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Two weekend accidents lead to road closures

Posted on Wednesday 17th July 2013 at 9:16 pm by SH (Editor)

Road traffic accident on Bradley Stoke Way.

The emergency services were called to two road traffic accidents in the vicinity of the Willow Brook Centre last weekend.

The first incident, on Saturday (13th July),  is reported to have occurred on the zebra crossing on the access road into the shopping centre, close to the Tesco petrol station.

Traffic coming in and out of the centre was gridlocked for a while as paramedics attended a cyclist who had been hit by a car.

Police say they were called to the scene just before 12.45pm and report that the cyclist was treated for what’s believed to be minor injuries.

The second accident occurred on Sunday afternoon on the stretch of Bradley Stoke Way alongside the shopping centre, at the northern boundary of the new 30mph speed limit.

A police spokesperson told The Journal:

“Just before 4pm on Sunday, colleagues in the ambulance service called us to a collision on Bradley Stoke Way involving a car and a motorbike.”

“The road was closed while the vehicles were recovered and the council cleared fuel from the road surface.”

“It was fully reopened just after 7.30pm.”

The 30mph speed limit on this stretch of road was introduced last year, following two serious accidents involving young pedestrians attempting to cross the road at informal crossing points.

The speed limit was reduced after 3,932 people signed a petition calling for the road to be made safer for pedestrians.

Photo: Scene on Bradley Stoke Way after Sunday’s accident.

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Man crushed while changing tyre on roundabout

Posted on Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 9:26 am by SH (Editor)

Emergency service vehicles attend a road traffic accident on Bradley Stoke Way.

A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after being pinned between two vehicles on Bradley Stoke Way at around 6:45pm last night (Tuesday 15th January).

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was taken to Frenchay Hospital with what were described as “life changing injuries” following the incident on the Savages Wood Roundabout, near Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

Some reports from the scene suggest he may have been changing a tyre when he was struck by another vehicle. A third vehicle is then believed to have collided with the first two.

Journal readers writing on our Facebook page report seeing a white Peugeot apparently broken down on the edge of the roundabout [map] from as early as 5:30pm.

One BSJ Facebook contributor, Bel Miles, wrote:

“Saw it all from my window, guy got trapped between two cars while getting stuff out his boot then a third car crashed into them sandwiching the guy between the two stationary cars! Looked painful poor guy!”

The car immediately behind the Peugeot was a grey Audi, while a grey Mitsubishi L200 with damage to its front nearside corner stood alongside the other two vehicles, closer to the centre of the roundabout.

At least ten emergency service vehicles attended the incident, including six regular police cars or vans, two unmarked police cars, an ‘air [ambulance] support’ car and an ambulance.

More: Roads closed until 10:25pm; more photos from the scene »

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Multiple collisions lead to two-hour closure of Woodlands Lane

Posted on Thursday 10th January 2013 at 11:06 am by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Police say they were called to three separate road traffic accidents in Bradley Stoke last night (Wednesday 9th), with two of them occurring on the same stretch of road.

The first was just after 6pm, when a car was in collision with a cyclist in Great Meadow Road. Police and ambulance attended but there were not believed to be any serious injuries and the parties exchanged details.

Just after 7pm there was a collision involving two cars on Woodlands Lane. One vehicle was on its side, blocking the road. The road was closed until about 9:30pm for the vehicles and spilled oil to be cleared.

Police and ambulance attended, but there were no serious injuries.

At about 8:10pm there was a second collision on Woodlands Lane, again involving two vehicles and blocking the road. A man was taken to hospital for treatment for chest pains and a woman has been reported for driving without due care and attention.

This stretch of road was also reopened at 9:30pm.

Last night’s incidents on Woodlands Lane occurred just yards from the scene of an accident in May 2012 in which a motorcyclist died. A memorial formed of flowers and a lantern still marks the scene of the tragedy.

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Biker jailed for speeding that led to Bradley Stoke Way accident

Posted on Friday 21st December 2012 at 9:27 am by SH (Editor)

Accident on Bradley Stoke Way.

A motorcyclist has been jailed for 14 months after being pleading guilty to dangerous driving on Bradley Stoke Way, resulting in an accident that saw a 13-year school student suffer “catastrophic” injuries, reports the Bristol Post.

Bristol Crown Court heard that Ross Warren, 44, of Foxborough Gardens, Bradley Stoke, was seen to be going “stupidly fast” before smashing his powerful Honda CB1300 bike into Ben Thompson, who was riding a push-along scooter over an informal crossing point near the Willow Brook Centre on the afternoon of Friday 30th September last year.

The court heard the youngster suffered horrendous injuries, including partial paralysis, and is still in Frenchay Hospital today, 15 months after the collision.

One expert witness estimated that Warren was travelling at up to 89.5mph prior to the crash, which occurred on a section of the road where a 40mph speed limit applied.

Warren was also banned from driving for six years and ordered to take an extended driving test before taking to the road again.

Bradley Stoke Way road safety petition launch.The incident (and an earlier one in February 2011) triggered a petition for improved pedestrian safety measures on Bradley Stoke Way that was signed by 3,932 people. South Gloucestershire Council has since installed a new Toucan crossing and extended the 30mph zone.

Read more: 13-year-old boy crippled by 90mph biker (The Post)

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