Thursday, 5 July 2012

Near miss on the B3180

We have been notified by a local resident of a near miss this week on the B3180:
On Monday 2 July 2012 at 10.20am we were driving South on the B3180, towards our home. We left the 30 mph restriction zone of West Hill at Tipton Cross and approached the double S bend. Turning the blind corner we immediately encounterd a large lorry reversing towards us. Luckily we were able to stop in time. We, and a car following us, then had to reverse as the lorry continued to do so. We were on a blind bend in a potentially very dangerous situation. The lorry was reversing in order to allow a Parsons aggregate truck (44 tonne) to pass, going North towards West Hill.
The passenger captured the following images on their phone. The Parsons truck was part of an operation by Aggregate Industries transporting sand and gravel from Marshbroadmoor to Blackhill Quarry for processing, the same route proposed for transporting Straitgate material.