoy the silence wrote:
Fancy2010 wrote:
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.
We must be close neighbours! Similar report given to police by us. I actually lept up shouting in shock when I heard the speed of the vehicle, then looked out to see the aftermath. I agree something needs to be done. Maybe as residents we need to form a petition? I fear for my 4yr old daughter every time I cross the road. I myself was nearly hit once when a car mounted the curb before the bollards were put up on the opposite side of the crossing.
[quote][p][bold]enjoy the silence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x[/p][/quote]We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]We must be close neighbours! Similar report given to police by us. I actually lept up shouting in shock when I heard the speed of the vehicle, then looked out to see the aftermath. I agree something needs to be done. Maybe as residents we need to form a petition? I fear for my 4yr old daughter every time I cross the road. I myself was nearly hit once when a car mounted the curb before the bollards were put up on the opposite side of the crossing. Fancy2010
  • Score: 8

9:16pm Sun 22 Jun 14

boardsandphotos says...

twinkie91 wrote:
I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts!
Sorry Twinkie I feel for you as you are a family member of those involved but this was not a straight, empty dual carriage way this road is in a built up residential area and speed was absolutely a factor in the severity of this accident. For what it's worth I hope those involved pull through with no long term injuries.
[quote][p][bold]twinkie91[/bold] wrote: I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts![/p][/quote]Sorry Twinkie I feel for you as you are a family member of those involved but this was not a straight, empty dual carriage way this road is in a built up residential area and speed was absolutely a factor in the severity of this accident. For what it's worth I hope those involved pull through with no long term injuries. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 9

9:18pm Sun 22 Jun 14

buffdazza says...

enjoy the silence wrote:
Fancy2010 wrote:
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.
At 9pm in the evening, there would be no need to use the road to bypass any traffic, light would have been perfect being the longest day and it looks like lunacy behind the wheel is the cause.

HOWEVER, it's easy to forget what it's like being young, a bit immature or 'showy-offy'. I challenge anyone to think of a time where something COULD have gone horribly wrong to them in a moment of stupidity. I guess self-preservation comes with age, perhaps having a family and it is so heartbreaking to see lives ruined or ended. Just THINK about it for a second before 'rolling the dice' - we only get one body/life.
[quote][p][bold]enjoy the silence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x[/p][/quote]We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]At 9pm in the evening, there would be no need to use the road to bypass any traffic, light would have been perfect being the longest day and it looks like lunacy behind the wheel is the cause. HOWEVER, it's easy to forget what it's like being young, a bit immature or 'showy-offy'. I challenge anyone to think of a time where something COULD have gone horribly wrong to them in a moment of stupidity. I guess self-preservation comes with age, perhaps having a family and it is so heartbreaking to see lives ruined or ended. Just THINK about it for a second before 'rolling the dice' - we only get one body/life. buffdazza
  • Score: 6

10:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

enjoy the silence says...

buffdazza wrote:
enjoy the silence wrote:
Fancy2010 wrote:
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.
At 9pm in the evening, there would be no need to use the road to bypass any traffic, light would have been perfect being the longest day and it looks like lunacy behind the wheel is the cause.

HOWEVER, it's easy to forget what it's like being young, a bit immature or 'showy-offy'. I challenge anyone to think of a time where something COULD have gone horribly wrong to them in a moment of stupidity. I guess self-preservation comes with age, perhaps having a family and it is so heartbreaking to see lives ruined or ended. Just THINK about it for a second before 'rolling the dice' - we only get one body/life.
I'm just saying in general that people use this road as a by pass mainly in the mornings and late afternoons in the busy commuting times .The majority do abide but many speed maybe late for work or just want to get home quicker. It sounded like this car was suped up though judging by the sounds of the gear change, not an expert on cars but sounded like it had been turbo injected so your probably right sadly lunacy has come to the fore here. Hope they recover and hope this prevents further accidents.
[quote][p][bold]buffdazza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]enjoy the silence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x[/p][/quote]We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]At 9pm in the evening, there would be no need to use the road to bypass any traffic, light would have been perfect being the longest day and it looks like lunacy behind the wheel is the cause. HOWEVER, it's easy to forget what it's like being young, a bit immature or 'showy-offy'. I challenge anyone to think of a time where something COULD have gone horribly wrong to them in a moment of stupidity. I guess self-preservation comes with age, perhaps having a family and it is so heartbreaking to see lives ruined or ended. Just THINK about it for a second before 'rolling the dice' - we only get one body/life.[/p][/quote]I'm just saying in general that people use this road as a by pass mainly in the mornings and late afternoons in the busy commuting times .The majority do abide but many speed maybe late for work or just want to get home quicker. It sounded like this car was suped up though judging by the sounds of the gear change, not an expert on cars but sounded like it had been turbo injected so your probably right sadly lunacy has come to the fore here. Hope they recover and hope this prevents further accidents. enjoy the silence
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10:20pm Sun 22 Jun 14

enjoy the silence says...

