M4 open again after crash eastbound at Brynglas tunnels

South Wales Argus: Delays as crash blocks lane on M4 eastbound at Brynglas tunnels Delays as crash blocks lane on M4 eastbound at Brynglas tunnels

UPDATE 16:08: Incident cleared and road now fully open.

 

UPDATE 14:34: A spokeswoman from South Wales Fire and Rescue has confirmed that two vehicles were involved. One child was removed from a vehicle and a second casualty was removed after the roof was cut away by the fire service. All lanes are now open.

 

EMERGENCY services are attending a crash between J26 and J25 east bound on the M4 near to the exit of the Brynglas tunnels.

Fire crews were called to the incident at 12.45 and remain in attendance with ambulance services also.

Two lanes have been closed eastbound and delays are expected with reported tailbacks between J27 and J28.

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5:08pm Sun 5 Jan 14

jerymp says...

How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway?
We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.
How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway? We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving. jerymp

5:23pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Bobevans says...

jerymp wrote:
How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway?
We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.
This stretch of the MK4 is an accident black spot. It is not up to modern motorway standards . It has one of the highest accident rates in the UK. It is far worse than the M25
[quote][p][bold]jerymp[/bold] wrote: How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway? We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.[/p][/quote]This stretch of the MK4 is an accident black spot. It is not up to modern motorway standards . It has one of the highest accident rates in the UK. It is far worse than the M25 Bobevans

5:28pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Limestonecowboy says...

jerymp wrote:
How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway? We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.
There is no mention of the cause & a child is involved so this is not the time to start your 'drivers to blame' defensive rant.
[quote][p][bold]jerymp[/bold] wrote: How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway? We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.[/p][/quote]There is no mention of the cause & a child is involved so this is not the time to start your 'drivers to blame' defensive rant. Limestonecowboy

8:55pm Sun 5 Jan 14

bluebanana says...

Bobevans wrote:
jerymp wrote:
How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway?
We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.
This stretch of the MK4 is an accident black spot. It is not up to modern motorway standards . It has one of the highest accident rates in the UK. It is far worse than the M25
Not according to this http://www.easier.co
m/117642-motorway-bl
ackspots-the-five-mo
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es-in-the-uk.html

Unless you have access to some other research. M4 doesnt even feature in the top 5.
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jerymp[/bold] wrote: How long before the tunnels are somehow implicated in this accident to justify the arguments for a new motorway? We do need it because the existing road was a mistake in the first place but accidents like this can happen anywhere on our roads and in the vast majority of cases they are due to bad driving.[/p][/quote]This stretch of the MK4 is an accident black spot. It is not up to modern motorway standards . It has one of the highest accident rates in the UK. It is far worse than the M25[/p][/quote]Not according to this http://www.easier.co m/117642-motorway-bl ackspots-the-five-mo st-dangerous-stretch es-in-the-uk.html Unless you have access to some other research. M4 doesnt even feature in the top 5. bluebanana

11:44pm Sun 5 Jan 14

keithbob says...

well it should bobevans,sick of hearing about m4 brynglas tunnels accidents.
happens daily and is a nightmare for drivers!
anyone who lives near here will know about the stupid short entrance from malpas rd.to the tunnels!
well it should bobevans,sick of hearing about m4 brynglas tunnels accidents. happens daily and is a nightmare for drivers! anyone who lives near here will know about the stupid short entrance from malpas rd.to the tunnels! keithbob

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