UPDATED: Drivers warned to take care as ice causes series of crashes

UPDATED: Drivers warned to take care as ice causes series of crashes

Picture: Corin Messer

Picture: Corin Messer

First published in News

DRIVERS are being warned to take extra care on the roads after ice caused a series of crashes across Dorset this morning.

Police issued a warning for the Sherborne, Corfe Castle and Swanage areas, despite gritters being sent out across the district last night.

A Met Office severe weather warning for ice is in force until 11am this morning, with temperatures this evening forecast to drop to -2C in Bournemouth and -1C elsewhere in Dorset.

Warning signs are in place on the A350 and gritters have been sent out to the A351 at Corfe Castle after two accidents this morning.

Water running off Randalls Hill and freezing is thought to be the cause of an accident that partially blocked the road between the A350 Blandford Road North and Huntick Road at 8.17am.

A vehicle skidded off the road and went through a hedge, however the driver was able to drive off. The other vehicle involved was a blue Fiat Pinto registered to a Wimborne woman.

The drivers were said to be uninjured and the local authority was called to put out warning signs.

A gritter was called to the A351 at Afflington near Corfe Castle after a moped driver slid off the machine and suffered a slight injury.

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Water had frozen on the road after running off the hills and the accident took place at 7.41am.

In Hinton Wood Avenue in Highcliffe, a car smashed into a telegraph pole splitting it in two.

The road was closed in both directions because the pole was leaning into the road and described as dangerous.

Emergency services were called at 7.54am and discovered one vehicle had been involved in the collision.

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9:06am Thu 29 Nov 12

rudolph_hucker says...

that was clever
that was clever rudolph_hucker
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10:20am Thu 29 Nov 12

ILOVEBOURNEMOUTH says...

^clever? it's called an ACCIDENT for a reason...
^clever? it's called an ACCIDENT for a reason... ILOVEBOURNEMOUTH
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10:40am Thu 29 Nov 12

speedy231278 says...

"Warning signs are in place on the A350 and gritters have been sent out to the A351 at Corfe Castle after two accidents this morning."

So, presumably had the gritters been sent out BEFORE it froze last night, the accidents may well have been prevented....
"Warning signs are in place on the A350 and gritters have been sent out to the A351 at Corfe Castle after two accidents this morning." So, presumably had the gritters been sent out BEFORE it froze last night, the accidents may well have been prevented.... speedy231278
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11:01am Thu 29 Nov 12

Imaximus says...

ILOVEBOURNEMOUTH wrote:
^clever? it's called an ACCIDENT for a reason...
An accident infers that no one is to blame....which is why police now refer to them as RTC and not RTA. If people need to be warned about driving in icy conditions then perhaps they shouldnt be driving at all. We all had to defrost our cars this morning so its not as if we didnt know it was icy.
[quote][p][bold]ILOVEBOURNEMOUTH[/bold] wrote: ^clever? it's called an ACCIDENT for a reason...[/p][/quote]An accident infers that no one is to blame....which is why police now refer to them as RTC and not RTA. If people need to be warned about driving in icy conditions then perhaps they shouldnt be driving at all. We all had to defrost our cars this morning so its not as if we didnt know it was icy. Imaximus
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11:03am Thu 29 Nov 12

speedy231278 says...

So are you suggesting that if someone knows it is icy, takes care when driving, but is unfortunate enough to have an 'incident' then they've had an 'on purpose' rather than an 'accident'? I can't see why anyone would purposely crash their car on ice, therefore surely the incident is still an accident?
So are you suggesting that if someone knows it is icy, takes care when driving, but is unfortunate enough to have an 'incident' then they've had an 'on purpose' rather than an 'accident'? I can't see why anyone would purposely crash their car on ice, therefore surely the incident is still an accident? speedy231278
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11:12am Thu 29 Nov 12

Imaximus says...

speedy231278 wrote:
So are you suggesting that if someone knows it is icy, takes care when driving, but is unfortunate enough to have an 'incident' then they've had an 'on purpose' rather than an 'accident'? I can't see why anyone would purposely crash their car on ice, therefore surely the incident is still an accident?
I dont actually see where I wrote that someone collides with something on purpose. What i am suggesting is that somewhere along the line someone is to blame. it could be that roads were not gritted or the driver wasnt paying attention at that moment. you and I drove to work this morning without any incident and countless cars travelled that road before this "incident". We dont even know if it was caused by ice on the road?
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: So are you suggesting that if someone knows it is icy, takes care when driving, but is unfortunate enough to have an 'incident' then they've had an 'on purpose' rather than an 'accident'? I can't see why anyone would purposely crash their car on ice, therefore surely the incident is still an accident?[/p][/quote]I dont actually see where I wrote that someone collides with something on purpose. What i am suggesting is that somewhere along the line someone is to blame. it could be that roads were not gritted or the driver wasnt paying attention at that moment. you and I drove to work this morning without any incident and countless cars travelled that road before this "incident". We dont even know if it was caused by ice on the road? Imaximus
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11:48am Thu 29 Nov 12

Arthur Maureen says...

I blame.... the surf reef yeah!
I blame.... the surf reef yeah! Arthur Maureen
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12:06pm Thu 29 Nov 12

ben111 says...

Arthur Maureen wrote:
I blame.... the surf reef yeah!
I second that with a topping of IMAX
[quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: I blame.... the surf reef yeah![/p][/quote]I second that with a topping of IMAX ben111
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12:09pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Imaximus says...

ben111 wrote:
Arthur Maureen wrote:
I blame.... the surf reef yeah!
I second that with a topping of IMAX
Hey stop nicking my lines :-)
[quote][p][bold]ben111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arthur Maureen[/bold] wrote: I blame.... the surf reef yeah![/p][/quote]I second that with a topping of IMAX[/p][/quote]Hey stop nicking my lines :-) Imaximus
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