Fancy2010 wrote:
enjoy the silence wrote:
Fancy2010 wrote:
There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x
We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.
We must be close neighbours! Similar report given to police by us. I actually lept up shouting in shock when I heard the speed of the vehicle, then looked out to see the aftermath. I agree something needs to be done. Maybe as residents we need to form a petition? I fear for my 4yr old daughter every time I cross the road. I myself was nearly hit once when a car mounted the curb before the bollards were put up on the opposite side of the crossing.
Definitely with you on this one. I have re-mailed the Borough of Poole transportation@poole
.gov.uk copying in my previous concerns (a kind of told you so) so I'll see what they come back with. I am also concerned for my little one and lots of families that walk along this road for the park. I do hope the boys recover and hopefully the council will now look at this accident to put in place what is needed to prevent further heartache for loved ones.
[quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]enjoy the silence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fancy2010[/bold] wrote: There were just 2 lads early 20's. Driving way too fast 60mph plus. Lost control. I really hope they are both ok & thankful in a residential area near a park no one walking by was hit. It was inevitable one day, cars drive way too fast down Alexandra Road & the so called traffic calming has done nothing but encourage drivers to tear down the road on one side. Maybe the council will finally cough up some money to put in a better system. Thought are with the families of these two lads x[/p][/quote]We live in between the two park entrances and heard the car approaching, looked out to see a car or rather a flash of a car fly past. Going easily 60mph+ then 3-4 seconds later heard the inevitable screech and thud. I emailed the Borough of Poole transportation dept last year voicing my concerns about the speeds of motorists on this exact stretch of road and that an accident is waiting to happen. They did not want to know. Only a few weeks back I gave the slow down signal to a motorcyclist as I crossed the road with my child only to be given the finger by the rider! The current speed measures are inadequate to say the least and some motorists use the islands outside the park entrances as a chicane and when you think this is a children's park this accident could have been a lot worse. The road is also used as a by pass to the ever increasing traffic hotspot of Ashley Road. Perhaps something may be done on the back of people being seriously hurt....but I doubt it.[/p][/quote]We must be close neighbours! Similar report given to police by us. I actually lept up shouting in shock when I heard the speed of the vehicle, then looked out to see the aftermath. I agree something needs to be done. Maybe as residents we need to form a petition? I fear for my 4yr old daughter every time I cross the road. I myself was nearly hit once when a car mounted the curb before the bollards were put up on the opposite side of the crossing.[/p][/quote]Definitely with you on this one. I have re-mailed the Borough of Poole transportation@poole .gov.uk copying in my previous concerns (a kind of told you so) so I'll see what they come back with. I am also concerned for my little one and lots of families that walk along this road for the park. I do hope the boys recover and hopefully the council will now look at this accident to put in place what is needed to prevent further heartache for loved ones. enjoy the silence
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10:30pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Huey says...

twinkie91 wrote:
I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts!
Don't worry they'll be looking back on this in a few weeks time and laughing
[quote][p][bold]twinkie91[/bold] wrote: I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts![/p][/quote]Don't worry they'll be looking back on this in a few weeks time and laughing Huey
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11:07pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Fancy2010 says...

enjoy the silence, I have just emailed them too voicing my concerns. If I do not get a suitable response then I will go door to door for support from residents.
enjoy the silence, I have just emailed them too voicing my concerns. If I do not get a suitable response then I will go door to door for support from residents. Fancy2010
  • Score: 4

7:03am Mon 23 Jun 14

Ophilum says...

The car careened off the road, I did not know we had a darned yankee paper, My we not only have been taken over by the EUSSR but the USA as well.
I hope all return to Health soon.
The car careened off the road, I did not know we had a darned yankee paper, My we not only have been taken over by the EUSSR but the USA as well. I hope all return to Health soon. Ophilum
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9:14am Mon 23 Jun 14

suzigirl says...

twinkie91 wrote:
I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts!
Everybody is accountable for their actions - driving too fast, no seatbelts you got to take the consequences I am afraid. Saying that I hope the lads are okay and learn their lesson!
[quote][p][bold]twinkie91[/bold] wrote: I didn't advise the Speed they were going and that's not really an important factor!! The most important factor in this incident is whether there ok. I'm just stating and it's been proved by me because I'm a family member of the two boys and I don't appreciate the comments that people are saying about not wearing seatbelts![/p][/quote]Everybody is accountable for their actions - driving too fast, no seatbelts you got to take the consequences I am afraid. Saying that I hope the lads are okay and learn their lesson! suzigirl
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