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A27 now reopen after crash

The Argus: A27 now reopen after crash A27 now reopen after crash

The A27 has reopened after a crash closed the eastbound carriageway for four hours this evening.

The road between Hangleton to Hove was closed after a serious accident involving two cars and two motorbikes at about 4.45pm.

Closures on the eastbound carriageway caused long queues of traffic and delays for up to 90 minutes.

The westbound carriageway was closed until 7.10pm. The eastbound carriageway reopened at 9pm.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "A motorcycle ridden by a man believed to be aged 45 was in collision with a silver Mercedes saloon on the eastbound A27 at Hangleton.

"The motorcyclist was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with injuries which were yet to be assessed but he was conscious and breathing at the scene.

"The eastbound A27 was closed for the scene to be made safe and examined."

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11:18pm Sun 13 Apr 14

bobhope says...

While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back.
While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back. bobhope
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1:50am Mon 14 Apr 14

Page the Oracle says...

bobhope wrote:
While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back.
There were officers at the Dyke Road Drive and Devils Dyke Road roundabouts & at the bottom of Mill Road doing just that when I went through but if they had to leave because ov a dire emergency then it makes sense to just let the traffic find it's own way by simply obeying the rules of the road & be patient.
[quote][p][bold]bobhope[/bold] wrote: While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back.[/p][/quote]There were officers at the Dyke Road Drive and Devils Dyke Road roundabouts & at the bottom of Mill Road doing just that when I went through but if they had to leave because ov a dire emergency then it makes sense to just let the traffic find it's own way by simply obeying the rules of the road & be patient. Page the Oracle
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4:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

Page the Oracle wrote:
bobhope wrote:
While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back.
There were officers at the Dyke Road Drive and Devils Dyke Road roundabouts & at the bottom of Mill Road doing just that when I went through but if they had to leave because ov a dire emergency then it makes sense to just let the traffic find it's own way by simply obeying the rules of the road & be patient.
i was also inconvenienced by this but i am pleased they did try and keep the trafic flowing ..many times the police just block off the road and dont know the area to re direct the traffic .. .. a big crash and clearly the road did need closing
[quote][p][bold]Page the Oracle[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobhope[/bold] wrote: While i understand it is a serious accident i don't understand why when the police divert traffic they then cant assist the traffic to flow on the diversion by getting out of their cars and doing a bit of traffic management rather than sitting in their cars and leaving Joe public to sit in a five mile tail back.[/p][/quote]There were officers at the Dyke Road Drive and Devils Dyke Road roundabouts & at the bottom of Mill Road doing just that when I went through but if they had to leave because ov a dire emergency then it makes sense to just let the traffic find it's own way by simply obeying the rules of the road & be patient.[/p][/quote]i was also inconvenienced by this but i am pleased they did try and keep the trafic flowing ..many times the police just block off the road and dont know the area to re direct the traffic .. .. a big crash and clearly the road did need closing Mr chock
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