Villagers fear over blind bend danger

Worcester News: crunch: The latest traffic incident on the lane in Hinton-on-the-Green, near Evesham. crunch: The latest traffic incident on the lane in Hinton-on-the-Green, near Evesham.

A NOTORIOUS blind bend in a Worcestershire village is causing concern for residents who say it is only a matter of time before a serious incident occurs.

The latest incident on the corner which sits on the stretch of road between St Peter’s Close and the bridge over the river Isbourne in Hinton-on-the-Green, near Evesham, saw an LMS Travel bus and a van travelling in opposite directions collide.

It took the emergency services more than an hour to separate the two vehicles which had become wedged together against the steep bank.

Resident Nick Frost, aged 56, said it was lucky no one was hurt. He said: “Many Hinton villagers have been concerned for some time that something like this was going to happen. There is no footpath along this stretch of road and it is just fortunate that there were no pedestrians on the road at the same time. “A particular concern at the moment is a couple of bus companies have changed their route and we now get masses of buses through the village. “We don’t want to stop the buses because it’s a useful facility for residents who don’t drive – but the road is just not suitable for lots of large vehicles.”

The narrow stretch of road is well used by residents but villager Liz Davies said she had stopped her 13-year-old daughter from using it when she goes bell ringing in the evenings.

She said: “I’ve stopped her from walking down that road now.

“It’s just too dangerous. I find myself driving the family to the other side of the village in the car to avoid it. “I just don’t like the thought of walking my family down there. It doesn’t help when you get people speeding through the village.”

Roland Giddy, chairman of Hinton-on-the-Green and Aston Somerville Parish Council, said they were looking into the issue. He said: “It’s been ongoing for a while. It’s being discussed at our next meeting.”

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8:19pm Sun 14 Oct 12

b1ackb1rd says...

Please park prettily
Please park prettily b1ackb1rd
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11:30pm Sun 14 Oct 12

Biggles says...

You just knew speed would have to be mentioned, you can't have an article about a road through a village without mentioning speed !
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You could always ask LMS to send a smaller bus I'd guess, I wonder how often they fill one that size ?
You just knew speed would have to be mentioned, you can't have an article about a road through a village without mentioning speed ! . You could always ask LMS to send a smaller bus I'd guess, I wonder how often they fill one that size ? Biggles
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1:21am Mon 15 Oct 12

pronstar says...

I sincerely hope the driver of the blue van will be footing the bill for this rather than the tax-payer.
I sincerely hope the driver of the blue van will be footing the bill for this rather than the tax-payer. pronstar
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1:27am Mon 15 Oct 12

Biggles says...

Why the blue van as opposed to LMS ?
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If the road doesn't have a "hazard line", (the white line down the center, broken or not), it'll be 50/50 anyway.
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If more people knew that, they'd drive more carefully.
Why the blue van as opposed to LMS ? . If the road doesn't have a "hazard line", (the white line down the center, broken or not), it'll be 50/50 anyway. . If more people knew that, they'd drive more carefully. Biggles
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1:27am Mon 15 Oct 12

Biggles says...

Why the blue van as opposed to LMS ?
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If the road doesn't have a "hazard line", (the white line down the center, broken or not), it'll be 50/50 anyway.
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If more people knew that, they'd drive more carefully.
Why the blue van as opposed to LMS ? . If the road doesn't have a "hazard line", (the white line down the center, broken or not), it'll be 50/50 anyway. . If more people knew that, they'd drive more carefully. Biggles
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8:11am Mon 15 Oct 12

b1ackb1rd says...

Bus drivers are bullies ... Might hath right, and sod the Highway Code!
Bus drivers are bullies ... Might hath right, and sod the Highway Code! b1ackb1rd
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9:00am Mon 15 Oct 12

More Tea Vicar says...

Could get the same people who improved the St Peters roundabout to nip down and help out.

(put the ambulance crews on permanent alert...).
Could get the same people who improved the St Peters roundabout to nip down and help out. (put the ambulance crews on permanent alert...). More Tea Vicar
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1:26pm Mon 15 Oct 12

batchelorboy says...

I don't suppose both drivers could've slowed right down to take that bend, slow enough to avoid a collision should something come the other way!
I don't suppose both drivers could've slowed right down to take that bend, slow enough to avoid a collision should something come the other way! batchelorboy
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4:50pm Mon 15 Oct 12

sparkler1 says...

The van driver actually went up the verge to give the bus room to pass but the bank was to steep and the van just toppled against the bus.

This is not the latest incident. As far as I remember it is the only incident. The road has always been the same and as for the buses anyone who lived in the village 10 years ago will remember Springs bus depot being based in Station Road and the buses were far more frequent than they are now and they included large continentals!
The van driver actually went up the verge to give the bus room to pass but the bank was to steep and the van just toppled against the bus. This is not the latest incident. As far as I remember it is the only incident. The road has always been the same and as for the buses anyone who lived in the village 10 years ago will remember Springs bus depot being based in Station Road and the buses were far more frequent than they are now and they included large continentals! sparkler1
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