Road closed in Weymouth as friends pay tribute

Road closed in Weymouth as friends pay tribute

Max Fryman

The road closure in place

Tributes at the site

First published in News

FAMILY and friends attended a memorial for a motorcyclist killed in a collision on Weymouth Way.

The A354 was closed between Swannery Bridge and Chafeys Roundabout whilst friends and family of Max Fryman, 23, paid their respects last night.

Inquests have been opened and adjourned into the deaths of Max and dog walker Janice Short, who both died in the collision on the Weymouth Way on Saturday.

Yesterday, coroner for Dorset Sheriff Payne was told how 63-year-old Mrs Short and 23-year-old motorcyclist Max Fryman both died at the scene after suffering multiple injuries.

Coroner’s officer Allan Young told the court Mrs Short was attempting to cross the road with her husband near Chafeys Roundabout when the collision took place at around 5pm.

Mr Young said: “Whilst crossing the road she was struck by a motorcycle travelling north along the same road ridden by Mr James Fryman.

“Both Mr Fryman and Mrs Short were seriously injured and both died at the scene.”

Dr Simon Rasbridge, consultant pathologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, reported the provisional causes of death for both Mrs Short and Mr Fryman as multiple injuries pending toxicology tests.

Dorset Police is continuing its investigations into the collision.

Mr Payne adjourned both inquests until December to enable further enquiries to be made.

Since Saturday’s accident, flowers have been laid at the scene for the two victims.

Mrs Short, a former teaching assistant, moved with her husband to Wey-mouth from Leighton Buzzard to be closer to their family last summer.

Mrs Short’s husband paid tribute to his wife in a moving statement that described her ‘wonderful spirit, love and enthusiasm’.

Hundreds of Max Fryman’s family and friends have taken to social media to pay their respects to the ‘amazing lad’.

The accident has led to a number of calls for a pedestrian bridge over the road or for the speed limit to be lowered.

As reported in yesterday’s Echo, South Dorset MP Richard Drax has written to Dorset County Council to ask what will be done.

The fatalities happened in the same spot where five-year-old Lily-Mae Jeffries died in a collision with a motorcycle in 2012.

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9:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

gurfy says...

Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate..... gurfy
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10:35am Fri 1 Aug 14

livid99 says...

gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Yes, presumably they thought it was a good idea. Not very sensitive.
[quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]Yes, presumably they thought it was a good idea. Not very sensitive. livid99
  • Score: 4

10:39am Fri 1 Aug 14

bollywood says...

Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.
Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives. bollywood
  • Score: 12

11:16am Fri 1 Aug 14

familyfirst says...

gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving!
[quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving! familyfirst
  • Score: 8

11:35am Fri 1 Aug 14

katkin86 says...

i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents
i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents katkin86
  • Score: -25

11:56am Fri 1 Aug 14

Laughing gnome says...

bollywood wrote:
Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.
Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike.
[quote][p][bold]bollywood[/bold] wrote: Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike. Laughing gnome
  • Score: 3

12:36pm Fri 1 Aug 14

shy talk says...

Laughing gnome wrote:
bollywood wrote:
Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.
Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike.
Totally agree. Some people have suggested building a bridge, which is expensive with the additional cost of maintaining the structure. Reduce the speed limit from 50 mph to 30 mph however you will still get some motorist who will push their luck and break the limit.

Cheapest and safest option is to close the footpath access route from Goldcroft Avenue to the A354 Weymouth Way road at both ends.
[quote][p][bold]Laughing gnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bollywood[/bold] wrote: Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. Some people have suggested building a bridge, which is expensive with the additional cost of maintaining the structure. Reduce the speed limit from 50 mph to 30 mph however you will still get some motorist who will push their luck and break the limit. Cheapest and safest option is to close the footpath access route from Goldcroft Avenue to the A354 Weymouth Way road at both ends. shy talk
  • Score: 4

12:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Bert Fry says...

katkin86 wrote:
i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents
Are you for real? What's awful is that two people tragically lost their lives. What's awful is that two families are in terrible pain trying to cope with the loss of their loved ones.
What's shameful is that some people are so wrapped up in their own little world that they think it's awful that they may be inconvenienced for 15 minutes whilst people pay their respects.
[quote][p][bold]katkin86[/bold] wrote: i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents[/p][/quote]Are you for real? What's awful is that two people tragically lost their lives. What's awful is that two families are in terrible pain trying to cope with the loss of their loved ones. What's shameful is that some people are so wrapped up in their own little world that they think it's awful that they may be inconvenienced for 15 minutes whilst people pay their respects. Bert Fry
  • Score: 31

2:23pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Atalanta says...

