WALTHAMSTOW: Car accident in Forest Road

WALTHAMSTOW: Car accident in Forest Road

Ambulance crew take away an injured person freed from the car

Emergency crews surrounding the scene

Emergency services take the person from the car

Rescuers at the scene

First published in Waltham Forest

A CRASH involving a van and a car has taken place in Forest Road.

Ambulance crews are still on the scene after the accident, which happened at about 1pm at the junction with Fulbourne Road and Wood Street.

One victim had to be cut free from a vehicle but it is not yet known whether they were in the car or the van.

Two fire crews from Woodford and Walthamstow also attended the scene and two people were taken to hospital.

More to follow.

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2:53pm Thu 12 Mar 09

Claridger says...

This really is one accident too many in this area and it is about time consideration is given to installing chicanes or similar calming measures before a nasty accident occurs.
This really is one accident too many in this area and it is about time consideration is given to installing chicanes or similar calming measures before a nasty accident occurs. Claridger
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3:08pm Thu 12 Mar 09

Pamella says...

like the ones at bell corner just up the road, bert?
like the ones at bell corner just up the road, bert? Pamella
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3:08pm Thu 12 Mar 09

Claridger says...

'nasty accident occurs again' I meant to say sorry Ed.
'nasty accident occurs again' I meant to say sorry Ed. Claridger
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6:50pm Thu 12 Mar 09

hotredman says...

Why am I not suprised, the blue Peugeot 406 is a mini cab. Not to mention a Merc Sprinter 'white van man'lol
Wont be suprised if one of them tried to cut the other up or take evasive action.
Why am I not suprised, the blue Peugeot 406 is a mini cab. Not to mention a Merc Sprinter 'white van man'lol Wont be suprised if one of them tried to cut the other up or take evasive action. hotredman
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10:40am Fri 13 Mar 09

honesttogod says...

People should really reserve judgement until they can genuinely say they know what happened. I was a witness, the white van driver ran the red light and slammed into the side of the cab who was creeping out past his green light. From what I understand, the poor guy had his wife in the car beside him and was not driving recklessly in any way, shape or form. It's very unfair that most comments against him are negative, while the van driver who was 100% at fault is overlooked.
People should really reserve judgement until they can genuinely say they know what happened. I was a witness, the white van driver ran the red light and slammed into the side of the cab who was creeping out past his green light. From what I understand, the poor guy had his wife in the car beside him and was not driving recklessly in any way, shape or form. It's very unfair that most comments against him are negative, while the van driver who was 100% at fault is overlooked. honesttogod
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1:35pm Fri 13 Mar 09

barbara.mitchell@whippsx.mhs.uk says...

people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen.
people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen. barbara.mitchell@whippsx.mhs.uk
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5:56pm Fri 13 Mar 09

hotredman says...

barbara.mitchell@whi
ppsx.mhs.uk
wrote:
people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen.
The traffic lights at that Wood Street junction has enough time, so jumping a red there would be taking the micheal. However, the Bell corner junction is a joke and I am not suprised when people jump the lights there during the day, they deserve to be jumped with stupid timings. The Chingford Rd/Hoe Street timings ok. But the Forest Rd timings is a sick joke it lasts about 5-10 seconds during the day - seriously. While it gives around 1 minute or more for people to cross - SHEAR LUNACY!
[quote][p][bold]barbara.mitchell@whi ppsx.mhs.uk[/bold] wrote: people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen.[/p][/quote]The traffic lights at that Wood Street junction has enough time, so jumping a red there would be taking the micheal. However, the Bell corner junction is a joke and I am not suprised when people jump the lights there during the day, they deserve to be jumped with stupid timings. The Chingford Rd/Hoe Street timings ok. But the Forest Rd timings is a sick joke it lasts about 5-10 seconds during the day - seriously. While it gives around 1 minute or more for people to cross - SHEAR LUNACY! hotredman
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8:05pm Fri 13 Mar 09

downfader says...

hotredman wrote:
barbara.mitchell@whi ppsx.mhs.uk wrote: people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen.
The traffic lights at that Wood Street junction has enough time, so jumping a red there would be taking the micheal. However, the Bell corner junction is a joke and I am not suprised when people jump the lights there during the day, they deserve to be jumped with stupid timings. The Chingford Rd/Hoe Street timings ok. But the Forest Rd timings is a sick joke it lasts about 5-10 seconds during the day - seriously. While it gives around 1 minute or more for people to cross - SHEAR LUNACY!
a) no one should be jumping lights, and there isnt anything that "deserve to be jumped". If you have a problem then contact your council regarding the timings intead of moaning

