Motorist injured after crash in Holbury

The crash scene in Holbury. Photo by Echo reader Philip Pearce-Smith

The crash scene in Holbury. Photo by Echo reader Philip Pearce-Smith

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A MOTORIST was seriously injured after a pick-up truck and a car collided in Hampshire today.

Fire fighters were called to the scene at Long Lane in Holbury in the New Forest to cut out the motorist from the pick-up Ford Transit after a smash involving a blue Vauxhall vehicle at 12.36pm.

The driver complained of back pain and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance have been despatched to the junction with Springfield Grove.

Traffic is building up in Long Lane which leads to Fawley and Calshot and diversions are in place.

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4:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

AEV says...

HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.
HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction. AEV
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5:26pm Fri 1 Feb 13

pushamara says...

AEV wrote:
HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.
The report mentions nothing about speed though?
[quote][p][bold]AEV[/bold] wrote: HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.[/p][/quote]The report mentions nothing about speed though? pushamara
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6:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

miltonarcher says...

AEV wrote:
HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.
Rambling post, not rational or relevant to the news report. Also not in English!
[quote][p][bold]AEV[/bold] wrote: HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.[/p][/quote]Rambling post, not rational or relevant to the news report. Also not in English! miltonarcher
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7:00pm Fri 1 Feb 13

sotonbusdriver says...

AEV wrote:
HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.
It is more than likely, that one of the drivers made, what could have been a fatal error...
Luckily for them, they obviously have survived...
Having resided in Holbury previously for best part of 5 yrs, and have good knowledge of the road, for decades...
The problem, is usually either someone turning into a side road, and lacked patiences to wait, and more often, pulling out of the side road into the traffic, and failing to observe other cars coming... Or try to nip out when the space is too small to do so successfully...
The speed limit of 40mph along the road, is suitable, but cars positions themselves poorly on the wide junctions to observe properly, especially if they have come up on the junction to the main road, from the parallel side road
[quote][p][bold]AEV[/bold] wrote: HCC does nothing about reducing the speed limit of 40mph in this very built up and dangerous area....shops, school, pedestrians, cyclists, heavy traffic and an industrial area, slip road - it should be a 30mph and I am horrified to see that this road is not included in the new 20mph speed limit. If Challenger Way is 30mph and this road has nothing like the pedestrian, cyclists, shops etc. then this road definitely needs to have a speed reduction.[/p][/quote]It is more than likely, that one of the drivers made, what could have been a fatal error... Luckily for them, they obviously have survived... Having resided in Holbury previously for best part of 5 yrs, and have good knowledge of the road, for decades... The problem, is usually either someone turning into a side road, and lacked patiences to wait, and more often, pulling out of the side road into the traffic, and failing to observe other cars coming... Or try to nip out when the space is too small to do so successfully... The speed limit of 40mph along the road, is suitable, but cars positions themselves poorly on the wide junctions to observe properly, especially if they have come up on the junction to the main road, from the parallel side road sotonbusdriver
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8:02pm Fri 1 Feb 13

CCJade says...

Lets see if they give updates as to what caused the accident; accidents are always reported and used to make news, but they dont always seem to report then of the causes - wouldnt it be good to have the cause publicised so that something can be done to reduce the risk of this happening again.

In this accident both vehicles involved were damaged to the drivers' side, one extensively damaged and was also damaged badly to the front - the guy was so lucky to get out of the vehicle with his life. The position of the cars made it difficult to comprehend what happened - unless of course they had been moved to allow vital, easier access to the drivers. Was dreadful to witness the aftermath and can only hope those involved make a full recovery and thoughts are with the family.
Lets see if they give updates as to what caused the accident; accidents are always reported and used to make news, but they dont always seem to report then of the causes - wouldnt it be good to have the cause publicised so that something can be done to reduce the risk of this happening again. In this accident both vehicles involved were damaged to the drivers' side, one extensively damaged and was also damaged badly to the front - the guy was so lucky to get out of the vehicle with his life. The position of the cars made it difficult to comprehend what happened - unless of course they had been moved to allow vital, easier access to the drivers. Was dreadful to witness the aftermath and can only hope those involved make a full recovery and thoughts are with the family. CCJade
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12:51pm Sat 2 Feb 13

biggus2 says...

CC Jade your point is taken, however the Police cannot comment on the cause as it is likely to jeopardize a potential prosecution. Sometimes the cause may be obvious such as failing to give way even then to say so before any decision is made to prosecute the offending driver would play right into the hands of the defending brief. Decisions to prosecute in serious or fatal collisions are taken by CPS and not the Police.
CC Jade your point is taken, however the Police cannot comment on the cause as it is likely to jeopardize a potential prosecution. Sometimes the cause may be obvious such as failing to give way even then to say so before any decision is made to prosecute the offending driver would play right into the hands of the defending brief. Decisions to prosecute in serious or fatal collisions are taken by CPS and not the Police. biggus2
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