UPDATE: Long delays after two rush hour crashes on Dorset Way in Poole

Bournemouth Echo: Two crashes on Dorset Way in Poole partially closes road Two crashes on Dorset Way in Poole partially closes road

FOUR cars have been involved in two separate collisions this evening during the busy rush hour along Dorset Way in Poole.

There are reported delays of up to an hour following the collisions, causing congestion to Mannings Heath roundabout and beyond.

The road is now fully open but motorists have been told to avoid the area due to severe delays.

A call was made to Dorset Police at 3.54pm to reports of a road traffic collision in lane two of the east-bound carriageway, by the slip road leading to Oakdale, close to the Co-Op store.

 

@Bournemouthecho From my office window I can see that Yarrow Road is gridlocked in both directions as is the slip road from Frankie&Bennys.

— Lee Henderson (@lee7seven) December 11, 2013

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Traffic is being diverted towards Dale Valley while emergency services are attending the scene of the incident, which involved a blue Peugeot 206, registered to a Bournemouth woman, and a silver Peugeot 206, registered to a Poole woman.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said that all parties from both cars had managed to leave their vehicles.

No injuries are believed to have been sustained and no arrests were made.

Reports of a second RTC along Dorset Way, on the west-bound carriageway, were made to Dorset Police at 4.15pm.

A silver Hyundai IX35 estate, registered to a Poole woman, and a black Fiat Punto, registered to a Bournemouth company, were in collision near to the Oakdale footbridge.

The ambulance service are on the scene and a child has been treated for a nosebleed, but there are not believed to be any serious injuries.

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5:08pm Wed 11 Dec 13

.Freckles says...

Both are rear-end crashes between Canford Heath and Fleetsbridge going towards Poole. Two cars now with very squashed bonnets. Road in that direction closed. Standstill traffic going towards Bournemouth.

Hope all are OK.
Both are rear-end crashes between Canford Heath and Fleetsbridge going towards Poole. Two cars now with very squashed bonnets. Road in that direction closed. Standstill traffic going towards Bournemouth. Hope all are OK. .Freckles

5:46pm Wed 11 Dec 13

.Freckles says...

.Freckles wrote:
Both are rear-end crashes between Canford Heath and Fleetsbridge going towards Poole. Two cars now with very squashed bonnets. Road in that direction closed. Standstill traffic going towards Bournemouth.

Hope all are OK.
Dorset Way has just reopened
[quote][p][bold].Freckles[/bold] wrote: Both are rear-end crashes between Canford Heath and Fleetsbridge going towards Poole. Two cars now with very squashed bonnets. Road in that direction closed. Standstill traffic going towards Bournemouth. Hope all are OK.[/p][/quote]Dorset Way has just reopened .Freckles

6:35pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Townee says...

Rear end too close.
Rear end too close. Townee

7:00pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Huey says...

Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset.
Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive.
Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset. Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive. Huey

7:09pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Lucy Lastick says...

I only moved to Dorset ten months ago and I am amazed by the way many drivers drive much too close to the car in front. They also enter roundabouts far too fast and most cars don't seem to have any indicators.
I only moved to Dorset ten months ago and I am amazed by the way many drivers drive much too close to the car in front. They also enter roundabouts far too fast and most cars don't seem to have any indicators. Lucy Lastick

7:10pm Wed 11 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Huey wrote:
Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset. Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive.
Yeah "folk".......
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset. Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive.[/p][/quote]Yeah "folk"....... scrumpyjack

8:40pm Wed 11 Dec 13

ashleycross says...

Lucy Lastick wrote:
I only moved to Dorset ten months ago and I am amazed by the way many drivers drive much too close to the car in front. They also enter roundabouts far too fast and most cars don't seem to have any indicators.
We really need some kind of public information campaign re how roundabouts work in Poole as well. I can't believe people aren't getting ticketed for going all the way round them on the outside lane. Unfortunately it just isn't possible to get off roundabouts in Poole any other way at certain times of the day as people just think they are on a fairground ride rather than the public highway. The chances of anyone letting you across into the correct lane to get off a roundabout are minimal as drivers just speed past you on outer lanes. Dreadful driving and nothing being done about it.
[quote][p][bold]Lucy Lastick[/bold] wrote: I only moved to Dorset ten months ago and I am amazed by the way many drivers drive much too close to the car in front. They also enter roundabouts far too fast and most cars don't seem to have any indicators.[/p][/quote]We really need some kind of public information campaign re how roundabouts work in Poole as well. I can't believe people aren't getting ticketed for going all the way round them on the outside lane. Unfortunately it just isn't possible to get off roundabouts in Poole any other way at certain times of the day as people just think they are on a fairground ride rather than the public highway. The chances of anyone letting you across into the correct lane to get off a roundabout are minimal as drivers just speed past you on outer lanes. Dreadful driving and nothing being done about it. ashleycross

9:24pm Wed 11 Dec 13

jaysun says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Huey wrote:
Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset. Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive.
Yeah "folk".......
Better go electric then.Watch that nobody calls out "Judas".
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Ah yet more fine driving on the roads of Dorset. Hardly suprising given the cretinous way some folk drive.[/p][/quote]Yeah "folk".......[/p][/quote]Better go electric then.Watch that nobody calls out "Judas". jaysun

10:09pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Kiki1973 says...

Roundabouts are lethal... I know no one likes junctions with lights but you have to admit, they're safer just because they take away the chance of people just squeezing in, which seems to be a hobby here.

Glad to hear all are ok, though.
Roundabouts are lethal... I know no one likes junctions with lights but you have to admit, they're safer just because they take away the chance of people just squeezing in, which seems to be a hobby here. Glad to hear all are ok, though. Kiki1973

3:25pm Thu 12 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

Kiki1973 wrote:
Roundabouts are lethal... I know no one likes junctions with lights but you have to admit, they're safer just because they take away the chance of people just squeezing in, which seems to be a hobby here.

Glad to hear all are ok, though.
Roundabouts are inanimate objects. One would only be lethal if it were dug up and dropped in you from a great height, just like 'dangerous' roads. There is no such thing as either, simply driving without sufficient care and attention.
[quote][p][bold]Kiki1973[/bold] wrote: Roundabouts are lethal... I know no one likes junctions with lights but you have to admit, they're safer just because they take away the chance of people just squeezing in, which seems to be a hobby here. Glad to hear all are ok, though.[/p][/quote]Roundabouts are inanimate objects. One would only be lethal if it were dug up and dropped in you from a great height, just like 'dangerous' roads. There is no such thing as either, simply driving without sufficient care and attention. speedy231278

11:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sprintervanman says...

Roads and there layout are my life.They are how I earn a living. I do not believe there is such a thing as a dangerous road. Many drivers now depend on their cars and sat navs to tell them what the state of affairs on the road in a split second.I, as many was taught to read the road two or three cars ahead and the rule is that you expect the unexpected.Maybe sitting higher than most in a van I can see that many people look no further than the car in front of them and re-act only to how they are driving.
I am not one to moan and groan every time the roads grind to a halt but please people look ahead,read the road and ensure your driving allows you and others to get home safely to your loved ones.
Roads and there layout are my life.They are how I earn a living. I do not believe there is such a thing as a dangerous road. Many drivers now depend on their cars and sat navs to tell them what the state of affairs on the road in a split second.I, as many was taught to read the road two or three cars ahead and the rule is that you expect the unexpected.Maybe sitting higher than most in a van I can see that many people look no further than the car in front of them and re-act only to how they are driving. I am not one to moan and groan every time the roads grind to a halt but please people look ahead,read the road and ensure your driving allows you and others to get home safely to your loved ones. sprintervanman

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