Nascot Wood Road: Elderly man freed from his car after five-vehicle smash in Watford

Nascot Wood Road: Elderly man freed from his car after five-vehicle smash in Watford

Nascot Wood Road: Elderly man freed from his car after five-vehicle smash in Watford

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

An elderly man had to be freed from his car after a five-vehicle smash in Watford ended with one car on top of another and damage to a lamp post.

Three fire engines from Watford, Garston and St Albans, a road ambulance and police raced to Nascot Wood Road at 1pm on Sunday after numerous people rang for help.

The elderly man was treated at the scene by paramedics for a knee injury but did not want to be transported to hospital.

The ambulance crew also attended to a number of walking wounded.

Dan Atkinson, spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary, said: "Two vehicles were involved in a collision, with one car ending up on top of another on the pavement.

"One person was trapped. In total, five cars were damaged and a lamp post in the road. The Highways Agency was called to make sure the lamp post was safe.

"The scene was re-opened by 3.45pm."

 

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2:45pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Stupid chicanes!
Stupid chicanes! Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 15

3:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

HornetJJ says...

Those chicanes are an absolute pain in thea**e! The only thing that they are any good for are insighting road-rage because of idiots that don't bother giving way!
Those chicanes are an absolute pain in thea**e! The only thing that they are any good for are insighting road-rage because of idiots that don't bother giving way! HornetJJ
  • Score: 19

3:11pm Tue 26 Aug 14

garston tony says...

Hornets number 12 fan wrote:
Stupid chicanes!
Stupid driver more like, you have to be doing something pretty silly to get one car on top of another and damage another three cars and a lampost in the process
[quote][p][bold]Hornets number 12 fan[/bold] wrote: Stupid chicanes![/p][/quote]Stupid driver more like, you have to be doing something pretty silly to get one car on top of another and damage another three cars and a lampost in the process garston tony
  • Score: 4

3:18pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make roads more difficult to drive on wants their heads examining.

No accidents should ever happen, but they do. Making driving more difficult for drivers cannot help and that road is a right royal pain in the rear end.

They should get rid of all the obstacles and turn it back into a proper road.

If you want to stop dangerous speeders, catch them, don't make road driving more hazardous for the 99.9% of drivers who drive perfectly safely and are not dangerous speeders.

Politicians have a lot to answer for.
Whoever thought it would be a good idea to make roads more difficult to drive on wants their heads examining. No accidents should ever happen, but they do. Making driving more difficult for drivers cannot help and that road is a right royal pain in the rear end. They should get rid of all the obstacles and turn it back into a proper road. If you want to stop dangerous speeders, catch them, don't make road driving more hazardous for the 99.9% of drivers who drive perfectly safely and are not dangerous speeders. Politicians have a lot to answer for. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 16

3:48pm Tue 26 Aug 14

TRT says...

These stupid chicanes and Radlett Road can both go under the bulldozer.
Radlett Road ones **** up the timing on the approach to the traffic lights at the bridge meaning you almost always have to sit for 45-90 seconds with engine idling whilst the lights change back again - very frustrating when you know that you could have made it through on that phase if it weren't for the chicane making you give way to the oncoming vehicles that just came through on their turn for green.
These stupid chicanes and Radlett Road can both go under the bulldozer. Radlett Road ones **** up the timing on the approach to the traffic lights at the bridge meaning you almost always have to sit for 45-90 seconds with engine idling whilst the lights change back again - very frustrating when you know that you could have made it through on that phase if it weren't for the chicane making you give way to the oncoming vehicles that just came through on their turn for green. TRT
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Tue 26 Aug 14

TRT says...

What is wrong with saying ****-up? Over the top PC language monitor!
What is wrong with saying ****-up? Over the top PC language monitor! TRT
  • Score: 2

3:50pm Tue 26 Aug 14

TRT says...

Oh for crying out loud! THIS is what makes me swear.
The word I was trying to use was that for a male chicken known for making a noise at dawn.
Oh for crying out loud! THIS is what makes me swear. The word I was trying to use was that for a male chicken known for making a noise at dawn. TRT
  • Score: 8

3:59pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

TRT wrote:
Oh for crying out loud! THIS is what makes me swear.
The word I was trying to use was that for a male chicken known for making a noise at dawn.
Oh you mean C0ck?
[quote][p][bold]TRT[/bold] wrote: Oh for crying out loud! THIS is what makes me swear. The word I was trying to use was that for a male chicken known for making a noise at dawn.[/p][/quote]Oh you mean C0ck? Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 12

4:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

watford28 says...

Being a resident in this road, you would understand that an accident is always waiting to happen as some drivers always ignore the priority and race to beat the oncoming vehicle, resulting in road rage arguements!!
All residents are against this scheme and common sense should prevail to return it to a proper road, with perhaps some more road tables.
Being a resident in this road, you would understand that an accident is always waiting to happen as some drivers always ignore the priority and race to beat the oncoming vehicle, resulting in road rage arguements!! All residents are against this scheme and common sense should prevail to return it to a proper road, with perhaps some more road tables. watford28
  • Score: 20

8:27pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Cuetip says...

