LivePolice officer seriously injured after Rogerstone double crash

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Summary

  • Two rush hour crashes leave motorcyclist with suspected broken leg
  • Earlier police car involved in double crash closing A467 Rogerstone by-pass
  • Four accidents have closed road between Risca and Newport
  • Five people injured, two seriously - all have been taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital

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2:32pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jolosho says...

The traffic is at a standstill through Afon Village!
The traffic is at a standstill through Afon Village! Jolosho
  • Score: -1

2:37pm Thu 6 Feb 14

keithbob says...

i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently. keithbob
  • Score: 8

2:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

keithbob wrote:
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.
[quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.[/p][/quote]Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately. Dolieboy
  • Score: -5

3:04pm Thu 6 Feb 14

JaneAlf says...

I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident. JaneAlf
  • Score: -7

3:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Bobevans says...

JaneAlf wrote:
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
Well you can hardly identify the car from the photos
[quote][p][bold]JaneAlf[/bold] wrote: I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.[/p][/quote]Well you can hardly identify the car from the photos Bobevans
  • Score: 37

3:19pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jct says...

Dolieboy wrote:
keithbob wrote:
i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.
Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.
Stop moaning
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]keithbob[/bold] wrote: i drive on here reguraly,the speed of some drivers on here is crazy,getting quite a few accidents on this stretch with a fatality only recently.[/p][/quote]Some people have to learn the hard way unfortunately.[/p][/quote]Stop moaning jct
  • Score: -52

3:20pm Thu 6 Feb 14

jct says...

JaneAlf wrote:
I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.
Stop moaning
[quote][p][bold]JaneAlf[/bold] wrote: I think it's awful to post photos of the vehicles on here so early, the victims families may not even know at this point that their loved ones have been involved in an accident.[/p][/quote]Stop moaning jct
  • Score: -51

4:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Warbles says...

This road, along with SDR and local M4, is the 'gruesome threesome'; driving standards are the worse I've seen. Speed limits are 'smashed', not just broken, racing is common, phone use is standard and absolutely nothing is done. When you consider the money spent on 'traffic calming and control' it's been a complete waste.
This road, along with SDR and local M4, is the 'gruesome threesome'; driving standards are the worse I've seen. Speed limits are 'smashed', not just broken, racing is common, phone use is standard and absolutely nothing is done. When you consider the money spent on 'traffic calming and control' it's been a complete waste. Warbles
  • Score: 13

6:24pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dave on his Soapbox says...

.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl
y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles! Dave on his Soapbox
  • Score: 20

7:09pm Thu 6 Feb 14

westender says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl

y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind. westender
  • Score: 21

7:10pm Thu 6 Feb 14

rightsideup says...

Nothing on the 6.30pm Welsh news...........
Nothing on the 6.30pm Welsh news........... rightsideup
  • Score: 0

7:33pm Thu 6 Feb 14

portman says...

The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed portman
  • Score: 16

7:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
[quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple Dolieboy
  • Score: 28

7:50pm Thu 6 Feb 14

wonkycustard says...

this section of the A467 has serious drainage problems where the water runs off the wern slip road and crosses the dual carridgeway . the council has had this problem since the road was resurfaced about 5 years ago. Last winter the central reservation was dredged and grooves cut in the road , but the river that flows across this junction area is dangerous at anything above 40 mph if the rain is really heavy.
I travel the road everyday and there have been at least 12 crashes as a result of the standing water and river crossing the road.
Its only a matter of time until someone is killed.
Speed is not a direct factor owing to the poor conditions, tyres, reactions to aquaplaning and local knowledge are also factors.
this section of the A467 has serious drainage problems where the water runs off the wern slip road and crosses the dual carridgeway . the council has had this problem since the road was resurfaced about 5 years ago. Last winter the central reservation was dredged and grooves cut in the road , but the river that flows across this junction area is dangerous at anything above 40 mph if the rain is really heavy. I travel the road everyday and there have been at least 12 crashes as a result of the standing water and river crossing the road. Its only a matter of time until someone is killed. Speed is not a direct factor owing to the poor conditions, tyres, reactions to aquaplaning and local knowledge are also factors. wonkycustard
  • Score: 14

8:35pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Jonnytrouble says...

westender wrote:
Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl


y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions !
I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer !
I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope !
I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there
( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case.....
Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?
[quote][p][bold]westender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.[/p][/quote]Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions ! I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer ! I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope ! I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there ( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case..... Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ? Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 20

10:41pm Thu 6 Feb 14

keithbob says...

