Cyclist killed in collision

The site of the accident

The site of the accident

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A cyclist was killed in a collision with a car yesterday.

Police confirmed the man, believed to be in his late 40s to early 50s, died in High Road, Woodford Green, near the junction with Bunces Lane.

The police were called to the scene at 3.30pm.

The driver of the car, a woman, was not arrested.

 

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3:14pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.
This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Mon 10 Feb 14

KatieHPhoto says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.
Unfortunately there's probably not a lot the Police can do about that. There's already a speed camera and a set of pedestrian crossing lights, even then they have a lollypop man during school rush hours. What else can they do? I highly doubt they'd send an officer down to monitor the junction all day every day.

Lets just hope they don't consider speed bumps. That would be catastrophic for the high road!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately there's probably not a lot the Police can do about that. There's already a speed camera and a set of pedestrian crossing lights, even then they have a lollypop man during school rush hours. What else can they do? I highly doubt they'd send an officer down to monitor the junction all day every day. Lets just hope they don't consider speed bumps. That would be catastrophic for the high road! KatieHPhoto
  • Score: 3

9:20am Tue 11 Feb 14

AndyBSG77 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.
The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself.

Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.[/p][/quote]The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself. Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design. AndyBSG77
  • Score: 4

10:46am Tue 11 Feb 14

Villagecranberry says...

AndyBSG77 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.
The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself.

Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design.
I agree with what you say but there are numerous junctions in a short stretch, schools a nursery and the Tesco Express, traffic backs up and frustrated drivers speed up as soon as they can and of course it is at the to of a hill.
[quote][p][bold]AndyBSG77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.[/p][/quote]The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself. Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say but there are numerous junctions in a short stretch, schools a nursery and the Tesco Express, traffic backs up and frustrated drivers speed up as soon as they can and of course it is at the to of a hill. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

1:02pm Tue 11 Feb 14

KatieHPhoto says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
AndyBSG77 wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.
The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself.

Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design.
I agree with what you say but there are numerous junctions in a short stretch, schools a nursery and the Tesco Express, traffic backs up and frustrated drivers speed up as soon as they can and of course it is at the to of a hill.
One option to ease congestion is to put double yellow lines outside Tesco. When that stretch of road is full of lazy people who can't be bothered to park less than 100 yards away in a dedicated car park, it's a night mare! Buses can't get through which causes a huge amount of congestion.

The council know this is bad yet still aren't doing anything about it!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndyBSG77[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: This must be the 5th accident at this black spot in the last few years, despite cameras drivers rocket along and there is a school nearby. The police never seem to do anything about it.[/p][/quote]The main problem though is that this should NOT be an accident black spot as there's nothing wrong with the road itself. Long, straight, wide with good visibility... So the problem here are the drivers themselves and their attitudes to driving, not the road layout or design.[/p][/quote]I agree with what you say but there are numerous junctions in a short stretch, schools a nursery and the Tesco Express, traffic backs up and frustrated drivers speed up as soon as they can and of course it is at the to of a hill.[/p][/quote]One option to ease congestion is to put double yellow lines outside Tesco. When that stretch of road is full of lazy people who can't be bothered to park less than 100 yards away in a dedicated car park, it's a night mare! Buses can't get through which causes a huge amount of congestion. The council know this is bad yet still aren't doing anything about it! KatieHPhoto
  • Score: 5

5:27pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ChazFinch says...

Have to agree with that Katie.
Have to agree with that Katie. ChazFinch
  • Score: 1

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