I cannot believe how so many people can be so disrespectful and only think of themselves. There are many people grieving and 15 minutes given to Max's family and friends to pay their respects at the site should have been a minor inconvenience and yet people complain about it. Where is the compassion? Why does it matter to you what family and friends left there? Clearly it meant something to Max and to the giver and if it helps to give some comfort to the family and friends, that's surely a good thing.
The calls to reduce the speed on that road to 30mph are ridiculous to say the least. The road was built in order to bypass and take the traffic away from Radipole Lane, Radipole village, Southill and Goldcroft, all of which are 30mph except Goldcroft which is 20mph. Lowering the speed would increase congestion there and elsewhere.
I drive along this road several times a day and it is clear that what needs to be done is to increase visibility. There is enough land that could be used to straighten out the bend somewhat to give a longer range. Getting rid of some of the overhanging trees and vegetation would help a lot in the short term as that crossing cannot been clearly seen.
I cannot believe how so many people can be so disrespectful and only think of themselves. There are many people grieving and 15 minutes given to Max's family and friends to pay their respects at the site should have been a minor inconvenience and yet people complain about it. Where is the compassion? Why does it matter to you what family and friends left there? Clearly it meant something to Max and to the giver and if it helps to give some comfort to the family and friends, that's surely a good thing. The calls to reduce the speed on that road to 30mph are ridiculous to say the least. The road was built in order to bypass and take the traffic away from Radipole Lane, Radipole village, Southill and Goldcroft, all of which are 30mph except Goldcroft which is 20mph. Lowering the speed would increase congestion there and elsewhere. I drive along this road several times a day and it is clear that what needs to be done is to increase visibility. There is enough land that could be used to straighten out the bend somewhat to give a longer range. Getting rid of some of the overhanging trees and vegetation would help a lot in the short term as that crossing cannot been clearly seen. Atalanta
  • Score: 27

4:28pm Fri 1 Aug 14

katkin86 says...

i agree it is awful, i don['t change that. but they dont close the motorway everytime someone loses their life so people can pay their respects do they? and imagine the uproar if they did. its much nicer to pay respects somewhere that person loved. like atalanta said its a bypass to stop traffic elsewhere. there should never be a crossing there in the first place. most people ignore speedlimits so lowering it wont help. there needs to be a bridge or no crossing at all.
i agree it is awful, i don['t change that. but they dont close the motorway everytime someone loses their life so people can pay their respects do they? and imagine the uproar if they did. its much nicer to pay respects somewhere that person loved. like atalanta said its a bypass to stop traffic elsewhere. there should never be a crossing there in the first place. most people ignore speedlimits so lowering it wont help. there needs to be a bridge or no crossing at all. katkin86
  • Score: -1

8:27pm Fri 1 Aug 14

yar2007 says...

No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like
No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like yar2007
  • Score: -7

10:37pm Fri 1 Aug 14

norosetintedglasses says...

Where else is there uncontrolled crossing points on 50mph roads. Would you expect crossing points around the Dorchester by-pass?
The next accident will be at the traffic lights by Chaffeys roundabout. Who would think about putting traffic lights just as you come off a roundabout.
Where else is there uncontrolled crossing points on 50mph roads. Would you expect crossing points around the Dorchester by-pass? The next accident will be at the traffic lights by Chaffeys roundabout. Who would think about putting traffic lights just as you come off a roundabout. norosetintedglasses
  • Score: 6

