UPDATED: Long traffic delays after two car collision on A354 Weymouth Relief Road

A354 Weymouth Relief Road closed after two-car collision

A354 Weymouth Relief Road closed after two-car collision

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MOTORISTS faced long traffic delays in Dorchester after a two car collision and a car parked on Monkey's Jump roundabout resulted in long tailbacks for drivers.

The A354 Weymouth Relief Road in Dorchester was closed after two vans collided with each other this afternoon.

The incident happened shortly before 1pm near the Football Ground Roundabout on the northbound carriageway, when the two vehicles, a blue Volkswagen van registered to a company from Trowbridge and a blue Golf estate registered to a company from Bromsgrove, collided with each other.

Following the crash, the road was closed for nearly an hour as the vehicles were recovered. Nobody was injured in the crash.

Adding to the tailbacks, Dorset Police also received a call to a vehicle that was “improperly parked” on the Monkey's Jump roundabout. It took police 30 minutes to move the vehicle, adding to the traffic delays.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We received a call at 12.57pm to a two car collision on the A354 near Dorchester.

“The collision involved a blue panel Volkswagen van registered to a company from Trowbridge and a blue Golf Estate registered to a company from Bromsgrove.

“It doesn't appear anybody suffered any injuries. The road was closed from 2.11pm to allow the vehicles to be recovered and the road was reopened at 2.46pm.

“We were also called to a report of a vehicle improperly parked on the Monkey's Jump Roundabout at 12.22pm and the incident finished at 1.25pm.”

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2:42pm Fri 15 Aug 14

annotater says...

Yet another one!
Yet another one! annotater
  • Score: 4

3:48pm Fri 15 Aug 14

shy talk says...

Lack of spatial awareness and speed, more will follow.
Lack of spatial awareness and speed, more will follow. shy talk
  • Score: 5

4:08pm Fri 15 Aug 14

whatever66 says...

They obviously weren't looking where they was going. ..
They obviously weren't looking where they was going. .. whatever66
  • Score: 1

5:55pm Fri 15 Aug 14

arlbergbahn says...

Can't they get the people who inconvenience so many people with all this, which happens literally every day, to pay compensation for all the inconvenience, or at least publicly pillory them for their carelessness?
Can't they get the people who inconvenience so many people with all this, which happens literally every day, to pay compensation for all the inconvenience, or at least publicly pillory them for their carelessness? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 2

8:19pm Fri 15 Aug 14

NearlyLocal says...

I'm confused. A354 Weymouth relief road, near monkeys jump roundabout! The two things are miles apart.
I'm confused. A354 Weymouth relief road, near monkeys jump roundabout! The two things are miles apart. NearlyLocal
  • Score: 10

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