UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Man 'critical' after crash in Weymouth

Dorset Echo: CLOSED: Scene in Newstead Road. Picture: FINNBARR WEBSTER CLOSED: Scene in Newstead Road. Picture: FINNBARR WEBSTER

AN ELDERLY man who suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a council van in Weymouth is in a critical condition in hospital.

Police are urging witnesses to come forward after the 84-year-old man was struck at around 12.45pm on Tuesday as he crossed Newstead Road, near to Asda supermarket.

The road was closed for more than three hours while emergency services worked and police examined the scene.

The man was treated by paramedics after sustaining serious injuries following the collision with a street cleaning vehicle used by the Dorset Waste Partnership.

He is currently in a critical condition at Dorset County Hospital.

It is understood the man was crossing near to the law courts when he was hit.

The road was closed between Marsh Road and Asda traffic lights and a cordon was put up. Buses were diverted due to the road closures.

Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo - and took photos of the scene.

Police are appealing for 'key' witnesses who may have seen the collision to come forward.

Sergeant Stuart Pitman said at the scene: “A collision has occurred whereby an elderly male has been struck by a council van.

“He has sustained serious injuries as a result.

“I would like to appeal for any witnesses that may have seen such the vehicle in the area prior to the collision or earlier during the day.”

Sgt Pitman said he understood that people who may have seen the collision had left the scene.

He added: “I would like to thank the local community for its patience whilst we continue our investigations.

“Collision investigators have been looking at the scene but we have tried to keep road closures to an absolute minimum.”

Newstead Road was open again by 4pm.

A Dorset Waste Partnership spokesman said: “Unfortunately, one of our street cleansing vehicles was involved in a serious collision on Newstead Road, Weymouth.

“We are fully assisting the police with their investigations and our thoughts are with those involved.”

Passers-by told of their shock at the incident, but none said they had seen what happened.

One, who did not wish to be named, said: “I didn't see what happened but I understand an elderly man was hurt.

“It's just terrible. I know his injuries are serious but I hope he's going to be okay.”

Sgt Pitman is appealing for any witnesses who saw either the truck or the pedestrian prior to the collision.

Witnesses and anyone with information are asked to contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 27:182.

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4:02pm Tue 27 May 14

shy talk says...

I hope the gentleman makes a full recovery. The amount of people I see and I include myself that cross the road risking life and limb. When there is a crossing nearby in this case a Puffin crossing. I suppose it is human nature to take the shortest route rather then walk those extra yards, and cross safely.
I hope the gentleman makes a full recovery. The amount of people I see and I include myself that cross the road risking life and limb. When there is a crossing nearby in this case a Puffin crossing. I suppose it is human nature to take the shortest route rather then walk those extra yards, and cross safely. shy talk
  • Score: 30

4:29pm Tue 27 May 14

annotater says...

Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery. annotater
  • Score: -4

4:47pm Tue 27 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans.
Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -15

4:49pm Tue 27 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up the lights at the junction (a fair distance) and then back again? But I suppose as usual,it's the County Council that know best, because their computer models and architects;' plans tell them that that's the most efficient.
Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up the lights at the junction (a fair distance) and then back again? But I suppose as usual,it's the County Council that know best, because their computer models and architects;' plans tell them that that's the most efficient. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -6

7:09pm Tue 27 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

arlbergbahn
I see that you still have that loose nut on your keyboard causing multiple entries!
Best get it seen to!
arlbergbahn I see that you still have that loose nut on your keyboard causing multiple entries! Best get it seen to! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: 11

7:27pm Tue 27 May 14

lillysnanny says...

It was such a nasty incident today,the poor old gentleman was not in a good way he was bleeding severely from a nasty head wound but was awake and talking. I hope hope you make a very speedy recovery was such a shock to see.
It was such a nasty incident today,the poor old gentleman was not in a good way he was bleeding severely from a nasty head wound but was awake and talking. I hope hope you make a very speedy recovery was such a shock to see. lillysnanny
  • Score: 27

7:39pm Tue 27 May 14

Giblet says...

"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless. Giblet
  • Score: -9

7:53pm Tue 27 May 14

WEYBOY1 says...

This is a dangerous stretch of road drivers and pedestrians alike really need to keep their wits about them. To me the entrance/exit at Asda should be changed to either an entrance/exit only and perhaps have the exit/entrance onto Marsh road / Weston road,
This is a dangerous stretch of road drivers and pedestrians alike really need to keep their wits about them. To me the entrance/exit at Asda should be changed to either an entrance/exit only and perhaps have the exit/entrance onto Marsh road / Weston road, WEYBOY1
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Tue 27 May 14

Under35andout says...

Giblet wrote:
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more
[quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: "Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.[/p][/quote]they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more Under35andout
  • Score: -6

8:29pm Tue 27 May 14

ksmain says...

annotater wrote:
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is).

I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.[/p][/quote]There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is). I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery. ksmain
  • Score: 9

8:45pm Tue 27 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

ksmain wrote:
annotater wrote:
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is).

