UPDATE: A12 shut after crash between HGV and bus

LATEST: Lorry crashes with passenger carrying bus on A12

LATEST: Lorry crashes with passenger carrying bus on A12

LATEST: Lorry crashes with passenger carrying bus on A12

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THE A12 was shut after a "serious" crash between a lorry and a bus.

The northbound carriageway was closed from junction 27, Spring Lane, on Monday.

The crash, which involved a HGV, occurred at around 1.30pm, a quarter of a mile before junction 28.

Police have confirmed here was no-one aboard the single-decker bus and the lorry driver received minor injuries.

The road was still shut at 4pm.

More to follow.

 

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3:24pm Mon 11 Feb 13

The Blue Frog says...

Junction 27 Spring Lane - where is that please?
Junction 27 Spring Lane - where is that please? The Blue Frog
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3:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

erm...go to live travel
erm...go to live travel SOMETHING2SAY
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7:19pm Mon 11 Feb 13

theequaliser1 says...

V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's.
This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months.
The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours.
Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop.
Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!!
Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either.
A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked?
If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location...
V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's. This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months. The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours. Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop. Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!! Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either. A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked? If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location... theequaliser1
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7:36pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Citizen 139 says...

The Blue Frog wrote:
Junction 27 Spring Lane - where is that please?
After Junction 26 and before Junction 28?
[quote][p][bold]The Blue Frog[/bold] wrote: Junction 27 Spring Lane - where is that please?[/p][/quote]After Junction 26 and before Junction 28? Citizen 139
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8:39pm Mon 11 Feb 13

mileend says...

theequaliser1 wrote:
V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's.
This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months.
The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours.
Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop.
Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!!
Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either.
A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked?
If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location...
If roads are closed drivers will of course try to find another route (I did). Where do you suggest the 40 ton trucks go other than the Avenue of Remembrance !! A lorry and bus crash...let's ask questions..maybe someone was not paying attention? I'm sure the boys in blue can figure it out by reading a Taco themselves with out calling VOSA.
Maybe next time it happens you should volunteer your expertise so we can all get home earlier as you are clearly an expert in Traffic managment and vehicle examinations.
[quote][p][bold]theequaliser1[/bold] wrote: V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's. This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months. The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours. Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop. Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!! Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either. A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked? If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location...[/p][/quote]If roads are closed drivers will of course try to find another route (I did). Where do you suggest the 40 ton trucks go other than the Avenue of Remembrance !! A lorry and bus crash...let's ask questions..maybe someone was not paying attention? I'm sure the boys in blue can figure it out by reading a Taco themselves with out calling VOSA. Maybe next time it happens you should volunteer your expertise so we can all get home earlier as you are clearly an expert in Traffic managment and vehicle examinations. mileend
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9:16pm Mon 11 Feb 13

pinkteapot says...

The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour.
The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour. pinkteapot
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9:26pm Mon 11 Feb 13

whittle1 says...

theequaliser1 wrote:
V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's.
This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months.
The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours.
Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop.
Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!!
Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either.
A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked?
If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location...
What a completely pointless response. It's a crash. They happen all over the UK all the time. Why does one involving a lorry and a bus need extra attention? There are lots of buses and lots of lorries on our roads believe it or not. When it happens on the A12 nr Colchester then where do you expect the diversion to take traffic? Get over it and get out more - you're clearly bored or just incapable of sensible comments.
[quote][p][bold]theequaliser1[/bold] wrote: V.O.S.A. investigators need to be called in immediately and Taco-Graphs need to be checked crossing every T and Dot's on the I's. This is the second time a crash of this kind has occurred in the last 8 months. The whole town was chocked off with 7 mile trips tacking up to 2 HOURS yes 2 Hours. Drivers were taking short cuts all over the place only to find bottlenecks all over the shop. Luckily thank the Lord no one was killed!!!! Diverting 40 Ton trucks off the A12 down Remembrance ave is not the answer either. A bus and a lorry crashing into each other questions need to be asked? If it was up by the cuckoo farm junction, then real issues have to be asked whether there is an encouragement to the road side stop at that location...[/p][/quote]What a completely pointless response. It's a crash. They happen all over the UK all the time. Why does one involving a lorry and a bus need extra attention? There are lots of buses and lots of lorries on our roads believe it or not. When it happens on the A12 nr Colchester then where do you expect the diversion to take traffic? Get over it and get out more - you're clearly bored or just incapable of sensible comments. whittle1
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10:11pm Mon 11 Feb 13

hughie-s says...

"...maybe someone was not paying attention?"

