Man dies in Bushey car crash

Watford Observer: Police and paramedics were called to the roundabout by the Watford Hilton, following reports of an accident involving a Pagani Zonda Italian hypercar. Police and paramedics were called to the roundabout by the Watford Hilton, following reports of an accident involving a Pagani Zonda Italian hypercar.

A man in his 50s has died following a crash in Bushey yesterday afternoon.

 

Police and paramedics were called to the roundabout by the Watford Hilton at about 6pm, following reports of an accident involving a Pagani Zonda Italian hypercar.

 

The car had crashed into metal fencing, at the junction of Hartspring Lane and Berry Grove Lane, at about 5.52pm.

 

Police have said they do not know what caused the car to leave the road and crash into the fencing.

 

Gary Sanderson, ambulance spokesman, said: "First and foremost our thoughts are with the man's family at this tragic time.
 

"On our arrival a man believed in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

 

"A second casualty, a man believed in his 20s was assessed by paramedics and did not require to go to hospital."

 

Police are now appealing for witnesses with information to come forward by calling non-emergency number 101.

Comments (25)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:28am Mon 20 Aug 12

Rsancho says...

Might have something to do with teh inadequate parking that theToby Carvery have, people park wherver they like on that stretch of road, which also happens to be an exit of a a pretty busy roundabout.
A death has been due to happen for a while and the only people to blame are the authorities for allowing this ridiculous parking to happen
Might have something to do with teh inadequate parking that theToby Carvery have, people park wherver they like on that stretch of road, which also happens to be an exit of a a pretty busy roundabout. A death has been due to happen for a while and the only people to blame are the authorities for allowing this ridiculous parking to happen Rsancho
  • Score: 0

9:39am Mon 20 Aug 12

JohnnyHornet says...

Rsancho wrote:
Might have something to do with teh inadequate parking that theToby Carvery have, people park wherver they like on that stretch of road, which also happens to be an exit of a a pretty busy roundabout.
A death has been due to happen for a while and the only people to blame are the authorities for allowing this ridiculous parking to happen
Obviously not the idiots who park in stupid and dangerous places.
[quote][p][bold]Rsancho[/bold] wrote: Might have something to do with teh inadequate parking that theToby Carvery have, people park wherver they like on that stretch of road, which also happens to be an exit of a a pretty busy roundabout. A death has been due to happen for a while and the only people to blame are the authorities for allowing this ridiculous parking to happen[/p][/quote]Obviously not the idiots who park in stupid and dangerous places. JohnnyHornet
  • Score: 0

10:02am Mon 20 Aug 12

stuegs says...

Rsancho, ridiculous statement.

Typical of the 'blame someone else' culture. I think drivers should be responsible for their own dangerous parking.
Rsancho, ridiculous statement. Typical of the 'blame someone else' culture. I think drivers should be responsible for their own dangerous parking. stuegs
  • Score: 0

10:05am Mon 20 Aug 12

Rsancho says...

stuegs wrote:
Rsancho, ridiculous statement.

Typical of the 'blame someone else' culture. I think drivers should be responsible for their own dangerous parking.
Wow...nice way to get your back up.......its down to the authorities to regulate and enforce parking, if it was only down to drivers then drivers would park wherever they wanted, work for the council by any chance Stuegs??
[quote][p][bold]stuegs[/bold] wrote: Rsancho, ridiculous statement. Typical of the 'blame someone else' culture. I think drivers should be responsible for their own dangerous parking.[/p][/quote]Wow...nice way to get your back up.......its down to the authorities to regulate and enforce parking, if it was only down to drivers then drivers would park wherever they wanted, work for the council by any chance Stuegs?? Rsancho
  • Score: 0

10:34am Mon 20 Aug 12

stuegs says...

You re right it is down to the council to regulate and enforce parking, but it should be down to the driver to ensure they are safe on the roads, and that includes where they leave their cars.

Are you one of those people who has no respect or concern for anyone else? As long as you are alright, as long as you dont have to walk too far from your car?

