Cars end up in ditch on Marlborough-Ramsbury road

This Is Wiltshire: The two cars which crashed on the same stretch of road in separate incidents The two cars which crashed on the same stretch of road in separate incidents

A slippery road surface is being blamed for two separate accidents resulting in cars ending up in the same ditch on the Marlborough-Ramsbury road near Mildenhall.

PC Jeremy Bachelor said it was believed that the “greasy” road surface, a combination of mud and dead leaves, had caused the accidents.

One of the incidents was on Sunday and the other this morning at about 8.45am. They occurred near the Mildenhall side of the Stitchcombe junction.

The first car to come to grief yesterday was a Fiat Punto driven by a man from the Woodborough area and which ended up completely in the ditch.

The driver was the only occupant and he walked away unscathed.

The second accident was at about 8.45am today when a woman from Axford lost control and her car rolled over before coming to rest on its wheels on the verge.

She was the only occupant was treated for cuts and bruises at the scene by ambulance paramedics.

A woman who lives nearby said: “It’s happening far too often - something needs to be done about it.”

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12:46pm Mon 19 Nov 12

well oill beef hooked says...

All country roads have leaves and mud on them at the moment.I drove that road 20 minutes before that accident happened and found the road fine.Would be intresting to find out the speed in which they were doing.
All country roads have leaves and mud on them at the moment.I drove that road 20 minutes before that accident happened and found the road fine.Would be intresting to find out the speed in which they were doing. well oill beef hooked

1:19pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Grumpy of Calne. says...

If in doubt, blame the road!
If in doubt, blame the road! Grumpy of Calne.

4:26pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Doc Peters says...

Farmers again. How many accidents must there be before prosecutions against tractor drivers begin?
Farmers again. How many accidents must there be before prosecutions against tractor drivers begin? Doc Peters

8:38pm Mon 19 Nov 12

well oill beef hooked says...

why would it be farmers dOC? If you know that road you would know that there is no excess mud on there.That spot where those accidents happened is a clean bit of road no excess amount of leaves unlike further on up that road.
why would it be farmers dOC? If you know that road you would know that there is no excess mud on there.That spot where those accidents happened is a clean bit of road no excess amount of leaves unlike further on up that road. well oill beef hooked

8:44pm Mon 19 Nov 12

juessunshine says...

Doc Peters wrote:
Farmers again. How many accidents must there be before prosecutions against tractor drivers begin?
How on earth can you blame farmers for leaves on the road!?
Drivers need to drive in accordance with the conditions ie its autumn-leaves on the road=slippery driving conditions=slow down!
Oil/petrol/diesel and leaves are a few things that make the roads slippery, dont point the blame on tractor drivers!
[quote][p][bold]Doc Peters[/bold] wrote: Farmers again. How many accidents must there be before prosecutions against tractor drivers begin?[/p][/quote]How on earth can you blame farmers for leaves on the road!? Drivers need to drive in accordance with the conditions ie its autumn-leaves on the road=slippery driving conditions=slow down! Oil/petrol/diesel and leaves are a few things that make the roads slippery, dont point the blame on tractor drivers! juessunshine

12:29pm Tue 20 Nov 12

OhThisIsFun says...

I cant believe that people honestly think that its the roads fault. I mean, how STUPID do you have to be.

Its common sense to drive to the conditions of the car, the sort of road and traffic conditions.

Anyone who says otherwise probably shouldn't be allowed a license.
I cant believe that people honestly think that its the roads fault. I mean, how STUPID do you have to be. Its common sense to drive to the conditions of the car, the sort of road and traffic conditions. Anyone who says otherwise probably shouldn't be allowed a license. OhThisIsFun

11:11am Wed 21 Nov 12

Mystery Mike says...

They're building up a nice collection there. Someone should open up a scrap yard next door; you'd always have a constant stream of 'rolling stock'.
They're building up a nice collection there. Someone should open up a scrap yard next door; you'd always have a constant stream of 'rolling stock'. Mystery Mike

11:47am Thu 22 Nov 12

yougra says...

I've driven along that road for years and all I can say is that vast numbers of drivers drive far too quickly. Most of the offenders appear to be very young.
I've driven along that road for years and all I can say is that vast numbers of drivers drive far too quickly. Most of the offenders appear to be very young. yougra

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