23 year-old motorcyclist and 63 year-old woman killed in Weymouth Way collision

Two die in crash tragedy

Two die in crash tragedy

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TWO people were killed in a tragic accident on one of Weymouth’s busiest roads.

A 23-year-old motorcyclist and a 63-year-old female pedestrian collided shortly after 5pm on Saturday and both casualties died at the scene.

The pedestrian’s dog was also killed.

 

Residents and local figureheads have spoken of their shock and sadness at the incident, which happened at the same spot tragic Lily-Mae Jeffries was struck in 2012 on the A354 Weymouth Way.

The road was closed from Chafeys roundabout to Swannery Bridge for around five hours as emergency services worked.

The Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance was also called and landed in the road, but was not needed.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A spokesman said: “Immediately prior to the collision a large, bronze-coloured Honda motorcycle was seen to travel from Westwey Road junction towards Chafeys Roundabout. During this journey the motorcycle collided with a female pedestrian and a dog, causing fatal injuries to all three.

"Any witnesses to the riding of the motorcycle or the movements of the pedestrian who have not already spoken to police are asked to contact PC Andy Loveless of the Weymouth Traffic Department by calling 101."

Officers thanked the public for their patience as investigators worked.

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2:02pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Huey says...

Yet again a motorbike involved. Quell surprise.
Yet again a motorbike involved. Quell surprise. Huey
  • Score: -85

2:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

JustForPoole says...

How very sad for all involved and their families RIP
How very sad for all involved and their families RIP JustForPoole
  • Score: 45

2:18pm Sun 27 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Echo close the comments please before we have all the know it all's making all their unhelpful and hurtful remarks about this incident as usual......
Echo close the comments please before we have all the know it all's making all their unhelpful and hurtful remarks about this incident as usual...... burgerboy
  • Score: 67

3:35pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Secada83 says...

Same accident same spot why has nothing been done to prevent this after a precious little girl was killed there only a year or so ago! Way too many deaths on Dorset's roads in recent years and nothing done to stop it. Condolences to all involved
Same accident same spot why has nothing been done to prevent this after a precious little girl was killed there only a year or so ago! Way too many deaths on Dorset's roads in recent years and nothing done to stop it. Condolences to all involved Secada83
  • Score: 7

3:46pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Staynor66 says...

Secada83 wrote:
Same accident same spot why has nothing been done to prevent this after a precious little girl was killed there only a year or so ago! Way too many deaths on Dorset's roads in recent years and nothing done to stop it. Condolences to all involved
They have just spent the last 6 months putting in new footpaths and crossing points in the hope of stopping tragedies like this.
[quote][p][bold]Secada83[/bold] wrote: Same accident same spot why has nothing been done to prevent this after a precious little girl was killed there only a year or so ago! Way too many deaths on Dorset's roads in recent years and nothing done to stop it. Condolences to all involved[/p][/quote]They have just spent the last 6 months putting in new footpaths and crossing points in the hope of stopping tragedies like this. Staynor66
  • Score: 5

4:32pm Sun 27 Jul 14

yummybrummy in bournemouth says...

Although this column has been made available for readers to make comments, this is hardly an appropriate article for trading insults or making insensitive remarks.

Two people and an animal have died. Can we stick to condolences and sympathy please?

My thoughts and sympathy are with those involved and their families.
Although this column has been made available for readers to make comments, this is hardly an appropriate article for trading insults or making insensitive remarks. Two people and an animal have died. Can we stick to condolences and sympathy please? My thoughts and sympathy are with those involved and their families. yummybrummy in bournemouth
  • Score: 35

4:33pm Sun 27 Jul 14

djd says...