And no, i dont work for the council. I work for the fire service, im responsible for cutting people out of wrecks like the one pictured.
You re right it is down to the council to regulate and enforce parking, but it should be down to the driver to ensure they are safe on the roads, and that includes where they leave their cars. Are you one of those people who has no respect or concern for anyone else? As long as you are alright, as long as you dont have to walk too far from your car? And no, i dont work for the council. I work for the fire service, im responsible for cutting people out of wrecks like the one pictured. stuegs
  • Score: 0

10:50am Mon 20 Aug 12

Chezzie says...

Well said stuegs, all drivers are responsible for their cars whether driving or not. I totally agree with you on your second statement. That's also obvious with the clowns that park in disable bays when the car parks are empty (Asda being a classic example).
Surley the main point here is someone has lost a life regardless of the reason.
Well said stuegs, all drivers are responsible for their cars whether driving or not. I totally agree with you on your second statement. That's also obvious with the clowns that park in disable bays when the car parks are empty (Asda being a classic example). Surley the main point here is someone has lost a life regardless of the reason. Chezzie
  • Score: 0

11:11am Mon 20 Aug 12

Rsancho says...

How does this reflect in any way how i drive or park or the level of respect i have or kind of person i am, it’s a typical uneducated and small minded reaction to get personal when your intelligence can’t carry you any further!! - i agree everyone is responsible for their own actions, but authorities should do what they are there for and enforce laws, without police do you think people will enforce the law themselves, the answer is no, you should realise this as a fireman, with the fire safety campaigns, if we went by your own logic it would be down to people to realise their own errors and put in their own detectors up, if not – its their fault. It’s not been illegal to park on that stretch of road for years as far as I know, and if it is then it’s not enforced.....and until it is - people will keep parking there. this section is for people to leave comments and opinions, and that’s just what i did....put my opinion on here - do you understand the difference between an opinion and a fact?!!?...not sure you do as i would hope you wouldn’t have made your incredibly stupid comment about 'are you one of those people.....' as usual the typical small mindedness of people shines through on this website, may heed you both well to remember that everyone has an opinion, you don’t have to like it but you certainly don’t have to get personal if you don’t like it.
How does this reflect in any way how i drive or park or the level of respect i have or kind of person i am, it’s a typical uneducated and small minded reaction to get personal when your intelligence can’t carry you any further!! - i agree everyone is responsible for their own actions, but authorities should do what they are there for and enforce laws, without police do you think people will enforce the law themselves, the answer is no, you should realise this as a fireman, with the fire safety campaigns, if we went by your own logic it would be down to people to realise their own errors and put in their own detectors up, if not – its their fault. It’s not been illegal to park on that stretch of road for years as far as I know, and if it is then it’s not enforced.....and until it is - people will keep parking there. this section is for people to leave comments and opinions, and that’s just what i did....put my opinion on here - do you understand the difference between an opinion and a fact?!!?...not sure you do as i would hope you wouldn’t have made your incredibly stupid comment about 'are you one of those people.....' as usual the typical small mindedness of people shines through on this website, may heed you both well to remember that everyone has an opinion, you don’t have to like it but you certainly don’t have to get personal if you don’t like it. Rsancho
  • Score: 0

11:11am Mon 20 Aug 12

Rsancho says...

