Police car involved in crash on major Worcester road

The Ombersley Road in Worcester is closed after a crash

The Ombersley Road in Worcester is closed after a crash

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A POLICE car has been involved in a crash on a major road going into Worcester.

Diversions are currently in place on the Ombersley Road following the collision which happened at the junction of Cornmeadow Lane at about 11.15am today.

The crash involved a marked police vehicle and a silver Seat Exeo.

Both vehicles left the road and crashed into a garden wall of a home on the road.

A 51-year-old local woman, who was driving the Seat, was treated at the scene by paramedics and taken to Worcester Royal Hospital as a precaution.

No one else was injured in collision.

The police vehicle was responding to an incident at the time of the crash.

Road diversions are in place for traffic travelling towards the city whilst the emergency services respond to the incident and an investigation is carried out.

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4:46pm Sun 11 May 14

Jay Jenkins says...

This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary. Jay Jenkins
  • Score: -29

5:31pm Sun 11 May 14

truth must out says...

Jay Jenkins wrote:
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
I live near the junction.....what blind bend????
[quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.[/p][/quote]I live near the junction.....what blind bend???? truth must out
  • Score: 44

7:08pm Sun 11 May 14

Perfman says...

Jay Jenkins wrote:
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
What blind bend???? The road is quite stright there with good visibility from both junctions entering Ombersley Road........

Also this stretch of road is subject to regular speed gun checking and has been for the last few years........
[quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.[/p][/quote]What blind bend???? The road is quite stright there with good visibility from both junctions entering Ombersley Road........ Also this stretch of road is subject to regular speed gun checking and has been for the last few years........ Perfman
  • Score: 34

7:29pm Sun 11 May 14

Jay Jenkins says...

If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there.

It is blind.

https://www.google.c
o.uk/maps/place/Ombe
rsley+Rd/@52.2172063
,-2.2263159,17z/data
=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s
0x4870f11b517cdafb:0
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If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there. It is blind. https://www.google.c o.uk/maps/place/Ombe rsley+Rd/@52.2172063 ,-2.2263159,17z/data =!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s 0x4870f11b517cdafb:0 x38525d3ab91477d5 Jay Jenkins
  • Score: -15

8:57pm Sun 11 May 14

whyme says...

Jay Jenkins wrote:
If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there.

It is blind.

https://www.google.c

o.uk/maps/place/Ombe

rsley+Rd/@52.2172063

,-2.2263159,17z/data

=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s

0x4870f11b517cdafb:0

x38525d3ab91477d5
But it says this has happened on the Ombersley Rd/Cornmeadow Lane junction - Beckett Lane is about half a mile down the road....!! Perhaps it's not just the junction that's blind!!
[quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there. It is blind. https://www.google.c o.uk/maps/place/Ombe rsley+Rd/@52.2172063 ,-2.2263159,17z/data =!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s 0x4870f11b517cdafb:0 x38525d3ab91477d5[/p][/quote]But it says this has happened on the Ombersley Rd/Cornmeadow Lane junction - Beckett Lane is about half a mile down the road....!! Perhaps it's not just the junction that's blind!! whyme
  • Score: 43

5:58am Mon 12 May 14

Ronnie6704 says...

Jay Jenkins wrote:
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
Copper with a speed gun or do you mean an employee of the Safety Camera Partnership with a speed gun?
[quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.[/p][/quote]Copper with a speed gun or do you mean an employee of the Safety Camera Partnership with a speed gun? Ronnie6704
  • Score: 15

6:37am Mon 12 May 14

b1ackb1rd says...

Anyone know who had the right of way?
Very different result if the copper was on 2 wheels methinks ...
Anyone know who had the right of way? Very different result if the copper was on 2 wheels methinks ... b1ackb1rd
  • Score: 10

1:28pm Mon 12 May 14

moatler says...

