Cambridge Road blocked after late night crash

The scene of the crash from Runwell Terrace facing Capel Terrace

The scene of the crash from Runwell Terrace facing Capel Terrace

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A YOUNG man was injured after a car crashed into a bollard and a 'no entry' sign.

The collision, which happened at about 10pm on Friday, saw a black Vauxhall Corsa carrying three teenagers collide with a bollard on Cambridge Road and the sign on the corner of Runwell Terrace.

The position of the car appeared to suggest it had turned the wrong way down Runwell Terrace after hitting the bollard.

The driver of the car received minor whiplash injuries and was being treated by paramedics at the scene while a young woman was being attended by police officers and paramedics nearby.

An ambulance, two paramedic cars and a police car blocked Cambridge Road from the junction on its approach to Capel Terrace, which was still closed at about 11pm.

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7:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

How can so much damage be caused by someone driving carefully.
How can so much damage be caused by someone driving carefully. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 14

7:44am Sat 2 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

"position of the car, which had pieces of its bonnet littering the road, appeared to suggest it had turned the wrong way down Runwell Terrace from Cambridge Road before hitting the sign though it is not clear from which direction. "



How can you have pieces of bonnet? its one panel made of metal, also it says it turned the wrong way down a one way, then goes on to say although its not clear which direction it was going when it hit the sign, let me help out, how about the wrong direction when it hit the sign.
"position of the car, which had pieces of its bonnet littering the road, appeared to suggest it had turned the wrong way down Runwell Terrace from Cambridge Road before hitting the sign though it is not clear from which direction. " How can you have pieces of bonnet? its one panel made of metal, also it says it turned the wrong way down a one way, then goes on to say although its not clear which direction it was going when it hit the sign, let me help out, how about the wrong direction when it hit the sign. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 17

9:57am Sat 2 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

It's always difficult seeing where you're going while updating your facebook status or retweeting a selfie
It's always difficult seeing where you're going while updating your facebook status or retweeting a selfie Howard Cháse
  • Score: 11

12:00pm Sat 2 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Hope he gets a long ban, and insurance for a moped 8 grand...
Hope he gets a long ban, and insurance for a moped 8 grand... sesibollox
  • Score: -4

12:26pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Southend12 says...

Why are people assuming when they don't know the full story!
Why are people assuming when they don't know the full story! Southend12
  • Score: 7

2:35pm Sat 2 Aug 14

s31fy82 says...

Why don't people keep their opinions to themselves. Fact: breathalised - no alcohol in system at all. Fact: streetlight there is out because of an accident in same spot recently that is yet to be repaired.

There's an old adage - if you don't have anything useful to say, don't say anything at all.

Why automatically presume that because he's a young driver, he's therefore, drunk, stoned, showing off. Accidents happen and before realising and researching the actual facts of the incident maybe keep your opinions to yourselves. Maybe he did make a mistake and it resulted in him crashing, how many experienced drivers barking the views on here have never made a mistake, been involved in an accident. I work in insurance and there's not a lot of people out there who call up with a clean bill of health when it comes to claims and convictions theses days.

How many people to comment so far have actually commented, I hope the young man and lady are ok and recover from any injuries quickly. What about there parents who would've have been worried sick. That's what's wrong with society, always looking to point a finger and blame innocents.

Your all sheep to a badly written piece in the media and people with too much time on your hands. Grow up, get a hobby and stop judging people you don't know on a subject you know nothing about.
Why don't people keep their opinions to themselves. Fact: breathalised - no alcohol in system at all. Fact: streetlight there is out because of an accident in same spot recently that is yet to be repaired. There's an old adage - if you don't have anything useful to say, don't say anything at all. Why automatically presume that because he's a young driver, he's therefore, drunk, stoned, showing off. Accidents happen and before realising and researching the actual facts of the incident maybe keep your opinions to yourselves. Maybe he did make a mistake and it resulted in him crashing, how many experienced drivers barking the views on here have never made a mistake, been involved in an accident. I work in insurance and there's not a lot of people out there who call up with a clean bill of health when it comes to claims and convictions theses days. How many people to comment so far have actually commented, I hope the young man and lady are ok and recover from any injuries quickly. What about there parents who would've have been worried sick. That's what's wrong with society, always looking to point a finger and blame innocents. Your all sheep to a badly written piece in the media and people with too much time on your hands. Grow up, get a hobby and stop judging people you don't know on a subject you know nothing about. s31fy82
  • Score: 11

3:21pm Sat 2 Aug 14

netherwood says...

This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council
This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council netherwood
  • Score: 7

3:32pm Sat 2 Aug 14

netherwood says...

sesibollox wrote:
Hope he gets a long ban, and insurance for a moped 8 grand...
What a ban for it being the council fault.....try getting your facts correct you bunch of small minded people, we are just happy they walked away from it!! This is the 30th crash in the last 2 yrs in the exact same spot!!! So are the council going to get slagged like my nephew no I doubt it!!!!
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Hope he gets a long ban, and insurance for a moped 8 grand...[/p][/quote]What a ban for it being the council fault.....try getting your facts correct you bunch of small minded people, we are just happy they walked away from it!! This is the 30th crash in the last 2 yrs in the exact same spot!!! So are the council going to get slagged like my nephew no I doubt it!!!! netherwood
  • Score: -3

4:12pm Sat 2 Aug 14

runwellian says...

netherwood wrote:
This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council
If he was not driving fast and had headlights on, then there is no excuse!

You should always drive at a safe speed so that you can stop safely if you need to. Judging by the state of the car, that was not the case!

