Car crashes into railings on Brighton's Grand Parade

Picture by Paul Grzegorzek

Picture by Paul Mallaghan

Picture by Paul Mallaghan

Picture by Paul Grzegorzek

Picture by Paul Grzegorzek

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A car has crashed into railings on Brighton's Marlborough Place and two more have been damaged following a collision this morning. 

Emergency services were called at 10.50am after one car crashed into parked cars and then into a building on Marlborough Place, which is on Grand Parade.

Wendy Gilbert, from Kilbracken Properties, who manage Premier House on the road, said: “It was all rather dramatic.

“I was upstairs when I heard this bang and the building shook. I went outside and there was all this smoke and oil on the road.

“The car was pretty badly smashed up but nobody appeared to be badly hurt. The Mercedes hit the railings but luckily didn't go through the office window."

Paul Grzegorzek walked past shortly afterwards and took these pictures. 

He said: "There is petrol all over the pavement although the fire service have declared the scene safe and allowed everyone back inside now."

Police say no-one was seriously injured, but one woman was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Police enquiries are continuing.

Two lanes are blocked, causing delays due to the accident on the northbound A23 close to the Royal Pavilion.

All traffic is now using the bus lane according to our live traffic feed.

 

 

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12:00pm Tue 25 Mar 14

thelieshurts says...

According to the twitters, there's a nasty accident in Grand Parade as well.
According to the twitters, there's a nasty accident in Grand Parade as well. thelieshurts
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Jo Wadsworth says...

Hi, Marlborough Place is sort of in Grand Parade - it's the northbound/western bit of the A23 when it splits in two and wraps around Victoria Gardens.
Hi, Marlborough Place is sort of in Grand Parade - it's the northbound/western bit of the A23 when it splits in two and wraps around Victoria Gardens. Jo Wadsworth
  • Score: 7

12:51pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Man With No Name says...

Isnt it double yellow lines there? Lets hope the police decide its the drivers of the parked cars that were at fault and prosecute them....
Isnt it double yellow lines there? Lets hope the police decide its the drivers of the parked cars that were at fault and prosecute them.... Man With No Name
  • Score: 13

12:58pm Tue 25 Mar 14

AlbionAli says...

The accident was in Marlborough Place, Grand Parade is the opposite side of Victoria Gardens.
The accident was in Marlborough Place, Grand Parade is the opposite side of Victoria Gardens. AlbionAli
  • Score: 6

1:01pm Tue 25 Mar 14

charlie smirke says...

Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones?
One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones? One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ??? charlie smirke
  • Score: 30

1:12pm Tue 25 Mar 14

J R HARTLEY says...

Those railings look freshly painted as well..... sods law.
Those railings look freshly painted as well..... sods law. J R HARTLEY
  • Score: 13

1:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

tykemison says...

charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's , so-called successful, 20mph zones?
A hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
Shhhhhhhhhhhh,charli
e,they might cut it from 20 to 10!
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's , so-called successful, 20mph zones? A hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]Shhhhhhhhhhhh,charli e,they might cut it from 20 to 10! tykemison
  • Score: 27

1:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Al Bion says...

The name of the road where the crash occurred is "Marlborough Place", so why not correct the mistake in the headline?
The name of the road where the crash occurred is "Marlborough Place", so why not correct the mistake in the headline? Al Bion
  • Score: 4

2:24pm Tue 25 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Because the argus believe"its sort of" in grand parade! Lol.bit like naming Stansted airport london Stansted as its"sort of in london".
Because the argus believe"its sort of" in grand parade! Lol.bit like naming Stansted airport london Stansted as its"sort of in london". tykemison
  • Score: 5

2:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

PJW Brighton says...

charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones?
One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely
http://www.brighton-
hove.gov.uk/content/
parking-and-travel/t
ravel-transport-and-
road-safety/a-vision
-valley-gardens
[quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones? One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/t ravel-transport-and- road-safety/a-vision -valley-gardens PJW Brighton
  • Score: 3

3:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

her professional says...

tykemison wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's , so-called successful, 20mph zones?
A hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
Shhhhhhhhhhhh,charli

e,they might cut it from 20 to 10!
For half these idiots 5mph and a man with a reds flag's too fast.
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's , so-called successful, 20mph zones? A hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]Shhhhhhhhhhhh,charli e,they might cut it from 20 to 10![/p][/quote]For half these idiots 5mph and a man with a reds flag's too fast. her professional
  • Score: 8

3:44pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Nosfaratu says...