I'd suggest that given the position of the cars that the Seat turned right as the police car overtook it. I'm guessing it didn't have its siren on so if you weren't scrutinising your rear view mirror as it approached light's flashing it's likely. Plus there may have been cars behind obscuring the point at which the police car came into view?
I'd suggest that given the position of the cars that the Seat turned right as the police car overtook it. I'm guessing it didn't have its siren on so if you weren't scrutinising your rear view mirror as it approached light's flashing it's likely. Plus there may have been cars behind obscuring the point at which the police car came into view? moatler
  • Score: 6

7:16pm Mon 12 May 14

DarrenM says...

Yes remember speed kills - surely as a Speed Camera Partnership site this should be as safe as houses. No doubt this crash will still be used by the police as another statistic as to why the road is so dangerous though!

I see although the woman only went to hospital as a precaution it appears good old Hereford and Worcester Fire still managed to cut the roof off the Seat though!
(No doubt she was out of the car and sat on a garden wall at the time)
Yes remember speed kills - surely as a Speed Camera Partnership site this should be as safe as houses. No doubt this crash will still be used by the police as another statistic as to why the road is so dangerous though! I see although the woman only went to hospital as a precaution it appears good old Hereford and Worcester Fire still managed to cut the roof off the Seat though! (No doubt she was out of the car and sat on a garden wall at the time) DarrenM
  • Score: 12

8:57pm Mon 12 May 14

Small Town says...

Someone's got um self a rag top.
Someone's got um self a rag top. Small Town
  • Score: -3

10:06pm Mon 12 May 14

Perfman says...

Jay Jenkins wrote:
If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there.

It is blind.

https://www.google.c

o.uk/maps/place/Ombe

rsley+Rd/@52.2172063

,-2.2263159,17z/data

=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s

0x4870f11b517cdafb:0

x38525d3ab91477d5
It’s a 30 mile an hour zone and speeding at the junction you mention (not the one where the incident occurred) would be ludicrous.

I guess we should all start posting links to other blind bend which had no effect on this particular new story. So come on people get your pictures of random blind bends in. The competition is on for the most obscure, unrelated to this crash, pictures or URL's
[quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: If you are speeding (oh, let's say 70) coming past the vets heading north, there is a junction on your left (Beckett Drive) that is blind. Car comes out of there - no chance. Or at best you swerve right and hit anything there. It is blind. https://www.google.c o.uk/maps/place/Ombe rsley+Rd/@52.2172063 ,-2.2263159,17z/data =!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s 0x4870f11b517cdafb:0 x38525d3ab91477d5[/p][/quote]It’s a 30 mile an hour zone and speeding at the junction you mention (not the one where the incident occurred) would be ludicrous. I guess we should all start posting links to other blind bend which had no effect on this particular new story. So come on people get your pictures of random blind bends in. The competition is on for the most obscure, unrelated to this crash, pictures or URL's Perfman
  • Score: 13

10:22am Wed 14 May 14

canuck7 says...

Too much pop the night before?
Too much pop the night before? canuck7
  • Score: -3

12:21pm Thu 15 May 14

Anthony Green says...

West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm.
This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc
The Police know exactly what happened.
West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm. This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc The Police know exactly what happened. Anthony Green
  • Score: 0

4:06pm Tue 27 May 14

lehig76 says...

Anthony Green wrote:
West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm.
This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc
The Police know exactly what happened.
There is no satellite or ground-based GPS system IN THE UNIVERSE (currently) that can deliver GPS land accuracy to 2cm! You have either been reading too many science fiction books or you're just making this rubbish up as you go along.

Also, what is "transmission speed"??? How quickly one changes gears?!!

And what is "road speed"? It's the vehicle that is moving, not the road.

You're not fooling anyone with your attempted flash talk. Next you'll be telling us that 9/11 never happened and it was all a plot by the CIA........
[quote][p][bold]Anthony Green[/bold] wrote: West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm. This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc The Police know exactly what happened.[/p][/quote]There is no satellite or ground-based GPS system IN THE UNIVERSE (currently) that can deliver GPS land accuracy to 2cm! You have either been reading too many science fiction books or you're just making this rubbish up as you go along. Also, what is "transmission speed"??? How quickly one changes gears?!! And what is "road speed"? It's the vehicle that is moving, not the road. You're not fooling anyone with your attempted flash talk. Next you'll be telling us that 9/11 never happened and it was all a plot by the CIA........ lehig76
  • Score: 2

11:26pm Tue 3 Jun 14

thatwalkingcarpet says...

truth must out wrote:
Jay Jenkins wrote:
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
I live near the junction.....what blind bend????
The blind one.
[quote][p][bold]truth must out[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.[/p][/quote]I live near the junction.....what blind bend????[/p][/quote]The blind one. thatwalkingcarpet
  • Score: -1

11:29pm Tue 3 Jun 14

thatwalkingcarpet says...