Once again the front room lawyers wht their crystal balls know what has happened and who to blame. It might only be a bit of trolling fun to you but someone has lost their nearest and dearest. Please show a little heart for these innocent people who are suffering through no fault of their own.
Once again the front room lawyers wht their crystal balls know what has happened and who to blame. It might only be a bit of trolling fun to you but someone has lost their nearest and dearest. Please show a little heart for these innocent people who are suffering through no fault of their own. djd
  • Score: 30

4:34pm Sun 27 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

The crossing point was installed at a bend in the road which can't be seen by vehicles travelling North until they are almost on it. There is also lots of vegetation at that side of the road as well.
The crossing point was installed at a bend in the road which can't be seen by vehicles travelling North until they are almost on it. There is also lots of vegetation at that side of the road as well. caapprentice
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Cosmic Crusader says...

caapprentice wrote:
The crossing point was installed at a bend in the road which can't be seen by vehicles travelling North until they are almost on it. There is also lots of vegetation at that side of the road as well.
Maybe bad planning but no excuse. A vehicle should not be driven at such a speed that it cannot stop within line of sight, taking into account driver reaction time.
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: The crossing point was installed at a bend in the road which can't be seen by vehicles travelling North until they are almost on it. There is also lots of vegetation at that side of the road as well.[/p][/quote]Maybe bad planning but no excuse. A vehicle should not be driven at such a speed that it cannot stop within line of sight, taking into account driver reaction time. Cosmic Crusader
  • Score: -2

5:40pm Sun 27 Jul 14

caapprentice says...

Cosmic Crusader
I agree with your comment but if the rider was a stranger to the town, he would have no idea that there was an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing around the relatively gentle bend. As I said above, there is lots of vegetation obscuring the view.
IMHO the idiots who 'planned' this crossing need to rethink their 'planning' and perhaps get out from behind their desks occasionally and actually travel along roads to see the potential worst case effect of their 'planning' instead of just using a computer design.
The light controlled crossing on the north of the roundabout works well, the lights can be seen by vehicles a long way from the crossing, giving time for vehicles to stop when activated by a pedestrian or cyclist wanting to cross.
Cosmic Crusader I agree with your comment but if the rider was a stranger to the town, he would have no idea that there was an uncontrolled pedestrian crossing around the relatively gentle bend. As I said above, there is lots of vegetation obscuring the view. IMHO the idiots who 'planned' this crossing need to rethink their 'planning' and perhaps get out from behind their desks occasionally and actually travel along roads to see the potential worst case effect of their 'planning' instead of just using a computer design. The light controlled crossing on the north of the roundabout works well, the lights can be seen by vehicles a long way from the crossing, giving time for vehicles to stop when activated by a pedestrian or cyclist wanting to cross. caapprentice
  • Score: 6

8:35pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Vikki27 says...

Such a tragic thing to happen for everyone involved and those who know them. May everyone who loved them find the strength they need to get through such a terrible time.
Such a tragic thing to happen for everyone involved and those who know them. May everyone who loved them find the strength they need to get through such a terrible time. Vikki27
  • Score: 5

10:58pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Huey says...

Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Alas our county must be a shining example of this statistic.
Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Alas our county must be a shining example of this statistic. Huey
  • Score: -21

12:04am Mon 28 Jul 14

ragj195 says...

The Echo using human tragedy as click bait. Disgusting.
The Echo using human tragedy as click bait. Disgusting. ragj195
  • Score: -2

7:56am Mon 28 Jul 14

joiner123 says...

Huey wrote:
Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
Alas our county must be a shining example of this statistic.
And alas people jump on this statistic bandwagon without looking in depth into who caused the 20% of deaths.

RIP to all involved.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Motorcyclists represent 1% of traffic yet account for up to 20% of the deaths and serious injuries on our roads. Alas our county must be a shining example of this statistic.[/p][/quote]And alas people jump on this statistic bandwagon without looking in depth into who caused the 20% of deaths. RIP to all involved. joiner123
  • Score: 14

9:10am Mon 28 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

Huey wrote:
Yet again a motorbike involved. Quell surprise.
quelle idiote!
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Yet again a motorbike involved. Quell surprise.[/p][/quote]quelle idiote! suzigirl
  • Score: 2

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