PJW Brighton wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones?
One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely
http://www.brighton-

hove.gov.uk/content/

parking-and-travel/t

ravel-transport-and-

road-safety/a-vision

-valley-gardens
You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad..
[quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones? One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/t ravel-transport-and- road-safety/a-vision -valley-gardens[/p][/quote]You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad.. Nosfaratu
  • Score: 9

4:18pm Tue 25 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits
There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits gheese77
  • Score: 7

5:14pm Tue 25 Mar 14

power_ranger says...

If you hit me at 30 miles an hour there's an 80% chance I'll live.

If you reduce the speed limit to 20mph there's an 80% chance you'll confuse most of the driving public and cause accidents such as this.

Decrease your election chances, not your speed.
If you hit me at 30 miles an hour there's an 80% chance I'll live. If you reduce the speed limit to 20mph there's an 80% chance you'll confuse most of the driving public and cause accidents such as this. Decrease your election chances, not your speed. power_ranger
  • Score: 5

5:31pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Brighton90 says...

It's not the speed limit that needs to be enforced it's the double yellow lines. When I worked around that area there would be several cars parked partially on the pavement over the course of the day, meaning cars had to swerve to the other lane to avoid them.
It's not the speed limit that needs to be enforced it's the double yellow lines. When I worked around that area there would be several cars parked partially on the pavement over the course of the day, meaning cars had to swerve to the other lane to avoid them. Brighton90
  • Score: 16

6:37pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Ihopenoonehasthisusername says...

If only it was 20mph in this area of town, then this sort of thing wouldn't happen.....
If only it was 20mph in this area of town, then this sort of thing wouldn't happen..... Ihopenoonehasthisusername
  • Score: 3

6:53pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Inappropriate speed for the road & road conditions at the time.
Inappropriate speed for the road & road conditions at the time. Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

Jo Wadsworth wrote:
Hi, Marlborough Place is sort of in Grand Parade - it's the northbound/western bit of the A23 when it splits in two and wraps around Victoria Gardens.
No. No it isn't..
Jeez, is it any wonder the students who post most of the "stories" on this site are so inept, when even the paid reporters are so poor?
[quote][p][bold]Jo Wadsworth[/bold] wrote: Hi, Marlborough Place is sort of in Grand Parade - it's the northbound/western bit of the A23 when it splits in two and wraps around Victoria Gardens.[/p][/quote]No. No it isn't.. Jeez, is it any wonder the students who post most of the "stories" on this site are so inept, when even the paid reporters are so poor? Roundbill
  • Score: 3

8:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

DCCCCCC says...

Nosfaratu wrote:
PJW Brighton wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones?
One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely
http://www.brighton-


hove.gov.uk/content/


parking-and-travel/t


ravel-transport-and-


road-safety/a-vision


-valley-gardens
You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad..
I frequently (approximately x 2 daily) travel along this stretch of road and have never ever even been able to reach 25mph. It's always far too congested.
[quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones? One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/t ravel-transport-and- road-safety/a-vision -valley-gardens[/p][/quote]You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad..[/p][/quote]I frequently (approximately x 2 daily) travel along this stretch of road and have never ever even been able to reach 25mph. It's always far too congested. DCCCCCC
  • Score: 1

9:18pm Tue 25 Mar 14

cynic_the says...

gheese77 wrote:
There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits
Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones.

Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them?

So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...?

Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh?
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits[/p][/quote]Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones. Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them? So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...? Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh? cynic_the
  • Score: 3

10:26pm Tue 25 Mar 14

FatherTed11 says...

Pobably trying to avoid a cyclist no doubt!
Pobably trying to avoid a cyclist no doubt! FatherTed11
  • Score: 0

11:48pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Gribbet says...

