M27 and A31 closed after BMW driver dies in crash with lorry

Daily Echo: The BMW is removed by police The BMW is removed by police

A DRIVER has died following a crash on one of Hampshire's major roads.

Motorists struggled with widespread delays after police shut part of the M27 and a large section of the A31 following the accident between a lorry and a BMW.

The westbound closure of the main road across the New Forest caused rush hour traffic chaos back to the M27. The road was partially reopened by 10.30am and fully reopened by 1pm.

Emergency services were called to the crash at Poulner Hill at about 2.30am.

It involved a BMW which is believed to have left the carriageway and crashed into a parked Scania lorry.

It is understood the lorry was parked in a lay-by when it was hit from behind with a glancing blow from the oncoming car.

The force of the impact left debris from both vehicles strewn across the carriageway before the BMW came to rest 100 yards along the road.

The 53-year-old driver from the Ringwood area died as a result of the collision.

Next of kin are being informed, but police will not be in a position to name the man until all formal identification procedures are completed.

The road remained closed until 10am when officers reopened the outside lane past the accident scene.

Police were diverting traffic off the M27 at junction two on to the A326 and the A35 to Christchurch for several hours.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.

Anyone with any information should contact Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit on 101, quoting Operation Rydale, or the Crimestoppers charity, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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9:54am Tue 16 Oct 12

Fuzzy1 says...

As much as i sympathize with people whose Journey to work may have been disrupted this morning i would ask anyone who complains about this to think what they would feel if a loved one of theirs had lost their life this morning and the police simple swept up, blamed the driver and carried on......
The reason they do this is to wait for daylight so that the accident can be investigated properly while all evidence is still in place, to try to ascertain exactly what happened and try to ensure it doesn't happen again.....maybe to someone "YOU" love next time.....so sit in your car, enjoy the sunshine, and be thankful it wasn't you........
So you are late.........some poor soul, a father, mother, son, daughter, whatever is going to be later than you.........:(
As much as i sympathize with people whose Journey to work may have been disrupted this morning i would ask anyone who complains about this to think what they would feel if a loved one of theirs had lost their life this morning and the police simple swept up, blamed the driver and carried on...... The reason they do this is to wait for daylight so that the accident can be investigated properly while all evidence is still in place, to try to ascertain exactly what happened and try to ensure it doesn't happen again.....maybe to someone "YOU" love next time.....so sit in your car, enjoy the sunshine, and be thankful it wasn't you........ So you are late.........some poor soul, a father, mother, son, daughter, whatever is going to be later than you.........:( Fuzzy1

10:39am Tue 16 Oct 12

Lord Ikea says...

Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew.
I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness.
Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death.

My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event.
Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew. I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness. Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death. My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event. Lord Ikea

12:27pm Tue 16 Oct 12

AdrianSmith says...

Lord Ikea wrote:
Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew.
I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness.
Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death.

My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event.
So in order to complain about being able to comment, you post a comment?

Would it not be a lot more sensible to contact the paper directly with your concerns (not that I agree with you, but still)?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Ikea[/bold] wrote: Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew. I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness. Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death. My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event.[/p][/quote]So in order to complain about being able to comment, you post a comment? Would it not be a lot more sensible to contact the paper directly with your concerns (not that I agree with you, but still)? AdrianSmith

12:33pm Tue 16 Oct 12

becksbeare says...

Callous
Heartless
Unfeeling
Cold-hearted
Uncaring
Insensitive
Unsympathetic
Cold
Pitiless
Hard
Ohec
Callous Heartless Unfeeling Cold-hearted Uncaring Insensitive Unsympathetic Cold Pitiless Hard Ohec becksbeare

12:40pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Lord Ikea says...

AdrianSmith wrote:
Lord Ikea wrote:
Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew.
I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness.
Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death.

My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event.
So in order to complain about being able to comment, you post a comment?

Would it not be a lot more sensible to contact the paper directly with your concerns (not that I agree with you, but still)?
I have, Thank you for your reply
[quote][p][bold]AdrianSmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Ikea[/bold] wrote: Yet again the Echo web site has allowed comments to be made on a story that was published less than 4 hours after somebody has passed away. This was probably before some of the drivers family knew. I think this company (The Echo) is disgusting for allowing muppets like ohec and huey to be so obnoxious at a time of sadness. Please Daily Echo if you have an ounce of self respect do not allow comments on stories that involves death. My condolences to the family and friends of the driver and to the truck driver who was probably sleeping in his bunk only to be woken by such an awful event.[/p][/quote]So in order to complain about being able to comment, you post a comment? Would it not be a lot more sensible to contact the paper directly with your concerns (not that I agree with you, but still)?[/p][/quote]I have, Thank you for your reply Lord Ikea

1:14pm Tue 16 Oct 12

TEBOURBA says...

