Driver treated after crash on Marchwood bypass in the New Forest

One lane of the bypass is currently closed

One lane of the bypass is currently closed

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A CAR crashed into a set of traffic lights in Hampshire, causing lengthy traffic delays.

A Mercedes hit the lights at the junction of Twiggs Lane with the A326 Marchwood bypass.

The female driver was treated at the scene by paramedics from South Central Ambulance, but she did not suffer any serious injuries.

The crash, which happened at 3.08pm, has left live wires exposed on the lights, and one lane of the Marchwood bypass is closed.

Diversions have been put in place via Twiggs lane until repairs are completed.

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4:47pm Fri 13 Jun 14

S!monOn says...

I know we're fed up of the number of traffic lights on our daily commute... but that's taking things a little bit too far?
I know we're fed up of the number of traffic lights on our daily commute... but that's taking things a little bit too far? S!monOn
  • Score: 10

10:32pm Fri 13 Jun 14

For pity sake says...

40mph limit, school kicking-out time, female driver, Merc - let speculation begin...
40mph limit, school kicking-out time, female driver, Merc - let speculation begin... For pity sake
  • Score: 5

11:44pm Fri 13 Jun 14

Solent Soul says...

Drove past this just after it had happened, it's got to be blind luck that parents & their children weren't involved considering it was school pick up time.. Its a straight bit of road with a pedestrian crossing, god knows how she managed that catastrophe, I'm sure the police will be interested though..
Drove past this just after it had happened, it's got to be blind luck that parents & their children weren't involved considering it was school pick up time.. Its a straight bit of road with a pedestrian crossing, god knows how she managed that catastrophe, I'm sure the police will be interested though.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 7

12:24am Sat 14 Jun 14

thinkingmum says...

Not sure about the derogatory comments above! Heard from locals that accident was caused by a pedestrian stepping out when lights were green, causing a car to do emergency stop and next car went into back of it too. Amazing that pedestrian was unhurt.
Not sure about the derogatory comments above! Heard from locals that accident was caused by a pedestrian stepping out when lights were green, causing a car to do emergency stop and next car went into back of it too. Amazing that pedestrian was unhurt. thinkingmum
  • Score: -4

7:25am Sat 14 Jun 14

Solent Soul says...

As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights?
As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights? Solent Soul
  • Score: -1

9:49am Sat 14 Jun 14

Torchie1 says...

Solent Soul wrote:
As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights?
I think you need to refresh your memory of the Highway Code, and a look at Rule 22 will show you the way pedestrians are supposed to behave on a signal controlled (Pelican) crossing. "When a steady green figure shows, check the traffic has stopped then cross with care", just pressing the button doesn't give you the automatic right to step off the pavement without checking that it's safe to do so.
[quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights?[/p][/quote]I think you need to refresh your memory of the Highway Code, and a look at Rule 22 will show you the way pedestrians are supposed to behave on a signal controlled (Pelican) crossing. "When a steady green figure shows, check the traffic has stopped then cross with care", just pressing the button doesn't give you the automatic right to step off the pavement without checking that it's safe to do so. Torchie1
  • Score: 1

11:11am Sat 14 Jun 14

lewissv says...

No pedestrian stepped out at all. It was purely down to the driver. Not sure where you heard that.
No pedestrian stepped out at all. It was purely down to the driver. Not sure where you heard that. lewissv
  • Score: 2

11:31am Sat 14 Jun 14

lewissv says...

Also, no other car was involved. No car hit the back of another car. The offending vehicle mounted the kerb and took out the light and bollards, one of which hit a lady who had to go to hospital for x rays etc.. The driver of the vehicle was heard telling an ambulance driver (not an official ambulance sent to he scene, one that happened to be passing after the accident), that she had reached over to get something from the passenger side of the car. very lucky it was not far more serious.
Also, no other car was involved. No car hit the back of another car. The offending vehicle mounted the kerb and took out the light and bollards, one of which hit a lady who had to go to hospital for x rays etc.. The driver of the vehicle was heard telling an ambulance driver (not an official ambulance sent to he scene, one that happened to be passing after the accident), that she had reached over to get something from the passenger side of the car. very lucky it was not far more serious. lewissv
  • Score: 3

8:06pm Sat 14 Jun 14

Solent Soul says...

Torchie1 wrote:
Solent Soul wrote:
As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights?
I think you need to refresh your memory of the Highway Code, and a look at Rule 22 will show you the way pedestrians are supposed to behave on a signal controlled (Pelican) crossing. "When a steady green figure shows, check the traffic has stopped then cross with care", just pressing the button doesn't give you the automatic right to step off the pavement without checking that it's safe to do so.
I'm sorry officer, but you can quote the highway code until it emerges from you're rear vent! Driving a motor vehicle doesn't give you the god given right to take human life because a pedestrian may have deviated from the paper rules, which in this case they didn't. Oh & by the way I'm still alive due to wanting to see the next morning come around, I was commenting that I have noted drivers running the red lights there, outside the school, where families pick up there children.. I'm glad the lady concerned is ok & her memory hasn't been effected as the police will want all those details..
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Solent Soul[/bold] wrote: As a regular user of this crossing I have had two occasions in the last 6 months when drivers have gone straight through that set of lights when they have been on red. At this time of day when children are being picked up by there parents motorists need to drive with more awareness when approaching this junction. Let's not try & blame the pedestrian for this, you would be a fool to step out on that stretch of road without operating the crossing lights?[/p][/quote]I think you need to refresh your memory of the Highway Code, and a look at Rule 22 will show you the way pedestrians are supposed to behave on a signal controlled (Pelican) crossing. "When a steady green figure shows, check the traffic has stopped then cross with care", just pressing the button doesn't give you the automatic right to step off the pavement without checking that it's safe to do so.[/p][/quote]I'm sorry officer, but you can quote the highway code until it emerges from you're rear vent! Driving a motor vehicle doesn't give you the god given right to take human life because a pedestrian may have deviated from the paper rules, which in this case they didn't. Oh & by the way I'm still alive due to wanting to see the next morning come around, I was commenting that I have noted drivers running the red lights there, outside the school, where families pick up there children.. I'm glad the lady concerned is ok & her memory hasn't been effected as the police will want all those details.. Solent Soul
  • Score: 0

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