Ronnie6704 wrote:
Jay Jenkins wrote:
This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend.

There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act.

In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.
Copper with a speed gun or do you mean an employee of the Safety Camera Partnership with a speed gun?
The copper that hides behind the wall on Ombersley Road. The one with the motorbike.
[quote][p][bold]Ronnie6704[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jay Jenkins[/bold] wrote: This must be the fourth or fifth accident on that stretch after the blind corner on Ombersley Road. Something needs to be sorted and I don't care if a police car is answering an emergency call, a speeding car going round a blind bend is a speeding car going round a blind bend. There will be a copper there this week with his speedgun out, sure as eggs is eggs, but it will a fatality to make the council and police act. In the meantime, WM need to tell all officers you cannot speed past that junction you clear the city boundary.[/p][/quote]Copper with a speed gun or do you mean an employee of the Safety Camera Partnership with a speed gun?[/p][/quote]The copper that hides behind the wall on Ombersley Road. The one with the motorbike. thatwalkingcarpet
  • Score: 2

8:04pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Anthony Green says...

lehig76 wrote:
Anthony Green wrote:
West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm.
This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc
The Police know exactly what happened.
There is no satellite or ground-based GPS system IN THE UNIVERSE (currently) that can deliver GPS land accuracy to 2cm! You have either been reading too many science fiction books or you're just making this rubbish up as you go along.

Also, what is "transmission speed"??? How quickly one changes gears?!!

And what is "road speed"? It's the vehicle that is moving, not the road.

You're not fooling anyone with your attempted flash talk. Next you'll be telling us that 9/11 never happened and it was all a plot by the CIA........
There are now tracking devices that are accurate to 20mm GPS position,(30mm position relative car to car).
Transmission speed is the speed that the transmission moving at.
Road speed data can be taken at any or all of the road wheels.
Vehicle speed can be refered to as the average of the wheel speed sensors.
Difference between Transmission speed and Wheel speed is known as "Skid/Slip/Wheelspin
"

Sorry to bring facts to this discussion.
All Police cars now have Crash Data Recorders with all of this data captured.
Ask West Mercia Police for this data if you dont think it exists ! You may get a shock.
[quote][p][bold]lehig76[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Anthony Green[/bold] wrote: West Mercia Police cars all have Crash Data Recorders with GPS tracking, accurate to position of 20mm. This device logs engine spped, road speed, transmission speed, yaw angle, steering wheel position, brake status , 15 times a second. etc etc The Police know exactly what happened.[/p][/quote]There is no satellite or ground-based GPS system IN THE UNIVERSE (currently) that can deliver GPS land accuracy to 2cm! You have either been reading too many science fiction books or you're just making this rubbish up as you go along. Also, what is "transmission speed"??? How quickly one changes gears?!! And what is "road speed"? It's the vehicle that is moving, not the road. You're not fooling anyone with your attempted flash talk. Next you'll be telling us that 9/11 never happened and it was all a plot by the CIA........[/p][/quote]There are now tracking devices that are accurate to 20mm GPS position,(30mm position relative car to car). Transmission speed is the speed that the transmission moving at. Road speed data can be taken at any or all of the road wheels. Vehicle speed can be refered to as the average of the wheel speed sensors. Difference between Transmission speed and Wheel speed is known as "Skid/Slip/Wheelspin " Sorry to bring facts to this discussion. All Police cars now have Crash Data Recorders with all of this data captured. Ask West Mercia Police for this data if you dont think it exists ! You may get a shock. Anthony Green
  • Score: 0

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