Lord Ikea, I agree 100%, I have often made the same complaint to the Echo myself, without success.
Editors must take some ghoulish pleasure in reading the comments, I can't think of one good reason for inviting them..
Very soon the Echo will print the inane comments from the know alls, --- going too fast --- bad road surface --- I saw it all -- poor visibility -- etc.etc.
The most tragic thing of all is that someone who set off for work this morning has been lost to their family and friends forever!
My thoughts are with them at such a sad time.
Lord Ikea, I agree 100%, I have often made the same complaint to the Echo myself, without success. Editors must take some ghoulish pleasure in reading the comments, I can't think of one good reason for inviting them.. Very soon the Echo will print the inane comments from the know alls, --- going too fast --- bad road surface --- I saw it all -- poor visibility -- etc.etc. The most tragic thing of all is that someone who set off for work this morning has been lost to their family and friends forever! My thoughts are with them at such a sad time. TEBOURBA

3:16pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Huey says...

Road accidents are NOT private events.
It is a public place.
Members of the public will have seen the aftermath as they drove past.
Many others have been affected by the closure of the road.
What is wrong with telling us the story of what has happened?
Anyway if you are getting a upset about what you read, stop and go and have a nice cup of tea instead.
No one is making you look at this website, are they now?
Jeez.
Road accidents are NOT private events. It is a public place. Members of the public will have seen the aftermath as they drove past. Many others have been affected by the closure of the road. What is wrong with telling us the story of what has happened? Anyway if you are getting a upset about what you read, stop and go and have a nice cup of tea instead. No one is making you look at this website, are they now? Jeez. Huey

3:37pm Tue 16 Oct 12

Shoong says...

It's more likely that all stories published allow comments by default, but it takes a 'flip of the switch' as it where to turn them off.
It's more likely that all stories published allow comments by default, but it takes a 'flip of the switch' as it where to turn them off. Shoong

5:05pm Tue 16 Oct 12

ohec says...

becksbeare wrote:
Callous
Heartless
Unfeeling
Cold-hearted
Uncaring
Insensitive
Unsympathetic
Cold
Pitiless
Hard
Ohec
Thank you for those few kind words.

So because of one little accident the everything grinds to a halt, yes somebody died but who's fault is that, if you hit a tree are you going to blame the tree? its not just a case of commuters being held up thousands of people make their living on our roads and they are shut far to easily and often costing millions of pounds in lost revenue only this afternoon the A34 has been shut again. We need to have a good look at how we deal with accidents and make keeping the roads open a priority. Yes i might be everything that becksbeare says i am but i am also a realist.
[quote][p][bold]becksbeare[/bold] wrote: Callous Heartless Unfeeling Cold-hearted Uncaring Insensitive Unsympathetic Cold Pitiless Hard Ohec[/p][/quote]Thank you for those few kind words. So because of one little accident the everything grinds to a halt, yes somebody died but who's fault is that, if you hit a tree are you going to blame the tree? its not just a case of commuters being held up thousands of people make their living on our roads and they are shut far to easily and often costing millions of pounds in lost revenue only this afternoon the A34 has been shut again. We need to have a good look at how we deal with accidents and make keeping the roads open a priority. Yes i might be everything that becksbeare says i am but i am also a realist. ohec

5:22pm Tue 16 Oct 12

mansak_hunt says...

not suprised given the terrible quality of driving I witness every day on this road
not suprised given the terrible quality of driving I witness every day on this road mansak_hunt

8:36am Wed 17 Oct 12

mooky9 says...

ohec wrote:
becksbeare wrote:
Callous
Heartless
Unfeeling
Cold-hearted
Uncaring
Insensitive
Unsympathetic
Cold
Pitiless
Hard
Ohec
Thank you for those few kind words.

