Calls to stop heavy duty lorries driving through Canvey town centre following crash

Crash - Furtherwick Road closed following the crash

Crash - Furtherwick Road closed following the crash

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CALLS have been made to stop heavy duty lorries travelling through Canvey town centre after one crashed outside a school.

The lorry hit a metal bollard and mounted the kerb while turning from Foksville Road into Furtherwick Road, puncturing three of its wheels just outside the new £28million Castle View School at around 8:45am.

Police were forced to cordon off part of the town’s one-way system for three hours while repairs were carried out to the vehicle, forcing motorists to seek alternative routes.

Concerns have been raised over the safety of pedestrians and pupils as frustrated business owners claim lorry crashes are becoming a fortnightly occurrence in the town and that restrictions should be put in place to bring an end to the long-running saga.

Harry Awidikian, owner of Gold and Diamonds in Furtherwick Road, said: “This is happening once or twice a month, it’s ridiculous. It’s just becoming a normal part of everyone’s day now.

“The road is not wide enough for lorries, or even buses to turn down here, and it’s dangerous to keep allowing them to do it. Either widen the road or stop them coming down here.”

Gil Thomas, head teacher of Castle View, said thankfully all school pupils were inside the building when the crash happened.

Laura Bookless, assistant butcher at F & J Caring and Sons, in Furtherwick Road, said: “These heavy duty lorries shouldn’t be coming through here, they’re far too big and that corner is so tight.

“It’s so dangerous, especially when there is a school on the corner. Things like this happen every couple of weeks and you never know one day it could be much worse.”

 

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10:59am Tue 12 Feb 13

buspassuser says...

Did Gina Marden visit Canvey? I think not, I have just come back from the town center, The lorry appears to have struck the cast iron bollards that protect the fencing. In doing so the three wheel rims on the trailer are damaged leaving three flat tyres. The lorry is NOT on its side and it DID NOT shed its load. This is another case of collecting the facts before submitting a report on the web site.
Did Gina Marden visit Canvey? I think not, I have just come back from the town center, The lorry appears to have struck the cast iron bollards that protect the fencing. In doing so the three wheel rims on the trailer are damaged leaving three flat tyres. The lorry is NOT on its side and it DID NOT shed its load. This is another case of collecting the facts before submitting a report on the web site. buspassuser
  • Score: 9

11:34am Tue 12 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

never mind the bollards
never mind the bollards Cosmo Spring
  • Score: 1

11:39am Tue 12 Feb 13

Steve H says...

buspassuser wrote:
Did Gina Marden visit Canvey? I think not, I have just come back from the town center, The lorry appears to have struck the cast iron bollards that protect the fencing. In doing so the three wheel rims on the trailer are damaged leaving three flat tyres. The lorry is NOT on its side and it DID NOT shed its load. This is another case of collecting the facts before submitting a report on the web site.
Don't let fact get in the way of an Echo report....

I'm surprised it didn't spill it's load of toxic waste, causing the Calor Gas plant to explode and wiping out several schools...
[quote][p][bold]buspassuser[/bold] wrote: Did Gina Marden visit Canvey? I think not, I have just come back from the town center, The lorry appears to have struck the cast iron bollards that protect the fencing. In doing so the three wheel rims on the trailer are damaged leaving three flat tyres. The lorry is NOT on its side and it DID NOT shed its load. This is another case of collecting the facts before submitting a report on the web site.[/p][/quote]Don't let fact get in the way of an Echo report.... I'm surprised it didn't spill it's load of toxic waste, causing the Calor Gas plant to explode and wiping out several schools... Steve H
  • Score: 6

12:31pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Woodenspoon says...

If that is a photo of the actual incident, you can clearly see that it is still upright, albeit, listing to the left where the flat tyres are and that its load is still on the back of it and not all over the floor.
Is, what it is transporting, classed as a "load" or "loads" because according to the report it was carrying many loads.
If that is a photo of the actual incident, you can clearly see that it is still upright, albeit, listing to the left where the flat tyres are and that its load is still on the back of it and not all over the floor. Is, what it is transporting, classed as a "load" or "loads" because according to the report it was carrying many loads. Woodenspoon
  • Score: 2

12:55pm Tue 12 Feb 13

trucker1 says...

so it is a broken down lorry not an overturned lorry come on echo at least correct your story
so it is a broken down lorry not an overturned lorry come on echo at least correct your story trucker1
  • Score: 3

1:05pm Tue 12 Feb 13

F the Police says...

Most of Canvey is at a standstill everyday anyway with all those potheads smoking so much weed, they cant even move!
Most of Canvey is at a standstill everyday anyway with all those potheads smoking so much weed, they cant even move! F the Police
  • Score: -9

2:22pm Tue 12 Feb 13

metneyx says...

