Police closed Bassett Avenue after fatal crash

Daily Echo: Serious crash shuts major city road Serious crash shuts major city road

A man has died in an accident on one of Southampton's busiest roads tonight.

The male pedestrian collided with a car on Bassett Avenue.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital but pronounced dead shortly after he arrived.

The man, who has not been named, is aged 70 and from the Southampton area.

Daily Echo:

His family has been informed.

The driver of the Audi A3 car invovled in the accident was unhurt. He is a 23-year-old from Bournemouth.

The accident happened as the car drove north at about 4pm near the junction with Saxholm Way.

It closed the road for sometime causing major traffic chaos was motorists heading to and from the nearby M3.

The road has since reopened.

Driver Liam Thompson, 27, from Woolston, said he could see numerous police cars and at least two ambulances and other response vehicles at the scene .

Daily Echo:

 

He said diverted buses had become trapped between parked cars on the diversionary route and traffic was at a standstill.

Police have appealed for witnesses to contact the roads death investigation team on 101.

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6:34pm Sun 16 Feb 14

CapeMan says...

I wonder where the road will go after two hours?
I wonder where the road will go after two hours? CapeMan

6:43pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Banister71 says...

Idiot
Idiot Banister71

8:52pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

RIP
Was the bloke crossing the road? Was he using the crossing?
RIP Was the bloke crossing the road? Was he using the crossing? Micle1974

9:05pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy
That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy Mary80

9:11pm Sun 16 Feb 14

userds5050 says...

Mary80 wrote:
That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy
It's a 40mph speed limit.
[quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy[/p][/quote]It's a 40mph speed limit. userds5050

9:20pm Sun 16 Feb 14

__KTF__ says...

"It closed the road for sometime causing major traffic chaos was motorists heading to and from the nearby M3. "

Proof readers day off (again). They wouldn't allow this in the print version.
"It closed the road for sometime causing major traffic chaos was motorists heading to and from the nearby M3. " Proof readers day off (again). They wouldn't allow this in the print version. __KTF__

10:21pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Doctor Watson says...

Didn't realise that this accident had happened around 4pm. I was caught up in it at 6pm. Most cars were turning around and heading off to find an alternate route. I certainly didn't know that this poor gentleman had been knocked down. I feel awful for grumbling at the time. RIP Sir. :(
Didn't realise that this accident had happened around 4pm. I was caught up in it at 6pm. Most cars were turning around and heading off to find an alternate route. I certainly didn't know that this poor gentleman had been knocked down. I feel awful for grumbling at the time. RIP Sir. :( Doctor Watson

10:57pm Sun 16 Feb 14

thesouth says...

Sad. Very sad :(
Sad. Very sad :( thesouth

11:13pm Sun 16 Feb 14

andysaints007 says...

__KTF__ wrote:
"It closed the road for sometime causing major traffic chaos was motorists heading to and from the nearby M3. "

Proof readers day off (again). They wouldn't allow this in the print version.
Go away you idiot
[quote][p][bold]__KTF__[/bold] wrote: "It closed the road for sometime causing major traffic chaos was motorists heading to and from the nearby M3. " Proof readers day off (again). They wouldn't allow this in the print version.[/p][/quote]Go away you idiot andysaints007

11:33pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

I know the emergency services do a great job...but think they should have managed the traffic situation a little better.
Trying to get down bassett wood road was a nightmare.
Think Bassett avenue should have been closed at the Winchester Rd / The Avenue / Bassett Ave roundabout instead of letting people sit in traffic for ages on bassett ave with bassett wood road in passable due to the residents cars were parked on the road?
I know the emergency services do a great job...but think they should have managed the traffic situation a little better. Trying to get down bassett wood road was a nightmare. Think Bassett avenue should have been closed at the Winchester Rd / The Avenue / Bassett Ave roundabout instead of letting people sit in traffic for ages on bassett ave with bassett wood road in passable due to the residents cars were parked on the road? Micle1974

11:46pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Markwessex says...

Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike
Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike Markwessex

3:14am Mon 17 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

userds5050 wrote:
Mary80 wrote:
That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy
It's a 40mph speed limit.
you wouldnt think so the rate of speed some drivers belt it up and down that road. I hate being driven on that stretch as nobody has patience to slow and stop tail gating
[quote][p][bold]userds5050[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mary80[/bold] wrote: That stretch of road is quite bad as cars do tend to speed up and down it. If the car had no chance to avoid him then its a bigger tragedy[/p][/quote]It's a 40mph speed limit.[/p][/quote]you wouldnt think so the rate of speed some drivers belt it up and down that road. I hate being driven on that stretch as nobody has patience to slow and stop tail gating Mary80

7:22am Mon 17 Feb 14

FoysCornerBoy says...