So because of one little accident the everything grinds to a halt, yes somebody died but who's fault is that, if you hit a tree are you going to blame the tree? its not just a case of commuters being held up thousands of people make their living on our roads and they are shut far to easily and often costing millions of pounds in lost revenue only this afternoon the A34 has been shut again. We need to have a good look at how we deal with accidents and make keeping the roads open a priority. Yes i might be everything that becksbeare says i am but i am also a realist.
No you're an idiot. You have no idea about the circumstances of this accident other than scant details this paper has given, or any factual basis to your pathetic rant. This is not a "little" accident somebody died which in a normal persons world is quite a big thing, not to mention to his family and friends. The police have to carry out an investigation as there are all sorts of other things that could be causes or contributions to this incident. You have no idea what is involved. Yes keeping roads open should be a priority but not over someone's safety or to ensure people who kill people on the road are brought to justice. So do us all a favour and actually get your facts right before posting this drivel.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]becksbeare[/bold] wrote: Callous Heartless Unfeeling Cold-hearted Uncaring Insensitive Unsympathetic Cold Pitiless Hard Ohec[/p][/quote]Thank you for those few kind words. So because of one little accident the everything grinds to a halt, yes somebody died but who's fault is that, if you hit a tree are you going to blame the tree? its not just a case of commuters being held up thousands of people make their living on our roads and they are shut far to easily and often costing millions of pounds in lost revenue only this afternoon the A34 has been shut again. We need to have a good look at how we deal with accidents and make keeping the roads open a priority. Yes i might be everything that becksbeare says i am but i am also a realist.[/p][/quote]No you're an idiot. You have no idea about the circumstances of this accident other than scant details this paper has given, or any factual basis to your pathetic rant. This is not a "little" accident somebody died which in a normal persons world is quite a big thing, not to mention to his family and friends. The police have to carry out an investigation as there are all sorts of other things that could be causes or contributions to this incident. You have no idea what is involved. Yes keeping roads open should be a priority but not over someone's safety or to ensure people who kill people on the road are brought to justice. So do us all a favour and actually get your facts right before posting this drivel. mooky9

8:40am Wed 17 Oct 12

biggus2 says...

Ohec you are a sad person. In case you did not know. The Crash Investigators have to do the same level of Forensic Investigation as if it was a murder or suspicious death. Nobody is put out if the Investigators shut someone's' house or premises for a day or even days while they conduct their forensic investigations. It also has to be a safe place to work for those working on the road. They also have to conduct a search of the area in case there was a passenger thrown from the vehicle and is lying in the undergrowth injured. Hence the daylight search. So it was shut for just a few hours.
Ohec you are a sad person. In case you did not know. The Crash Investigators have to do the same level of Forensic Investigation as if it was a murder or suspicious death. Nobody is put out if the Investigators shut someone's' house or premises for a day or even days while they conduct their forensic investigations. It also has to be a safe place to work for those working on the road. They also have to conduct a search of the area in case there was a passenger thrown from the vehicle and is lying in the undergrowth injured. Hence the daylight search. So it was shut for just a few hours. biggus2

10:32am Wed 17 Oct 12

ohec says...

All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me.
All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me. ohec

12:44pm Wed 17 Oct 12

mooky9 says...

ohec wrote:
All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me.
At first I though you were just slightly misguided but now it's clear you are in fact just a complete tool. No it won't change the fact he has passed away but it may bring someone to justice who killed them, or drove in such a way that contributed to them dying. All hypothetical from me but only the police know what they need to investigate. Or do you think people should just go around killing other motorists and the police should just turn a blind eye, scoop up the mess and let a murderer go?
Now troll go back to your pathetic bridge and crawl under it.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me.[/p][/quote]At first I though you were just slightly misguided but now it's clear you are in fact just a complete tool. No it won't change the fact he has passed away but it may bring someone to justice who killed them, or drove in such a way that contributed to them dying. All hypothetical from me but only the police know what they need to investigate. Or do you think people should just go around killing other motorists and the police should just turn a blind eye, scoop up the mess and let a murderer go? Now troll go back to your pathetic bridge and crawl under it. mooky9

3:05pm Wed 17 Oct 12

Fuzzy1 says...

ohec wrote:
All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me.
So Ohec... let's create the situation where 1 morning you are sat eating breakfast, suddenly there is a knock on the door, and to your surprise it is a Police Liaison Officer with the tragic news that your Partner/Child/ Parent has been killed in a road accident. "What happened" you ask...
"F*****D if i know" comes the reply, "Didn't bother to investigate it, in case someone is late for work, any way does it matter, they are dead anyway".....

Of course you wouldn't care because you're a realist.......
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: All this bleeding heart rubbish is enough to drive you to drink, all the investigations in the world won't alter the fact that a man is dead. Ok its a shame but people die everyday on our roads so does that mean we should all be in a permanent state of mourning, like most of you i didn't know the bloke so i am honest enough to say it makes no difference to me, as i am not hypocritical enough to pretend it matters to me.[/p][/quote]So Ohec... let's create the situation where 1 morning you are sat eating breakfast, suddenly there is a knock on the door, and to your surprise it is a Police Liaison Officer with the tragic news that your Partner/Child/ Parent has been killed in a road accident. "What happened" you ask... "F*****D if i know" comes the reply, "Didn't bother to investigate it, in case someone is late for work, any way does it matter, they are dead anyway"..... Of course you wouldn't care because you're a realist....... Fuzzy1

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