Delays after tanker and three cars crash on motorway

MOTORISTS faced delays this morning after a tanker truck and three cars were involved in a smash on a busy motorway.

Police were called to the M27 junction 5 eastbound just past Rownhams service station at 7.56am.

A lorry and three cars collided just before the exit to the M3.

 

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9:15am Thu 22 Nov 12

chunky_lover says...

at 7:56am. That's very precise!
at 7:56am. That's very precise! chunky_lover

9:28am Thu 22 Nov 12

davel_cats says...

The junction for the M3 eastbound is junction 4 (four) not 5 (five). Precise in the time, perhaps, but very muddled in the location of the smash!
The junction for the M3 eastbound is junction 4 (four) not 5 (five). Precise in the time, perhaps, but very muddled in the location of the smash! davel_cats

10:20am Thu 22 Nov 12

one in a million says...

Is it me or is this sort of thing becoming a weekly if not daily occurrence?

The whole area around Eastleigh is just gridlocked most mornings...
Is it me or is this sort of thing becoming a weekly if not daily occurrence? The whole area around Eastleigh is just gridlocked most mornings... one in a million

10:43am Thu 22 Nov 12

Scott_OOOSH says...

I agree! I work in Eastleigh and commuting to and from work is an absolute nightmare!
I agree! I work in Eastleigh and commuting to and from work is an absolute nightmare! Scott_OOOSH

11:19am Thu 22 Nov 12

Brite Spark says...

That oil has come all the way from Al Faw only to come a cropper in Eastleigh.
That oil has come all the way from Al Faw only to come a cropper in Eastleigh. Brite Spark

12:00pm Thu 22 Nov 12

good-gosh says...

Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.
Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time. good-gosh

2:17pm Thu 22 Nov 12

sophijldh says...

I passed this this mornin on my way to Bournemouth it was on opp side of rd to me on the flyover bit at junction 5.
I passed this this mornin on my way to Bournemouth it was on opp side of rd to me on the flyover bit at junction 5. sophijldh

8:14pm Thu 22 Nov 12

southampton999 says...

good-gosh wrote:
Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.
Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!!
[quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!! southampton999

10:05pm Thu 22 Nov 12

befriendly says...

southampton999 wrote:
good-gosh wrote:
Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.
Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!!
:14pm Thu 22 Nov
Southampton 999 is confused as to why trucks have right of way. let me explain. they do not have right of way legally, but
they are very big and very heavy and arguing with one is not advisable. They also cannot stop as quick as your car, so make certain you don't cut them up and give them plenty of space to brake if you're in front of them. The safest place is behind one, but not between two
[quote][p][bold]southampton999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!![/p][/quote]:14pm Thu 22 Nov Southampton 999 is confused as to why trucks have right of way. let me explain. they do not have right of way legally, but they are very big and very heavy and arguing with one is not advisable. They also cannot stop as quick as your car, so make certain you don't cut them up and give them plenty of space to brake if you're in front of them. The safest place is behind one, but not between two befriendly

10:06pm Thu 22 Nov 12

good-gosh says...

southampton999 wrote:
good-gosh wrote:
Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.
Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!!
Giving trucks the right of way at all times is a survival strategy that is far more effective than the technically correct rules. It puts an end to car squashing.
[quote][p][bold]southampton999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!![/p][/quote]Giving trucks the right of way at all times is a survival strategy that is far more effective than the technically correct rules. It puts an end to car squashing. good-gosh

10:29pm Thu 22 Nov 12

southampton999 says...

befriendly wrote:
southampton999 wrote:
good-gosh wrote:
Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.
Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!!
:14pm Thu 22 Nov
Southampton 999 is confused as to why trucks have right of way. let me explain. they do not have right of way legally, but
they are very big and very heavy and arguing with one is not advisable. They also cannot stop as quick as your car, so make certain you don't cut them up and give them plenty of space to brake if you're in front of them. The safest place is behind one, but not between two
Ah right!!!!
[quote][p][bold]befriendly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southampton999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: Well done for calling a crash a crash and not an accident. This junction is sheer joy to negotiate, the busier the better, but it's not much fun for those who haven’t yet mastered the arts of driving more by mirrors than windscreen. By the way, the trucks have right of way over cars, so watch out next time.[/p][/quote]Agree with most of your post, but trucks having right of way?? Slightly confused!![/p][/quote]:14pm Thu 22 Nov Southampton 999 is confused as to why trucks have right of way. let me explain. they do not have right of way legally, but they are very big and very heavy and arguing with one is not advisable. They also cannot stop as quick as your car, so make certain you don't cut them up and give them plenty of space to brake if you're in front of them. The safest place is behind one, but not between two[/p][/quote]Ah right!!!! southampton999

11:30pm Thu 22 Nov 12

chunky_lover says...

Scott_OOOSH wrote:
I agree! I work in Eastleigh and commuting to and from work is an absolute nightmare!
So move, you're not a tree!
[quote][p][bold]Scott_OOOSH[/bold] wrote: I agree! I work in Eastleigh and commuting to and from work is an absolute nightmare![/p][/quote]So move, you're not a tree! chunky_lover

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