As the bus had broken down I suggest this was the case.
"...maybe someone was not paying attention?" As the bus had broken down I suggest this was the case. hughie-s
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10:29pm Mon 11 Feb 13

mileend says...

pinkteapot wrote:
The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour.
The trouble is the others are 'M' roads with the Highways Agency on standby to respond at short notice. Due to Govt. cut backs highways staff have to travel for miles to clean up the mess and repair crash barriers etc and often sub contracted out. Nothing the Police can do, same reason all our roads are blighted by pot holes. It's always easy for people without the facts to blame the Police who generaly do their best to get things moving again.
[quote][p][bold]pinkteapot[/bold] wrote: The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour.[/p][/quote]The trouble is the others are 'M' roads with the Highways Agency on standby to respond at short notice. Due to Govt. cut backs highways staff have to travel for miles to clean up the mess and repair crash barriers etc and often sub contracted out. Nothing the Police can do, same reason all our roads are blighted by pot holes. It's always easy for people without the facts to blame the Police who generaly do their best to get things moving again. mileend
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10:33am Tue 12 Feb 13

Ritchie_Hicks says...

mileend wrote:
pinkteapot wrote:
The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour.
The trouble is the others are 'M' roads with the Highways Agency on standby to respond at short notice. Due to Govt. cut backs highways staff have to travel for miles to clean up the mess and repair crash barriers etc and often sub contracted out. Nothing the Police can do, same reason all our roads are blighted by pot holes. It's always easy for people without the facts to blame the Police who generaly do their best to get things moving again.
Agreed. Old Bill is **** if he does and damned if he doesn't.
[quote][p][bold]mileend[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkteapot[/bold] wrote: The A12 always seems to be shut for far longer than other major roads when there are accidents. What are Essex police doing? M25, M6 - they are cleared and open again within a couple of hours. This happened at lunchtime and still caused chaos throughout the evening rush hour.[/p][/quote]The trouble is the others are 'M' roads with the Highways Agency on standby to respond at short notice. Due to Govt. cut backs highways staff have to travel for miles to clean up the mess and repair crash barriers etc and often sub contracted out. Nothing the Police can do, same reason all our roads are blighted by pot holes. It's always easy for people without the facts to blame the Police who generaly do their best to get things moving again.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Old Bill is **** if he does and damned if he doesn't. Ritchie_Hicks
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10:37am Tue 12 Feb 13

Cleggeron says...

And it wasn't a passenger carrying bus (picture caption) - just a bus with no people on board. A bus by definition carries passengers, though there may, or course, be none on it...
And it wasn't a passenger carrying bus (picture caption) - just a bus with no people on board. A bus by definition carries passengers, though there may, or course, be none on it... Cleggeron
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7:56pm Tue 12 Feb 13

TheEqualizer1 says...