Unless there was a joyrider involved, I'm actually pretty amazed this can happen in central brighton.
Unless there was a joyrider involved, I'm actually pretty amazed this can happen in central brighton. Gribbet
  • Score: 5

1:38am Wed 26 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

J R HARTLEY wrote:
Those railings look freshly painted as well..... sods law.
there was a lovely bike locked up there over Christmas to it was not abandoned but it vanished , the thief saved it from being a mangled wreck
[quote][p][bold]J R HARTLEY[/bold] wrote: Those railings look freshly painted as well..... sods law.[/p][/quote]there was a lovely bike locked up there over Christmas to it was not abandoned but it vanished , the thief saved it from being a mangled wreck Mr chock
  • Score: -1

9:56am Wed 26 Mar 14

PJW Brighton says...

DCCCCCC wrote:
Nosfaratu wrote:
PJW Brighton wrote:
charlie smirke wrote:
Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones?
One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???
I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely
http://www.brighton-



hove.gov.uk/content/



parking-and-travel/t



ravel-transport-and-



road-safety/a-vision



-valley-gardens
You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad..
I frequently (approximately x 2 daily) travel along this stretch of road and have never ever even been able to reach 25mph. It's always far too congested.
You need to pedal faster then. The cycle lane by the trees is nice and wide.
[quote][p][bold]DCCCCCC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nosfaratu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PJW Brighton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]charlie smirke[/bold] wrote: Isn't this in one of the green's, so-called successful, 20mph zones? One hell of a lot of damage for 20mph ???[/p][/quote]I work in the building that was hit, and car drivers normally hit about 35 when they pass our door. They think that laws don't apply to them. Some serious traffic calming needed, although the Valley Gardens project which move this road completely http://www.brighton- hove.gov.uk/content/ parking-and-travel/t ravel-transport-and- road-safety/a-vision -valley-gardens[/p][/quote]You have never been to Amsterdam, Paris or Rome then if you think the drivers in Brighton are bad..[/p][/quote]I frequently (approximately x 2 daily) travel along this stretch of road and have never ever even been able to reach 25mph. It's always far too congested.[/p][/quote]You need to pedal faster then. The cycle lane by the trees is nice and wide. PJW Brighton
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Al Bion says...

It's quite simple really, Jo (Wadsworth). The northbound side of the A23 here is called Marlborough Place. The southbound side, over the other side of the gardens, is called Grand Parade. Where is the difficulty in understanding that?
It's quite simple really, Jo (Wadsworth). The northbound side of the A23 here is called Marlborough Place. The southbound side, over the other side of the gardens, is called Grand Parade. Where is the difficulty in understanding that? Al Bion
  • Score: 2

3:29pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gheese77 says...

cynic_the wrote:
gheese77 wrote:
There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits
Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones.

Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them?

So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...?

Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh?
I am in favour of 20 MPH and for it to be enforced properly, I fail to see any contradiction in that
[quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits[/p][/quote]Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones. Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them? So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...? Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh?[/p][/quote]I am in favour of 20 MPH and for it to be enforced properly, I fail to see any contradiction in that gheese77
  • Score: -3

4:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

cynic_the says...

gheese77 wrote:
cynic_the wrote:
gheese77 wrote:
There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits
Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones.

Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them?

So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...?

Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh?
I am in favour of 20 MPH and for it to be enforced properly, I fail to see any contradiction in that
I think you intentionally fail to see a lot of things.
[quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cynic_the[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gheese77[/bold] wrote: There's a lot of damage, its lucky that a passing pedestrian was not killed or seriously hurt. Its about time the police started enforcing the speed limits[/p][/quote]Hang on, a week or so ago you were all in favour of extending the 20mph zones. Are you now saying they're of no use if the Police don't enforce them? So should we go ahead with the extension, or spend the same money on enforcement of current limits and motoring laws instead...? Ah, probably comes out of separate budgets, huh?[/p][/quote]I am in favour of 20 MPH and for it to be enforced properly, I fail to see any contradiction in that[/p][/quote]I think you intentionally fail to see a lot of things. cynic_the
  • Score: 0

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