Motorcyclist in hospital after Eltham A2 accident

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A MOTORCYCLIST is in hospital after being hit by a lorry on the A2 near the Kidbrooke interchange today.

Police and ambulances were called out to the incident at around 5.09am while a large section of the road was closed off, causing big tailbacks.

It is understood the motorboike had slowed down to let an ambulance past but the lorry travelling behind it was unable to stop in time and clipped the vehicle.

The motorbike driver was taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not life-threatening.

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2:57pm Fri 1 Feb 13

j.j. says...

What a highmare it was this morning!

How many more serious accidents are needed before this stretch of the A2 is sorted out? It should be easy to abolish the short and useless 3 lane section and to install average speed cameras instead of the fixed ones. This would go a long way towards eliminating erratic lane hopping and sudden braking.
What a highmare it was this morning! How many more serious accidents are needed before this stretch of the A2 is sorted out? It should be easy to abolish the short and useless 3 lane section and to install average speed cameras instead of the fixed ones. This would go a long way towards eliminating erratic lane hopping and sudden braking. j.j.
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4:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

mouthalmighty says...

I agree j.j. I hate that bit. No one knows what lane to use, or what the car in front is going to do. But do they have to close the whole road for this investigation. Glad the motor cyclist is ok.
I agree j.j. I hate that bit. No one knows what lane to use, or what the car in front is going to do. But do they have to close the whole road for this investigation. Glad the motor cyclist is ok. mouthalmighty
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4:18pm Fri 1 Feb 13

the wall says...

j.j. wrote:
What a highmare it was this morning!

How many more serious accidents are needed before this stretch of the A2 is sorted out? It should be easy to abolish the short and useless 3 lane section and to install average speed cameras instead of the fixed ones. This would go a long way towards eliminating erratic lane hopping and sudden braking.
Yeah because driving 50 mph constantly looking at your speedo encase you go over is much safer than keeping you eyes on the road.

Retest or reminder course every 10/15 years.
[quote][p][bold]j.j.[/bold] wrote: What a highmare it was this morning! How many more serious accidents are needed before this stretch of the A2 is sorted out? It should be easy to abolish the short and useless 3 lane section and to install average speed cameras instead of the fixed ones. This would go a long way towards eliminating erratic lane hopping and sudden braking.[/p][/quote]Yeah because driving 50 mph constantly looking at your speedo encase you go over is much safer than keeping you eyes on the road. Retest or reminder course every 10/15 years. the wall
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4:46pm Fri 1 Feb 13

nearly right all the time says...

remember if you are overtaking everything you are going to fast,
and if everthing is overtaking you
you are going to slowly!

Hope the bike makes a full and speedy
recovery
remember if you are overtaking everything you are going to fast, and if everthing is overtaking you you are going to slowly! Hope the bike makes a full and speedy recovery nearly right all the time
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4:47pm Fri 1 Feb 13

nearly right all the time says...

sorry folks should read biker not bike
sorry folks should read biker not bike nearly right all the time
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