Bournemouth gridlocked as Wessex Way closes: live updates

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  • The A338 has been closed to northbound traffic at Cooper Dean from 6am to 9am
  • Traffic is at a standstill all the way back to the Cambridge Road roundabout
  • Incoming traffic on the Wessex Way is also delayed between Kings Park and St Pauls
  • Queens Park is at a standstill
  • Traffic is queueing back beyond Castlepoint

11:23am

The traffic seems to be flowing freely across the town now so we're going to close this blog down - thanks for all your contributions and don't forget to get  tomorrow's Echo when we'll be asking why the road was closed for so long.

If you'd like to add anything to the debate, you can still email newsdesk@bournemouthecho.co.uk.

Thanks!

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10:49am

Traffic seems to still be slow heading into Ferndown from Parley Cross, and heading down towards Whitelegg Way from Kinson.

Castle Lane is also slow, as is Holdenhurst Road and Alma Road. Things do seem to be clearing though.

10:44am

Don't forget if you've got something to say on this story and you're not registered to comment, you can email us at digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

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To reiterate what we know about the accident that closed the Wessex Way.

It happened just before six am. Police were called to reports a car had flipped into a field. It had rolled several times and then caught fire.

The driver was conscious and breathing and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Poole General. His injuries are not life threatening.

The car, a Subaru Impreza, was registered to a man from Derby. No-one else was involved.

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10:16am

Tom here was only driving from Parkstone to Bournemouth hospital
 

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10:00am

An updated map showing all the accidents so far this morning

9:55am

Apparently there's been yet another accident on Charminster Road - a car has lost a wheel near the Broadway tavern

9:53am

Reporter Arron Hendy is up at the Mountbatten Arms. He says a Skoda Fabia is now being moved after that two car crash from earlier. Both cars were damaged but the two drivers, both from Poole escaped uninjured.

He says traffic is moving slowly and the road is about to be cleared.

9:51am

9:46am Tue 13 Nov 12

thevisitor says

As for the recovery, it is quite simple when the incident was having such a huge impact on such a large area. The police would have known about the gridlock and should have escorted the recovery vehicle to the incident. I drive from Branksome to Cadnam every day travelling the Wessex Way and A338 and I luckily heard about this before I left so drove to Gravel Hill and up to the A31. Amazingly it only put 10 minutes on my journey! My next car will have wheels on the roof making it more versatile if I happen to roll it in a 50mph limit!

9:47am Tue 13 Nov 12

The irate commuter says

Why does it take 3 hours to shift the car ? 9am & car still sat in middle of carriageway with nothing going on !!! No police, tow truck men stood around chatting!

9:50am

It looks like quite a lot of you are still stuck. Reader Hazel has emailed to say she left home at 8.10 from moordown. She's almost at the Wessex way but it's taken her almost 2 hours. She already an hour late and still not moving.

9:45am

A good question from the comments:

9:41am Tue 13 Nov 12

anti wrinkle says

saw drivers necking and getting out of cars to have a better look

WHY???

9:40am

One of our tweeters has the right idea...
 

9:39am

Reporter Mel Vass is coming in from Redhill and says traffic is backed up to Redhill Common. She says traffic is at a standstll one every side road and mums are having to park their cars and walk children to school because nothing is moving.

9:37am

We're told part of the delay clearing the road was because the recovery vehicle was stuck in the traffic...

9:35am

Traffic is now flowing freely on the Wessex Way but we're expecting it to take some time to clear from the side roads.

9:32am

As ever, if you're not registered to comment you can email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

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9:29am Tue 13 Nov 12

Sopiie1992 says

I sincerely hope everyone involved is ok :(

9:29am

We would like to know what you think about this morning's chaos. Do you think the police should have opened the road sooner? Could it have been better handled? (And if so, how?) And how has it affected you this morning?

9:26am

9:25am

Details on that Mountbatten Arms crash - police say  it's a non-injury accident involving two cars and Ringwood Road is down to a single lane.

