Man, 68, in critical condition following lorry collision in Bridgwater

This is The West Country: Accident at The Clink in Bridgwater Accident at The Clink in Bridgwater

A SERIOUS collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian at The Clink in Bridgwater has been cleared.

The incident happened at the junction with East Quay, around 11.30am.

The casualty, a 68-year-old man, was taken to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol via air ambulance, where he was said to be in a 'critical' condition on Friday evening.

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12:24pm Fri 25 Jan 13

atdnmt says...

In my car at the lights just after it took place. I did not see it, however the lorry driver was trying to comfort what looked like a male on the floor. The Ambulance was just arriving. Looked like it only just happened. Fortunately the Ambulance must have been in close proximity. Do hope the individual is ok.
In my car at the lights just after it took place. I did not see it, however the lorry driver was trying to comfort what looked like a male on the floor. The Ambulance was just arriving. Looked like it only just happened. Fortunately the Ambulance must have been in close proximity. Do hope the individual is ok. atdnmt
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12:37pm Fri 25 Jan 13

swjoduk says...

Not suprising at this junction.

Vehicles are often turning right from the Clink into East Quay/Wylds Road after the lights have turned red (because they have passed the lights waiting to turn right) and the green phase for pedestrians is active.

Admittedly this may not be the case here but the lights really do need a right filter arrow for this manouvere, it's 'an accident waiting to happen'
Not suprising at this junction. Vehicles are often turning right from the Clink into East Quay/Wylds Road after the lights have turned red (because they have passed the lights waiting to turn right) and the green phase for pedestrians is active. Admittedly this may not be the case here but the lights really do need a right filter arrow for this manouvere, it's 'an accident waiting to happen' swjoduk
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12:53pm Fri 25 Jan 13

windswept and interesting says...

swjoduk wrote:
Not suprising at this junction.

Vehicles are often turning right from the Clink into East Quay/Wylds Road after the lights have turned red (because they have passed the lights waiting to turn right) and the green phase for pedestrians is active.

Admittedly this may not be the case here but the lights really do need a right filter arrow for this manouvere, it's 'an accident waiting to happen'
could'nt agree more - hope the person is OK.
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: Not suprising at this junction. Vehicles are often turning right from the Clink into East Quay/Wylds Road after the lights have turned red (because they have passed the lights waiting to turn right) and the green phase for pedestrians is active. Admittedly this may not be the case here but the lights really do need a right filter arrow for this manouvere, it's 'an accident waiting to happen'[/p][/quote]could'nt agree more - hope the person is OK. windswept and interesting
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1:02pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Greg0986 says...

Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.
Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across. Greg0986
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1:09pm Fri 25 Jan 13

swjoduk says...

Greg0986 wrote:
Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.
Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on?

The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.
[quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.[/p][/quote]Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall. swjoduk
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1:12pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Greg0986 says...

swjoduk wrote:
Greg0986 wrote:
Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.
Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on?

The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.
It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park.
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.[/p][/quote]Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.[/p][/quote]It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park. Greg0986
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1:21pm Fri 25 Jan 13

swjoduk says...

Greg0986 wrote:
swjoduk wrote:
Greg0986 wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.
Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.
It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park.
Yep, I got my wires crossed and thought the lorry was facing Halfords/Asda in the second pic!
[quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.[/p][/quote]Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.[/p][/quote]It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park.[/p][/quote]Yep, I got my wires crossed and thought the lorry was facing Halfords/Asda in the second pic! swjoduk
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7:04pm Fri 25 Jan 13

ohdearithappenedagain says...

swjoduk wrote:
Greg0986 wrote:
swjoduk wrote:
Greg0986 wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.
Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.
It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park.
Yep, I got my wires crossed and thought the lorry was facing Halfords/Asda in the second pic!
Glad you got that sorted out.
After all - that's what's important, eh?
[quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swjoduk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Greg0986[/bold] wrote: Look like the lorry turned right after coming from the asda direction and hit the person as they were crossing the clink crossing. Those crossing lights don't last long enough and they go red as you get half way across.[/p][/quote]Surely it would have been going to Asda or maybe even straight on? The photo makes my comment about the lights irrelevant for this incident but still stands overall.[/p][/quote]It looked like a foreign lorry that was coming from the asda roundabout and it was turning right at the 4 way junction. Only caught a glimpse of it but the lorry was facing the curry's car park.[/p][/quote]Yep, I got my wires crossed and thought the lorry was facing Halfords/Asda in the second pic![/p][/quote]Glad you got that sorted out. After all - that's what's important, eh? ohdearithappenedagain
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7:28pm Fri 25 Jan 13

the voice of common sense says...

The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence.

This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know!

I know I should get out more
The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence. This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know! I know I should get out more the voice of common sense
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10:10am Sat 26 Jan 13

mikeymike says...

Unfortunately from what I've seen most pedestrians look at the lights for the cars and NOT the lights for pedestrians.