How does this reflect in any way how i drive or park or the level of respect i have or kind of person i am, it’s a typical uneducated and small minded reaction to get personal when your intelligence can’t carry you any further!! - i agree everyone is responsible for their own actions, but authorities should do what they are there for and enforce laws, without police do you think people will enforce the law themselves, the answer is no, you should realise this as a fireman, with the fire safety campaigns, if we went by your own logic it would be down to people to realise their own errors and put in their own detectors up, if not – its their fault. It’s not been illegal to park on that stretch of road for years as far as I know, and if it is then it’s not enforced.....and until it is - people will keep parking there. this section is for people to leave comments and opinions, and that’s just what i did....put my opinion on here - do you understand the difference between an opinion and a fact?!!?...not sure you do as i would hope you wouldn’t have made your incredibly stupid comment about 'are you one of those people.....' as usual the typical small mindedness of people shines through on this website, may heed you both well to remember that everyone has an opinion, you don’t have to like it but you certainly don’t have to get personal if you don’t like it.
How does this reflect in any way how i drive or park or the level of respect i have or kind of person i am, it’s a typical uneducated and small minded reaction to get personal when your intelligence can’t carry you any further!! - i agree everyone is responsible for their own actions, but authorities should do what they are there for and enforce laws, without police do you think people will enforce the law themselves, the answer is no, you should realise this as a fireman, with the fire safety campaigns, if we went by your own logic it would be down to people to realise their own errors and put in their own detectors up, if not – its their fault. It’s not been illegal to park on that stretch of road for years as far as I know, and if it is then it’s not enforced.....and until it is - people will keep parking there. this section is for people to leave comments and opinions, and that’s just what i did....put my opinion on here - do you understand the difference between an opinion and a fact?!!?...not sure you do as i would hope you wouldn’t have made your incredibly stupid comment about 'are you one of those people.....' as usual the typical small mindedness of people shines through on this website, may heed you both well to remember that everyone has an opinion, you don’t have to like it but you certainly don’t have to get personal if you don’t like it. Rsancho
  • Score: 0

11:47am Mon 20 Aug 12

The Rover says...

I would guess the cause of the accident was the driver going too fast. Because you own a Hypercar does not mean you can always drive it like a Hypercar. There may well have been illegally parked cars, but if you are approaching them you need to adjust your speed accordingly.
I would guess the cause of the accident was the driver going too fast. Because you own a Hypercar does not mean you can always drive it like a Hypercar. There may well have been illegally parked cars, but if you are approaching them you need to adjust your speed accordingly. The Rover
  • Score: 0

11:57am Mon 20 Aug 12

stuegs says...

You are completely missing the point.
Its not about whos job it is to enforce the law, as members of a community we are all responsible to look out for each other and behave in a considerate manner.

Just because something is not illegal, it doesnt make it the ' right thing to do'. The general public are too concerned with themselves and making their own lives easier, often at the expense of others.

As for fire safety, offering advice and educating young people and the vulnerable is very important.

...so if a fit and capable person knows what a smoke detector does, where to get one and that not having one could mean the death of their family, but they still wait for the fire brigade to fit one for free. Is this right attitude.
"I want a smoke detector, it could save me and my family, but only if its free and someone else fits it..."

As for your statement about intelligence, you re doing exactly what you accused me of. I made my judgement based on your opinion, your opinion reflects your attitude and it stinks.
You are completely missing the point. Its not about whos job it is to enforce the law, as members of a community we are all responsible to look out for each other and behave in a considerate manner. Just because something is not illegal, it doesnt make it the ' right thing to do'. The general public are too concerned with themselves and making their own lives easier, often at the expense of others. As for fire safety, offering advice and educating young people and the vulnerable is very important. ...so if a fit and capable person knows what a smoke detector does, where to get one and that not having one could mean the death of their family, but they still wait for the fire brigade to fit one for free. Is this right attitude. "I want a smoke detector, it could save me and my family, but only if its free and someone else fits it..." As for your statement about intelligence, you re doing exactly what you accused me of. I made my judgement based on your opinion, your opinion reflects your attitude and it stinks. stuegs
  • Score: 0

12:29pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Notthebodyspiritsoul says...

There were no cars parked in the area.
Life can end so unexpectedly.
Please be careful, and do not waste 100% of your time on material pursuits.
There were no cars parked in the area. Life can end so unexpectedly. Please be careful, and do not waste 100% of your time on material pursuits. Notthebodyspiritsoul
  • Score: 0

1:25pm Mon 20 Aug 12

shenli808 says...

