Car crashes into Cardiff Road pedestrian crossing

South Wales Argus: COLLSION: The accident at the crossing on Cardiff Road COLLSION: The accident at the crossing on Cardiff Road

A MAN was taken to hospital yesterday after his car crashed into a pedestrian crossing on a busy Newport road.

Police were called to the incident on Cardiff Road, near the junction with Gaer Road, at around 3.38pm.

The navy blue Honda Odyssey car appeared to have collided with the barrier of the pedestrian crossing and hit a traffic light.

The man driving the car was helped out of the vehicle by paramedics and was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, by ambulance as a precaution.

No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

Fire engines from Malpas and Maindee also attended the incident.

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10:00am Wed 22 Jul 09

Eveswell Elvis says...

Judging from that photo he must have been giving it some speed!!!
Judging from that photo he must have been giving it some speed!!! Eveswell Elvis

10:26am Wed 22 Jul 09

papa says...

It can be a bit of a race track coming down past Tesco towards Maesglas especially as two lanes converge into one to go under the only one left of the Three Bridges.
There's always some dope trying to overtake everyone on the inside lane.
It can be a bit of a race track coming down past Tesco towards Maesglas especially as two lanes converge into one to go under the only one left of the Three Bridges. There's always some dope trying to overtake everyone on the inside lane. papa

1:06pm Wed 22 Jul 09

Mr G Went says...

Drove past this as he was being put into the ambulance

The car was facing towards tesco, how he actually did it I just couldn't fathom....

Silly Arsé.....
Drove past this as he was being put into the ambulance The car was facing towards tesco, how he actually did it I just couldn't fathom.... Silly Arsé..... Mr G Went

1:11pm Wed 22 Jul 09

Owain Vaughan says...

Maybe he was travelling in the opposite direction to start with? That was the way the barriers are flattened and that's the way the vehicle was pointing.
Maybe he was travelling in the opposite direction to start with? That was the way the barriers are flattened and that's the way the vehicle was pointing. Owain Vaughan

1:39pm Wed 22 Jul 09

westsi1983 says...

This impact is clearly as shown. Coming down from Maesglas to Tesco. Did he lose control of his vehicle or was he not paying attention? The tyres are flat on the front passenger side, but that may have been caused by the collision rather than causing it...

Only query is what speed was he doing?! To take out a set of railings, AND hit (and bounced off by 0.5 meres) the signal post 4 metres beyond, the speed must surely have been massive???

Given the nature of the area, the notion of someone travelling at the sort of speeds to achieve the above is postively scary! Thank god he didn't hit an oncoming car or pedestrian, that might have been fatal!!
This impact is clearly as shown. Coming down from Maesglas to Tesco. Did he lose control of his vehicle or was he not paying attention? The tyres are flat on the front passenger side, but that may have been caused by the collision rather than causing it... Only query is what speed was he doing?! To take out a set of railings, AND hit (and bounced off by 0.5 meres) the signal post 4 metres beyond, the speed must surely have been massive??? Given the nature of the area, the notion of someone travelling at the sort of speeds to achieve the above is postively scary! Thank god he didn't hit an oncoming car or pedestrian, that might have been fatal!! westsi1983

6:57pm Wed 22 Jul 09

diandai says...

Eveswell Elvis wrote:
Judging from that photo he must have been giving it some speed!!!
I quite agree with you Elvis he must have been giving it some wellie.
[quote][p][bold]Eveswell Elvis[/bold] wrote: Judging from that photo he must have been giving it some speed!!![/p][/quote]I quite agree with you Elvis he must have been giving it some wellie. diandai

11:00pm Wed 22 Jul 09

pwharley says...

If someone had been standing at that crossing, they would have been a "goner"!

Are these drivers ever prosecuted if found to be at fault, and their licence taken away?

We never see any follow up reports after these accidents.
If someone had been standing at that crossing, they would have been a "goner"! Are these drivers ever prosecuted if found to be at fault, and their licence taken away? We never see any follow up reports after these accidents. pwharley

7:03am Thu 23 Jul 09

Bobevans says...

I suspect the car may have been trying to run the lights. Its pretty common. Probably put his foot down to try to race the lights & lost control

It hapens all the time . Plenty of similar events at J28
I suspect the car may have been trying to run the lights. Its pretty common. Probably put his foot down to try to race the lights & lost control It hapens all the time . Plenty of similar events at J28 Bobevans

12:05pm Thu 23 Jul 09

Stuck says...

Odds for what driver blames crash on.
wet road 2/1

other car 4/1

sun in eyes 8/1

oil 12/1

icy road 100/1

Im a complete idiot and its all my fault 100000/1
Odds for what driver blames crash on. wet road 2/1 other car 4/1 sun in eyes 8/1 oil 12/1 icy road 100/1 Im a complete idiot and its all my fault 100000/1 Stuck

4:03pm Thu 23 Jul 09

Gareth says...