This article reminds of year 8 creative writing classes at school! Get your facts straight and write your report as if you are educated in journalism!! And if this picture is to support your statement 'standstill', then you haven't seen a standstill on Canvey before!
This article reminds of year 8 creative writing classes at school! Get your facts straight and write your report as if you are educated in journalism!! And if this picture is to support your statement 'standstill', then you haven't seen a standstill on Canvey before! metneyx
  • Score: 1

2:59pm Tue 12 Feb 13

minesabud says...

Wasn't 9.30 either it was about 8.30
Wasn't 9.30 either it was about 8.30 minesabud
  • Score: 1

3:10pm Tue 12 Feb 13

upset says...

DON'T LET THE TRUTH GET IN THE STORY YET AGAIN.
DON'T LET THE TRUTH GET IN THE STORY YET AGAIN. upset
  • Score: 1

3:17pm Tue 12 Feb 13

perini says...

CANVEY has been brought to a standstill after a huge articulated lorry overturned.
What does a small articulated lorry look like?
CANVEY has been brought to a standstill after a huge articulated lorry overturned. What does a small articulated lorry look like? perini
  • Score: -1

4:33pm Tue 12 Feb 13

Rochford Rob says...

The TYRES were punctured not the wheels.

Shoddy.

Gina Wotnot is a ten year old chav on a BMX filing stories by text.

Innit.
The TYRES were punctured not the wheels. Shoddy. Gina Wotnot is a ten year old chav on a BMX filing stories by text. Innit. Rochford Rob
  • Score: 0

4:46pm Tue 12 Feb 13

metneyx says...

Better attempt at the article than the previous. However as above the tyres were punctured, not the wheels! I think labeling it a crash is a bit strong, it was a misjudgement by the driver on the length of his vehicle. Plus the school is so far back from the road it would only be a danger to people/students if they were on the crossing at the time.
Better attempt at the article than the previous. However as above the tyres were punctured, not the wheels! I think labeling it a crash is a bit strong, it was a misjudgement by the driver on the length of his vehicle. Plus the school is so far back from the road it would only be a danger to people/students if they were on the crossing at the time. metneyx
  • Score: 1

5:16pm Tue 12 Feb 13

GentleGiant says...

Which route should the lorries take?
Which route should the lorries take? GentleGiant
  • Score: 2

5:19pm Tue 12 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

The fact is vehicles this size wherever they go on Canvey have problems. They are just plain too big for the road structure and layout. It does happen too often with large vehicles like this so there should be far better checks made before the journey starts. It presumably came down to the Point to pick up, so could negotiate that as the road has more room to swing out. It is just impossible going back with a lorry this length getting through the one way lay out. Perhaps it should have been escorted to go back the wrong way through the one way at night with less traffic and the road could be closed off. You see far more escorted loads on the continent than you do in the UK.
The fact is vehicles this size wherever they go on Canvey have problems. They are just plain too big for the road structure and layout. It does happen too often with large vehicles like this so there should be far better checks made before the journey starts. It presumably came down to the Point to pick up, so could negotiate that as the road has more room to swing out. It is just impossible going back with a lorry this length getting through the one way lay out. Perhaps it should have been escorted to go back the wrong way through the one way at night with less traffic and the road could be closed off. You see far more escorted loads on the continent than you do in the UK. John T Pharro
  • Score: 4

5:16pm Wed 13 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

What just because 1 lorry had a minor little shunt. How many lorries drive through there a day. I dont know if im right or not, but that is probably the first time something like that has happened for years.
What just because 1 lorry had a minor little shunt. How many lorries drive through there a day. I dont know if im right or not, but that is probably the first time something like that has happened for years. Boyracer_1991
  • Score: 0

5:25pm Thu 14 Feb 13

upset says...

What is a heavy duty lorry?
What is a heavy duty lorry? upset
  • Score: -1

6:32pm Thu 14 Feb 13

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
What is a heavy duty lorry?
Does it matter in contexts to what really matters that these lorries are too big for easy movement on Canvey? Stop nit picking and try saying for once something constructive.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: What is a heavy duty lorry?[/p][/quote]Does it matter in contexts to what really matters that these lorries are too big for easy movement on Canvey? Stop nit picking and try saying for once something constructive. John T Pharro
  • Score: 1

10:22am Fri 15 Feb 13

streetboy75 says...

Boyracer_1991 wrote:
What just because 1 lorry had a minor little shunt. How many lorries drive through there a day. I dont know if im right or not, but that is probably the first time something like that has happened for years.
belive me its happening 2-3 times a month, it was very lucky the time this happend all the school kids were already in the school.
i can see the council just waiting for one of the kids to get killed before any action is taken.
[quote][p][bold]Boyracer_1991[/bold] wrote: What just because 1 lorry had a minor little shunt. How many lorries drive through there a day. I dont know if im right or not, but that is probably the first time something like that has happened for years.[/p][/quote]belive me its happening 2-3 times a month, it was very lucky the time this happend all the school kids were already in the school. i can see the council just waiting for one of the kids to get killed before any action is taken. streetboy75
  • Score: 0

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