Car hits wall in Kidderminster

Crash: The accident in Kidderminster. Photo: David Hollyoak.

Crash: The accident in Kidderminster. Photo: David Hollyoak.

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A DRIVER escaped injury after a car hit a wall in Kidderminster this morning.

The blue Nissan Leaf went into the wall following a collision with a white Ford transit van in Sutton Park Road at the junction with Hazelwood Close.

It happened at about 11.47am and no-one was injured in the incident.

 

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8:32pm Sat 12 Apr 14

davsee says...

As a resident of Hazelwood Close I am not at all surprised that there has been a accident at the new mini roundabout junction. It is now practically impossible to see to the right when pulling out of Hazelwood Close. If drivers on Sutton Park Road actually would acknowledge the existence of the roundabout, slow down and be prepared to give way all would be OK but they don't. Most drivers still come racing along S.P.R. without even slowing for the new junction. As a plea to all drivers please note that the vehicle ON the roundabout first has right of way regardless of which road you are on. Drivers on S.P.R. have no more right of way than those from Hazelwood Close or The Oaks.
Why was a roundabout put there anyway?? It is totally unnecessary. It was a crossroads for 3 months with no traffic issues before the roundabout was completed and there have been a number of near misses since. Get rid of it ASAP before there are more accidents.
As a resident of Hazelwood Close I am not at all surprised that there has been a accident at the new mini roundabout junction. It is now practically impossible to see to the right when pulling out of Hazelwood Close. If drivers on Sutton Park Road actually would acknowledge the existence of the roundabout, slow down and be prepared to give way all would be OK but they don't. Most drivers still come racing along S.P.R. without even slowing for the new junction. As a plea to all drivers please note that the vehicle ON the roundabout first has right of way regardless of which road you are on. Drivers on S.P.R. have no more right of way than those from Hazelwood Close or The Oaks. Why was a roundabout put there anyway?? It is totally unnecessary. It was a crossroads for 3 months with no traffic issues before the roundabout was completed and there have been a number of near misses since. Get rid of it ASAP before there are more accidents. davsee
  • Score: 17

8:17am Sun 13 Apr 14

David Hollyoak says...

100 per cent agree with you davsee
100 per cent agree with you davsee David Hollyoak
  • Score: 9

10:08am Sun 13 Apr 14

sladen54 says...

davsee wrote:
As a resident of Hazelwood Close I am not at all surprised that there has been a accident at the new mini roundabout junction. It is now practically impossible to see to the right when pulling out of Hazelwood Close. If drivers on Sutton Park Road actually would acknowledge the existence of the roundabout, slow down and be prepared to give way all would be OK but they don't. Most drivers still come racing along S.P.R. without even slowing for the new junction. As a plea to all drivers please note that the vehicle ON the roundabout first has right of way regardless of which road you are on. Drivers on S.P.R. have no more right of way than those from Hazelwood Close or The Oaks.
Why was a roundabout put there anyway?? It is totally unnecessary. It was a crossroads for 3 months with no traffic issues before the roundabout was completed and there have been a number of near misses since. Get rid of it ASAP before there are more accidents.
No Davsee you give way to traffic from your right, read your highway code.
[quote][p][bold]davsee[/bold] wrote: As a resident of Hazelwood Close I am not at all surprised that there has been a accident at the new mini roundabout junction. It is now practically impossible to see to the right when pulling out of Hazelwood Close. If drivers on Sutton Park Road actually would acknowledge the existence of the roundabout, slow down and be prepared to give way all would be OK but they don't. Most drivers still come racing along S.P.R. without even slowing for the new junction. As a plea to all drivers please note that the vehicle ON the roundabout first has right of way regardless of which road you are on. Drivers on S.P.R. have no more right of way than those from Hazelwood Close or The Oaks. Why was a roundabout put there anyway?? It is totally unnecessary. It was a crossroads for 3 months with no traffic issues before the roundabout was completed and there have been a number of near misses since. Get rid of it ASAP before there are more accidents.[/p][/quote]No Davsee you give way to traffic from your right, read your highway code. sladen54
  • Score: -9

10:47am Sun 13 Apr 14

davsee says...

Unfortunately Sladen54 your interpretation of the rules is a common error and one that causes the problem with mini roundabouts. Read a little more of the highway code and the appendix states:
"The rules for using roundabouts
Give way: the most important rule – when entering a roundabout, give way to traffic on the roundabout, unless road markings or signs say otherwise. If the way is clear keep moving. Stopping at a clear roundabout slows traffic and can cause frustrating delays."
The general rule of give way to traffic on the right does apply but the traffic on your right at a roundabout IS the traffic ON the roundabout and not the traffic from the adjoining road to the right.
Anyway the bottom line is that a little courtesy and common sense goes a long way so if you approach a junction (any type of junction) and there is a car already there waiting to pull out then give way and let him (or her) go first. That's no rule it's just good practice that would keep the roads flowing better than they do now.
Unfortunately Sladen54 your interpretation of the rules is a common error and one that causes the problem with mini roundabouts. Read a little more of the highway code and the appendix states: "The rules for using roundabouts Give way: the most important rule – when entering a roundabout, give way to traffic on the roundabout, unless road markings or signs say otherwise. If the way is clear keep moving. Stopping at a clear roundabout slows traffic and can cause frustrating delays." The general rule of give way to traffic on the right does apply but the traffic on your right at a roundabout IS the traffic ON the roundabout and not the traffic from the adjoining road to the right. Anyway the bottom line is that a little courtesy and common sense goes a long way so if you approach a junction (any type of junction) and there is a car already there waiting to pull out then give way and let him (or her) go first. That's no rule it's just good practice that would keep the roads flowing better than they do now. davsee
  • Score: 12

12:12pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Shibdrift says...

Common sense on a roundabout - has anyone seen how some of these halfwits approach the roundabout at the junction of New Road and Corporation Street??!!
Common sense on a roundabout - has anyone seen how some of these halfwits approach the roundabout at the junction of New Road and Corporation Street??!! Shibdrift
  • Score: 6

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