b) crossings are often set up for a reason, you simply need to wait and be patient. If you do feel pedestrian crossings are incorrectly timed then again: contact your council. They have traffic managers who know what they are doing, I hasten to add (which is more than many other road users)
[quote][p][bold]hotredman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]barbara.mitchell@whi ppsx.mhs.uk[/bold] wrote: people constantly jump the red lights here and at the Bell corner so traffic calming will not help in this instance. Red means stop if people did that then these accidents would nothappen.[/p][/quote]The traffic lights at that Wood Street junction has enough time, so jumping a red there would be taking the micheal. However, the Bell corner junction is a joke and I am not suprised when people jump the lights there during the day, they deserve to be jumped with stupid timings. The Chingford Rd/Hoe Street timings ok. But the Forest Rd timings is a sick joke it lasts about 5-10 seconds during the day - seriously. While it gives around 1 minute or more for people to cross - SHEAR LUNACY![/p][/quote]a) no one should be jumping lights, and there isnt anything that "deserve to be jumped". If you have a problem then contact your council regarding the timings intead of moaning b) crossings are often set up for a reason, you simply need to wait and be patient. If you do feel pedestrian crossings are incorrectly timed then again: contact your council. They have traffic managers who know what they are doing, I hasten to add (which is more than many other road users) downfader
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9:21pm Fri 13 Mar 09

Redfox says...

When it comes to discussing the phasing of lights - remember that this comes under the jurisdiction of TfL, not the local transport personnel.
TfL's policy is to govern the passage of all bus routes: ie speed-up their journey times, hence the future proposed plan to introduce (some years away though) pedestrian 'hurry-up' signals with a running green man.
As for the Wood Street accident and the Bell corner situation there is something that LBWF planners CAN do to effect more safety.
1 Wood Street; Knock down the parade of shops from Kingsley Road to the lights and realign/widen the road so that Fulborne Road traffic gets a sight line opened up. It would also make it easier and safer for DD buses on Route 212 turning left.

2 The Bell. Knock down the Bell pub and widen the road eastbound which doesn't match up with the road width from the opposite Tottenham side. This currently squashes the traffic flow outside the pub and is dangerous for the cycle lane users.

ps Anybody noticed the new GATSO camera installed 30 metres east of Farnan Avenue, just out of sight of vehicles belting ahead from the Bell lights ?
When it comes to discussing the phasing of lights - remember that this comes under the jurisdiction of TfL, not the local transport personnel. TfL's policy is to govern the passage of all bus routes: ie speed-up their journey times, hence the future proposed plan to introduce (some years away though) pedestrian 'hurry-up' signals with a running green man. As for the Wood Street accident and the Bell corner situation there is something that LBWF planners CAN do to effect more safety. 1 Wood Street; Knock down the parade of shops from Kingsley Road to the lights and realign/widen the road so that Fulborne Road traffic gets a sight line opened up. It would also make it easier and safer for DD buses on Route 212 turning left. 2 The Bell. Knock down the Bell pub and widen the road eastbound which doesn't match up with the road width from the opposite Tottenham side. This currently squashes the traffic flow outside the pub and is dangerous for the cycle lane users. ps Anybody noticed the new GATSO camera installed 30 metres east of Farnan Avenue, just out of sight of vehicles belting ahead from the Bell lights ? Redfox
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11:09pm Sat 14 Mar 09

F1NGER5 says...

Well its of mo surprise earlier on today at the same juction, i was turning left into fulbourn road from forest road in my truck and a stupid idiot (yes a private hire driver) had jumped the red lights by a good 5 seconds, he had to reverse up so i could actully get round the junction. And then he has a go at me for not sayin thank you to him.... Maybe he should apologise before i say thank you, after all there are few n far between drivers at all within the M25 who say thank you for giving way. Ido and its really pees me off that hardly anyone can do the same back
Well its of mo surprise earlier on today at the same juction, i was turning left into fulbourn road from forest road in my truck and a stupid idiot (yes a private hire driver) had jumped the red lights by a good 5 seconds, he had to reverse up so i could actully get round the junction. And then he has a go at me for not sayin thank you to him.... Maybe he should apologise before i say thank you, after all there are few n far between drivers at all within the M25 who say thank you for giving way. Ido and its really pees me off that hardly anyone can do the same back F1NGER5
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10:26am Sun 15 Mar 09

oldwoman says...

Why is it that when lights turn red two or three cars go through. I cross at the bell corner and cannot take for granted when the little green man is flashing that it is safe to walk.I am trying to teach my 3year old grandson road crossing skills what do I say when its green you still cant cross safely!!!!
Whats wrong with drivers cant they wait a few minutes!!!
Why is it that when lights turn red two or three cars go through. I cross at the bell corner and cannot take for granted when the little green man is flashing that it is safe to walk.I am trying to teach my 3year old grandson road crossing skills what do I say when its green you still cant cross safely!!!! Whats wrong with drivers cant they wait a few minutes!!! oldwoman
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