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Ipswich: Fog causes driver to mow down street sign

16:06 15 November 2012

Early hours of the morning saw one of the first casualties of the thick fog

Early hours of the morning saw one of the first casualties of the thick fog

Julian de Bono

An early morning motorist became one of the the first casualties of the thick fog which filled the region’s roads yesterday.

Police were called to an accident in Burrell Road at 12.30am after a taxi driver tried to do a U-turn and ploughed into a street sign after miscalcualting the distance.

Fortunately the driver escaped serious injury but was left with a bloody nose. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened at the junction of Willoughby Road.

However, the collision did cause a “spaces” sign for an Ipswich car park topple over.

Police said the vehicle involved was a Vauxhall Vectra.

A spokesman from the force has advised motorists driving in foggy conditions to always use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced and keep a safe distance behind the vehicle in front.

He also said drivers should use windscreen wipers and demisters and always be aware of other drivers not using headlights.

Visit www.suffolk.police.uk for more information.

3 comments

  • i havnt seen any thick fog earky morning or at night... maybe the odd patch of "thick fog" down a country road. certainly not thick enough for rear fog lights when traffic is bumper to bumper especially on a carriageway, and you can see 10+ cars in front let alone one ! its really not that hard to turn them off once a car is behind if you can see the car in front of you more than well enough there's no need to blind the car behind!! tyrn it back on when theres no traffic behind you by all means so distant traffic catching your slow ass up can see you by all means but once the traffic has met you turn it off!!!

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    John Smith

    Friday, November 16, 2012

  • Strange headline. How did the fog cause this? Poor visibility, means you have to be more cautious.

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    On Two Wheels

    Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • How did the driver end up with a bloody nose? Vectra's have airbags - if the airbag didn't go off the collisions was obviously so slight that he could not have received a bloody nose. Is there more to the story?

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    Sam

    Friday, November 16, 2012

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