I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.
Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that.
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.[/p][/quote]There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is). I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that. arlbergbahn
  • Score: -10

8:58pm Tue 27 May 14

ksmain says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
ksmain wrote:
annotater wrote:
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is).

I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.
Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that.
Oh come on!!!!

It is a few yards - 100 if that!!

You just proved my point. Are people really that LAZY?
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.[/p][/quote]There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is). I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!!! It is a few yards - 100 if that!! You just proved my point. Are people really that LAZY? ksmain
  • Score: 9

9:24pm Tue 27 May 14

lillysnanny says...

Under35andout wrote:
Giblet wrote:
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more
Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide.
[quote][p][bold]Under35andout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: "Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.[/p][/quote]they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more[/p][/quote]Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide. lillysnanny
  • Score: 12

10:23pm Tue 27 May 14

jmc1 says...

lillysnanny wrote:
Under35andout wrote:
Giblet wrote:
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more
Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide.
It's not down to the police to decide,it's the evidence they collect that will decide who or what is to blame
[quote][p][bold]lillysnanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Under35andout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: "Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.[/p][/quote]they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more[/p][/quote]Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide.[/p][/quote]It's not down to the police to decide,it's the evidence they collect that will decide who or what is to blame jmc1
  • Score: 2

10:45pm Tue 27 May 14

lillysnanny says...

jmc1 wrote:
lillysnanny wrote:
Under35andout wrote:
Giblet wrote:
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more
Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide.
It's not down to the police to decide,it's the evidence they collect that will decide who or what is to blame
That is what i ment at the end of the day we cannot decide who was at fault, i was there and it was horrific what happens and i feel for all involved. IM sorry if this upsets people.
[quote][p][bold]jmc1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillysnanny[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Under35andout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: "Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.[/p][/quote]they prob looking for a taco if it had one , i think council would make this a must on all sub contractors vans , now you all blame the pedestrian or the council cause he crossed the road , in the eyes of the Law he was a hazard in the road and the driver failed to see the hazard in the road therefore he prob got arressted for driving without due care a attention , wonder what speed the sub contractor was driving out side a Big supermarket with street lights on the road and cars parked each side , ... now before any evidence is shown or proven not one of you can blame anyone , i see straight away the councils fault or his fault , how do you know what happened ? . i cross that road everyday sometimes more[/p][/quote]Driver was reversing it was not speed but sheer size of van. The man walked behind the reversing van who's fault it was is down to the police to decide.[/p][/quote]It's not down to the police to decide,it's the evidence they collect that will decide who or what is to blame[/p][/quote]That is what i ment at the end of the day we cannot decide who was at fault, i was there and it was horrific what happens and i feel for all involved. IM sorry if this upsets people. lillysnanny
  • Score: 6

10:46am Wed 28 May 14

Billy1mate says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans.
It is always someone else's fault!
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans.[/p][/quote]It is always someone else's fault! Billy1mate
  • Score: 7

10:49am Wed 28 May 14

Billy1mate says...

arlbergbahn wrote:
Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans.
It is always someone else's fault!
[quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: Yes, the bus stop is right opposite, so how many people are going to walk up to the junction and then back down? As usual I suppose it's the Council Planners who know best, and what looks best on their computer models and their architect's plans.[/p][/quote]It is always someone else's fault! Billy1mate
  • Score: 1

12:10pm Wed 28 May 14

MaidofDorset says...

ksmain wrote:
arlbergbahn wrote:
ksmain wrote:
annotater wrote:
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is).

I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.
Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that.
Oh come on!!!!

It is a few yards - 100 if that!!

You just proved my point. Are people really that LAZY?
Lazy or 84 and not up for a sprint? Some people who use buses are elderly, have difficulty walking and/or have poor eyesight and hearing 100 yards can seem a long way with your shopping bags when you are unsteady on your feet and have a bad hip.

Could we look at improving the road layout in this area?
[quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arlbergbahn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksmain[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.[/p][/quote]There are plenty crossings near Asda to use already without adding yet another road hazard to an already difficult area. However, a lot of people don't help themselves by crossing at other points when they are too idle to use the crossings that are a few paces walk away from them thus risking their own and other people's lives. King Street is a prime example - especially at the top and between the top and the crossing at the station (there are plenty of crossings there as it is). I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]Too idle to use the crossings? Walking all the way up to the junction and then back again, just to get to the bus stop that's right opposite? That's hardly convenient or realistic to expect people to obediently do that.[/p][/quote]Oh come on!!!! It is a few yards - 100 if that!! You just proved my point. Are people really that LAZY?[/p][/quote]Lazy or 84 and not up for a sprint? Some people who use buses are elderly, have difficulty walking and/or have poor eyesight and hearing 100 yards can seem a long way with your shopping bags when you are unsteady on your feet and have a bad hip. Could we look at improving the road layout in this area? MaidofDorset
  • Score: -5

12:42pm Wed 28 May 14

Tangowednes says...