...or he may have had a heart attack.
...or he may have had a heart attack. Gareth

4:40pm Thu 23 Jul 09

Stuck says...

heart attack 25/1
heart attack 25/1 Stuck

4:56pm Thu 23 Jul 09

Gareth says...

Stuck wrote:
heart attack 25/1
:-)

actually, maybe not.

if he had, i doubt that he would have merely been "...helped out of the car and taken to hospital as a precaution".

what aobut the odds on him swerving to miss the SWA photographer in the middle of the road?
[quote][p][bold]Stuck[/bold] wrote: heart attack 25/1[/p][/quote]:-) actually, maybe not. if he had, i doubt that he would have merely been "...helped out of the car and taken to hospital as a precaution". what aobut the odds on him swerving to miss the SWA photographer in the middle of the road? Gareth

5:54pm Thu 23 Jul 09

Stuck says...

then again as its a honda estate and they tend to attract more mature types, a physical cause is now even money.
then again as its a honda estate and they tend to attract more mature types, a physical cause is now even money. Stuck

10:13am Fri 24 Jul 09

D.G. says...

I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park.
I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park. D.G.

12:38pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Javez says...

D.G. wrote:
I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park.
Even if another driver caused them to swerve, you'd have to be going well over 30 to cause that damage, especially when you include breaking.
[quote][p][bold]D.G.[/bold] wrote: I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park.[/p][/quote]Even if another driver caused them to swerve, you'd have to be going well over 30 to cause that damage, especially when you include breaking. Javez

1:24pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Stuck says...

D.G. wrote:
I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park.
Sorry its £5000 minimum stake. You can leave your money in a sainsburys carrier bag in a skip under George St bridge. Used 20's please. I've also got a Nigerian friend whos got £20 million in a bank account, would you be interested in helping him out, you'd get £5 million?
[quote][p][bold]D.G.[/bold] wrote: I'll have a quid on "other driver". I've seen the way the taxi drivers come out of the retail park.[/p][/quote]Sorry its £5000 minimum stake. You can leave your money in a sainsburys carrier bag in a skip under George St bridge. Used 20's please. I've also got a Nigerian friend whos got £20 million in a bank account, would you be interested in helping him out, you'd get £5 million? Stuck

7:20pm Fri 24 Jul 09

KazB says...

DG, I can introduce your Nigerian friend to alot of lonely foreign women who, I don't know and who insist on emailing me and asking me to be their friend. One of them has a father who is dying and would like to leave his millions with me. All I need to to is give them my bank details and they will transfer it. Is anyone really that stupid?

I've left £5k of monopoly money under George St Bridge for you. Put it on 'driver distracted by UFO'
DG, I can introduce your Nigerian friend to alot of lonely foreign women who, I don't know and who insist on emailing me and asking me to be their friend. One of them has a father who is dying and would like to leave his millions with me. All I need to to is give them my bank details and they will transfer it. Is anyone really that stupid? I've left £5k of monopoly money under George St Bridge for you. Put it on 'driver distracted by UFO' KazB

5:06pm Sun 26 Jul 09

KazB says...

Sorry. Above post was for Stuck.
Sorry. Above post was for Stuck. KazB

7:05pm Sun 26 Jul 09

Stuck says...

Youve lost me Kaz. I dont know if you thought I was being serious? I think its quite clear that my post is designed to be surreal and humourous. The 419 scam is well known and I used it to build upon the premise that someone would be naive enough to drop off 5k in a skip. The whole thing is so bizarre and that is the source of the joke and yes, some people have fallen for the 419 scam. If it did not work then people would not do it. I will not be hanging around George St bridge, looking in skips for Sainsburys carrier bags, but some might.
Youve lost me Kaz. I dont know if you thought I was being serious? I think its quite clear that my post is designed to be surreal and humourous. The 419 scam is well known and I used it to build upon the premise that someone would be naive enough to drop off 5k in a skip. The whole thing is so bizarre and that is the source of the joke and yes, some people have fallen for the 419 scam. If it did not work then people would not do it. I will not be hanging around George St bridge, looking in skips for Sainsburys carrier bags, but some might. Stuck

7:26pm Sun 26 Jul 09

KazB says...

I totally got the humour Stuck.
I totally got the humour Stuck. KazB

11:25am Tue 28 Jul 09

D.G. says...

Someone knocked over the pedestrian crossing by Newport Centre on Sunday - right in the shadow of George St bridge.

I'll have a quid on "distracted by promising-looking carrier bag"
Someone knocked over the pedestrian crossing by Newport Centre on Sunday - right in the shadow of George St bridge. I'll have a quid on "distracted by promising-looking carrier bag" D.G.

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