Two crashes near A120 accident blackspot

Two crashes near A120 accident blackspot

UPDATE: Two taken to hospital after A120 crash

Our campaign to make the A120 junctions at Hare Green and Pellens Corner safe

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TWO women had to be cut out of cars in two separate crashes on the A120.

It is believed a car was hit at around 8am after turning left from Harwich Road and being hit by a car coming from Harwich. They hit the central reservation and the eastbound carriageway was closed for nearly four hours.

One person was trapped and firefighters attended the scene to release them, and did so by about 9.10am.

Two people were taken to Colchester General Hospital with minor injuries. A third escaped without injury.

The road was closed at the junction with the A133 causing delays to drivers.

During the closure a car and lorry crashed just before the A133 junction.

Two fire engines from Colchester and one from Wivenhoe rushed to the accident to release a woman trapped at around 10.30am.

There were five different ambulance vehicles at the scene.

She was released by about 11.30am.

All roads were opened at 11.45am.

Bernard Jenkin MP visited the site this morning to speak to police. He is urging the Highways Agency to implement new measures to improve safety at the Hare Green and Pellens Corner junctions.

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2:21pm Fri 1 Feb 13

foodsafe says...

My heart goes out to those suffering at the moment BUT when will this junction be left alone.
Since the last so called improvements the accidents have been more serious .
As a local & frequent user & survivor of near misses the real answer to this problem is quite simple.
POOR DRIVING & sheer lunacy which is rough justice on those tragically involved.
No matter what is done here the idiots will always try to save that valuable second by pushing in or darting across the lanes be they travelling at 20 or 70.
Sorry but thats life.
My heart goes out to those suffering at the moment BUT when will this junction be left alone. Since the last so called improvements the accidents have been more serious . As a local & frequent user & survivor of near misses the real answer to this problem is quite simple. POOR DRIVING & sheer lunacy which is rough justice on those tragically involved. No matter what is done here the idiots will always try to save that valuable second by pushing in or darting across the lanes be they travelling at 20 or 70. Sorry but thats life. foodsafe
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5:00pm Fri 1 Feb 13

cavillas says...

Perhaps time for traffic lights or a roundabout. If drivers can't acy responsibly and safely then they shoud suffer the consequences of slower speeds and holdups.
Perhaps time for traffic lights or a roundabout. If drivers can't acy responsibly and safely then they shoud suffer the consequences of slower speeds and holdups. cavillas
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7:19pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

As with so many road "improvement" schemes of the 20th century this was done on the cheap and, sadly, a threshold number of people will have to die before anything substantial is done.
As with so many road "improvement" schemes of the 20th century this was done on the cheap and, sadly, a threshold number of people will have to die before anything substantial is done. Im_Like_HELLO
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9:07pm Fri 1 Feb 13

asithappens says...

as someone who travels this route most days i think the so called improvements have made this junction more dangerous, and they weren"t that cheap unless you think £200.000 is.
as someone who travels this route most days i think the so called improvements have made this junction more dangerous, and they weren"t that cheap unless you think £200.000 is. asithappens
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1:02am Sat 2 Feb 13

Boris says...

cavillas wrote:
Perhaps time for traffic lights or a roundabout. If drivers can't acy responsibly and safely then they shoud suffer the consequences of slower speeds and holdups.
Definitely. Irresponsible driving is on the increase, so a roundabout may be the answer. Failing that, traffic lights.
Either way the cost will no doubt be well over £200,000.
[quote][p][bold]cavillas[/bold] wrote: Perhaps time for traffic lights or a roundabout. If drivers can't acy responsibly and safely then they shoud suffer the consequences of slower speeds and holdups.[/p][/quote]Definitely. Irresponsible driving is on the increase, so a roundabout may be the answer. Failing that, traffic lights. Either way the cost will no doubt be well over £200,000. Boris
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4:55pm Sat 2 Feb 13

Im_Like_HELLO says...

asithappens: correct, £200,000 is loose change in engineering terms but I was referring when that stretch of the A120 was built in the 20th C.
asithappens: correct, £200,000 is loose change in engineering terms but I was referring when that stretch of the A120 was built in the 20th C. Im_Like_HELLO
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1:34pm Sun 3 Feb 13

mirokou says...

This has to be one of the worse executed pieces of road safety engineering within our region. it may have been done on the cheap, but it is over signed over marked and places traffic on the eastbound vulnerable to traffic joining from Harwich road.
There are a lot of elderly drivers in this part of the county and i think statistics would show a high percentage of them being responsible for accidents at this location. I'll get ready to be shot down, but elderly drivers do struggle with road traffic layouts and additional signage. its just an age thing and nothing personal we all get old.
This has to be one of the worse executed pieces of road safety engineering within our region. it may have been done on the cheap, but it is over signed over marked and places traffic on the eastbound vulnerable to traffic joining from Harwich road. There are a lot of elderly drivers in this part of the county and i think statistics would show a high percentage of them being responsible for accidents at this location. I'll get ready to be shot down, but elderly drivers do struggle with road traffic layouts and additional signage. its just an age thing and nothing personal we all get old. mirokou
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8:29am Mon 4 Feb 13

rascalmaster says...

dual lane the A120 in its entirety with better layed out slip roads.
it wont be cheap but thats the 'final' solution... especially for the future where road traffic will only increase...
dual lane the A120 in its entirety with better layed out slip roads. it wont be cheap but thats the 'final' solution... especially for the future where road traffic will only increase... rascalmaster
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12:02pm Mon 4 Feb 13

Scoot says...

The solution surely is to do what they have done in Suffolk. Drop the speed to 50MPH and have speed cameras (with films in them!).
The solution surely is to do what they have done in Suffolk. Drop the speed to 50MPH and have speed cameras (with films in them!). Scoot
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