Chaos as A127 is closed for three hours after crash

THE A127 was closed for three hours last night after a car hit the central reservation and flipped over on to its roof.

The driver, a 25-year-old man, suffered cuts and bruises after the accident on the London-bound carriageway at the Nevendon junction at 5.30pm..

His Ford Focus is believed to have hit the central reservation on the bridge over the roundabout at the A132, which is where traffic was diverted around in order to get around the crash scene.

The road was closed while the vehicle was recovered and repairs were carried out to the central reservation, which caused huge delays at rush hour on both sides of the busy carriageway. 

It was eventually reopened at 8.25pm.

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7:27pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Audioman says...

What again can't anybody drive these days./
What again can't anybody drive these days./ Audioman

8:28pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Should be 3 lanes each way.
Should be 3 lanes each way. Nebs

9:35pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Russ13 says...

Nebs wrote:
Should be 3 lanes each way.
To give people with an obvious lack of talent more opportunity to crash?

Make it as many lanes as you like, the standard of driving I see everyday is shocking!

Driver training needs to be better and the test harder. Driving is a privilege, not a right.....
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Should be 3 lanes each way.[/p][/quote]To give people with an obvious lack of talent more opportunity to crash? Make it as many lanes as you like, the standard of driving I see everyday is shocking! Driver training needs to be better and the test harder. Driving is a privilege, not a right..... Russ13

9:47pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Probably on his phone - texting...
Probably on his phone - texting... Carnabackable

9:49pm Tue 19 Feb 13

the.transporter says...

so the Nevendon junction if I remember is still inside the SPECs camera zone.

Cue pro camera people saying something like at least he not dead or he would be with out the cameras being there...

Against will be didnt work for him then did it...

But looking at the time of night it happened I doubt very much if he was above 50mph let alone 70mph

So... driving standard is poor at best most of us agree but to be fair we dont know what happened it may have been mechanical failure.

Lets all agree its good it was not a fatal RTC
so the Nevendon junction if I remember is still inside the SPECs camera zone. Cue pro camera people saying something like at least he not dead or he would be with out the cameras being there... Against will be didnt work for him then did it... But looking at the time of night it happened I doubt very much if he was above 50mph let alone 70mph So... driving standard is poor at best most of us agree but to be fair we dont know what happened it may have been mechanical failure. Lets all agree its good it was not a fatal RTC the.transporter

11:04pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Russ13 wrote:
Nebs wrote:
Should be 3 lanes each way.
To give people with an obvious lack of talent more opportunity to crash?

Make it as many lanes as you like, the standard of driving I see everyday is shocking!

Driver training needs to be better and the test harder. Driving is a privilege, not a right.....
Fair enough. How about 1 lane each way.
[quote][p][bold]Russ13[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Should be 3 lanes each way.[/p][/quote]To give people with an obvious lack of talent more opportunity to crash? Make it as many lanes as you like, the standard of driving I see everyday is shocking! Driver training needs to be better and the test harder. Driving is a privilege, not a right.....[/p][/quote]Fair enough. How about 1 lane each way. Nebs

6:59am Wed 20 Feb 13

Ian P says...

the.transporter wrote:
so the Nevendon junction if I remember is still inside the SPECs camera zone. Cue pro camera people saying something like at least he not dead or he would be with out the cameras being there... Against will be didnt work for him then did it... But looking at the time of night it happened I doubt very much if he was above 50mph let alone 70mph So... driving standard is poor at best most of us agree but to be fair we dont know what happened it may have been mechanical failure. Lets all agree its good it was not a fatal RTC
You are correct it was mechanical failure. Apparently there was something seriously wrong with the nut holding the steering wheel.
[quote][p][bold]the.transporter[/bold] wrote: so the Nevendon junction if I remember is still inside the SPECs camera zone. Cue pro camera people saying something like at least he not dead or he would be with out the cameras being there... Against will be didnt work for him then did it... But looking at the time of night it happened I doubt very much if he was above 50mph let alone 70mph So... driving standard is poor at best most of us agree but to be fair we dont know what happened it may have been mechanical failure. Lets all agree its good it was not a fatal RTC[/p][/quote]You are correct it was mechanical failure. Apparently there was something seriously wrong with the nut holding the steering wheel. Ian P

12:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

perini says...

Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important.
Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important. perini

12:59pm Wed 20 Feb 13

southendie says...

perini wrote:
Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important.
3 Hours does seem a bit excesive, but they needed to close the road becasue the car was blocking one lane and the other lane was needed for emergency vehicles. I'd rather have a delay for a closed road than read about a member of the emergency services being injured or killed because they had to contend with traffic as well as assisting in an emergency.
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important.[/p][/quote]3 Hours does seem a bit excesive, but they needed to close the road becasue the car was blocking one lane and the other lane was needed for emergency vehicles. I'd rather have a delay for a closed road than read about a member of the emergency services being injured or killed because they had to contend with traffic as well as assisting in an emergency. southendie

7:17pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

perini wrote:
Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important.
Here speaketh the expert.............
Good luck at the W.I. meeting.....
[quote][p][bold]perini[/bold] wrote: Why does Essex Police close the road every time there's a little crash? Can't they just push the wreckage to one side and get on with it? As for waiting for repairs to the barriers - do it at night - theere are no barriers on single carriageways so it's not that important.[/p][/quote]Here speaketh the expert............. Good luck at the W.I. meeting..... Carnabackable

4:24pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Mikkel1 says...

Lucky you have police to attend an rtc. Some places, police are considered to be a mirage.
Lucky you have police to attend an rtc. Some places, police are considered to be a mirage. Mikkel1

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