Police appeal for witnesses to Southend smash that closed road for four hours

Police appeal for witnesses to Southend smash that closed road for four hours

Police appeal for witnesses to Southend smash that closed road for four hours

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a smash that closed Eastern Avenue, Southend, for four hours on Friday evening.

The accident occurred at 6.15pm on Friday, July 11 at the junction of Eastern Avenue and Fossetts Way.

A grey Audi A5 was in collision with a red Ford Fiesta and it is believed a third, dark coloured vehicle, may have been involved but left the scene.

Both driver and passenger of the Audi, men in their twenties from the Southend area, received minor injuries.

The 59-year-old male driver of the Fiesta, who also lives in Southend, did not appear to sustain any injuries.

The road was blocked until 10.30pm while the two vehicles were removed.

Pc Steve Catton, of Southend response and patrol, said: "I would ask anyone who witnessed the collision, or who may have seen the vehicles driving along the A127 on the approach to Southend, to contact police.

“The cars may have been on A127 near Rochford Road and Hobleythick Lane just before the time of the incident.”

Witnesses or anyone with any information are asked to contact Pc Catton at Southend on Essex Police 101.

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7:09pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Nebs says...

Why does it take 4 hours to move a couple of cars. Video the scene then get the removal trucks in.
Why does it take 4 hours to move a couple of cars. Video the scene then get the removal trucks in. Nebs
  • Score: 4

9:14pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Born & bread says...

Sounds to me like a 'crash for cash' scam.
Sounds to me like a 'crash for cash' scam. Born & bread
  • Score: -1

12:05am Sun 13 Jul 14

KevinR says...

Nebs wrote:
Why does it take 4 hours to move a couple of cars. Video the scene then get the removal trucks in.
That's what I thought. In a life-or-death crash then there's a lot of evidence and analysis needed, but here we have 2 minor injuries out of 3, so its disproportionate. They used to just mark the vehicle locations with paint/chalk and get the roads moving.
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: Why does it take 4 hours to move a couple of cars. Video the scene then get the removal trucks in.[/p][/quote]That's what I thought. In a life-or-death crash then there's a lot of evidence and analysis needed, but here we have 2 minor injuries out of 3, so its disproportionate. They used to just mark the vehicle locations with paint/chalk and get the roads moving. KevinR
  • Score: 4

5:35am Sun 13 Jul 14

pendulum says...

Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time.
Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time. pendulum
  • Score: 4

10:47am Sun 13 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

pendulum wrote:
Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time.
spot on with that, they close the fairglen interchange for similar puddles.... unfortunately its part and parcel of the political correct dross we are constantly forced to endure, keeping us all 'nice and safe'..... tanks on the streets at heathrow is my all time stomach churning favourite....
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time.[/p][/quote]spot on with that, they close the fairglen interchange for similar puddles.... unfortunately its part and parcel of the political correct dross we are constantly forced to endure, keeping us all 'nice and safe'..... tanks on the streets at heathrow is my all time stomach churning favourite.... pembury53
  • Score: -1

2:18pm Sun 13 Jul 14

w-jback says...

pendulum wrote:
Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time.
They also closed a main road into Leeds because a man crashed into a post! In case he died because he may have had a minor stroke or severe food poisoning they shut the road for a couple of hours then died skid tests etc. Madness.
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: Did anyone see Traffic Cops the other day? They closed a road because of a puddle. The water was barely up to their ankles and they were walking across it. They decided it was a "flood" though, and closed the road, to the frustration of everyone but them. Proof, that sometimes at least, they close the road for no good reason or for an unnecessarily long amount of time.[/p][/quote]They also closed a main road into Leeds because a man crashed into a post! In case he died because he may have had a minor stroke or severe food poisoning they shut the road for a couple of hours then died skid tests etc. Madness. w-jback
  • Score: 0

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