UPDATE: Crash blocks Cooper Dean roundabout

Crash blocks Cooper Dean roundabout. Picture from Dan Beer

Crash blocks Cooper Dean roundabout. Picture from Dan Beer

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TWO cars have crashed on the Cooper Dean roundabout.

Police were called to the busy roundabout outside the Harvester around 9.20am.

The crash between the blue Vauxhall Cavalier and a white Ford Transit van was partially blocking the roundabout.

Ambulance are in attendance.

Recovery has been called for both vehicles.

A spokesperson for South West Ambulance said there were two casualties in their eighties, one male and one female.

They were described as "walking wounded" and would most likely be treated at the scene.

The road was clear just after 10.05am.

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9:59am Thu 31 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

Hate assuming but, with them being in their eighties and the picture of the scene, it is quite obvious they were in the old Cavalier...no doubt didn't even bother to check their mirrors and cut across the lanes.

Every day I see at least 1 car with its wing mirrors folded in and 9 times out of 10 the person driving that car is of the elder generation.

But yeah... young drivers are the worst.
Hate assuming but, with them being in their eighties and the picture of the scene, it is quite obvious they were in the old Cavalier...no doubt didn't even bother to check their mirrors and cut across the lanes. Every day I see at least 1 car with its wing mirrors folded in and 9 times out of 10 the person driving that car is of the elder generation. But yeah... young drivers are the worst. Stereotyped
  • Score: 10

10:02am Thu 31 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

From the pic, it looks like one of the vehicles iinvolved was going around the roundabout the wrong way!
From the pic, it looks like one of the vehicles iinvolved was going around the roundabout the wrong way! MrPitiful
  • Score: 10

10:05am Thu 31 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

Stereotyped wrote:
Hate assuming but, with them being in their eighties and the picture of the scene, it is quite obvious they were in the old Cavalier...no doubt didn't even bother to check their mirrors and cut across the lanes.

Every day I see at least 1 car with its wing mirrors folded in and 9 times out of 10 the person driving that car is of the elder generation.

But yeah... young drivers are the worst.
Sherlock Holmes strikes again.
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: Hate assuming but, with them being in their eighties and the picture of the scene, it is quite obvious they were in the old Cavalier...no doubt didn't even bother to check their mirrors and cut across the lanes. Every day I see at least 1 car with its wing mirrors folded in and 9 times out of 10 the person driving that car is of the elder generation. But yeah... young drivers are the worst.[/p][/quote]Sherlock Holmes strikes again. Hessenford
  • Score: -14

10:31am Thu 31 Jul 14

Minty Fresh says...

With the stupid lane lay out on the Cooper Dean roundabout I'm amazed there aren't more accidents like this. Obviously the same morons who designed Castle Lane East by the hospital.
Perhaps the Council should spend some money improving this junction instead of wasting so much of it on security guards that do such a wonderful job keeping travellers off our public spaces.
With the stupid lane lay out on the Cooper Dean roundabout I'm amazed there aren't more accidents like this. Obviously the same morons who designed Castle Lane East by the hospital. Perhaps the Council should spend some money improving this junction instead of wasting so much of it on security guards that do such a wonderful job keeping travellers off our public spaces. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 22

11:33am Thu 31 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

I do think the roundabout needs remarking with defined lanes coming off the roundabout towards the hospital. You go from two to three lanes and if you are not fromt he area it can be confusing.

Hard to explain without a diagram.

I also think they need to have defined lanes when joining the roundabout heading towards Castlepoint from the hospital side, so many people are in the left lane to go straight on and then just cut into the middle lane under the roundabout.
I do think the roundabout needs remarking with defined lanes coming off the roundabout towards the hospital. You go from two to three lanes and if you are not fromt he area it can be confusing. Hard to explain without a diagram. I also think they need to have defined lanes when joining the roundabout heading towards Castlepoint from the hospital side, so many people are in the left lane to go straight on and then just cut into the middle lane under the roundabout. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 15

11:41am Thu 31 Jul 14

new2it says...

Here we go again, let's take a pop at the old folk. It was an old person who stupidly decided to overtake me on Cheseldene Drive yesterday, and no, I wasn't poodling along. Caught up with him at the other end, because he had been unable to overtake anyone else. Plonker. Just glad he didn't meet anyone head on, not for his sake, but for the sake of other people.
Here we go again, let's take a pop at the old folk. It was an old person who stupidly decided to overtake me on Cheseldene Drive yesterday, and no, I wasn't poodling along. Caught up with him at the other end, because he had been unable to overtake anyone else. Plonker. Just glad he didn't meet anyone head on, not for his sake, but for the sake of other people. new2it
  • Score: -9

12:33pm Thu 31 Jul 14

new2it says...

new2it wrote:
Here we go again, let's take a pop at the old folk. It was an old person who stupidly decided to overtake me on Cheseldene Drive yesterday, and no, I wasn't poodling along. Caught up with him at the other end, because he had been unable to overtake anyone else. Plonker. Just glad he didn't meet anyone head on, not for his sake, but for the sake of other people.
Wondered why I was getting the thumbs down. My mistake, I am an old person after all. I actually meant to say it WASN'T an old person who stupidly overtook me.
[quote][p][bold]new2it[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, let's take a pop at the old folk. It was an old person who stupidly decided to overtake me on Cheseldene Drive yesterday, and no, I wasn't poodling along. Caught up with him at the other end, because he had been unable to overtake anyone else. Plonker. Just glad he didn't meet anyone head on, not for his sake, but for the sake of other people.[/p][/quote]Wondered why I was getting the thumbs down. My mistake, I am an old person after all. I actually meant to say it WASN'T an old person who stupidly overtook me. new2it
  • Score: -9

12:56pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Pawnstrar says...

