UPDATE: Two people cut free after two-car crash closes Christchurch Road at Hurn

Crash closes Christchurch Road, Hurn

Crash closes Christchurch Road, Hurn

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TWO people were cut free from their cars after a collision on a busy road this lunchtime.

The B3073 Christchurch Road was blocked between the Hurn Bridge roundabout and the A338 Blackwater junction following the smash.

Police, firefighters and ambulance crews were sent to the scene shortly after midday.

A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said two fire appliances were sent and two people were cut free by firefighters.

A police spokesman said that only minor injuries were recorded.

The crash involved a silver Mitsubishi Colt, registered to a woman from West Moors, and a silver Vauxhall Astra, registered to a Christchurch man.

The road was reopened at 2.40pm.

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1:47pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Townee says...

Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose.
What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.
Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road. Townee
  • Score: -19

2:17pm Thu 16 Jan 14

delta3 says...

I wish all concerned a speedy recovery
I wish all concerned a speedy recovery delta3
  • Score: 5

2:22pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Alantrom says...

Townee wrote:
Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose.
What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.
Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.[/p][/quote]Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause. Alantrom
  • Score: 33

2:42pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

Alantrom wrote:
Townee wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.
Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause.
Nope, it is the road that is substandard as it wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic that it does; hence, gridlock every morning and evening. The council are well aware of this and hane long-standing plans to address the issue. Unfortunatelly, with the costs involved, the proposed works are planned out between now and 2025.

You are correct about the need for people to be more sensible in their driving, however.
[quote][p][bold]Alantrom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.[/p][/quote]Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause.[/p][/quote]Nope, it is the road that is substandard as it wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic that it does; hence, gridlock every morning and evening. The council are well aware of this and hane long-standing plans to address the issue. Unfortunatelly, with the costs involved, the proposed works are planned out between now and 2025. You are correct about the need for people to be more sensible in their driving, however. Blackandred
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

LalalaP says...

The road is perfectly adequate. Good surface, wide enough to even over take a cyclist safely and still be in your lane. It also has good visability.
The road is perfectly adequate. Good surface, wide enough to even over take a cyclist safely and still be in your lane. It also has good visability. LalalaP
  • Score: 16

3:23pm Thu 16 Jan 14

MrDMan says...

Perhaps we can focus on this line here...

"Emergency services are on the scene and there are believed to be a number of injuries. "

and not be arguing about road surfaces?

Accidents happen. It's unfortunate. Let's hope everyone is well, and we can be thankful for the emergency services!
Perhaps we can focus on this line here... "Emergency services are on the scene and there are believed to be a number of injuries. " and not be arguing about road surfaces? Accidents happen. It's unfortunate. Let's hope everyone is well, and we can be thankful for the emergency services! MrDMan
  • Score: 5

3:54pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

MrDMan wrote:
Perhaps we can focus on this line here... "Emergency services are on the scene and there are believed to be a number of injuries. " and not be arguing about road surfaces? Accidents happen. It's unfortunate. Let's hope everyone is well, and we can be thankful for the emergency services!
No, accidents don't "happen", people cause them for a whole range of reasons.
[quote][p][bold]MrDMan[/bold] wrote: Perhaps we can focus on this line here... "Emergency services are on the scene and there are believed to be a number of injuries. " and not be arguing about road surfaces? Accidents happen. It's unfortunate. Let's hope everyone is well, and we can be thankful for the emergency services![/p][/quote]No, accidents don't "happen", people cause them for a whole range of reasons. Blackandred
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Thu 16 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Blaming the road is all well and good but its not going to make a difference as traffic levels increase we are all going to have to slow down because thats cheaper than building roads and the council will always go for the cheap option.
Blaming the road is all well and good but its not going to make a difference as traffic levels increase we are all going to have to slow down because thats cheaper than building roads and the council will always go for the cheap option. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 3

4:39pm Thu 16 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

Townee wrote:
Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose.
What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.
What is needed is better drivers.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.[/p][/quote]What is needed is better drivers. speedy231278
  • Score: 8

11:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Blackandred wrote:
Alantrom wrote:
Townee wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.
Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause.
Nope, it is the road that is substandard as it wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic that it does; hence, gridlock every morning and evening. The council are well aware of this and hane long-standing plans to address the issue. Unfortunatelly, with the costs involved, the proposed works are planned out between now and 2025.

You are correct about the need for people to be more sensible in their driving, however.
The road wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic it does, well there's a quote. When the road was designed and built we didn't drive one car per person with every household owning two cars or more!!
[quote][p][bold]Blackandred[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alantrom[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: Once again a sub standard road causes problems. When will the council open their eyes and realise that this road is not fit for purpose. What needed is a new road linking the airport to the spur road.[/p][/quote]Maybe a better road to the airport is a good idea but its not the road that is sub- standard, its the drivers that use it! If you stay on the correct side of the road and drive at a speed within the limits of the visiblity so that you can stop within the distance you can see, there should be no problem barring the true accident where mechanical failure is the cause.[/p][/quote]Nope, it is the road that is substandard as it wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic that it does; hence, gridlock every morning and evening. The council are well aware of this and hane long-standing plans to address the issue. Unfortunatelly, with the costs involved, the proposed works are planned out between now and 2025. You are correct about the need for people to be more sensible in their driving, however.[/p][/quote]The road wasn't designed to carry the volume of traffic it does, well there's a quote. When the road was designed and built we didn't drive one car per person with every household owning two cars or more!! cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 1

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