mileend says...
8:39pm Mon 11 Feb 13
If roads are closed drivers will of course try to find another route (I did). Where do you suggest the 40 ton trucks go other than the Avenue of Remembrance !! A lorry and bus crash...let's ask questions..maybe someone was not paying attention? I'm sure the boys in blue can figure it out by reading a Taco themselves with out calling VOSA.
Maybe next time it happens you should volunteer your expertise so we can all get home earlier as you are clearly an expert in Traffic managment and vehicle examinations.
____________________
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whittle1 says.
What a completely pointless response. It's a crash. They happen all over the UK all the time. Why does one involving a lorry and a bus need extra attention? There are lots of buses and lots of lorries on our roads believe it or not. When it happens on the A12 nr Colchester then where do you expect the diversion to take traffic? Get over it and get out more - you're clearly bored or just incapable of sensible comments.
____________________
___________
I will respond to the two above cut and pasted silly remarks.
I get out a lot more than any of you rest assured.
Readers as blinkered and ill informed as yourselves really need to eat a little more fish and a little less horse meat.
My experiences with the emergency services has nothing to do with you and anyone questioning my field of expertise with counter remarks you have purveyed, appears to be considerably misguided in the statements that have been made.
VOSA only investigate half the Taco-Graph The Police read the other bit.
Encouraging 40 Ton trucks to divert of the A12 that were probably on their way to the docks at Harwich.
Getting traffic off the A12 to water down the problem only creates other worse matters.
Some people on my estate came home literally shaking after the second incident of this kind in 6 months where the town is completely crippled in an instant.
As for crashes they happen get over it???? Sure and we can see why with the pillocks that are on the road such as what appeared on the A12 Today in yet another complete collapse of the dual carriage way road system.
Drivers that scurrymongering around in some type of Wacky Races trying to find another route switching here and there and double backing on their selves all and sundry. Are completely silly.
If you all sit patiently and wait half the aggro that most suffer would be alleviated forthwith.
The fact of the matter is that no one wants to wait, everyone is belting around in their white twinkly light uber german mobiles trying to be clever and dodging the problems without sitting and waiting it out.
Dont worry you will be able to get to your burger bar a little later than normal. Or in most cases get home to your luxury 3 course meal from some fancy supermarket then cuddle up infront of the TV to which the 45 crap TV Digi channels. Babestation normally starts at 11pm so I am sure no one missed out.
I find counter remarks to decent questions and posts totally pathetic and futile.
There have been 10 Coach Crashes in the last 20 months and VOSA are powerless in the running to make the issues safer.
there is 1 yes one blitz on the A3 twice a year that catch most of the hoilday buses out.
The rest get away scot free all year round and on over seas tours.
There needs to be a massive clampdown and major fines across the board with all drivers especially drivers with vehicles using Taco-Graphs.
In my view, The S.I.A. Security Industry Association needs to be changed to the Specialist Industry Association and include all professions that are a danger to the public with out training and guidance. These include Car Dealers/Estate Agents/Lorry Drivers/Most Tradesman and anyone that has a direct influence of safety in Public Life.
The coach driving 5 year new certificate of competency is not substantial enough before you all start !!!!and Lorry Drivers of all types and weights need to be regulated and licensed by my new suggested agency.
This consistent racing around at 80 mph on the roads in all weathers is causing problems someone out there with influence reading these posts has got to do more.
The Equalizer 1
mileend says... 8:39pm Mon 11 Feb 13 If roads are closed drivers will of course try to find another route (I did). Where do you suggest the 40 ton trucks go other than the Avenue of Remembrance !! A lorry and bus crash...let's ask questions..maybe someone was not paying attention? I'm sure the boys in blue can figure it out by reading a Taco themselves with out calling VOSA. Maybe next time it happens you should volunteer your expertise so we can all get home earlier as you are clearly an expert in Traffic managment and vehicle examinations. ____________________ ___________ whittle1 says. What a completely pointless response. It's a crash. They happen all over the UK all the time. Why does one involving a lorry and a bus need extra attention? There are lots of buses and lots of lorries on our roads believe it or not. When it happens on the A12 nr Colchester then where do you expect the diversion to take traffic? Get over it and get out more - you're clearly bored or just incapable of sensible comments. ____________________ ___________ I will respond to the two above cut and pasted silly remarks. I get out a lot more than any of you rest assured. Readers as blinkered and ill informed as yourselves really need to eat a little more fish and a little less horse meat. My experiences with the emergency services has nothing to do with you and anyone questioning my field of expertise with counter remarks you have purveyed, appears to be considerably misguided in the statements that have been made. VOSA only investigate half the Taco-Graph The Police read the other bit. Encouraging 40 Ton trucks to divert of the A12 that were probably on their way to the docks at Harwich. Getting traffic off the A12 to water down the problem only creates other worse matters. Some people on my estate came home literally shaking after the second incident of this kind in 6 months where the town is completely crippled in an instant. As for crashes they happen get over it???? Sure and we can see why with the pillocks that are on the road such as what appeared on the A12 Today in yet another complete collapse of the dual carriage way road system. Drivers that scurrymongering around in some type of Wacky Races trying to find another route switching here and there and double backing on their selves all and sundry. Are completely silly. If you all sit patiently and wait half the aggro that most suffer would be alleviated forthwith. The fact of the matter is that no one wants to wait, everyone is belting around in their white twinkly light uber german mobiles trying to be clever and dodging the problems without sitting and waiting it out. Dont worry you will be able to get to your burger bar a little later than normal. Or in most cases get home to your luxury 3 course meal from some fancy supermarket then cuddle up infront of the TV to which the 45 crap TV Digi channels. Babestation normally starts at 11pm so I am sure no one missed out. I find counter remarks to decent questions and posts totally pathetic and futile. There have been 10 Coach Crashes in the last 20 months and VOSA are powerless in the running to make the issues safer. there is 1 yes one blitz on the A3 twice a year that catch most of the hoilday buses out. The rest get away scot free all year round and on over seas tours. There needs to be a massive clampdown and major fines across the board with all drivers especially drivers with vehicles using Taco-Graphs. In my view, The S.I.A. Security Industry Association needs to be changed to the Specialist Industry Association and include all professions that are a danger to the public with out training and guidance. These include Car Dealers/Estate Agents/Lorry Drivers/Most Tradesman and anyone that has a direct influence of safety in Public Life. The coach driving 5 year new certificate of competency is not substantial enough before you all start !!!!and Lorry Drivers of all types and weights need to be regulated and licensed by my new suggested agency. This consistent racing around at 80 mph on the roads in all weathers is causing problems someone out there with influence reading these posts has got to do more. The Equalizer 1 TheEqualizer1
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10:27pm Thu 14 Feb 13

Grabber says...

Yawn !
Yawn ! Grabber
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