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    Glen Wiffen wrote:
    It was probably down to stupidity rather than speeding. There are two areas where traffic merges from the left and from experiences in recent years drivers seem to forget that flowing traffic has the right of way. A lot of under cutting also happens there like lane 2 to 3 before the ringwood junction. See it everyday being a regular user of the road. Far too much impatience on the roads.
    I agree with you its mainly stupidity, last tuesday I was heading towards Verwood and on the approach to the Ringwood flyover 2 or 3 cars joined from the slip road out of Hightown(I think it is) the last car joining came straight out into the 2nd lane ie off the slip passed the inner lane into outer lane lucky that I was watching what was happening and was able to brake very very hard. Had the van next to me been 2/3 metres ahead I would not have noticed this car coming into my path, he had not built up any speed hence my hard braking AND to top it was a left hand drive car !! Accidents happen because someone makes a mistake and sometimes others do not know how to make an allowance for it."
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Pensioner from Surrey dies after accident on A31 at Ringwood

Pensioner from Surrey dies after accident on A31 at Ringwood

Man killed in road crash

Man killed in road crash

First published in New Forest

A PENSIONER has died after a four-car crash on a major Hampshire road last night.

The man in his 70s, who was driving a Daihatsu, was seriously injured in the collision on the A31 near Ringwood, and was later pronounced dead.

No one in the other three cars - two Fords and a Vauxhall - was reported to have been hurt in the crash, which happened shortly before 6pm, near the Ringwood Flyover.

The road was closed for much of the night.

Police said the man who died, who was from Surrey, was travelling alone in the car.

Officers are now in the process of informing his next of kin.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to call Sergeant Andy Tester at the Roads Policing Unit at Whitchurch police station, quoting Operation Calvert, on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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