5:55am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

bollywood wrote:
Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.
I do not agree. Firstly putting a bridge or underpass will cost millions of pounds & this will start people complaining. I know very well the loss of a loved one in such tragic circumstances is worth more than that but to residents living in Dorset it means nothing. What would be is that the money would have to come from somewhere?????! I also agree that dropping the speed wound not be an option but dropping the speed to 30mph leading up to the roundabout would. Most roundabouts have this in place & I do not think it should just be limited to just the one road I believe all the 50mph roads leading up to Chaffeys roundabout should be reduced.
[quote][p][bold]bollywood[/bold] wrote: Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.[/p][/quote]I do not agree. Firstly putting a bridge or underpass will cost millions of pounds & this will start people complaining. I know very well the loss of a loved one in such tragic circumstances is worth more than that but to residents living in Dorset it means nothing. What would be is that the money would have to come from somewhere?????! I also agree that dropping the speed wound not be an option but dropping the speed to 30mph leading up to the roundabout would. Most roundabouts have this in place & I do not think it should just be limited to just the one road I believe all the 50mph roads leading up to Chaffeys roundabout should be reduced. Honestytruth
  • Score: -1

5:58am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

familyfirst wrote:
gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving!
Four cans of Guinness were left actually. Might of been a drink Max enjoyed but at a scene where a young child was also killed. Really!!!!
[quote][p][bold]familyfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving![/p][/quote]Four cans of Guinness were left actually. Might of been a drink Max enjoyed but at a scene where a young child was also killed. Really!!!! Honestytruth
  • Score: 4

6:08am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

katkin86 wrote:
i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents
How selfish can you be. It was well publicised that the road would be closed. If you have never been in the situation these families find themselves now you would not understand why you would want to visit the site where they passed away. It is there time not just for a memorial but for Max's family it is very important & so what WE were inconvenienced but surely we would allow this family to do something they felt is very important to them. I sincerely hope you NEVER find yourself experiencing such a sad loss in such a tragic way. It is more that heart breaking is a feeling you can not describe. I was in the traffic caused by the road closed for Max's memorial but didn't complain but reflected on the family & what they are going though. Have just a little compassion
[quote][p][bold]katkin86[/bold] wrote: i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents[/p][/quote]How selfish can you be. It was well publicised that the road would be closed. If you have never been in the situation these families find themselves now you would not understand why you would want to visit the site where they passed away. It is there time not just for a memorial but for Max's family it is very important & so what WE were inconvenienced but surely we would allow this family to do something they felt is very important to them. I sincerely hope you NEVER find yourself experiencing such a sad loss in such a tragic way. It is more that heart breaking is a feeling you can not describe. I was in the traffic caused by the road closed for Max's memorial but didn't complain but reflected on the family & what they are going though. Have just a little compassion Honestytruth
  • Score: 6

6:14am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

Laughing gnome wrote:
bollywood wrote:
Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.
Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike.
I do not agree to close the crossing. Pedestrians have a right to a footpath that has always been there even before the road was built. The road was built across the path. Leave the crossing but change the speed limit leading up to Chaffeys roundabout to 30mph. Most roundabouts have this in place. More warnings that there are pedestrians crossing. This would at least alert people that are visiting know. People living in Weymouth & use that road regularly duel know of the crossings & should be more aware!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Laughing gnome[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bollywood[/bold] wrote: Those crossings should be closed and people directed either to the light controlled crossing at Chafeys or the underpass at Westham roundabout. It is not much further to walk in either direction and would have saved these lives.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. But at the least, close the crossing point that is very obviously dangerous to both motorists & pedestrians alike.[/p][/quote]I do not agree to close the crossing. Pedestrians have a right to a footpath that has always been there even before the road was built. The road was built across the path. Leave the crossing but change the speed limit leading up to Chaffeys roundabout to 30mph. Most roundabouts have this in place. More warnings that there are pedestrians crossing. This would at least alert people that are visiting know. People living in Weymouth & use that road regularly duel know of the crossings & should be more aware!!!!! Honestytruth
  • Score: -7

6:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

yar2007 wrote:
No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like
There are good & bad motorcyclist and good and bad drivers. So categorising motorcyclist in this way really is not right no I am not a motorcyclist.
[quote][p][bold]yar2007[/bold] wrote: No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like[/p][/quote]There are good & bad motorcyclist and good and bad drivers. So categorising motorcyclist in this way really is not right no I am not a motorcyclist. Honestytruth
  • Score: 7

6:29am Sat 2 Aug 14

Honestytruth says...