9:24am

And another of the queuing traffic Bournemouth Echo: Richmond Hill

9:23am

Here's that picture of Richard's of the accident at Richmond Hill:

Bournemouth Echo: Wessex Way chaos

9:20am

We've just heard from our promotions manager Claire, who is stuck on the back roads of Boscombe. And there's apparently been another accident on the Mountbatten Arms roundabout and Ringwood Road is down to a single lane.

9:17am

The Wessex Way has now been reopened, but we're expecting the traffic to take a long time to clear.

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9:09am

This map shows where all three accidents happened. We're told recovery is on the way for the Subaru.

9:04am

A couple of updates from our Facebook page

Kevin Parsons: Every road in Bournemouth is blocked. Not got a mile from home and I left at 0730!

Lorraine Lockyer: roads in moordown now at grid lock too. it dosnt help now with school traffic too

 

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9:01am

Richard Crease is back from Richmond Hill - he says an ambulance has just arrived to the second accident , a shunt just before Richmond Hill. One car is still blocking the fast lane and people are having to chicane around it.

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8:56am

Our traffic feed is reporting slow traffic all over Bournemouth.

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8:52am

We've just had a call from a driver who is stuck on Holdenhurst Road. He says he's tried "every which way" to get where he's going but is just stuck.

8:51am

Our photographer Richard Crease was actually at Richmond Hill taking pictures of the traffic when that second accident happened, so we'll have some images soon.

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Bournemouth Echo: Traffic

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Bournemouth Echo: Traffic

8:49am

Traffic is now backed up to the Cambridge Way roundabout and there's just been an accident just before the Richmond Hill roundabout on the northbound carriageway, which is down to a single lane.

8:47am

So, update from the police: the accident happened before six am. Police were called to reports a car had flipped into a field. It had rolled several times and then caught fire. 

The driver was conscious and breathing and was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Poole General. His injuries are not life threatening.

The car, a Subaru Impreza, was registered to a man from Derby. No-one else was involved.

The council has been called to deal with debris on the road. A crane will be needed to recover the car, and has been called for but there's no news on when that might happen or how long it will take.

 

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8:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

lisa401 says

I was wondering why it took me 45 mins to get from Bournemouth School to Queens Park - now I know!

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8:43am

Bear Cross and Longham also very busy, according to Roger in our newspaper sales department. He says it's a bit of a nightmare trying to get out of Bear Wood because everyone is obviously trying to get around the closure.

8:41am

Reporter Paula Roberts is just on the phone to the police press office now so we should get some idea of what happened and how long the road is likely to be closed.

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8:39am

Here's where the accident actually happened.

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As far as we can tell, all the roads around the Wessex Way are affected by the closure. Inbound traffic is queuing between Kings Park and St Paul's. Castle Lane West is slow in both directions. Whitelegg Way is also slow and we're told Christchurch is totally blocked although we're waiting for more information there.

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8:31am

Bournemouth Echo: A338 closed at Castle Lane after car overturned

8:31am

We don't know much about the accident itself except that the car overturned and caught fire, but so far we've been unable to get through to the police to get any more details. We'll bring them as we get them.

8:30am

Morning. We're starting a live blog to keep you updated on the traffic after the accident on the Wessex Way this morning.

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8:42am Tue 13 Nov 12

lisa401 says...

I was wondering why it took me 45 mins to get from Bournemouth School to Queens Park - now I know!
I was wondering why it took me 45 mins to get from Bournemouth School to Queens Park - now I know! lisa401
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8:57am Tue 13 Nov 12

ben111 says...

I HOPE everyone involved is ok ,, But i have to ask what are people doing for this to happen
I HOPE everyone involved is ok ,, But i have to ask what are people doing for this to happen ben111
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9:17am Tue 13 Nov 12

tricky1007 says...

driving fast! Or maybe a problem with the car, who am i to judge!! Hope everyone is ok, enjoy the traffic, i am just about to have a cuppa and put the tv on!
driving fast! Or maybe a problem with the car, who am i to judge!! Hope everyone is ok, enjoy the traffic, i am just about to have a cuppa and put the tv on! tricky1007
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9:23am Tue 13 Nov 12

yourbard says...

