A35 closed following three-vehicle collision outside Dorchester

A THREE-VEHICLE collision just outside Dorchester caused the closure of the A35 this morning.

The collision occurred just west of the Monkey’s Jump roundabout shortly after 8am this morning.

One person was taken to hospital following the incident, which caused the closure of both carriageways, but a Dorset Police spokesman said it was not believed the injuries sustained were serious.

The road was reopened at around 8.30am as the vehicles were moved to the side of the road to await recovery, but traffic through the area remained slow.

The vehicles involved in the collision were a white Peugeot Partner van registered to a Slough company, a grey Peugeot 207 estate registered to a Bridport man and a white Vauxhall Vivaro panel van, also registered to a Bridport man.

Emergency services were also called to reports of a car that had left the road and turned upside down on the A356 between Maiden Newton and Frampton at around 7.20am.

A police spokesman said the blue Citroen C3 registered to a Dorchester woman was the only vehicle involved in the incident.

He said the South West Ambulance Service attended and one person was treated for minor injuries.

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10:03am Tue 12 Jun 12

cj07589 says...

Drove passed the crash on the A356 earlier this morning. Quite clearly the result of driving beyond ability and prevailing road conditions. There were warning signs already present on that very bend yet drivers choose to ignore the warnings provided.
Drove passed the crash on the A356 earlier this morning. Quite clearly the result of driving beyond ability and prevailing road conditions. There were warning signs already present on that very bend yet drivers choose to ignore the warnings provided. cj07589

11:38am Tue 12 Jun 12

harbourwalk says...

cj07589 wrote:
Drove passed the crash on the A356 earlier this morning. Quite clearly the result of driving beyond ability and prevailing road conditions. There were warning signs already present on that very bend yet drivers choose to ignore the warnings provided.
in your humble opinion of course....
[quote][p][bold]cj07589[/bold] wrote: Drove passed the crash on the A356 earlier this morning. Quite clearly the result of driving beyond ability and prevailing road conditions. There were warning signs already present on that very bend yet drivers choose to ignore the warnings provided.[/p][/quote]in your humble opinion of course.... harbourwalk

12:40pm Tue 12 Jun 12

cj07589 says...

Harbour Walk yes you are correct it is merely an 'opinion' which was based on the observation of tyre skid marks evident on both the verge and road where the vehicle left the road. This very corner has anti-camber, in addition to it being right on the top of a small crest. The existing signs indicate ‘caution slippery road surface’ which is sensible precaution because there has been soil & detris on that stretch of road. The heavy rain wouldn’t have helped either, also the last couple of mornings I have seen hatchbacks driving at excess of speed along that very road. Unfortunately its not a road to be under estimated particular when roaming wildlife and poor road conditions are concerned.
Harbour Walk yes you are correct it is merely an 'opinion' which was based on the observation of tyre skid marks evident on both the verge and road where the vehicle left the road. This very corner has anti-camber, in addition to it being right on the top of a small crest. The existing signs indicate ‘caution slippery road surface’ which is sensible precaution because there has been soil & detris on that stretch of road. The heavy rain wouldn’t have helped either, also the last couple of mornings I have seen hatchbacks driving at excess of speed along that very road. Unfortunately its not a road to be under estimated particular when roaming wildlife and poor road conditions are concerned. cj07589

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