Accident shut Civic Centre Hill in Southampton for an hour

Crash shuts city centre road

Crash shuts city centre road

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A MAJOR route into Southampton has been reopened in both directions following a four car crash.

Civic Centre Hill was closed for an hour after the collision that took place just before 10am, which left two cars on the pavement at the bottom of the hill.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 9.45am and were forced to close the road while the vehicles were recovered.

South Central Ambulance Services sent one ambulance to the scene but only one minor injury was reported.

Motorists in the city faced delays, with traffic from Civic Centre Road and Havelock Road being diverted onto Portland Terrace and traffic on Western Esplanade diverted onto Harbour Parade.

Witnesses at the scene say that the crash involved a white taxi, a van, a blue car and a silver car.

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11:28am Thu 6 Mar 14

malcher says...

Nice picture of a random "polce" sign. Nothing to do with this story though!
Nice picture of a random "polce" sign. Nothing to do with this story though! malcher
  • Score: 6

12:08pm Thu 6 Mar 14

BikerNick says...

..........and at just before 10am it's still dark.
..........and at just before 10am it's still dark. BikerNick
  • Score: 1

12:46pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Mary80 says...

That bit of road is really bad for bad driving people merge into lane without looking people just walk across the road without looking an accident was due to happen
That bit of road is really bad for bad driving people merge into lane without looking people just walk across the road without looking an accident was due to happen Mary80
  • Score: 1

1:31pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Gbj777 says...

I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜” Gbj777
  • Score: 57

2:57pm Thu 6 Mar 14

S!monOn says...

malcher wrote:
Nice picture of a random "polce" sign. Nothing to do with this story though!
What's a "polce" sign?
[quote][p][bold]malcher[/bold] wrote: Nice picture of a random "polce" sign. Nothing to do with this story though![/p][/quote]What's a "polce" sign? S!monOn
  • Score: -3

3:40pm Thu 6 Mar 14

townieboy says...

Gbj777 wrote:
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
So did the cyclist stop and give his/her details ?
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”[/p][/quote]So did the cyclist stop and give his/her details ? townieboy
  • Score: -1

4:19pm Thu 6 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Gbj777 wrote:
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
You sound like a complete retard. It doesn't even mention a cyclist in the report.
The accident was more likely cause by someone of limited intelligence going to fast for the conditions, sound familiar?
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”[/p][/quote]You sound like a complete retard. It doesn't even mention a cyclist in the report. The accident was more likely cause by someone of limited intelligence going to fast for the conditions, sound familiar? bigfella777
  • Score: -9

4:42pm Thu 6 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Gbj777 wrote:
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
Whilst I am sorry for your crash, the report - with witnesses - failed to mention a cyclist. Are they and the DE lying to us?
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”[/p][/quote]Whilst I am sorry for your crash, the report - with witnesses - failed to mention a cyclist. Are they and the DE lying to us? camerajuan
  • Score: -7

4:53pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Gbj777 says...

The cyclist carried on whilst holding his phone recording whilst being shouted at by on comers so stick ur comments up ur **** and police are aware
The cyclist carried on whilst holding his phone recording whilst being shouted at by on comers so stick ur comments up ur **** and police are aware Gbj777
  • Score: 10

4:58pm Thu 6 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Gbj777 wrote:
The cyclist carried on whilst holding his phone recording whilst being shouted at by on comers so stick ur comments up ur **** and police are aware
So, one cyclist recording on his phone caused 4 cars to crash all at the same time?

I smell something.
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: The cyclist carried on whilst holding his phone recording whilst being shouted at by on comers so stick ur comments up ur **** and police are aware[/p][/quote]So, one cyclist recording on his phone caused 4 cars to crash all at the same time? I smell something. camerajuan
  • Score: -8

5:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Gbj777 says...

It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ! Gbj777
  • Score: 10

5:39pm Thu 6 Mar 14

HorndeanSaint says...

Gbj777 wrote:
It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
Got a feeling no one believes you. Cyclist, phone, camera, of duty copper or whatever whoever caused this must have been going too fast, simple.
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ![/p][/quote]Got a feeling no one believes you. Cyclist, phone, camera, of duty copper or whatever whoever caused this must have been going too fast, simple. HorndeanSaint
  • Score: -9

6:12pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Juliek1958 says...

Gbj777 can't see anyone slagging you off until you left your first comment!!
Gbj777 can't see anyone slagging you off until you left your first comment!! Juliek1958
  • Score: -2

6:18pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Bigfella2003 says...

Gbj777 wrote:
It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving.....

When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ![/p][/quote]Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving..... When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised Bigfella2003
  • Score: -2

7:06pm Thu 6 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Bigfella2003 wrote:
Gbj777 wrote:
It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving.....

When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised
LOL
[quote][p][bold]Bigfella2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ![/p][/quote]Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving..... When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised[/p][/quote]LOL bigfella777
  • Score: 1

8:16pm Thu 6 Mar 14

good-gosh says...

The only way to drive safely at that junction โ€“ approaching it, and on it and leaving it โ€“ is at 10 mph. Anything faster and it is impossible to spot and monitor the movements of everybody and everything moving about there, and impossible to stop instantly when needed.
The only way to drive safely at that junction โ€“ approaching it, and on it and leaving it โ€“ is at 10 mph. Anything faster and it is impossible to spot and monitor the movements of everybody and everything moving about there, and impossible to stop instantly when needed. good-gosh
  • Score: 1

9:32pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

Awesome Witnesses -

'Witnesses at the scene say that the crash involved a white taxi, a van, a blue car and a silver car'
Awesome Witnesses - 'Witnesses at the scene say that the crash involved a white taxi, a van, a blue car and a silver car' Reality-man
  • Score: 0

9:56pm Thu 6 Mar 14

miltonarcher says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Gbj777 wrote:
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
You sound like a complete retard. It doesn't even mention a cyclist in the report.
The accident was more likely cause by someone of limited intelligence going to fast for the conditions, sound familiar?
Given your history of posting rubbish you are the last person to accuse somebody of having limited intelligence. By the way it's going too fast, not, to fast, as you put. Happy to help.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”[/p][/quote]You sound like a complete retard. It doesn't even mention a cyclist in the report. The accident was more likely cause by someone of limited intelligence going to fast for the conditions, sound familiar?[/p][/quote]Given your history of posting rubbish you are the last person to accuse somebody of having limited intelligence. By the way it's going too fast, not, to fast, as you put. Happy to help. miltonarcher
  • Score: 10

10:04pm Thu 6 Mar 14

77k770 says...

Funny as I was the one in the silver car, right behind the blue car, if the cyclist knew the high way code he wouldn't have caused the driver of the blue car to swerve to miss hitting the cyclist! Eye witness forgetting to mention that part and the fact that my silver car wasn't involved, at the end of the day the driver of the blue car did all he could to control the car, and avoid seriously hurting the cyclist and any one else! I personally think the taxi and the van involved are all lucky to be safe and well, the driver of the blue car wasn't, I personally witnessed the cyclist and watched him carry on riding his push bike in the middle of the road!
Funny as I was the one in the silver car, right behind the blue car, if the cyclist knew the high way code he wouldn't have caused the driver of the blue car to swerve to miss hitting the cyclist! Eye witness forgetting to mention that part and the fact that my silver car wasn't involved, at the end of the day the driver of the blue car did all he could to control the car, and avoid seriously hurting the cyclist and any one else! I personally think the taxi and the van involved are all lucky to be safe and well, the driver of the blue car wasn't, I personally witnessed the cyclist and watched him carry on riding his push bike in the middle of the road! 77k770
  • Score: 9

10:25pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

Juliek1958 wrote:
Gbj777 can't see anyone slagging you off until you left your first comment!!
Agreed, I think he's got anger issues. Maybe Road rage was involved?
[quote][p][bold]Juliek1958[/bold] wrote: Gbj777 can't see anyone slagging you off until you left your first comment!![/p][/quote]Agreed, I think he's got anger issues. Maybe Road rage was involved? Reality-man
  • Score: 2

12:52am Fri 7 Mar 14

BeyondImagination says...

Cyclists should not be allowed on dual carriageways if there is an alternative route. It should be an offence to use a mobile phone or use headphones while riding a bike. Not for the car drivers sake but for their own safety.
Cyclists should not be allowed on dual carriageways if there is an alternative route. It should be an offence to use a mobile phone or use headphones while riding a bike. Not for the car drivers sake but for their own safety. BeyondImagination
  • Score: 4

8:33am Fri 7 Mar 14

good-gosh says...

โ€“ every driver is responsible for the safety of others in his vicinity
โ€“ every driver is responsible for the safety of others in his vicinity good-gosh
  • Score: 3

9:30am Fri 7 Mar 14

Tenderhearts wife says...

HorndeanSaint wrote:
Gbj777 wrote:
It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
Got a feeling no one believes you. Cyclist, phone, camera, of duty copper or whatever whoever caused this must have been going too fast, simple.
For goodness sake leave the bloke alone, he was there and you all were not, like he says if there was a problem with his driving the police would have arrested him etc. everyone turns into judgemental experts when a story like this is reported. if you were not there at the time don't assume that you know exactly what happened, it just makes your comments look sad.
[quote][p][bold]HorndeanSaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ![/p][/quote]Got a feeling no one believes you. Cyclist, phone, camera, of duty copper or whatever whoever caused this must have been going too fast, simple.[/p][/quote]For goodness sake leave the bloke alone, he was there and you all were not, like he says if there was a problem with his driving the police would have arrested him etc. everyone turns into judgemental experts when a story like this is reported. if you were not there at the time don't assume that you know exactly what happened, it just makes your comments look sad. Tenderhearts wife
  • Score: 1

9:40am Fri 7 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

77k770 wrote:
Funny as I was the one in the silver car, right behind the blue car, if the cyclist knew the high way code he wouldn't have caused the driver of the blue car to swerve to miss hitting the cyclist! Eye witness forgetting to mention that part and the fact that my silver car wasn't involved, at the end of the day the driver of the blue car did all he could to control the car, and avoid seriously hurting the cyclist and any one else! I personally think the taxi and the van involved are all lucky to be safe and well, the driver of the blue car wasn't, I personally witnessed the cyclist and watched him carry on riding his push bike in the middle of the road!
Just wondering why he was in a position to have to swerve to avoid a collision, surely an emergency stop using his brakes would have been a lot easier and controllable. If you are driving with due care and attention and you are aware of your surroundings you should always be able to control your vehicle in case of emergency.
[quote][p][bold]77k770[/bold] wrote: Funny as I was the one in the silver car, right behind the blue car, if the cyclist knew the high way code he wouldn't have caused the driver of the blue car to swerve to miss hitting the cyclist! Eye witness forgetting to mention that part and the fact that my silver car wasn't involved, at the end of the day the driver of the blue car did all he could to control the car, and avoid seriously hurting the cyclist and any one else! I personally think the taxi and the van involved are all lucky to be safe and well, the driver of the blue car wasn't, I personally witnessed the cyclist and watched him carry on riding his push bike in the middle of the road![/p][/quote]Just wondering why he was in a position to have to swerve to avoid a collision, surely an emergency stop using his brakes would have been a lot easier and controllable. If you are driving with due care and attention and you are aware of your surroundings you should always be able to control your vehicle in case of emergency. camerajuan
  • Score: 2

10:22am Fri 7 Mar 14

Gbj777 says...

It's was a last second look I was very close to the bike and roads where very wet I'm sorry to the other drivers but cars are objects life's are iraplacible ๐Ÿ˜”
It's was a last second look I was very close to the bike and roads where very wet I'm sorry to the other drivers but cars are objects life's are iraplacible ๐Ÿ˜” Gbj777
  • Score: 1

10:30am Fri 7 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Gbj777 wrote:
I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”
Where has anyone slagged you off? Or have some comments been deleted?
[quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: I was the driver of this car and you can all sit there slagging me off or what ever but if I didn't react the way I did there would be a family out there today who would of lost some1 close cos cyclists think they can ride on roads on not stop for red lights ( and the ambulance came for me and only me ) ๐Ÿ˜” I'm sorry for anyone who was in a rush getting anywhere today ๐Ÿ˜”[/p][/quote]Where has anyone slagged you off? Or have some comments been deleted? gilbertratchet
  • Score: 0

3:27pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Positively4thStreet says...

BeyondImagination wrote:
Cyclists should not be allowed on dual carriageways if there is an alternative route. It should be an offence to use a mobile phone or use headphones while riding a bike. Not for the car drivers sake but for their own safety.
Exactly the reason why cycling needs to be officially regulated,and not left as the loose cannon loophole,that it is at present.
[quote][p][bold]BeyondImagination[/bold] wrote: Cyclists should not be allowed on dual carriageways if there is an alternative route. It should be an offence to use a mobile phone or use headphones while riding a bike. Not for the car drivers sake but for their own safety.[/p][/quote]Exactly the reason why cycling needs to be officially regulated,and not left as the loose cannon loophole,that it is at present. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Fri 7 Mar 14

jimmy.j says...

Well at least it's another bad inexperienced
Driver in a car that is obviously to fast for him
Off the road for a while.

If the roads were wet then you should drive
To suit the road conditions

No excuses You Plonker
Well at least it's another bad inexperienced Driver in a car that is obviously to fast for him Off the road for a while. If the roads were wet then you should drive To suit the road conditions No excuses You Plonker jimmy.j
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Gbj777 says...

jimmy.j wrote:
Well at least it's another bad inexperienced
Driver in a car that is obviously to fast for him
Off the road for a while.

If the roads were wet then you should drive
To suit the road conditions

No excuses You Plonker
Up yours ****
[quote][p][bold]jimmy.j[/bold] wrote: Well at least it's another bad inexperienced Driver in a car that is obviously to fast for him Off the road for a while. If the roads were wet then you should drive To suit the road conditions No excuses You Plonker[/p][/quote]Up yours **** Gbj777
  • Score: -1

10:19pm Fri 7 Mar 14

jimmy.j says...

Well it's a shame but you obviously have no remorse
For your poor driving ability and reckless actions .
Tut tut
Well it's a shame but you obviously have no remorse For your poor driving ability and reckless actions . Tut tut jimmy.j
  • Score: -1

4:04pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Craigo7788 says...

Bigfella2003 wrote:
Gbj777 wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions !
Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving..... When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised
I am the owner of the blue subaru can anyone tell me what really happend please
[quote][p][bold]Bigfella2003[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gbj777[/bold] wrote: It caused me to swerve out the way nearly hitting the central reservation as I steered to avoid it the back end came out and hit 2 vans the silver car wasn't even involved it was a witness than jumped into the back of my car to hold my neck and an off duty police officer came rushing to my aid to so if it was dangerous I would have been arrested any more questions ![/p][/quote]Are you the driver of the blue car? If you are I saw you and the way you drove your car as you headed towards the lights before the hill, and then saw you heading down the hill. We both know who's fault it is. You and your car are where they are because of your driving..... When I heard the smash I wasn't surprised[/p][/quote]I am the owner of the blue subaru can anyone tell me what really happend please Craigo7788
  • Score: 1

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