Galleys Corner crash halts the traffic

Picture by Lee Newman

Picture by Lee Newman

First published in News

Traffic was brought to a standstill after yet another crash at the notorious Galley's Corner roundabout in Braintree.

The crash took place at about 3.30pm and reports on social media suggest a biker and two cars were involved.

Police have not yet confirmed these details.

 

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10:33pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lynette Flint says...

Somebody somewhere needs to be held accountable for all the accidents that are now occurring on this roundabout. Since the Highways Agency decided to spend an astonishing amount of public money on improving traffic flow there has been at least four accidents. Albeit some of them may be due to driver error, if it is then they should be looking at how to prevent these errors, something needs to be looked at before serious harm comes to someone!
Somebody somewhere needs to be held accountable for all the accidents that are now occurring on this roundabout. Since the Highways Agency decided to spend an astonishing amount of public money on improving traffic flow there has been at least four accidents. Albeit some of them may be due to driver error, if it is then they should be looking at how to prevent these errors, something needs to be looked at before serious harm comes to someone! Lynette Flint
  • Score: 11

8:36am Tue 22 Apr 14

The Stinker Returns says...

It's the sheer volume of traffic on a stretch of road and roundabout that simply cannot cope. The long queues leading up to the roundabout and the frustration at simply not being able to find a space to pull out causes people to make poor judgement and then the accident happens.
It's the sheer volume of traffic on a stretch of road and roundabout that simply cannot cope. The long queues leading up to the roundabout and the frustration at simply not being able to find a space to pull out causes people to make poor judgement and then the accident happens. The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 5

10:28am Tue 22 Apr 14

venturoboy says...

I have witnessed two accidents here since the changes were implemented and whilst I live down the road I work quite far from the area, so for me to have witnessed two leads me to believe that there are many many more.
I have witnessed two accidents here since the changes were implemented and whilst I live down the road I work quite far from the area, so for me to have witnessed two leads me to believe that there are many many more. venturoboy
  • Score: 5

4:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

YNWAIE says...

The Stinker Returns wrote:
It's the sheer volume of traffic on a stretch of road and roundabout that simply cannot cope. The long queues leading up to the roundabout and the frustration at simply not being able to find a space to pull out causes people to make poor judgement and then the accident happens.
Couldn't agree more....for about 90 mins in the morning and 5-7pm this roundabout is a no-no...avoid at all costs.
[quote][p][bold]The Stinker Returns[/bold] wrote: It's the sheer volume of traffic on a stretch of road and roundabout that simply cannot cope. The long queues leading up to the roundabout and the frustration at simply not being able to find a space to pull out causes people to make poor judgement and then the accident happens.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more....for about 90 mins in the morning and 5-7pm this roundabout is a no-no...avoid at all costs. YNWAIE
  • Score: 9

6:31pm Sat 17 May 14

village lass says...

Monies would have been better spent on a flyover for the traffic wanting to stay on the A120, leaving the roundabout to deal with the traffic joining or exiting the bypass along with access to the other routes, a quick fix is not what was needed - but that is all we ever seem to get. I think whoever made the final decision as to the best course of action at this point, should be held accountable.!!
Monies would have been better spent on a flyover for the traffic wanting to stay on the A120, leaving the roundabout to deal with the traffic joining or exiting the bypass along with access to the other routes, a quick fix is not what was needed - but that is all we ever seem to get. I think whoever made the final decision as to the best course of action at this point, should be held accountable.!! village lass
  • Score: 1

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