Broomhall Way crash brings traffic chaos to Worcester

1714579901 Paul Jackson 22.04.14 Worcester RTC Broomhall Way, Worcester. (5592018)

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TRAFFIC chaos came to Worcester this afternoon after the A4440 Broomhall way was blocked by a crash.

Both lanes of the road were closed for over an hour after the crash at about 2.15pm between a Mitsubishi curtain-sided lorry and a silver BMW 520 car.

The closure caused tailbacks along the A38 and over the Carrington Bridge and along the southern link road.

Emergency services were called to the scene after the crash, at Broomhall Way, near to its junction with the A38 at the Ketch roundabout.

The cause of the crash is not yet know, but, according to one source, the car and the lorry were travelling in the same direction.

Police said that the lorry was made non-driveable in the crash. Its position meant that both carriageways of Broomhall Way had to be closed to traffic while recovery vehicles made their way to the scene.

Two fire crews from Worcester and one from Droitwich were sent to the crash site; the crews did not have to free anyone from either the car or the lorry, but they did make them safe.

Paramedics also attended, and according to the ambulance service, one person was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital with head injuries. However, it is thought the injuries were not life-threatening.

By about 4pm, traffic had reopened on Broomhall Way in one direction, towards Malvern, while traffic in the other direction was being diverted through St Peter's.

As the Worcester News was going to press, police reported that the road would shortly be cleared of both the car and the lorry and would soon be ready to reopen.

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7:10pm Tue 22 Apr 14

grumpy woman says...

Is this not proof enough that we need the ring road completed? Chaos again by a river crossing road closure. Lucky it is still school holidays and a lot of parents are off work.
Is this not proof enough that we need the ring road completed? Chaos again by a river crossing road closure. Lucky it is still school holidays and a lot of parents are off work. grumpy woman
  • Score: 9

7:32pm Tue 22 Apr 14

pinkfluff says...

TRAFFIC chaos came to Worcester yesterday after the A4440 Broomhall way was blocked by a crash.

What!? It happened this afternoon.
TRAFFIC chaos came to Worcester yesterday after the A4440 Broomhall way was blocked by a crash. What!? It happened this afternoon. pinkfluff
  • Score: 2

11:28pm Tue 22 Apr 14

liloliluk says...

Isn't this road always at a standstill anyway? Oh for a bridge at the north of the city....
Isn't this road always at a standstill anyway? Oh for a bridge at the north of the city.... liloliluk
  • Score: 7

7:21am Wed 23 Apr 14

voledog says...

Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided.
Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided. voledog
  • Score: 1

8:07am Wed 23 Apr 14

gmoore1207 says...

voledog wrote:
Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided.
if you look the blue lorry is curtain sider stop picking holes in reporters they are only doing a job moron
[quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided.[/p][/quote]if you look the blue lorry is curtain sider stop picking holes in reporters they are only doing a job moron gmoore1207
  • Score: 3

8:45am Wed 23 Apr 14

skychip says...

Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence,
Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence, skychip
  • Score: 3

9:03am Wed 23 Apr 14

New Kid on the Block says...

gmoore1207 wrote:
voledog wrote:
Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided.
if you look the blue lorry is curtain sider stop picking holes in reporters they are only doing a job moron
The blue lorry wasn't involved in the accident. It is just stuck in the traffic jam. The same appears to be true of the white lorry shown in the first picture.
If you read the article it clearly says that the accident involved a Mitsubishi curtain-sided lorry. None of the pictures show a Mitsubishi lorry so there is no evidence to support either of you.
I trust gmoore1207 will now apologise for uncalled for insult as you both appear to have made the same mistake and believed that the pictures showed the accident.
[quote][p][bold]gmoore1207[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]voledog[/bold] wrote: Yet again a shockingly inaccurate report. That lorry isn't curtain-sided.[/p][/quote]if you look the blue lorry is curtain sider stop picking holes in reporters they are only doing a job moron[/p][/quote]The blue lorry wasn't involved in the accident. It is just stuck in the traffic jam. The same appears to be true of the white lorry shown in the first picture. If you read the article it clearly says that the accident involved a Mitsubishi curtain-sided lorry. None of the pictures show a Mitsubishi lorry so there is no evidence to support either of you. I trust gmoore1207 will now apologise for uncalled for insult as you both appear to have made the same mistake and believed that the pictures showed the accident. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 7

11:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

Sulis76 says...

skychip wrote:
Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence,
It is clear that our highways department are not uninterested and incompetent in alleviating Worcester's notorious and chronic traffic flows and congestion problems, whether it'd be completing the ring road, improving traffic flows in the city centre, making public transport cheaper, more flexible and more frequent or promoting cycling etc. They really haven't got a clue what to do and they probably don't care. We hear so many reports of transport schemes they plan to deliver, and all these millions of pounds they have obtained, yet they are incapable of spending this money wisely and delivering schemes that will actually work. It is high time this department was investigated for utter incompetence while heads need to roll too.
[quote][p][bold]skychip[/bold] wrote: Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence,[/p][/quote]It is clear that our highways department are not uninterested and incompetent in alleviating Worcester's notorious and chronic traffic flows and congestion problems, whether it'd be completing the ring road, improving traffic flows in the city centre, making public transport cheaper, more flexible and more frequent or promoting cycling etc. They really haven't got a clue what to do and they probably don't care. We hear so many reports of transport schemes they plan to deliver, and all these millions of pounds they have obtained, yet they are incapable of spending this money wisely and delivering schemes that will actually work. It is high time this department was investigated for utter incompetence while heads need to roll too. Sulis76
  • Score: 5

3:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Redhillman says...

Sulis76 wrote:
skychip wrote:
Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence,
It is clear that our highways department are not uninterested and incompetent in alleviating Worcester's notorious and chronic traffic flows and congestion problems, whether it'd be completing the ring road, improving traffic flows in the city centre, making public transport cheaper, more flexible and more frequent or promoting cycling etc. They really haven't got a clue what to do and they probably don't care. We hear so many reports of transport schemes they plan to deliver, and all these millions of pounds they have obtained, yet they are incapable of spending this money wisely and delivering schemes that will actually work. It is high time this department was investigated for utter incompetence while heads need to roll too.
Summed nicely Sulis76. The highways staff don't care and they're incompetent.
[quote][p][bold]Sulis76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skychip[/bold] wrote: Time our highway chiefs looked into the infrastructure in Worcester seriously before any major housing developments take place, especially around the Southern Link. Gridlock on that road seems a daily occurrence,[/p][/quote]It is clear that our highways department are not uninterested and incompetent in alleviating Worcester's notorious and chronic traffic flows and congestion problems, whether it'd be completing the ring road, improving traffic flows in the city centre, making public transport cheaper, more flexible and more frequent or promoting cycling etc. They really haven't got a clue what to do and they probably don't care. We hear so many reports of transport schemes they plan to deliver, and all these millions of pounds they have obtained, yet they are incapable of spending this money wisely and delivering schemes that will actually work. It is high time this department was investigated for utter incompetence while heads need to roll too.[/p][/quote]Summed nicely Sulis76. The highways staff don't care and they're incompetent. Redhillman
  • Score: 3

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