Not saying this happened here but it could explain it. Hope both parties are ok and the old boy makes a full recovery.
Unfortunately from what I've seen most pedestrians look at the lights for the cars and NOT the lights for pedestrians. Not saying this happened here but it could explain it. Hope both parties are ok and the old boy makes a full recovery. mikeymike
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5:03pm Sat 26 Jan 13

BTFCSEC says...

On behalf over everyone at Bridgwater Town FC and Woolavington FC may I wish all the best to Tony Good and his family after his accident yesterday.

We all hope everything turns out for the best for you, mate. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery....
On behalf over everyone at Bridgwater Town FC and Woolavington FC may I wish all the best to Tony Good and his family after his accident yesterday. We all hope everything turns out for the best for you, mate. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery.... BTFCSEC
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11:36pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Blue Owl says...

the voice of common sense wrote:
The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence.

This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know!

I know I should get out more
What is relevant is that I'm sure we all hope that the gentleman named in the accident, makes a recovery. hGV Lorry - Pedestrian, only one winner, the HGV Lorry. I was Dissapointed to read in this article, all the where' and Where Not's, as to how and who might be at fault. One had to read the sat 2 Sentences, to establish, that A. The Haulage Firm , had no comment to make! that is the right and proper response, that their insurance Company would advice, as with any Motor Accident, you do not admit liability, at the scene, you wait for the evidence, from the scene to be examined.
2.The second point @ the end of the article, States the Police, are not pursuing the Lorry Driver further. So this Unfortunatly leads to the Pedestrian, being the erring party. As I said, I wish him well and hope he makes a speedy recovery. There Unfortunatly has to be a party responsible for this Tragic accident, which it was. No one could have foreseen it happening!
Regards David Preece
[quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence. This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know! I know I should get out more[/p][/quote]What is relevant is that I'm sure we all hope that the gentleman named in the accident, makes a recovery. hGV Lorry - Pedestrian, only one winner, the HGV Lorry. I was Dissapointed to read in this article, all the where' and Where Not's, as to how and who might be at fault. One had to read the sat 2 Sentences, to establish, that A. The Haulage Firm , had no comment to make! that is the right and proper response, that their insurance Company would advice, as with any Motor Accident, you do not admit liability, at the scene, you wait for the evidence, from the scene to be examined. 2.The second point @ the end of the article, States the Police, are not pursuing the Lorry Driver further. So this Unfortunatly leads to the Pedestrian, being the erring party. As I said, I wish him well and hope he makes a speedy recovery. There Unfortunatly has to be a party responsible for this Tragic accident, which it was. No one could have foreseen it happening! Regards David Preece Blue Owl
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11:42pm Wed 30 Jan 13

notasnarrowmindedasmost says...

Blue Owl wrote:
the voice of common sense wrote:
The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence.

This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know!

I know I should get out more
What is relevant is that I'm sure we all hope that the gentleman named in the accident, makes a recovery. hGV Lorry - Pedestrian, only one winner, the HGV Lorry. I was Dissapointed to read in this article, all the where' and Where Not's, as to how and who might be at fault. One had to read the sat 2 Sentences, to establish, that A. The Haulage Firm , had no comment to make! that is the right and proper response, that their insurance Company would advice, as with any Motor Accident, you do not admit liability, at the scene, you wait for the evidence, from the scene to be examined.
2.The second point @ the end of the article, States the Police, are not pursuing the Lorry Driver further. So this Unfortunatly leads to the Pedestrian, being the erring party. As I said, I wish him well and hope he makes a speedy recovery. There Unfortunatly has to be a party responsible for this Tragic accident, which it was. No one could have foreseen it happening!
Regards David Preece
Yet again Blue Tit wants to be judge and jury ......why oh why must you surmise ....It does not help anybody .....leave it to the proffesionals ...
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the voice of common sense[/bold] wrote: The pedestrian green light comes after the green phase from sainsburies to police station and vice-versa, the green phase from halfords to Wyldes road is the phase after Wyldes road to halfords. When the pedestrian green phase is active all traffic is on red so it should be impossible for a car to hit a pedestrian if everyone obeys the light sequence. This also applies to cyclists, not that you would know! I know I should get out more[/p][/quote]What is relevant is that I'm sure we all hope that the gentleman named in the accident, makes a recovery. hGV Lorry - Pedestrian, only one winner, the HGV Lorry. I was Dissapointed to read in this article, all the where' and Where Not's, as to how and who might be at fault. One had to read the sat 2 Sentences, to establish, that A. The Haulage Firm , had no comment to make! that is the right and proper response, that their insurance Company would advice, as with any Motor Accident, you do not admit liability, at the scene, you wait for the evidence, from the scene to be examined. 2.The second point @ the end of the article, States the Police, are not pursuing the Lorry Driver further. So this Unfortunatly leads to the Pedestrian, being the erring party. As I said, I wish him well and hope he makes a speedy recovery. There Unfortunatly has to be a party responsible for this Tragic accident, which it was. No one could have foreseen it happening! Regards David Preece[/p][/quote]Yet again Blue Tit wants to be judge and jury ......why oh why must you surmise ....It does not help anybody .....leave it to the proffesionals ... notasnarrowmindedasmost
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