I fully agree whats point of wasting ones time just chasing material goals, death is just round the corner we have to be serious. I am no spritualist but do beleve that we have a separate identity from our bodies. We have to be kind caring individuals making sure we help each other. From what I understand the individual was surrounded by kind people from the Hare Krishna temple from nearby letchmore heath at least he had them at his aid I am not religious but he was so lucky.
I fully agree whats point of wasting ones time just chasing material goals, death is just round the corner we have to be serious. I am no spritualist but do beleve that we have a separate identity from our bodies. We have to be kind caring individuals making sure we help each other. From what I understand the individual was surrounded by kind people from the Hare Krishna temple from nearby letchmore heath at least he had them at his aid I am not religious but he was so lucky. shenli808
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Mon 20 Aug 12

OAC Bailiff says...

very sad news it looked pretty bad when i saw it on my way back from the colne my thoughts are with his family
very sad news it looked pretty bad when i saw it on my way back from the colne my thoughts are with his family OAC Bailiff
  • Score: 0

2:12pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Joggingbenny says...

I was at my sons christening yesterday and most of the party were talking about this Zonda that flew past them revving it engine!!! We all travelled from Aldenham Church to Stanmore and should feel lucky that he didn't kill one of us coming the other way! Yes it's sad that the driver died but if you live by the sword then it's more the likely you will die by the sword! This car is built for one thing and hearing peoples comments at the party about the manor of driving before the accident it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the major factor that caused this very tragic accident!
I was at my sons christening yesterday and most of the party were talking about this Zonda that flew past them revving it engine!!! We all travelled from Aldenham Church to Stanmore and should feel lucky that he didn't kill one of us coming the other way! Yes it's sad that the driver died but if you live by the sword then it's more the likely you will die by the sword! This car is built for one thing and hearing peoples comments at the party about the manor of driving before the accident it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the major factor that caused this very tragic accident! Joggingbenny
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Mon 20 Aug 12

G_Whiz says...

Joggingbenny wrote:
I was at my sons christening yesterday and most of the party were talking about this Zonda that flew past them revving it engine!!! We all travelled from Aldenham Church to Stanmore and should feel lucky that he didn't kill one of us coming the other way! Yes it's sad that the driver died but if you live by the sword then it's more the likely you will die by the sword! This car is built for one thing and hearing peoples comments at the party about the manor of driving before the accident it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the major factor that caused this very tragic accident!
Obviously speed was a major factor - Why some can speculate about parking, i do not know!
Driving a supercar at speed into a fence is not about parking!

I remember the Zonda on Top gear, described as twitchy at speed - one of the fastest cars to go round that circuit!
[quote][p][bold]Joggingbenny[/bold] wrote: I was at my sons christening yesterday and most of the party were talking about this Zonda that flew past them revving it engine!!! We all travelled from Aldenham Church to Stanmore and should feel lucky that he didn't kill one of us coming the other way! Yes it's sad that the driver died but if you live by the sword then it's more the likely you will die by the sword! This car is built for one thing and hearing peoples comments at the party about the manor of driving before the accident it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out the major factor that caused this very tragic accident![/p][/quote]Obviously speed was a major factor - Why some can speculate about parking, i do not know! Driving a supercar at speed into a fence is not about parking! I remember the Zonda on Top gear, described as twitchy at speed - one of the fastest cars to go round that circuit! G_Whiz
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Ronaldo01 says...

Firstly thoughts go out to this poor person's family.

Secondly, it is absolutely ridiculous to comment that the only people to blame are the authorities! We are all responsible for our actions and actions towards others. I very much doubt this accident was caused by bad parking and more by speed! Especially as the car was one of the fastest on the planet.
Firstly thoughts go out to this poor person's family. Secondly, it is absolutely ridiculous to comment that the only people to blame are the authorities! We are all responsible for our actions and actions towards others. I very much doubt this accident was caused by bad parking and more by speed! Especially as the car was one of the fastest on the planet. Ronaldo01
  • Score: 0

4:18pm Mon 20 Aug 12

Nascot says...