Well if the van was reversing then it will obviously be the drivers fault for driving without due care an attention. Unfortunate for both involved. Accidents happen when either party didn't take time to look.
Well if the van was reversing then it will obviously be the drivers fault for driving without due care an attention. Unfortunate for both involved. Accidents happen when either party didn't take time to look. Tangowednes
  • Score: -8

1:18pm Wed 28 May 14

Tangowednes says...

With that being said. Probably best to wait and see!
With that being said. Probably best to wait and see! Tangowednes
  • Score: 3

2:06pm Wed 28 May 14

JamesYoung says...

Giblet wrote:
"Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo"

Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.
Not fishy at all. You'll probably find that the Northampton company is a leasing company and the council leased the vehicle from them. To be honest, its an irrelevance.
[quote][p][bold]Giblet[/bold] wrote: "Officers were seen to examine the vehicle - a Ford Transit Tipper van registered to a Northampton company painted with the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council logo" Doesn't this seem fishy? I hope the gentleman makes a speedy recovery nonetheless.[/p][/quote]Not fishy at all. You'll probably find that the Northampton company is a leasing company and the council leased the vehicle from them. To be honest, its an irrelevance. JamesYoung
  • Score: 13

2:33pm Wed 28 May 14

shy talk says...

MaidofDorset “Could we look at improving the road layout in this area?”

Move the bus stop and install barriers along the length of the pavement. People will still try and get round them.

Restrict ASDA articulated lorry delivery times.

Relocate ASDA to an out of town site. WALMART who own ASDA and are one of the America’s largest multi nationals and the world’s largest corporation. In 2002 ASDA put plans in to move to the Wessex Stadium site, this was blocked.

Just a few thoughts.
MaidofDorset “Could we look at improving the road layout in this area?” Move the bus stop and install barriers along the length of the pavement. People will still try and get round them. Restrict ASDA articulated lorry delivery times. Relocate ASDA to an out of town site. WALMART who own ASDA and are one of the America’s largest multi nationals and the world’s largest corporation. In 2002 ASDA put plans in to move to the Wessex Stadium site, this was blocked. Just a few thoughts. shy talk
  • Score: -2

5:01pm Wed 28 May 14

satisfecho says...

annotater wrote:
Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there.
I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.
Recently crossing points have been added to the old bypass.

Some still choose to ignore as it's not where there ideal short-cut is.
[quote][p][bold]annotater[/bold] wrote: Maybe it is time to put a crossing or at least a centre refuge point at the most popular crossing point ... oh we can't because ASDA lorries turn there. I also wish the gentleman a speedy and full recovery.[/p][/quote]Recently crossing points have been added to the old bypass. Some still choose to ignore as it's not where there ideal short-cut is. satisfecho
  • Score: 6

2:48am Thu 29 May 14

Tangowednes says...

The problem around Asda is that it's a magnet for people whether it be on foot or in a vehicle. Everybody is on a mission to get in and out as fast as they can! Like i said above people need to take their time. (Slow down).

From my experience I see more nutty driving than I do from the the walkers! Make it 20mph from harbour junction up until the mini roundabout at knightsdale rd between certain times during the day.

I can't believe I just said that!
The problem around Asda is that it's a magnet for people whether it be on foot or in a vehicle. Everybody is on a mission to get in and out as fast as they can! Like i said above people need to take their time. (Slow down). From my experience I see more nutty driving than I do from the the walkers! Make it 20mph from harbour junction up until the mini roundabout at knightsdale rd between certain times during the day. I can't believe I just said that! Tangowednes
  • Score: -2

3:16pm Thu 29 May 14

JackJohnson says...

Almost certainly the driver's fault. If he was reversing, and couldn't see clearly what was behind him, where was his banksman?
Almost certainly the driver's fault. If he was reversing, and couldn't see clearly what was behind him, where was his banksman? JackJohnson
  • Score: -4

10:08pm Fri 30 May 14

voiceof says...

Nowhere to add another crossing really, the entrance to Asda car park is extremely busy and the road markings are counter-intuitive (if turning left into the car park from boot hill, you have to give way to those turning right??), then you have the goods entrance/exit, the Marsh Rd junction, then a pinch point with poor visibility and cars parked allowing only a single lane of traffic, then a mini roundabout, the next opportunity would be the very dangerous junction with Abbotsbury Rd which has no provision at all for pedestrians. The whole area needs a redesign and Asda needs to move to a larger and more accessible site.
Nowhere to add another crossing really, the entrance to Asda car park is extremely busy and the road markings are counter-intuitive (if turning left into the car park from boot hill, you have to give way to those turning right??), then you have the goods entrance/exit, the Marsh Rd junction, then a pinch point with poor visibility and cars parked allowing only a single lane of traffic, then a mini roundabout, the next opportunity would be the very dangerous junction with Abbotsbury Rd which has no provision at all for pedestrians. The whole area needs a redesign and Asda needs to move to a larger and more accessible site. voiceof
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10:46am Sun 1 Jun 14

notweymouth says...

Updated with video? Updated with pointless video as a reason to play a stupid advertisement for a toilet (twice) more like!
Updated with video? Updated with pointless video as a reason to play a stupid advertisement for a toilet (twice) more like! notweymouth
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