The crossings have to stay. Cut back the vegetation, put more warning signs and lower the speed limit to 30mph on the 50 mph roads leading up to Chaffeys round about as are most roundabouts. Someone wrote that at the traffic lights a president is set for speed because there are two lanes that merge into one. So so many times I have been at these lights & watched drivers & riders rush to get in front of the vehicle next to them. It then becomes a race & rage sets in because neither one wants to be the looser. Drivers & riders it is your responsibility to drive in a safe manor that does not endanger other road users. As for a bridge or underpass. I have seen people rush across the road & not use the underpass at the lights.
The crossings have to stay. Cut back the vegetation, put more warning signs and lower the speed limit to 30mph on the 50 mph roads leading up to Chaffeys round about as are most roundabouts. Someone wrote that at the traffic lights a president is set for speed because there are two lanes that merge into one. So so many times I have been at these lights & watched drivers & riders rush to get in front of the vehicle next to them. It then becomes a race & rage sets in because neither one wants to be the looser. Drivers & riders it is your responsibility to drive in a safe manor that does not endanger other road users. As for a bridge or underpass. I have seen people rush across the road & not use the underpass at the lights. Honestytruth
  • Score: -2

7:59am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
never heard of live and let live! lifes toooo short for backbiting or have you not found that out yet? length of life and maybe death of a very close relative may sort that problem of yours out... my 1st wife died almost 11 years ago but due to circumstances before that I had learned this valuable lesson, get on wi YOUR life and it will become so rich you won't need to make pathetic remarks like this. Guinness? nah! lets have HOBGOBLIN BOTTLES, preferably after friends have had a swig of em!
[quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]never heard of live and let live! lifes toooo short for backbiting or have you not found that out yet? length of life and maybe death of a very close relative may sort that problem of yours out... my 1st wife died almost 11 years ago but due to circumstances before that I had learned this valuable lesson, get on wi YOUR life and it will become so rich you won't need to make pathetic remarks like this. Guinness? nah! lets have HOBGOBLIN BOTTLES, preferably after friends have had a swig of em! oldbrock
  • Score: -4

7:59am Sat 2 Aug 14

CombFilter says...

What I find saddening is that the conditions that have led to two recent deaths still exist., i.e. pedestrians crossing 50 m.p.h. traffic. At least change one or the other or both until the results of the police investigations are known; then put a permanent solution in place.

In my mind, if the police and/or Weymouth council do not do something immediately, then they are being criminally negligent.
What I find saddening is that the conditions that have led to two recent deaths still exist., i.e. pedestrians crossing 50 m.p.h. traffic. At least change one or the other or both until the results of the police investigations are known; then put a permanent solution in place. In my mind, if the police and/or Weymouth council do not do something immediately, then they are being criminally negligent. CombFilter
  • Score: -2

8:01am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

livid99 wrote:
gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Yes, presumably they thought it was a good idea. Not very sensitive.
not arf as sensitive as wasting money on wreaths when there are so many people wi NOWT????
[quote][p][bold]livid99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]Yes, presumably they thought it was a good idea. Not very sensitive.[/p][/quote]not arf as sensitive as wasting money on wreaths when there are so many people wi NOWT???? oldbrock
  • Score: -9

8:05am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

familyfirst wrote:
gurfy wrote:
Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....
Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving!
right on! the fact that they are doing this instead of feeling sorry for themselves and burdening others! what does it matter? only one thing I'd like to be different, for me, Bottles of Hobgoblin,!!! and a chicken leek and cheese pasty!!!
[quote][p][bold]familyfirst[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gurfy[/bold] wrote: Cans of Guinness at the scene of a fatal road accident, that's appropriate.....[/p][/quote]Correction 1 can of Guiness was left on the side of the road. It was his favourite alcoholic drink!! And your problem is?! Why are people so bloody quick to judge others with how they wish to deal with grieving![/p][/quote]right on! the fact that they are doing this instead of feeling sorry for themselves and burdening others! what does it matter? only one thing I'd like to be different, for me, Bottles of Hobgoblin,!!! and a chicken leek and cheese pasty!!! oldbrock
  • Score: -6

8:10am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

katkin86 wrote:
i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents
oh dear! the senseless rush of modern life was stopped at obviously your inconvenience to measure the passing of another one of our species to die because of that senseless rush! how jolly inconvenient for you but if that road were shut it would mean that for those few precious moments to friends and family of the victim, there would be no accidents!! personally, I think it was awful for you to post this selfimportant drivel but then again, live and let live! wi'out moaners like you, we would all be toooo happy!!
[quote][p][bold]katkin86[/bold] wrote: i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents[/p][/quote]oh dear! the senseless rush of modern life was stopped at obviously your inconvenience to measure the passing of another one of our species to die because of that senseless rush! how jolly inconvenient for you but if that road were shut it would mean that for those few precious moments to friends and family of the victim, there would be no accidents!! personally, I think it was awful for you to post this selfimportant drivel but then again, live and let live! wi'out moaners like you, we would all be toooo happy!! oldbrock
  • Score: -2

