Three-vehicle crash in Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: Three-vehicle crash in Cwmbran Three-vehicle crash in Cwmbran

TRAFFIC was delayed in Cwmbran after a three-vehicle crash this morning.

Fire crews and paramedics attended to the collision on the A4042 roundabout at the junction of the Crown Roundabout with Llanyravon Way.

The A4042 is partially currently closed northbound while investigators are at the scene.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman said a silver Vauxhall, a red Mazda and a grey Citroen C4 had been involved in the crash.

A man travelling in the Citroen has been taken to University Hospital Wales for treatment, while a woman in the Vauxhall has been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital as a precaution.  

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended, with a crew from Malpas and another from Cwmbran. They were called to the roundabout at 9.43am and left at 10.53am, a spokeswoman said.

Grant Fowler, from Cwmbran, drove past the roundabout at about 10am and said a car had been “wiped out” in the collision.

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2:53pm Fri 11 Jul 14

davidcp says...

"Fire crews and paramedics attended to the crash on the A4042 roundabout at the junction of the Crown Roundabout with Llanyravon Way." That'll be Llanfrechfa Way, it's nowhere near Llanyravon Way.

"a silver Vauxhall Anglia, a read Mazda and a grey Citroen C4 had been involved in the crash." Ford made Anglias but stopped in about 1965. Do you mean a RED Mazda?

As for that r/about. People going A4051 north using the left lane from the A4051 south aren't helping others who have READ the Highway Code. Over 180 degrees = a right turn = right hand lane. It's NOT straight. Oh, and a SIGNAL would be nice, like he ones no-one uses at Crown, Rechem, McDonalds (Pontypool) and most other roundabouts, too. I suppose it's all the calories they may use up pushing the indicator stalk a tad. You can hear me go HUUUUURRRRGGGGGHHHH when I have to do it. Blistered finger also a risk.

People pulling out slowly and without care from Newport Road (Burtons side) when traffic is going apace ('cos it can) also don't help, especially the ones in the wrong lane. I had one woman pull out on me in the left lane from Burtons, then go ALL THE WAY ROUND the outside lane of the r/about to go south. Where the hell did she learn THAT?!

There are some design flaws with that roundabout but the geography/topography wasn't helpful either.

Here's a thought. In Germany, driving education is put on the TV, and their lane discipline is outstanding. But would British drivers bother?

It's funny. If anyone taught to drive a ton of car at 70mph immediately drops their standards it's socially acceptable. No signals, lane discipline, mobile phones (still????). How does anyone pass if they can't do those things??

Rant over until I think of some more.
"Fire crews and paramedics attended to the crash on the A4042 roundabout at the junction of the Crown Roundabout with Llanyravon Way." That'll be Llanfrechfa Way, it's nowhere near Llanyravon Way. "a silver Vauxhall Anglia, a read Mazda and a grey Citroen C4 had been involved in the crash." Ford made Anglias but stopped in about 1965. Do you mean a RED Mazda? As for that r/about. People going A4051 north using the left lane from the A4051 south aren't helping others who have READ the Highway Code. Over 180 degrees = a right turn = right hand lane. It's NOT straight. Oh, and a SIGNAL would be nice, like he ones no-one uses at Crown, Rechem, McDonalds (Pontypool) and most other roundabouts, too. I suppose it's all the calories they may use up pushing the indicator stalk a tad. You can hear me go HUUUUURRRRGGGGGHHHH when I have to do it. Blistered finger also a risk. People pulling out slowly and without care from Newport Road (Burtons side) when traffic is going apace ('cos it can) also don't help, especially the ones in the wrong lane. I had one woman pull out on me in the left lane from Burtons, then go ALL THE WAY ROUND the outside lane of the r/about to go south. Where the hell did she learn THAT?! There are some design flaws with that roundabout but the geography/topography wasn't helpful either. Here's a thought. In Germany, driving education is put on the TV, and their lane discipline is outstanding. But would British drivers bother? It's funny. If anyone taught to drive a ton of car at 70mph immediately drops their standards it's socially acceptable. No signals, lane discipline, mobile phones (still????). How does anyone pass if they can't do those things?? Rant over until I think of some more. davidcp
  • Score: 18

2:58pm Fri 11 Jul 14

irisheyes says...

davidcp wrote:
"Fire crews and paramedics attended to the crash on the A4042 roundabout at the junction of the Crown Roundabout with Llanyravon Way." That'll be Llanfrechfa Way, it's nowhere near Llanyravon Way.

"a silver Vauxhall Anglia, a read Mazda and a grey Citroen C4 had been involved in the crash." Ford made Anglias but stopped in about 1965. Do you mean a RED Mazda?

As for that r/about. People going A4051 north using the left lane from the A4051 south aren't helping others who have READ the Highway Code. Over 180 degrees = a right turn = right hand lane. It's NOT straight. Oh, and a SIGNAL would be nice, like he ones no-one uses at Crown, Rechem, McDonalds (Pontypool) and most other roundabouts, too. I suppose it's all the calories they may use up pushing the indicator stalk a tad. You can hear me go HUUUUURRRRGGGGGHHHH when I have to do it. Blistered finger also a risk.

People pulling out slowly and without care from Newport Road (Burtons side) when traffic is going apace ('cos it can) also don't help, especially the ones in the wrong lane. I had one woman pull out on me in the left lane from Burtons, then go ALL THE WAY ROUND the outside lane of the r/about to go south. Where the hell did she learn THAT?!

