Drivers trapped in Lewes Road car crash

Paramedics are at the scene (stock photo)

Paramedics are at the scene (stock photo)

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TWO cars have crashed in the A270 Lewes Road.

Emergency services were called at 6.44pm to the junction with Moulsecoomb Way and Hodshrove Lane.

Firefighters from Hove and Preston Circus are helping release two drivers trapped inside their cars, a fire service spokesperson said.

The A270 northbound carriageway is closed around the scene.

 

 

 

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9:06pm Sat 26 Jul 14

Quiterie says...

A270 northbound now open again
A270 northbound now open again Quiterie
  • Score: -16

11:43pm Sat 26 Jul 14

whatevernext2013 says...

so much for a 20 mph limit ,what were the cars made of cardboard ?
so much for a 20 mph limit ,what were the cars made of cardboard ? whatevernext2013
  • Score: -2

9:05am Sun 27 Jul 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

The limit is 30mph.
It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane.
The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane.
The limit is 30mph. It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane. The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 6

9:28am Sun 27 Jul 14

aat99 says...

No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !!
No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !! aat99
  • Score: 0

10:23am Sun 27 Jul 14

qm says...

aat99 wrote:
No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !!
Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically!
[quote][p][bold]aat99[/bold] wrote: No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !![/p][/quote]Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically! qm
  • Score: 4

3:35pm Sun 27 Jul 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
The limit is 30mph.
It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane.
The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane.
It is not only the fact that taxis exceed the speed limit whilst in the bus lane but also the fact that they, repeatedly, illegally cross a solid white line when they weave in and out of the bus and car lanes to get ahead of buses travelling at the speed limit.
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: The limit is 30mph. It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane. The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane.[/p][/quote]It is not only the fact that taxis exceed the speed limit whilst in the bus lane but also the fact that they, repeatedly, illegally cross a solid white line when they weave in and out of the bus and car lanes to get ahead of buses travelling at the speed limit. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 17

9:17pm Sun 27 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

qm wrote:
aat99 wrote:
No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !!
Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically!
I should imagine the majority of cyclists belong to no political groups, but know who to vote for to get progress in the city.
[quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aat99[/bold] wrote: No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !![/p][/quote]Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically![/p][/quote]I should imagine the majority of cyclists belong to no political groups, but know who to vote for to get progress in the city. HJarrs
  • Score: -7

9:18pm Sun 27 Jul 14

HJarrs says...

Any update on the drivers? Let's hope they are ok.
Any update on the drivers? Let's hope they are ok. HJarrs
  • Score: 1

10:25pm Sun 27 Jul 14

NickBtn says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
The limit is 30mph.
It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane.
The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane.
There is still a lot of frustration with these road "improvements". A 40mph relatively safe and free flowing road is now 30mph with much more congestion. So when people see a chance there is dangerous undertaking and also dangerous undertakes at some of the limited right hand turns.

There isn't a need for a dedicated bus lane. The cycle lane is needed but it was there already so lots of green-speak spin. Hopefully the dedicated bus lane will be removed at some point by another party (I'd vote for that!) - something very simple and cheap to do by removing signs and repainting solid line. That, along with a return to 40mph could make the road safer - we've seen pedestrian, cyclist and car injuries since the improvements. So let's see some fair analysis, without spin, and look to improve these "improvements". And hope that people recover OK
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: The limit is 30mph. It will be interesting to find out if the incident was caused by a vehicle in the bus/taxi lane undertaking at 40mph the flow of traffic travelling in the outside lane as a vehicle was turning left from the outside lane. The Coldean Lane and Coombe Road junctions are really dangerous because of this bad behaviour of vehicles undertaking at speed in the inside lane even when vehicles start to turn left from the outside lane.[/p][/quote]There is still a lot of frustration with these road "improvements". A 40mph relatively safe and free flowing road is now 30mph with much more congestion. So when people see a chance there is dangerous undertaking and also dangerous undertakes at some of the limited right hand turns. There isn't a need for a dedicated bus lane. The cycle lane is needed but it was there already so lots of green-speak spin. Hopefully the dedicated bus lane will be removed at some point by another party (I'd vote for that!) - something very simple and cheap to do by removing signs and repainting solid line. That, along with a return to 40mph could make the road safer - we've seen pedestrian, cyclist and car injuries since the improvements. So let's see some fair analysis, without spin, and look to improve these "improvements". And hope that people recover OK NickBtn
  • Score: 3

7:36am Mon 28 Jul 14

qm says...

HJarrs wrote:
qm wrote:
aat99 wrote:
No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !!
Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically!
I should imagine the majority of cyclists belong to no political groups, but know who to vote for to get progress in the city.
In your dreams Paul!
[quote][p][bold]HJarrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]qm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]aat99[/bold] wrote: No ones blamed the greens or cyclists yet ! Come on people !![/p][/quote]Please don't associate cyclists with the "greens"! The majority of cyclists belong to other political groups and are equally appalled and sickened by the algae bloom that has poisoned our environment both literally and politically![/p][/quote]I should imagine the majority of cyclists belong to no political groups, but know who to vote for to get progress in the city.[/p][/quote]In your dreams Paul! qm
  • Score: 5

5:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

her professional says...

No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening.
No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening. her professional
  • Score: -3

5:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

NickBtn says...

her professional wrote:
No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening.
There is not a single anti-cycle comment in all the statements above. So perhaps the knee jerk is in your head?

I called for a look at the figures - and to see them without any spin. Before the bus lanes were put in there was a prediction that they would cause more delays for most traffic. The measurements since unfairly used a school holiday to try to spin that things hadn't got worse.
[quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening.[/p][/quote]There is not a single anti-cycle comment in all the statements above. So perhaps the knee jerk is in your head? I called for a look at the figures - and to see them without any spin. Before the bus lanes were put in there was a prediction that they would cause more delays for most traffic. The measurements since unfairly used a school holiday to try to spin that things hadn't got worse. NickBtn
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Mon 28 Jul 14

her professional says...

NickBtn wrote:
her professional wrote:
No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening.
There is not a single anti-cycle comment in all the statements above. So perhaps the knee jerk is in your head?

I called for a look at the figures - and to see them without any spin. Before the bus lanes were put in there was a prediction that they would cause more delays for most traffic. The measurements since unfairly used a school holiday to try to spin that things hadn't got worse.
Most traffic doesn't = greater number of people. It's not worse for the thousands travelling by bus. Whichever you look at it, buses are a solution not a problem, but they will only be successful (as they are in Brighton, highest ridership outside London) if they can get from a to b without getting stuck in the jams.
[quote][p][bold]NickBtn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]her professional[/bold] wrote: No facts, no figures, and no idea as to the circumstances that led to the crash. Just the usual knee jerk ranting, get rid of the bus lanes, exterminate all cyclists and remove the speed limit and everything will be fine. Sickening.[/p][/quote]There is not a single anti-cycle comment in all the statements above. So perhaps the knee jerk is in your head? I called for a look at the figures - and to see them without any spin. Before the bus lanes were put in there was a prediction that they would cause more delays for most traffic. The measurements since unfairly used a school holiday to try to spin that things hadn't got worse.[/p][/quote]Most traffic doesn't = greater number of people. It's not worse for the thousands travelling by bus. Whichever you look at it, buses are a solution not a problem, but they will only be successful (as they are in Brighton, highest ridership outside London) if they can get from a to b without getting stuck in the jams. her professional
  • Score: -1

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