Jonnytrouble wrote:
westender wrote:
Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl



y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.
Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions !
I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer !
I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope !
I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there
( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case.....
Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?
reckon jct is one of the speed nuts!?
[quote][p][bold]Jonnytrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]westender[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]Good advice DoS, I really do not understand why you would have one thumbs down leave alone fifteen, I can only assume at least fifteen people reading this are at best "uncomplicated" and that's just to be kind.[/p][/quote]Most probably the one's doing the ' thumbs down ' to the sensible comments on here are the idiots that cannot control there speed, keep a safe distance in appalling weather conditions ! I uses to drive over 30,000 miles a year that includes Company business in UK... I have seen many crashes and fatalities in my driving life and was even in one myself thanks to the guy using his mobile phone,i won my case and most grateful to an EX RTA Police officer ! I drive abroad too and find it more relaxing than UK because our Little Island is over crowded and our roads cannot cope ! I use this A467 occasionally and YES every time I go on there ( which I try to avoid ) what happens is the idiots that go as fast as there car's can do, so rest my case..... Think the Speed Camera van is long over due now ?[/p][/quote]reckon jct is one of the speed nuts!? keithbob
  • Score: 6

10:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Lizwerry says...

I hope everyone involved is ok. This brings into focus the risks the emergency services take to protect us on a daily basis
I hope everyone involved is ok. This brings into focus the risks the emergency services take to protect us on a daily basis Lizwerry
  • Score: 9

10:02am Sat 8 Feb 14

Londonboy82 says...

Dave on his Soapbox wrote:
.....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl

y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length....
Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles!
By law you don't have to go through a red light for any emergency vehicle they should turn of there horns and wait, they can't force you through. You have to move over when you can and is safe to do so.
[quote][p][bold]Dave on his Soapbox[/bold] wrote: .....learner drivers needed more guidance on how to react when an emergency vehicle can be heard approaching......onl y this morning an ambulance was held up at traffic lights near Sainburys because drivers don't know what to do to get out of the way...and often do not leave any gap when stationary at them...you should leave a gap so that over your bonnet you should be able to see where the vehicle in front of you......tyres are in contact with the road.....or equal to slightly less than half a car length.... Also some drivers need to turn their music down as this is another contributing factor why they fail to heard emergency vehicles![/p][/quote]By law you don't have to go through a red light for any emergency vehicle they should turn of there horns and wait, they can't force you through. You have to move over when you can and is safe to do so. Londonboy82
  • Score: 1

10:05am Sat 8 Feb 14

Londonboy82 says...

Dolieboy wrote:
portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.
[quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple[/p][/quote]you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast. Londonboy82
  • Score: 0

3:59pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Dolieboy says...

Londonboy82 wrote:
Dolieboy wrote:
portman wrote:
The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed
So drive at lower speed - simple
you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.
Nope, but, as soon as you notice, you drive to suit the road and weather conditions. As the old saying goes, better 10 mins late in this life than 30 years early in the next one.
[quote][p][bold]Londonboy82[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dolieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]portman[/bold] wrote: The drainage on a467 is appalling cars aquaplaining all the time at high speed[/p][/quote]So drive at lower speed - simple[/p][/quote]you can start aquaplaning at 40 MPH which is not fast.[/p][/quote]Nope, but, as soon as you notice, you drive to suit the road and weather conditions. As the old saying goes, better 10 mins late in this life than 30 years early in the next one. Dolieboy
  • Score: 3

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