There are some design flaws with that roundabout but the geography/topography wasn't helpful either.

Here's a thought. In Germany, driving education is put on the TV, and their lane discipline is outstanding. But would British drivers bother?

It's funny. If anyone taught to drive a ton of car at 70mph immediately drops their standards it's socially acceptable. No signals, lane discipline, mobile phones (still????). How does anyone pass if they can't do those things??

Rant over until I think of some more.
In Cwmbran drivers appear to have adopted the Danish highway code where drivers approaching a roundabout have right of way and not the vehicle already on the roundabout with taxi drivers and buses being the worst offenders!!!
[quote][p][bold]davidcp[/bold] wrote: "Fire crews and paramedics attended to the crash on the A4042 roundabout at the junction of the Crown Roundabout with Llanyravon Way." That'll be Llanfrechfa Way, it's nowhere near Llanyravon Way. "a silver Vauxhall Anglia, a read Mazda and a grey Citroen C4 had been involved in the crash." Ford made Anglias but stopped in about 1965. Do you mean a RED Mazda? As for that r/about. People going A4051 north using the left lane from the A4051 south aren't helping others who have READ the Highway Code. Over 180 degrees = a right turn = right hand lane. It's NOT straight. Oh, and a SIGNAL would be nice, like he ones no-one uses at Crown, Rechem, McDonalds (Pontypool) and most other roundabouts, too. I suppose it's all the calories they may use up pushing the indicator stalk a tad. You can hear me go HUUUUURRRRGGGGGHHHH when I have to do it. Blistered finger also a risk. People pulling out slowly and without care from Newport Road (Burtons side) when traffic is going apace ('cos it can) also don't help, especially the ones in the wrong lane. I had one woman pull out on me in the left lane from Burtons, then go ALL THE WAY ROUND the outside lane of the r/about to go south. Where the hell did she learn THAT?! There are some design flaws with that roundabout but the geography/topography wasn't helpful either. Here's a thought. In Germany, driving education is put on the TV, and their lane discipline is outstanding. But would British drivers bother? It's funny. If anyone taught to drive a ton of car at 70mph immediately drops their standards it's socially acceptable. No signals, lane discipline, mobile phones (still????). How does anyone pass if they can't do those things?? Rant over until I think of some more.[/p][/quote]In Cwmbran drivers appear to have adopted the Danish highway code where drivers approaching a roundabout have right of way and not the vehicle already on the roundabout with taxi drivers and buses being the worst offenders!!! irisheyes
  • Score: 18

6:43pm Fri 11 Jul 14

bugsy93 says...

This must be a 'Friday syndrome' road traffic accidents making the headlines on a Friday. The M4, A4042 and the A465 Heads of the Valleys roads are all Friday black spots.
This must be a 'Friday syndrome' road traffic accidents making the headlines on a Friday. The M4, A4042 and the A465 Heads of the Valleys roads are all Friday black spots. bugsy93
  • Score: -1

7:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Deviant.66 says...

Cwmbran... Drivers... Roundabout. There are 3 words that don't work well together. From experience, most people in the area have no comprehension of roundabouts, and seem to think indicators are an optional extra. I saw a 2 car smash in cwmbran a few months back, which occurred because someone failed to stop and went straight into the path of a vehicle already on the roundabout. The police need to park up at these roundabouts, if not for people to see them and behave, but to be able to afford a few more bottles of bubbly at their next ball.
Cwmbran... Drivers... Roundabout. There are 3 words that don't work well together. From experience, most people in the area have no comprehension of roundabouts, and seem to think indicators are an optional extra. I saw a 2 car smash in cwmbran a few months back, which occurred because someone failed to stop and went straight into the path of a vehicle already on the roundabout. The police need to park up at these roundabouts, if not for people to see them and behave, but to be able to afford a few more bottles of bubbly at their next ball. Deviant.66
  • Score: 11

10:32pm Fri 11 Jul 14

davidcp says...

Deviant.66 wrote:
Cwmbran... Drivers... Roundabout. There are 3 words that don't work well together. From experience, most people in the area have no comprehension of roundabouts, and seem to think indicators are an optional extra. I saw a 2 car smash in cwmbran a few months back, which occurred because someone failed to stop and went straight into the path of a vehicle already on the roundabout. The police need to park up at these roundabouts, if not for people to see them and behave, but to be able to afford a few more bottles of bubbly at their next ball.
Police officers park at roundabouts.
What, both officers?
[quote][p][bold]Deviant.66[/bold] wrote: Cwmbran... Drivers... Roundabout. There are 3 words that don't work well together. From experience, most people in the area have no comprehension of roundabouts, and seem to think indicators are an optional extra. I saw a 2 car smash in cwmbran a few months back, which occurred because someone failed to stop and went straight into the path of a vehicle already on the roundabout. The police need to park up at these roundabouts, if not for people to see them and behave, but to be able to afford a few more bottles of bubbly at their next ball.[/p][/quote]Police officers park at roundabouts. What, both officers? davidcp
  • Score: 3

7:20am Sat 12 Jul 14

Dolieboy says...

If I am waiting at a roundabout, and oncoming traffic fails to indicate, not being a mind reader, I have no idea where they are going. I then pull out in my truck, which often forces them to stop. Indicating can stop this.
If I am waiting at a roundabout, and oncoming traffic fails to indicate, not being a mind reader, I have no idea where they are going. I then pull out in my truck, which often forces them to stop. Indicating can stop this. Dolieboy
  • Score: -2
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