Where was health and safety when these chicanes were installed to make driving more difficult for the majority of sensible drivers as with the Woodmere Ave barriers?

The answer to dangerous drivers is to severely punish them and ban them.

These humps and bumps are an absolute costly menace to ordinary drivers - especially those who rely on cars - who have seen their incomes squeezed over many years. Those who are not well must fear the worse when negotiating these obstacles.
Where was health and safety when these chicanes were installed to make driving more difficult for the majority of sensible drivers as with the Woodmere Ave barriers? The answer to dangerous drivers is to severely punish them and ban them. These humps and bumps are an absolute costly menace to ordinary drivers - especially those who rely on cars - who have seen their incomes squeezed over many years. Those who are not well must fear the worse when negotiating these obstacles. Cuetip
  • Score: 7

8:37pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Wacko Jacko says...

If drivers kept to the limit and drove with courtesy there would be no need for humps, bumps or chicanes. The problem is the selfish, arrogant and dangerous behaviour of drivers - end of.
If drivers kept to the limit and drove with courtesy there would be no need for humps, bumps or chicanes. The problem is the selfish, arrogant and dangerous behaviour of drivers - end of. Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 3

10:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

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  • Score: -5

10:46pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Wacko Jacko says...

Pepsiman, asleep at the wheel
Pepsiman, asleep at the wheel Wacko Jacko
  • Score: 0

9:47am Wed 27 Aug 14

garston tony says...

Wacko Jacko wrote:
If drivers kept to the limit and drove with courtesy there would be no need for humps, bumps or chicanes. The problem is the selfish, arrogant and dangerous behaviour of drivers - end of.
Regardless of if the chicanes work or not blah blah the simple truth is that, as wacko correctly points out, if drivers actually drove properly then a) yes there wouldnt be a need for them in the first place but b) this accident probably would not have happened

The rules of the road are there for a reason, to stop anarchy, to prevent accidents and to allow traffic to flow as best as possible and I for one get annoyed when people try and pass the buck for poor and downright dangerous driving away from the driver

When you are driving its not all about you, its about everyone else on the road that you might encounter. Its selfish, inconsiderate, uncaring driving that leads to incidents and accidents not the rules nor the road laylout
[quote][p][bold]Wacko Jacko[/bold] wrote: If drivers kept to the limit and drove with courtesy there would be no need for humps, bumps or chicanes. The problem is the selfish, arrogant and dangerous behaviour of drivers - end of.[/p][/quote]Regardless of if the chicanes work or not blah blah the simple truth is that, as wacko correctly points out, if drivers actually drove properly then a) yes there wouldnt be a need for them in the first place but b) this accident probably would not have happened The rules of the road are there for a reason, to stop anarchy, to prevent accidents and to allow traffic to flow as best as possible and I for one get annoyed when people try and pass the buck for poor and downright dangerous driving away from the driver When you are driving its not all about you, its about everyone else on the road that you might encounter. Its selfish, inconsiderate, uncaring driving that leads to incidents and accidents not the rules nor the road laylout garston tony
  • Score: 3

11:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

LocalBoy1 says...

I know all these speed humps where I live is knocking the sh#t out of my cars suspension...
I know all these speed humps where I live is knocking the sh#t out of my cars suspension... LocalBoy1
  • Score: 3

4:29pm Wed 27 Aug 14

miwe2 says...

Regardless of the rights and wrongs and associated whinging even a beaurocrat should see that this 'traffic managment' scheme does not work. The only surprising thing is that there are not more accidents.
How many are not reported? Is it about time that this 'traffic managment scheme was replaced by one that actually manaqges traffic?
Regardless of the rights and wrongs and associated whinging even a beaurocrat should see that this 'traffic managment' scheme does not work. The only surprising thing is that there are not more accidents. How many are not reported? Is it about time that this 'traffic managment scheme was replaced by one that actually manaqges traffic? miwe2
  • Score: 3

10:53pm Sat 30 Aug 14

AliJoJo says...

The reporter of this article has made a some errors: it was a FOUR car smash, not 5; the elderly man was the only person treated for injuries, there were NO walking wounded, and yes he did refuse to go to hospital by ambulance at the time but was later persuaded to go. At the time of writing he is still in hospital (Sat 30th).
The reporter of this article has made a some errors: it was a FOUR car smash, not 5; the elderly man was the only person treated for injuries, there were NO walking wounded, and yes he did refuse to go to hospital by ambulance at the time but was later persuaded to go. At the time of writing he is still in hospital (Sat 30th). AliJoJo
  • Score: 0
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