8:13am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

Bert Fry wrote:
katkin86 wrote:
i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents
Are you for real? What's awful is that two people tragically lost their lives. What's awful is that two families are in terrible pain trying to cope with the loss of their loved ones.
What's shameful is that some people are so wrapped up in their own little world that they think it's awful that they may be inconvenienced for 15 minutes whilst people pay their respects.
the voice of commonsense and compassion, two qualities that katkin obviously lacks!
[quote][p][bold]Bert Fry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katkin86[/bold] wrote: i think it was awful to shut such a busy road at peak times on a monday for a memorial. its very sad but it would have been much better to have a memorial in a place speecial to the person that died. it caused chaos with traffic and could potentially have caused more accidents[/p][/quote]Are you for real? What's awful is that two people tragically lost their lives. What's awful is that two families are in terrible pain trying to cope with the loss of their loved ones. What's shameful is that some people are so wrapped up in their own little world that they think it's awful that they may be inconvenienced for 15 minutes whilst people pay their respects.[/p][/quote]the voice of commonsense and compassion, two qualities that katkin obviously lacks! oldbrock
  • Score: 1

8:20am Sat 2 Aug 14

oldbrock says...

Honestytruth wrote:
yar2007 wrote:
No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like
There are good & bad motorcyclist and good and bad drivers. So categorising motorcyclist in this way really is not right no I am not a motorcyclist.
brilliant, one could also say that people who pay road tax to run a car act like they own the road as well, not all of them mind but the minority in all walks of like spoil it for the majority. SPEED KILLS and more needs to be done to improve visibility
[quote][p][bold]Honestytruth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yar2007[/bold] wrote: No crossing at all. It's on a bend. So it shouldn't be there at all. And no disrespect to the lad who died but we all know how motorcyclists ride like[/p][/quote]There are good & bad motorcyclist and good and bad drivers. So categorising motorcyclist in this way really is not right no I am not a motorcyclist.[/p][/quote]brilliant, one could also say that people who pay road tax to run a car act like they own the road as well, not all of them mind but the minority in all walks of like spoil it for the majority. SPEED KILLS and more needs to be done to improve visibility oldbrock
  • Score: -7

12:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

I went down Weymouth Way recently and was amazed to see people walking down each side of the road towards the Swannery bridge. Others were crossing the road from west to east.
They must have a death wish especially as there is a footpath on the Swannery side of the road!
No crossing places with centre islands will cater for this type of people.
I went down Weymouth Way recently and was amazed to see people walking down each side of the road towards the Swannery bridge. Others were crossing the road from west to east. They must have a death wish especially as there is a footpath on the Swannery side of the road! No crossing places with centre islands will cater for this type of people. caapprentice
  • Score: 4

10:07am Mon 4 Aug 14

katkin86 says...

and if the emergency services couldn't get somewhere quick enough because the road was closed that would still be ok?
Lets try closing every road someone dies on including the motorway at peak times and lets see what happens
and if the emergency services couldn't get somewhere quick enough because the road was closed that would still be ok? Lets try closing every road someone dies on including the motorway at peak times and lets see what happens katkin86
  • Score: 0

10:20am Tue 5 Aug 14

DarioVerde says...

I would think that the problem with closing the paths off is that it would require an inquiry to close rights of way that had a main road put through them. This should have been done when the road was built, but I expect that the county council didn't want to spend the money at the time.
I would think that the 2 horrific acccidents we have had there have cost the county a lot more, both in lives and money.
Close the paths and make people walk to either end of Goldcroft for their own safety.
I would think that the problem with closing the paths off is that it would require an inquiry to close rights of way that had a main road put through them. This should have been done when the road was built, but I expect that the county council didn't want to spend the money at the time. I would think that the 2 horrific acccidents we have had there have cost the county a lot more, both in lives and money. Close the paths and make people walk to either end of Goldcroft for their own safety. DarioVerde
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