He hit a post, imagine if it had been a child?
[quote][p][bold]netherwood[/bold] wrote: This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council[/p][/quote]If he was not driving fast and had headlights on, then there is no excuse! You should always drive at a safe speed so that you can stop safely if you need to. Judging by the state of the car, that was not the case! He hit a post, imagine if it had been a child? runwellian
  • Score: 13

4:23pm Sat 2 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Do you lot mind, this is my Godchild you are slating here, he is an angel, he was a victim of circumstance and mis-circumnavigation as he rounded that corner, he wasn't drunk, was in a spliffing mood.....
Do you lot mind, this is my Godchild you are slating here, he is an angel, he was a victim of circumstance and mis-circumnavigation as he rounded that corner, he wasn't drunk, was in a spliffing mood..... sesibollox
  • Score: 4

4:34pm Sat 2 Aug 14

netherwood says...

runwellian wrote:
netherwood wrote:
This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council
If he was not driving fast and had headlights on, then there is no excuse!

You should always drive at a safe speed so that you can stop safely if you need to. Judging by the state of the car, that was not the case!

He hit a post, imagine if it had been a child?
Sorry victor meldrew I didn't know you was there , did u actually see the traffic police taking measurements of road and checking speedometer on crashing moment oh yeah that's right u weren't there , he was not speeding so as I said get ya facts right what a shame u weren't in front of the lamppost
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]netherwood[/bold] wrote: This was my nephew.... And as for drink driving and being on phone comments.... Well he got breathalysed at the scene his results was 0.000 alcohol, he was not on phone, and weren't trying to impress his girlfriend he was actually picking his mate up from a pub to take him home safely... They was all wearing seatbelts and no speeding was involved, the actual facts are that the middle bollard reservation light was out and there was no street lamp! So instead of everyone thinking just cause his young it his fault NO it's actually the council[/p][/quote]If he was not driving fast and had headlights on, then there is no excuse! You should always drive at a safe speed so that you can stop safely if you need to. Judging by the state of the car, that was not the case! He hit a post, imagine if it had been a child?[/p][/quote]Sorry victor meldrew I didn't know you was there , did u actually see the traffic police taking measurements of road and checking speedometer on crashing moment oh yeah that's right u weren't there , he was not speeding so as I said get ya facts right what a shame u weren't in front of the lamppost netherwood
  • Score: -9

4:45pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Hardly no one crashes without reason, the reason here has to be speed, for the amount of debris reported on the road/pavement.Other factors include drink, drugs; poor and poor careless driving of which none can be an excuse.
Hardly no one crashes without reason, the reason here has to be speed, for the amount of debris reported on the road/pavement.Other factors include drink, drugs; poor and poor careless driving of which none can be an excuse. Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 8

10:10pm Sat 2 Aug 14

imnotanimby says...

The light may have been out on the sign but that's what headlights are for. You should only drive as fast as the stopping distance of your view so, light or no light, unless he can see around corners, he should have been driving at a much more cautious speed. If an 'unlit person' had been crossing the road they would have been killed and that would have been on his conscience for a lot longer than his sore neck!
The light may have been out on the sign but that's what headlights are for. You should only drive as fast as the stopping distance of your view so, light or no light, unless he can see around corners, he should have been driving at a much more cautious speed. If an 'unlit person' had been crossing the road they would have been killed and that would have been on his conscience for a lot longer than his sore neck! imnotanimby
  • Score: 10

9:17am Sun 3 Aug 14

John Right says...

Do you lot mind, you are talking about a very good friend of mine, he is a very polite and careful driver, he was obviously ruffled by a black cat running amok in the road, which spooked him..
Do you lot mind, you are talking about a very good friend of mine, he is a very polite and careful driver, he was obviously ruffled by a black cat running amok in the road, which spooked him.. John Right
  • Score: -3

3:16pm Sun 3 Aug 14

imnotanimby says...

Street lights, signage lights, black cats, the council,....it seems everyone and everything is to blame except his poor judgement!
Street lights, signage lights, black cats, the council,....it seems everyone and everything is to blame except his poor judgement! imnotanimby
  • Score: 7

10:14am Mon 4 Aug 14

I-say-you-say says...

Woah hang on!

It has been advised that he was not drunk (in fact no alcohol at all) or under the influence of illegal drugs etc. It was purely an ACCIDENT!

These things happen! Especially to young drivers and I'm sure the young lad will learn from this experience. Sadly we're not all "The Stig" who can't do any wrong when we first learn to drive and any of you that say otherwise are blatant liars! We've all been there whether it's clipping a curb, hitting a bollard or worse and I'm sure his insurance company will have a field day with him now but lets just be grateful it was just a bollard and not a person and that because he wasn't speeding, the injuries to those in the car were not worse!

I hope they both make a full recover, whiplash is very painful (I know form experience) and if it is the Council's fault, I would fully pursue it if you can!
Woah hang on! It has been advised that he was not drunk (in fact no alcohol at all) or under the influence of illegal drugs etc. It was purely an ACCIDENT! These things happen! Especially to young drivers and I'm sure the young lad will learn from this experience. Sadly we're not all "The Stig" who can't do any wrong when we first learn to drive and any of you that say otherwise are blatant liars! We've all been there whether it's clipping a curb, hitting a bollard or worse and I'm sure his insurance company will have a field day with him now but lets just be grateful it was just a bollard and not a person and that because he wasn't speeding, the injuries to those in the car were not worse! I hope they both make a full recover, whiplash is very painful (I know form experience) and if it is the Council's fault, I would fully pursue it if you can! I-say-you-say
  • Score: -1

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