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Accidents plague Somerset's roads during heavy fog (March 13)

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*Accident on M5 southbound between J24 A38 (Bridgwater South) and J25 A358 (Taunton).

  • *Delays of up to 40 minutes on First Great Western between Taunton and Weston.
  • *Two people taken to hospital following four vehicle crash near Bridgwater pub
  • *Quantock Road closed both ways following accident with 44-tonne lorry

  • Comments


    FreeSpeech? 11:21pm Thu 13 Mar 14

    Been out today driving the lorry and could not believe how many idiots on the roads without lights!

    Score: 19
    FreeSpeech? 11:22pm Thu 13 Mar 14

    Fog so thick you can chew it.

    Score: 5
    GreatOdin'sRaven 8:29am Fri 14 Mar 14

    FreeSpeech? wrote…


    Been out today driving the lorry and could not believe how many idiots on the roads without lights!

    Exactly what I was going to say! I've just been sat behind a police car on the way into Taunton, three cars came past without lights and the police did absolutely nothing. Utterly disgusting. Then there's the people that think a five-watt sidelight bulb is sufficient illumination when visibility's about twenty feet. It's really not! You have to wonder if these are the same people that drive around in the rain with their front fog lights on, dazzling everybody else.

    Perhaps the Gazette would like to post an article on the importance of turning your lights on in fog - although I suspect the imbeciles that aren't turning their lights on are also too dim to read.

    Score: 15
    JOOLES 11:31am Fri 14 Mar 14

    Maybe the police who were in front radioed through to the station, they could hardly set off on a high speed chase,
    1/ Fog
    2/ in a queue of traffic going in the opposite direction
    so maybe by radioing through another police car were able to catch them safety.

    Score: -3
    el_pablo 12:11pm Fri 14 Mar 14

    I was a couple cars behind the car that crashed on the M5. The lad was ok. From my view someone pulled out and he swerved to avoid them and ended up hitting the central reservation. A fire 4x4 was a couple vehicles back and was able to sort the scene quickly. Amazingly only 2 of us stopped to help!
    Too many that cannot drive in the conditions and some this morning even more stupid without any lights at all!!

    Score: 4
    GreatOdin'sRaven 11:01am Sat 15 Mar 14

    JOOLES wrote…


    Maybe the police who were in front radioed through to the station, they could hardly set off on a high speed chase,
    1/ Fog
    2/ in a queue of traffic going in the opposite direction
    so maybe by radioing through another police car were able to catch them safety.

    Oh, I didn't realise you were there and saw the same things.

    It wouldn't have needed to bave been a "high-speed chase" would it? Because of the
    1) Fog
    2) Fog
    3) Uh, fog.

    Why so defensive? Are you one of the people that deems it unnecessary to use your lights?

    Score: 2

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