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chaos at Marus Bridge

Started by: tomplum (6583) 

Due to a Gas leak at the road works on the motorway island top of Landgate, The duel carriageway from Sainaburys to the island is closed off,

Grid lock...

Started: 15th Oct 2020 at 15:57

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

Roobarb !!!!

Poppycock !!!!

And everything in between,, and with Bedknobs and Broomsticks on them

It's an overturned Lurry, I know cos I saw it happen, unless it's damaged a gas main, but it just looked like an overturned Tonka Toy,, or should that be a Tonker Toy

No injuries, driver was straight out of cab, comforting two women motorists who were upset because they saw it happen

It looked like the lorry driver thought that the slip road carried on after the roundabout, but now he knows it doesn't

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 16:08

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

He came off the slip road from the motorway, and tried to turn right towards Ashton, and the lorry flipped on the roundabout, at the opposite side to the slip road, the back of the trailer blocking the inside lane on the dual carriageway coming up from Wigan, the rest of the vehicle was on the inside lane of the roundabout, but the right lane was clear, as was the access around the roundabout, I drove up the right lane, and then around the lorry, and on towards Bryn

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 16:24

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

Found this pic, and they have dragged the wreck further on to the roundabout, and where the black car is parked, the trailer was actually across that, and that is one of the cars which one the women was in, but I am certain the lorry did not hit that car, or one which was parked in front of the lorry on the roundabout ....

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 16:35

Posted by: tomplum (6583) 

I seem to be misinformed Thank you for enlightenig us Tommy 2 strokes,

I forward my mitigating curcumstances

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 16:47
Last edited by tomplum: 15th Oct 2020 at 16:51:17

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

Yoo are most welcome Tom

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p.s. it is the 15th October 2020 not January 29th 2020

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 17:01

Posted by: tonker (21965) 

Tomplum said, "The duel carriageway from Sainaburys to the island is closed off,"

Rapiers or Pistols?

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 21:10

Posted by: tomplum (6583) 

ok , ok I spelt cabbageway wrong but, at least I spelt Sainsburys right

Replied: 15th Oct 2020 at 21:35

Posted by: tonker (21965) 

Gas leak my ringpiece!

Replied: 16th Oct 2020 at 14:53
Last edited by tonker: 16th Oct 2020 at 14:54:45

Posted by: firefox (2432)

What a pleasant imagining!

Replied: 16th Oct 2020 at 20:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

Replied: 16th Oct 2020 at 20:21

Posted by: PeterP (7922)

Can motorist coming down the slip road not see the signs for a roundabout This is the second accident at this island in a month. The 1st tried to drive over the island and if the middle of the island had not been redesigned would have ended up hitting the statue, The 2nd made it part way round the island then turned over. It takes a lot of combinations to turn a trailer over speed top heavy load mech fault etc . If the driver had to stop at the end of the slip road then drive round the island then speed would not come into the equation ,would like to see if anything besides time on the road shows on his tacho

Replied: 17th Oct 2020 at 14:10

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (5517)

PeterP

I have been thinking about this meself, because last Thursday when it happened, the visibility was good, the traffic was light, and he was in a lorry cab high above the carriageway, and coming down the slip road from the motorway there is a clear line of sight for all directions, you can see that the slip road ends at the roundabout, and you can see that there is only a field at the other side of the roundabout, and you can see the other traffic approaching from all sides, and it was dry, and I could not see anything on the road which would have caused the lorry to lose grip, there was no water, mud or oil, and the point being that lorries with their her brakes, can stop on a sixpence, or a shillin, or even on a two bob piece, so even if he was travelling at speed, there is enough room on that roundabout for him to have stopped or at least to have dropped his speed, enough to remain upright when swerving around the roundabout ....

Replied: 17th Oct 2020 at 15:22

 

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