More drugs on the street - a 'Rizla' Suzuki GSX has been rolled near Cooper Dean!
More drugs on the street - a 'Rizla' Suzuki GSX has been rolled near Cooper Dean! yourbard
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9:25am Tue 13 Nov 12

ben111 says...

As you say not to judge , and lets hope everyone is ok , i just wanted to put the question forward with a slight air of dispare
As you say not to judge , and lets hope everyone is ok , i just wanted to put the question forward with a slight air of dispare ben111
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9:29am Tue 13 Nov 12

Sopiie1992 says...

I sincerely hope everyone involved is ok :(
I sincerely hope everyone involved is ok :( Sopiie1992
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9:41am Tue 13 Nov 12

anti wrinkle says...

saw drivers necking and getting out of cars to have a better look

WHY???
saw drivers necking and getting out of cars to have a better look WHY??? anti wrinkle
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9:46am Tue 13 Nov 12

thevisitor says...

As for the recovery, it is quite simple when the incident was having such a huge impact on such a large area. The police would have known about the gridlock and should have escorted the recovery vehicle to the incident. I drive from Branksome to Cadnam every day travelling the Wessex Way and A338 and I luckily heard about this before I left so drove to Gravel Hill and up to the A31. Amazingly it only put 10 minutes on my journey! My next car will have wheels on the roof making it more versatile if I happen to roll it in a 50mph limit!
As for the recovery, it is quite simple when the incident was having such a huge impact on such a large area. The police would have known about the gridlock and should have escorted the recovery vehicle to the incident. I drive from Branksome to Cadnam every day travelling the Wessex Way and A338 and I luckily heard about this before I left so drove to Gravel Hill and up to the A31. Amazingly it only put 10 minutes on my journey! My next car will have wheels on the roof making it more versatile if I happen to roll it in a 50mph limit! thevisitor
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9:47am Tue 13 Nov 12

The irate commuter says...

Why does it take 3 hours to shift the car ? 9am & car still sat in middle of carriageway with nothing going on !!! No police, tow truck men stood around chatting!
Why does it take 3 hours to shift the car ? 9am & car still sat in middle of carriageway with nothing going on !!! No police, tow truck men stood around chatting! The irate commuter
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9:49am Tue 13 Nov 12

strippervicar says...

"mums are having to park their cars and walk children to school because nothing is moving"

perhaps they could do that every day instead of being so lazy.
"mums are having to park their cars and walk children to school because nothing is moving" perhaps they could do that every day instead of being so lazy. strippervicar
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10:17am Tue 13 Nov 12

DTSFA7 says...

yet another morning ruined by careless driving, when will people understand, is winter, slow down, drive accordingly, speed kills!
yet another morning ruined by careless driving, when will people understand, is winter, slow down, drive accordingly, speed kills! DTSFA7
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10:25am Tue 13 Nov 12

Dont drop litter says...

How on earth does someone manage to roll a car in a 50mph limit? Sorry to see the motorbike that got hit by a car in the ensuing chaos further up in the queuing traffic - i hope the rider is OK. Somehow motorists manage to switch off entirely in slow moving traffic.
How on earth does someone manage to roll a car in a 50mph limit? Sorry to see the motorbike that got hit by a car in the ensuing chaos further up in the queuing traffic - i hope the rider is OK. Somehow motorists manage to switch off entirely in slow moving traffic. Dont drop litter
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10:28am Tue 13 Nov 12

DTSFA7 says...

"My next car will have wheels on the roof making it more versatile if I happen to roll it in a 50mph limit!"

exactly the point, well said
"My next car will have wheels on the roof making it more versatile if I happen to roll it in a 50mph limit!" exactly the point, well said DTSFA7
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10:37am Tue 13 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

I hope the idiot who caused the accident NEVER DRIVES AGAIN
I hope the idiot who caused the accident NEVER DRIVES AGAIN rudolph_hucker
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1:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

The Renegade Master says...

Another wasted hour and gallon of fuel sat in a traffic queue thanks to an inept idiot who should never get behind the wheel again. Well done also to that Policeman who did a brilliant job of directing the traffic and keeping it flowing at the Cooper Dean roundabout....... not. He was actually just stood by his car on the slip road doing absolutely nothing. Well done there mate.
Another wasted hour and gallon of fuel sat in a traffic queue thanks to an inept idiot who should never get behind the wheel again. Well done also to that Policeman who did a brilliant job of directing the traffic and keeping it flowing at the Cooper Dean roundabout....... not. He was actually just stood by his car on the slip road doing absolutely nothing. Well done there mate. The Renegade Master
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2:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Gordon Cann says...

All part of the madness of the modern world.
An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances

People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks

But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33!
All part of the madness of the modern world. An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33! Gordon Cann
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2:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

shellin says...

Well what started for me as a normal trip to work with my husband driving me so he could drop my daughter off to school afterwards and our 2 yr old son in the car too. Ended up with me jumping out of the car at Castlepoint shopping centre and walking the rest of the way to RBH where I work. My poor daughter then ended up 45 minutes late for school because it too 1 hour and 45 mins to get back to Kinson/West Howe. My poor husband then had to sort out or son and get my daughters school bag and take it to school for her.... Why oh why did it take so long to clear it. Oh what a morning. A 20 min drive turned into an hour commute and for my poor little family in the car a 2 hour trip.
Well what started for me as a normal trip to work with my husband driving me so he could drop my daughter off to school afterwards and our 2 yr old son in the car too. Ended up with me jumping out of the car at Castlepoint shopping centre and walking the rest of the way to RBH where I work. My poor daughter then ended up 45 minutes late for school because it too 1 hour and 45 mins to get back to Kinson/West Howe. My poor husband then had to sort out or son and get my daughters school bag and take it to school for her.... Why oh why did it take so long to clear it. Oh what a morning. A 20 min drive turned into an hour commute and for my poor little family in the car a 2 hour trip. shellin
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2:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Gordon Cann says...

There.not their !!
There.not their !! Gordon Cann
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2:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

mudeford7 says...

I do not understand how it takes4 hours to clear one vehicle off a dual carriageway. What with digital cameras, a photo can be taken. This delay causes more accidents as people get stressed because they are late for school or work. they take different routes they do not know. Iwas in the police many years ago and we cleared up ATA's a lot quicker. We never had all the aids they have today
I do not understand how it takes4 hours to clear one vehicle off a dual carriageway. What with digital cameras, a photo can be taken. This delay causes more accidents as people get stressed because they are late for school or work. they take different routes they do not know. Iwas in the police many years ago and we cleared up ATA's a lot quicker. We never had all the aids they have today mudeford7
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2:11pm Tue 13 Nov 12

TinyLegacy says...

All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?
All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved? TinyLegacy
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2:21pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Dorset Mitch says...

Why are people moaning at having to wait a few hours to drive a few miles? Why not stop being dumb and walk!
Why are people moaning at having to wait a few hours to drive a few miles? Why not stop being dumb and walk! Dorset Mitch
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2:23pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Dont drop litter says...

TinyLegacy wrote:
All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?
Exactly. Its is annoying that someone managed to turn thier car upside down but at least you all made it into work this morning and got your little darlings dropped off at school.
It's ironic that someone that was probably in a hurry to get to work was at the root of this. Leave a bit earlier, drive slower...next time it could be you.
[quote][p][bold]TinyLegacy[/bold] wrote: All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?[/p][/quote]Exactly. Its is annoying that someone managed to turn thier car upside down but at least you all made it into work this morning and got your little darlings dropped off at school. It's ironic that someone that was probably in a hurry to get to work was at the root of this. Leave a bit earlier, drive slower...next time it could be you. Dont drop litter
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2:25pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Dibbles2 says...

Am I the only person here to think the obvious reason that the car was not moved before was probably because it was hot and in danger of catching fire again? I drove to school this morning and got caught up in traffic on the way back due to accident near the Mountbatten for ooooh let me see an additional 5 mins not hours and then drove to Moordown and then Bournemouth and I didnt get caught in jams for more than 5 mins? Do people sit and listen to their car stereos and then go that way purposely to be late for work? Wallisdown to Elmrise school- Wallisdown- Moordown- Bournemouth = 40 mins during rush hour not much more than an ordinary day and as for roads being gridlocked in Moordown? I dont think so as I was there at 9.10am and if one car waiting to come out of a side road constitutes gridlock then I am the queen of england!
Am I the only person here to think the obvious reason that the car was not moved before was probably because it was hot and in danger of catching fire again? I drove to school this morning and got caught up in traffic on the way back due to accident near the Mountbatten for ooooh let me see an additional 5 mins not hours and then drove to Moordown and then Bournemouth and I didnt get caught in jams for more than 5 mins? Do people sit and listen to their car stereos and then go that way purposely to be late for work? Wallisdown to Elmrise school- Wallisdown- Moordown- Bournemouth = 40 mins during rush hour not much more than an ordinary day and as for roads being gridlocked in Moordown? I dont think so as I was there at 9.10am and if one car waiting to come out of a side road constitutes gridlock then I am the queen of england! Dibbles2
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2:28pm Tue 13 Nov 12

burgerboy says...

DTSFA7 wrote:
yet another morning ruined by careless driving, when will people understand, is winter, slow down, drive accordingly, speed kills!
Now then now then now then, guys and galls,don't forget"CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP" (;o). Now where have I heard that before?.
[quote][p][bold]DTSFA7[/bold] wrote: yet another morning ruined by careless driving, when will people understand, is winter, slow down, drive accordingly, speed kills![/p][/quote]Now then now then now then, guys and galls,don't forget"CLUNK CLICK EVERY TRIP" (;o). Now where have I heard that before?. burgerboy
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2:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Dibbles2 says...

Gordon Cann wrote:
All part of the madness of the modern world.
An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances

People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks

But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33!
So what about other essential services like homecare for the elderly, meals on wheels for the elderly, disabled cars for the elderly, hospital appts and other essential everyday things. As you have said your are 82 and hats off to you but times have changed and many of the things that we took for granted years ago no longer exist like community hospitals and relatives caring for others.
[quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: All part of the madness of the modern world. An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33![/p][/quote]So what about other essential services like homecare for the elderly, meals on wheels for the elderly, disabled cars for the elderly, hospital appts and other essential everyday things. As you have said your are 82 and hats off to you but times have changed and many of the things that we took for granted years ago no longer exist like community hospitals and relatives caring for others. Dibbles2
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2:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

andyjb10 says...

shellin wrote:
Well what started for me as a normal trip to work with my husband driving me so he could drop my daughter off to school afterwards and our 2 yr old son in the car too. Ended up with me jumping out of the car at Castlepoint shopping centre and walking the rest of the way to RBH where I work. My poor daughter then ended up 45 minutes late for school because it too 1 hour and 45 mins to get back to Kinson/West Howe. My poor husband then had to sort out or son and get my daughters school bag and take it to school for her.... Why oh why did it take so long to clear it. Oh what a morning. A 20 min drive turned into an hour commute and for my poor little family in the car a 2 hour trip.
'My poor little family'. Blimey, if that is all you have to worry about in life then I think you have it easy.

You had to walk all the way from Castlepoint to the hospital, my heart bleeds for you, it really does. You should be very proud of yourself for braving such a harrowing walk.
[quote][p][bold]shellin[/bold] wrote: Well what started for me as a normal trip to work with my husband driving me so he could drop my daughter off to school afterwards and our 2 yr old son in the car too. Ended up with me jumping out of the car at Castlepoint shopping centre and walking the rest of the way to RBH where I work. My poor daughter then ended up 45 minutes late for school because it too 1 hour and 45 mins to get back to Kinson/West Howe. My poor husband then had to sort out or son and get my daughters school bag and take it to school for her.... Why oh why did it take so long to clear it. Oh what a morning. A 20 min drive turned into an hour commute and for my poor little family in the car a 2 hour trip.[/p][/quote]'My poor little family'. Blimey, if that is all you have to worry about in life then I think you have it easy. You had to walk all the way from Castlepoint to the hospital, my heart bleeds for you, it really does. You should be very proud of yourself for braving such a harrowing walk. andyjb10
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4:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

I curse the idiot who caused this accident
I curse the idiot who caused this accident rudolph_hucker
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4:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

The irate commuter says...

TinyLegacy wrote:
All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?
BUT lets be honest, have you ever seen a Subaru Impreza being driven sensible & to the speed limit ???

These cars are built for speed - so sorry for being harsh but I have little sympathy with these drivers that have no care for there own safety & more importantly other road users.
[quote][p][bold]TinyLegacy[/bold] wrote: All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?[/p][/quote]BUT lets be honest, have you ever seen a Subaru Impreza being driven sensible & to the speed limit ??? These cars are built for speed - so sorry for being harsh but I have little sympathy with these drivers that have no care for there own safety & more importantly other road users. The irate commuter
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4:59pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Hawkwood says...

It took my OH 2 hours to get from Boscombe to Hurn. He left home at 7.30 for a jouney that normally takes 20 mins.
It took my OH 2 hours to get from Boscombe to Hurn. He left home at 7.30 for a jouney that normally takes 20 mins. Hawkwood
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5:00pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Thinkbeforeyouspeak! says...

I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!!
I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!! Thinkbeforeyouspeak!
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5:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

EGHH says...

The Subaru Impreza and the Evo are fine in the hands of trained drivers as they are incredibly fast and responsive cars. Unfortunately any idiot can buy one and drive it!
The Subaru Impreza and the Evo are fine in the hands of trained drivers as they are incredibly fast and responsive cars. Unfortunately any idiot can buy one and drive it! EGHH
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5:38pm Tue 13 Nov 12

FNS-man says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Gordon Cann wrote: All part of the madness of the modern world. An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33!
So what about other essential services like homecare for the elderly, meals on wheels for the elderly, disabled cars for the elderly, hospital appts and other essential everyday things. As you have said your are 82 and hats off to you but times have changed and many of the things that we took for granted years ago no longer exist like community hospitals and relatives caring for others.
Yes, essential services can go on the roads, that's fine. Just not the fat feckers in the car on their own for their 2 mile journey to work.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gordon Cann[/bold] wrote: All part of the madness of the modern world. An intelligent Government would make Friday a car free day; with exceptions for emergency services such as doctors, fire engines and ambulances People might just then begin to imagine an alternative world and young people could actually begin to explore their neighbourhood and further a field by cycling;of course their would be problems , but it could work or do we build more roads encourage more cars,and gridlocks But then perhaps I am slightly mad the age of 82 and owned my first car at the age of 33![/p][/quote]So what about other essential services like homecare for the elderly, meals on wheels for the elderly, disabled cars for the elderly, hospital appts and other essential everyday things. As you have said your are 82 and hats off to you but times have changed and many of the things that we took for granted years ago no longer exist like community hospitals and relatives caring for others.[/p][/quote]Yes, essential services can go on the roads, that's fine. Just not the fat feckers in the car on their own for their 2 mile journey to work. FNS-man
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6:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

yesitsmeagain says...

hope the person is recovering well , yes a straight bit of road but what if a deer had run out on him or any other animal no matter what speed it will spook you, , i work in winton and have to drive a large truck and it only took me an hour to get outta town at 9.30 i just put the music on and sang along laughing at all the grumpy faces
hope the person is recovering well , yes a straight bit of road but what if a deer had run out on him or any other animal no matter what speed it will spook you, , i work in winton and have to drive a large truck and it only took me an hour to get outta town at 9.30 i just put the music on and sang along laughing at all the grumpy faces yesitsmeagain
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6:15pm Tue 13 Nov 12

ragj195 says...

The irate commuter wrote:
TinyLegacy wrote:
All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?
BUT lets be honest, have you ever seen a Subaru Impreza being driven sensible & to the speed limit ???

These cars are built for speed - so sorry for being harsh but I have little sympathy with these drivers that have no care for there own safety & more importantly other road users.
To be honest considering how quick these cars are I rarely see them being driven too fast.
[quote][p][bold]The irate commuter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TinyLegacy[/bold] wrote: All you poor people and being delayed. Deal with it. How about sparing a thought for the families of those involved?[/p][/quote]BUT lets be honest, have you ever seen a Subaru Impreza being driven sensible & to the speed limit ??? These cars are built for speed - so sorry for being harsh but I have little sympathy with these drivers that have no care for there own safety & more importantly other road users.[/p][/quote]To be honest considering how quick these cars are I rarely see them being driven too fast. ragj195
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6:19pm Tue 13 Nov 12

fairbalance says...

I shall be getting on to the new Police and Crime Commissioner about this. No-one lacks sympathy for accident victims, but once they are rescued, it should be the job of our public servants to clear the mess and get us moving again. It may just be 'inconvenience' to be delayed, but multiply by the number of people affected and this is a scandal. Lots of economic damage and real potential danger when fire engines and ambulances are delayed.

The Police should stop playing "CSI Bournemouth" - an accident is not a crime scene.
I shall be getting on to the new Police and Crime Commissioner about this. No-one lacks sympathy for accident victims, but once they are rescued, it should be the job of our public servants to clear the mess and get us moving again. It may just be 'inconvenience' to be delayed, but multiply by the number of people affected and this is a scandal. Lots of economic damage and real potential danger when fire engines and ambulances are delayed. The Police should stop playing "CSI Bournemouth" - an accident is not a crime scene. fairbalance
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6:21pm Tue 13 Nov 12

gileto says...

Thinkbeforeyouspeak! wrote:
I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!!
Whilst it's of course hoped that the driver makes a full recovery, it's a miracle that he damaged the car so badly within the legal speed limit. He is indeed lucky to be alive. Driving that type of car and it's very probable at considerable speed, he wouldn't have had much thought for the two children at the time nor, more pertinently, the children of anybody else he was lucky not to involve in his crash.
Aside from this incident, we should all remember that wreckless driving or excessive speed kills (and not just the driver) as it has done in the last couple of weeks locally..
[quote][p][bold]Thinkbeforeyouspeak![/bold] wrote: I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!![/p][/quote]Whilst it's of course hoped that the driver makes a full recovery, it's a miracle that he damaged the car so badly within the legal speed limit. He is indeed lucky to be alive. Driving that type of car and it's very probable at considerable speed, he wouldn't have had much thought for the two children at the time nor, more pertinently, the children of anybody else he was lucky not to involve in his crash. Aside from this incident, we should all remember that wreckless driving or excessive speed kills (and not just the driver) as it has done in the last couple of weeks locally.. gileto
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7:23pm Tue 13 Nov 12

DTSFA7 says...

totally agree with gileto

well said, high performance car and that amount of damage = too fast for conditions . End of
totally agree with gileto well said, high performance car and that amount of damage = too fast for conditions . End of DTSFA7
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7:27pm Tue 13 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

Thinkbeforeyouspeak! wrote:
I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!!
that doesn't pay for all our wasted time and fuel does it
purchased a subraru yesterday
unpside down in a field today
clearly hasn't got a clue
[quote][p][bold]Thinkbeforeyouspeak![/bold] wrote: I know the that the person involved in this accident is in a bad way and has 2 young children that call him daddy and a partner, he is self employed and so will receive no income now for months!!! So sorry you were all delayed I'm sure on his way into work today trying to provide for his family he didn't intentionally decide to roll his car, a car might I add he only purchased yesterday after years of driving a very sensible ford focus!!!! He was wearing a seat belt and apparently not speeding so actually until the authorities do there job and we find out what actually happened perhaps you should spare a thought for the fact that this man has a family and they have been inconvenienced far more than having to walk to work or getting delayed all this suffering right before Xmas too :-/ innocent til proven guilty and if its found that he was at fault you can have your pound of flesh but until then think of his girlfriend having to read your nasty negative comments, he is lucky to be alive just remember he is also someone's son and he could easily be dead now people have died in lesser accidents!!!![/p][/quote]that doesn't pay for all our wasted time and fuel does it purchased a subraru yesterday unpside down in a field today clearly hasn't got a clue rudolph_hucker
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8:05pm Tue 13 Nov 12

The Timelord says...

Hooray for the bike enabling cyclists able to weave their way through all those sour faced and inconvenienced motorists.
Yet again the bike beats the car for speed and convenience....
Hooray for the bike enabling cyclists able to weave their way through all those sour faced and inconvenienced motorists. Yet again the bike beats the car for speed and convenience.... The Timelord
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8:52pm Tue 13 Nov 12

West Howe Sean says...

fairbalance wrote:
I shall be getting on to the new Police and Crime Commissioner about this. No-one lacks sympathy for accident victims, but once they are rescued, it should be the job of our public servants to clear the mess and get us moving again. It may just be 'inconvenience' to be delayed, but multiply by the number of people affected and this is a scandal. Lots of economic damage and real potential danger when fire engines and ambulances are delayed.

The Police should stop playing "CSI Bournemouth" - an accident is not a crime scene.
Your last point is spot on.

It seems we do not have accidents any more.

Today when there is an "accident" the Police pull out all the stops and do all they can to try and find a reason to prosecute someone.
[quote][p][bold]fairbalance[/bold] wrote: I shall be getting on to the new Police and Crime Commissioner about this. No-one lacks sympathy for accident victims, but once they are rescued, it should be the job of our public servants to clear the mess and get us moving again. It may just be 'inconvenience' to be delayed, but multiply by the number of people affected and this is a scandal. Lots of economic damage and real potential danger when fire engines and ambulances are delayed. The Police should stop playing "CSI Bournemouth" - an accident is not a crime scene.[/p][/quote]Your last point is spot on. It seems we do not have accidents any more. Today when there is an "accident" the Police pull out all the stops and do all they can to try and find a reason to prosecute someone. West Howe Sean
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6:48am Wed 14 Nov 12

EGHH says...

The Timelord wrote:
Hooray for the bike enabling cyclists able to weave their way through all those sour faced and inconvenienced motorists.
Yet again the bike beats the car for speed and convenience....
When I see a bike carrying several tons of freight or disabled people I'll agree with you! Until then bikes are an inconvenience in my book.
[quote][p][bold]The Timelord[/bold] wrote: Hooray for the bike enabling cyclists able to weave their way through all those sour faced and inconvenienced motorists. Yet again the bike beats the car for speed and convenience....[/p][/quote]When I see a bike carrying several tons of freight or disabled people I'll agree with you! Until then bikes are an inconvenience in my book. EGHH
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8:44am Wed 14 Nov 12

Rich Bennett says...

Following on from yesterday, someone somewhere is responsible for making these decisions, but I realise they will not be named and shamed.Never the less questions should be asked.
1.If the car was in a field and all occupants out of it was was it NOT left there until after the rush hour.
2. Why was the breakdown truck NOT given a police escort.
3. When the truck was at the scene why could the other one NOT be opened and patroled by a police car.
I also drive a Subaru Impreza and don't consider I drive any worse / better than other drivers.

It seems unbelievable that a car goes in a field at 6.30am and the whole of Bournemouth is brought to a standstill for 6 hours.
Following on from yesterday, someone somewhere is responsible for making these decisions, but I realise they will not be named and shamed.Never the less questions should be asked. 1.If the car was in a field and all occupants out of it was was it NOT left there until after the rush hour. 2. Why was the breakdown truck NOT given a police escort. 3. When the truck was at the scene why could the other one NOT be opened and patroled by a police car. I also drive a Subaru Impreza and don't consider I drive any worse / better than other drivers. It seems unbelievable that a car goes in a field at 6.30am and the whole of Bournemouth is brought to a standstill for 6 hours. Rich Bennett
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