'Police have said they do not know what caused the car to leave the road and crash into the fencing. Inappropriate speed perhaps?
'Police have said they do not know what caused the car to leave the road and crash into the fencing. Inappropriate speed perhaps? Nascot
  • Score: 0

6:31pm Mon 20 Aug 12

pr76uk says...

The car has crashed into railings on the left, then continued South for a short distance. He was 500 ft from the Toby when he crashed which was just after an underpass. Thus not parking related. Possibly just overcooked the steering.
The car has crashed into railings on the left, then continued South for a short distance. He was 500 ft from the Toby when he crashed which was just after an underpass. Thus not parking related. Possibly just overcooked the steering. pr76uk
  • Score: 0

2:40am Tue 21 Aug 12

Honest Rog says...

Shame that some on here turn the death of a man into a personal slanging match
Shame that some on here turn the death of a man into a personal slanging match Honest Rog
  • Score: 0

7:16am Tue 21 Aug 12

Rsancho says...

Ahhh ok, thought it would be tough to have a normal discussion, but the typical 'watford' attitude comes through.....there's more to life than Asda and the meriden, get out of your jeremy kyle watford bubble and have your own opinions people.
Ahhh ok, thought it would be tough to have a normal discussion, but the typical 'watford' attitude comes through.....there's more to life than Asda and the meriden, get out of your jeremy kyle watford bubble and have your own opinions people. Rsancho
  • Score: 0

9:03am Tue 21 Aug 12

Rollnbutta says...

Rsancho - you really are an idiot. You are the only one not having a normal discussion. You are speculating that it was a parking issue, when clearly it was a speeding issue. Then you have a go at Stuegs who was merely pointing out that people should take responsibility for their own actions. I think you are just on a wind up, which in the circumstances is rather pathetic.
Rsancho - you really are an idiot. You are the only one not having a normal discussion. You are speculating that it was a parking issue, when clearly it was a speeding issue. Then you have a go at Stuegs who was merely pointing out that people should take responsibility for their own actions. I think you are just on a wind up, which in the circumstances is rather pathetic. Rollnbutta
  • Score: 0

9:06am Tue 21 Aug 12

stuegs says...

I think Rollnbutta has said it all
I think Rollnbutta has said it all stuegs
  • Score: 0

10:18am Tue 21 Aug 12

Upton2 says...

The Toby was empty on sunday there was no cars parked outside. And even if there was he crashed 200M away from the roundabout. Maybe its due to the crash happening at over 120MPH? Also the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt, the passenger was. The passenger was fine. Its awful that a man has died but how can you come on here and blame someone else? no other car was involved.
The Toby was empty on sunday there was no cars parked outside. And even if there was he crashed 200M away from the roundabout. Maybe its due to the crash happening at over 120MPH? Also the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt, the passenger was. The passenger was fine. Its awful that a man has died but how can you come on here and blame someone else? no other car was involved. Upton2
  • Score: 0

6:40pm Thu 23 Aug 12

silly333 says...

william was a very old friend of mine. very sad he had to die in this way. but that was the sort of person he was. life in the fast lane. R.I.P my friend
william was a very old friend of mine. very sad he had to die in this way. but that was the sort of person he was. life in the fast lane. R.I.P my friend silly333
  • Score: 0

11:24am Tue 18 Sep 12

baron77 says...

I did not know him personally, so cannot comment on his character, but I have seen him and others who live in Wall Hall estate driving at such high speeds along a quaint country road. The fact he was apparently "joy riding" with a friends 20 year old in the passenger seat, he can thank his lucky stars he was killed and not his friends child.
These **** who live in Wall Hall should stick to their own private speed limit of 20mph and obey the speed limits elsewhere just like the rest of us.
I did not know him personally, so cannot comment on his character, but I have seen him and others who live in Wall Hall estate driving at such high speeds along a quaint country road. The fact he was apparently "joy riding" with a friends 20 year old in the passenger seat, he can thank his lucky stars he was killed and not his friends child. These **** who live in Wall Hall should stick to their own private speed limit of 20mph and obey the speed limits elsewhere just like the rest of us. baron77
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree