Woman died after being struck by a car

Daily Echo: Woman died after being struck by a car Woman died after being struck by a car

A Hampshire woman died after being struck by a car as she crossed a roundabout, an inquest heard.

Jennifer Kimber had been walking home while she crossed the Hardley roundabout and stepped out into the path of oncoming vehicle.

Mrs Kimber, of New Road, Hythe , had been seen walking from across the roundabout from the centre of the junction with the A326 Hythe Bypass when she was struck by a grey Skoda Fabia.

The 60-year-old died two weeks later at Southampton General Hospital .

The car which hit her had been driven by Helen Kennedy, who said that she had seen a man in a red jacket cross the road.

Police sergeant Gabriel Snuggs said: “She recalled wondering why he was there because there was no path. There was then a sudden bang.”

Gordon Denson, deputy coroner for Southampton said Mrs Kimber was coming off the centre of the roundabout from the driver’s right-hand side and was probability looking to her left.

It is believed that Mrs Kennedy had been driving below 60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout and was not under the influence of drink or drugs.

Mrs Kimber’s family said she had been visiting the dentist before the incident on January 6 and had not been drinking or on any medication.

The identity of the man in the red jacket seen walking near the roundabout is not known.

Mr Denson recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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8:58am Fri 14 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right?
60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right? hulla baloo

10:08am Fri 14 Sep 12

Sovietobserver says...

hulla baloo wrote:
60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right?
It's 60 mph on the roundabout, as with the A326 Hythe by-pass. Only when you exit the roundabout, at Hardley, to continue on the A326 and enter the Long Lane, Holbury section of the road , does it become 40 mph limit.In the opposite direction the de-restriction sign is sited immediately before the same roundabout.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: 60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right?[/p][/quote]It's 60 mph on the roundabout, as with the A326 Hythe by-pass. Only when you exit the roundabout, at Hardley, to continue on the A326 and enter the Long Lane, Holbury section of the road , does it become 40 mph limit.In the opposite direction the de-restriction sign is sited immediately before the same roundabout. Sovietobserver

10:11am Fri 14 Sep 12

Huey says...

hulla baloo wrote:
60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right?
Yes, that road has a 60mph limit which doesn't change for the roundabout.
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: 60mph speed limit allowed at that roundabout. Is that right?[/p][/quote]Yes, that road has a 60mph limit which doesn't change for the roundabout. Huey

10:15am Fri 14 Sep 12

forestexbury says...

Many people regard the Hythe by-pass as 50mph as they do not know the Highway Code. Cars & motorcycles
(including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight) 60mph on single carriageways. Rule 123 Highway Code.
Many people regard the Hythe by-pass as 50mph as they do not know the Highway Code. Cars & motorcycles (including car-derived vans up to 2 tonnes maximum laden weight) 60mph on single carriageways. Rule 123 Highway Code. forestexbury

10:32am Fri 14 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.
Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout. hulla baloo

10:38am Fri 14 Sep 12

Lone Ranger. says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.
Well the roundabout is a part of the highway and there are no exclusions for it.
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However it doesnt mean you have to go round at 60mph ........ I suppose just like any road the 60mph or whatever is the LIMIT which is not obligitory
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.[/p][/quote]Well the roundabout is a part of the highway and there are no exclusions for it. . However it doesnt mean you have to go round at 60mph ........ I suppose just like any road the 60mph or whatever is the LIMIT which is not obligitory Lone Ranger.

11:36am Fri 14 Sep 12

thesotonsaint says...

hulla baloo wrote:
Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.
Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic??
[quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.[/p][/quote]Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic?? thesotonsaint

11:42am Fri 14 Sep 12

BenjiWinsor says...

thesotonsaint wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.
Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic??
Both. But he's right he obviously does need to read up on his highway code if he doens't know that.
[quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.[/p][/quote]Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic??[/p][/quote]Both. But he's right he obviously does need to read up on his highway code if he doens't know that. BenjiWinsor

1:14pm Fri 14 Sep 12

hulla baloo says...

thesotonsaint wrote:
hulla baloo wrote:
Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.
Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic??
Neither, just stupid. I assumed ( now proven wrong) that there was a speed limit, lower, for roundabouts, and not a target speed.
[quote][p][bold]thesotonsaint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hulla baloo[/bold] wrote: Should read up on my highway code again, had no idea there can be a 60mph limit on a roundabout.[/p][/quote]Pedantically stupid, or stupidly pedantic??[/p][/quote]Neither, just stupid. I assumed ( now proven wrong) that there was a speed limit, lower, for roundabouts, and not a target speed. hulla baloo

3:57pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Dusty says...

Use your common sense, the road has a limit of speed you can do. It is a limit, not the speed you must do.

Anyone that interprets it to mean it is fine to go 60 mph to and around a roundabout, should not be driving. After all you have to slow down to check and give way, or do you ignore that, because its a 60 mph limit?
Use your common sense, the road has a limit of speed you can do. It is a limit, not the speed you must do. Anyone that interprets it to mean it is fine to go 60 mph to and around a roundabout, should not be driving. After all you have to slow down to check and give way, or do you ignore that, because its a 60 mph limit? Dusty

7:27pm Fri 14 Sep 12

Vonnie says...

Nowhere in this report does it say that the woman was actually driving at 60mph. She might well have been doing 30mph or below as most of us do when on a roundabout. A tragic accident, the report of which, the pedants are turning into different discussion.
Nowhere in this report does it say that the woman was actually driving at 60mph. She might well have been doing 30mph or below as most of us do when on a roundabout. A tragic accident, the report of which, the pedants are turning into different discussion. Vonnie

9:08pm Fri 14 Sep 12

J.P.M says...

Vonnie wrote:
Nowhere in this report does it say that the woman was actually driving at 60mph. She might well have been doing 30mph or below as most of us do when on a roundabout. A tragic accident, the report of which, the pedants are turning into different discussion.
Well said Vonnie.
This article refers to the sad death of a person, and comments should respect her dignity.
[quote][p][bold]Vonnie[/bold] wrote: Nowhere in this report does it say that the woman was actually driving at 60mph. She might well have been doing 30mph or below as most of us do when on a roundabout. A tragic accident, the report of which, the pedants are turning into different discussion.[/p][/quote]Well said Vonnie. This article refers to the sad death of a person, and comments should respect her dignity. J.P.M

6:07pm Fri 5 Oct 12

thomas.kennedy@gmail.com says...

IT WOULD BE A MIRACLE IF YOU DAILY ECHO COULD USE FACTS PROPERLY AND NOT TWIST IT TO MAKE A TASTYE STORY THIS IS NOT WHAT HAPPEND AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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IT WOULD BE A MIRACLE IF YOU DAILY ECHO COULD USE FACTS PROPERLY AND NOT TWIST IT TO MAKE A TASTYE STORY THIS IS NOT WHAT HAPPEND AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! thomas.kennedy@gmail.com

6:12pm Fri 5 Oct 12

thomas.kennedy@gmail.com says...

the jury even said there was nothing helen kennedy could have done were in this stupid article does it say that !!!!!!!
the jury even said there was nothing helen kennedy could have done were in this stupid article does it say that !!!!!!! thomas.kennedy@gmail.com

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