Markwessex wrote:
Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike
I await with interest the views of Tory councillor, Jeremy Moulton, who in an outspoken piece in te Echo last week castigates the City Council for not introducing a 20 mph speed limit across the city (notwithstanding that his will cost taxpayers an estimated £1 million). I wonder whether he (and his fellow Conservatives who represent the Bassett ward where this tragic event happened) will be pressing for the speed limit on the Avenue/ Basset Avenue to be lowered.
[quote][p][bold]Markwessex[/bold] wrote: Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike[/p][/quote]I await with interest the views of Tory councillor, Jeremy Moulton, who in an outspoken piece in te Echo last week castigates the City Council for not introducing a 20 mph speed limit across the city (notwithstanding that his will cost taxpayers an estimated £1 million). I wonder whether he (and his fellow Conservatives who represent the Bassett ward where this tragic event happened) will be pressing for the speed limit on the Avenue/ Basset Avenue to be lowered. FoysCornerBoy

10:52am Mon 17 Feb 14

Torchie1 says...

FoysCornerBoy wrote:
Markwessex wrote:
Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike
I await with interest the views of Tory councillor, Jeremy Moulton, who in an outspoken piece in te Echo last week castigates the City Council for not introducing a 20 mph speed limit across the city (notwithstanding that his will cost taxpayers an estimated £1 million). I wonder whether he (and his fellow Conservatives who represent the Bassett ward where this tragic event happened) will be pressing for the speed limit on the Avenue/ Basset Avenue to be lowered.
That's the best part about being in opposition, you can come up with any number of unenforceable loopy schemes and know that you'll never have to proceed with them.
[quote][p][bold]FoysCornerBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Markwessex[/bold] wrote: Most major roads into southampton have 30 mph limit, but Not this one! Its 40 mph on bassett avenue. And there are NO roadside speed cameras on this major road? Why hasn't the council put these cameras on this road, when all other major roads have them? And because its a very straight road, cars and motor bikes see it as a race track, particularly motor bikes; have seen them hitting over 70 mph? No cameras, so NO risk of getting caught. Authorities need to wake up, there have been many deaths on this road already. Mike[/p][/quote]I await with interest the views of Tory councillor, Jeremy Moulton, who in an outspoken piece in te Echo last week castigates the City Council for not introducing a 20 mph speed limit across the city (notwithstanding that his will cost taxpayers an estimated £1 million). I wonder whether he (and his fellow Conservatives who represent the Bassett ward where this tragic event happened) will be pressing for the speed limit on the Avenue/ Basset Avenue to be lowered.[/p][/quote]That's the best part about being in opposition, you can come up with any number of unenforceable loopy schemes and know that you'll never have to proceed with them. Torchie1

11:35am Mon 17 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

You all seem to be mentioning speed?
Where does it say that this tragic loss of live was due to speed?
You all seem to be mentioning speed? Where does it say that this tragic loss of live was due to speed? Micle1974

7:06pm Mon 17 Feb 14

MPOV says...

Micle1974 wrote:
I know the emergency services do a great job...but think they should have managed the traffic situation a little better.
Trying to get down bassett wood road was a nightmare.
Think Bassett avenue should have been closed at the Winchester Rd / The Avenue / Bassett Ave roundabout instead of letting people sit in traffic for ages on bassett ave with bassett wood road in passable due to the residents cars were parked on the road?
There are a number of properties and side roads that people still need access to along the whole stretch of Bassett Avenue, can't just close the whole thing off.
[quote][p][bold]Micle1974[/bold] wrote: I know the emergency services do a great job...but think they should have managed the traffic situation a little better. Trying to get down bassett wood road was a nightmare. Think Bassett avenue should have been closed at the Winchester Rd / The Avenue / Bassett Ave roundabout instead of letting people sit in traffic for ages on bassett ave with bassett wood road in passable due to the residents cars were parked on the road?[/p][/quote]There are a number of properties and side roads that people still need access to along the whole stretch of Bassett Avenue, can't just close the whole thing off. MPOV

6:18pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Juliek1958 says...

At least the writers of all of these letters managed to get home safely, sadly this person didn't . Think just how lucky you all are!
At least the writers of all of these letters managed to get home safely, sadly this person didn't . Think just how lucky you all are! Juliek1958

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