UPDATES: Traffic queues after cyclist injured in A35 crash

Bournemouth Echo: Traffic queues after cyclist injured in A35 crash Traffic queues after cyclist injured in A35 crash

A CYCLIST was injured in a crash in Branksome this evening.

The man was involved in a collision with a blue Ford Fiesta at the Pottery Junction of the A35 with Ashley Road.

Sergeant Nikki Burt of the Poole Traffic Department said: “This is a collision involving a car and a male on a pushbike.

“The man has gone to hospital. Currently, the only confirmed injury he has is a broken arm, but there are a number of other injuries, and it's too early to say whether he has been badly hurt.”

The A35 Poole Road is currently closed between the John Lewis roundabout and the end of Ashley Road, causing congestion on the A338 Wessex Way, The Avenue and westbound to North Lodge Road.

Sgt Burt said: “We'd appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision to call us on 101.”

Two ambulances attended the scene, one to take the cyclist to Poole General Hospital, and a second to treat the female driver of the Fiesta for shock.

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8:52pm Mon 10 Feb 14

bla bla says...

Another cyclist injured on our roads. My sympathy goes out to this cyclist as in october I suffered horrific trauma at the hands of a careless driver including a broken wrist,pelvis,both collar bones,smashed ribs and a collapsed lung amongst other injuries and not mention the mental scarring of going under the wheels of a car. And what did the convicted driver get four penalty points. I hope the cyclist recovers well and does not have to suffer the indignity of the ill informed comments of car drivers that I read in the comments section of the bournemouth echo. Good Luck best wishes and have speedy recovery.
Another cyclist injured on our roads. My sympathy goes out to this cyclist as in october I suffered horrific trauma at the hands of a careless driver including a broken wrist,pelvis,both collar bones,smashed ribs and a collapsed lung amongst other injuries and not mention the mental scarring of going under the wheels of a car. And what did the convicted driver get four penalty points. I hope the cyclist recovers well and does not have to suffer the indignity of the ill informed comments of car drivers that I read in the comments section of the bournemouth echo. Good Luck best wishes and have speedy recovery. bla bla

10:08pm Mon 10 Feb 14

ctrewyou says...

I passed the accident at about 5.30. I also went by at about 9.30 and the police were still there taking photos with the road closed. I do understand the need to secure evidence, but why did this really take 4 hours+? An accident involving one car and one bike, and a bloke broke his arm. Obviously it could have been a hell of a lot worse, and he's going to be traumatized by the whole thing, but it doesn't strike me as a major accident needing such a long road closure.
I passed the accident at about 5.30. I also went by at about 9.30 and the police were still there taking photos with the road closed. I do understand the need to secure evidence, but why did this really take 4 hours+? An accident involving one car and one bike, and a bloke broke his arm. Obviously it could have been a hell of a lot worse, and he's going to be traumatized by the whole thing, but it doesn't strike me as a major accident needing such a long road closure. ctrewyou

11:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

roguetrader666 says...

I also went past at 6.15 and 9pm. The coppers were laughing and joking amongst themselves, playing around with their cameras on tripods. Anyone who thinks the police are overworked should watch them dealing with these incidents. No wonder they are called Plod. There is no pressure and sense of urgency in anything they do. My father always used to ask. When have you ever seen a policeman sweat, other than from being overweight? I can't recall ever, despite being 48!
I also went past at 6.15 and 9pm. The coppers were laughing and joking amongst themselves, playing around with their cameras on tripods. Anyone who thinks the police are overworked should watch them dealing with these incidents. No wonder they are called Plod. There is no pressure and sense of urgency in anything they do. My father always used to ask. When have you ever seen a policeman sweat, other than from being overweight? I can't recall ever, despite being 48! roguetrader666

7:31am Tue 11 Feb 14

billy bumble says...

The Police always take the pi55 with road closures arising from road accidents
The Police always take the pi55 with road closures arising from road accidents billy bumble

8:28am Tue 11 Feb 14

bla bla says...

I always wonder if these inconsiderate people would have a different attitude to evidence collection and the police if if was there son/daughter father mother or wife that was on the receiving end. Its amazing what little patience people have if there tea is a bit delayed or they can't get home to watch eastenders in time. The selfish attitude of some people amazes me sometimes. And as my Dad always says if you have not got anything nice to say...............
I always wonder if these inconsiderate people would have a different attitude to evidence collection and the police if if was there son/daughter father mother or wife that was on the receiving end. Its amazing what little patience people have if there tea is a bit delayed or they can't get home to watch eastenders in time. The selfish attitude of some people amazes me sometimes. And as my Dad always says if you have not got anything nice to say............... bla bla

12:01pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Jon H says...

bla bla wrote:
I always wonder if these inconsiderate people would have a different attitude to evidence collection and the police if if was there son/daughter father mother or wife that was on the receiving end. Its amazing what little patience people have if there tea is a bit delayed or they can't get home to watch eastenders in time. The selfish attitude of some people amazes me sometimes. And as my Dad always says if you have not got anything nice to say...............
I think the point is not that they would miss 30 mins of TV or be 40 mins for dinner.

I think the point is when you have a relatively straight forward accident where there is a nasty and sore but hardly life threatening injury in a small area (a few feet) 4 hours might be considered a little excessive to take photos and measurements.

That is not selfish it is pragmatic. There is a difference and certain members of society are so busy trying to be seen to be saying and doing nothing that could even be hinted of not conforming they fail to see the difference.
[quote][p][bold]bla bla[/bold] wrote: I always wonder if these inconsiderate people would have a different attitude to evidence collection and the police if if was there son/daughter father mother or wife that was on the receiving end. Its amazing what little patience people have if there tea is a bit delayed or they can't get home to watch eastenders in time. The selfish attitude of some people amazes me sometimes. And as my Dad always says if you have not got anything nice to say...............[/p][/quote]I think the point is not that they would miss 30 mins of TV or be 40 mins for dinner. I think the point is when you have a relatively straight forward accident where there is a nasty and sore but hardly life threatening injury in a small area (a few feet) 4 hours might be considered a little excessive to take photos and measurements. That is not selfish it is pragmatic. There is a difference and certain members of society are so busy trying to be seen to be saying and doing nothing that could even be hinted of not conforming they fail to see the difference. Jon H

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