Oh look more car accidents!!!!!Get all they deserve!


Sorry being sarcastic for the benefit of the troll who posted that all motorcyclists who get knocked off deserve all they get. Referring to the motorbike/car collision in Wimborne Road as reported in the ECHO
Oh look more car accidents!!!!!Get all they deserve! Sorry being sarcastic for the benefit of the troll who posted that all motorcyclists who get knocked off deserve all they get. Referring to the motorbike/car collision in Wimborne Road as reported in the ECHO Pawnstrar
  • Score: -2

1:02pm Thu 31 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'!
It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'! JemBmth
  • Score: 10

1:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

JemBmth wrote:
It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'!
Exactly like this...

Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day.

Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane.

Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here!

First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end...

Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision.
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'![/p][/quote]Exactly like this... Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day. Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane. Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here! First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end... Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision. Stereotyped
  • Score: 5

1:25pm Thu 31 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

Stereotyped wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'!
Exactly like this...

Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day.

Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane.

Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here!

First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end...

Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision.
That's exactly what I mean. Now I just have to try and anticipate what a driver is going to do next.
[quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'![/p][/quote]Exactly like this... Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day. Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane. Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here! First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end... Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]That's exactly what I mean. Now I just have to try and anticipate what a driver is going to do next. JemBmth
  • Score: 2

1:29pm Thu 31 Jul 14

JemBmth says...

JemBmth wrote:
Stereotyped wrote:
JemBmth wrote:
It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'!
Exactly like this...

Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day.

Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane.

Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here!

First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end...

Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision.
That's exactly what I mean. Now I just have to try and anticipate what a driver is going to do next.
Or should I say 'GUESS?!
[quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stereotyped[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JemBmth[/bold] wrote: It's just that hardly anybody watches other cars around them. They just look at where they are going and think they are the only ones on the road. Sometimes it's like 'dodgems'![/p][/quote]Exactly like this... Twice I have been cut up at exactly the same spot coming off the roundabout in Poole by Primark to come off and over the fly over. Literally like deja vu/groundhog day. Both incidents I could see it was about to happen, so held back...looked in their mirrors/at their heads and neither time did either driver check their mirrors or look behind them at all, let alone indicate...just move over into my lane. Needless to say if I wasn't so aware it would have ended up as another headline on here! First time was a middle aged women with 3 kids, who gave ME the finger when I sounded my horn at her for almost taking off my front end... Second time was an old bloke who could barely see over his steering wheel and didn't even acknowledge I was there in anyway at all...complete tunnel vision.[/p][/quote]That's exactly what I mean. Now I just have to try and anticipate what a driver is going to do next.[/p][/quote]Or should I say 'GUESS?! JemBmth
  • Score: 1

1:30pm Thu 31 Jul 14

SympatheticSam says...

I saw this crash. It was a bike wizzing round cutting everyone up and jumping red lights. The Cavalier swerved to avoid hitting the bike and unfortunately went into the path of the van.
I saw this crash. It was a bike wizzing round cutting everyone up and jumping red lights. The Cavalier swerved to avoid hitting the bike and unfortunately went into the path of the van. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 3

6:43pm Thu 31 Jul 14

spooki says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
I do think the roundabout needs remarking with defined lanes coming off the roundabout towards the hospital. You go from two to three lanes and if you are not fromt he area it can be confusing.

Hard to explain without a diagram.

I also think they need to have defined lanes when joining the roundabout heading towards Castlepoint from the hospital side, so many people are in the left lane to go straight on and then just cut into the middle lane under the roundabout.
Thank you SympatheticSam for actually giving fact and not just ranting in and guessing what happened.
However, I do agree that coming from Tesco towards Cooper Dean needs sorting but not by road planners. The road markings are fine it's the idiots drivers using the road wrongly that need looking at. Eg, if you're going from Tesco to the Wessex Way you need to get into the LEFT lane ASAP not at the last piggin' minute! I'm so sick of people cutting in front of me on the roundabout too.
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: I do think the roundabout needs remarking with defined lanes coming off the roundabout towards the hospital. You go from two to three lanes and if you are not fromt he area it can be confusing. Hard to explain without a diagram. I also think they need to have defined lanes when joining the roundabout heading towards Castlepoint from the hospital side, so many people are in the left lane to go straight on and then just cut into the middle lane under the roundabout.[/p][/quote]Thank you SympatheticSam for actually giving fact and not just ranting in and guessing what happened. However, I do agree that coming from Tesco towards Cooper Dean needs sorting but not by road planners. The road markings are fine it's the idiots drivers using the road wrongly that need looking at. Eg, if you're going from Tesco to the Wessex Way you need to get into the LEFT lane ASAP not at the last piggin' minute! I'm so sick of people cutting in front of me on the roundabout too. spooki
  • Score: 4

11:08pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
I saw this crash. It was a bike wizzing round cutting everyone up and jumping red lights. The Cavalier swerved to avoid hitting the bike and unfortunately went into the path of the van.
Did you get any of the bikes details? Too innocent drivers impacted by an idiot. Was it a Vespa by chance?
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: I saw this crash. It was a bike wizzing round cutting everyone up and jumping red lights. The Cavalier swerved to avoid hitting the bike and unfortunately went into the path of the van.[/p][/quote]Did you get any of the bikes details? Too innocent drivers impacted by an idiot. Was it a Vespa by chance? bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 0

10:57am Fri 1 Aug 14

dean3020 says...

Looks like they tried to turn right at the roundabout... driverless cars ASAP please!
Looks like they tried to turn right at the roundabout... driverless cars ASAP please! dean3020
  • Score: 0

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