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 Valley bypass
Topic Originator: WORST  
Date:   Mon 10 Dec 09:24

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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: Westies squint kicks  
Date:   Tue 11 Dec 12:24

Someone charged with driving under the influence of drugs
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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 11 Dec 18:34

That long straight bit from Torryburn roundabout heading west has always had a reputation as an accident black spot.

Going back some years ago there was a multiple fatalities smash involving a group of workmen heading home along that stretch.
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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 11 Dec 18:42

I remember that accident (if its the same one).
A real bad one.



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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Fri 14 Dec 13:26

Widtink - must be 20 years or more since that accident ?

Four or five tragically killed ?
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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Fri 14 Dec 13:31

Aye I mind it... it was made worse by all the gear/tools in the back of the van.
I believe there was also people in the back too... Unseated... As a lot of folk used to do back then. Hopefully not so much these days.
Can't remember how many lost their lives that day but it made the national news... As did the inquest a while later.
Edit... Just found an article about it.
It was late 1992 and 5 people sadly lost their lives that day





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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: allparone  
Date:   Fri 14 Dec 15:13

I remember it well. We were on our way to school that morning and got diverted because of the accident. I was 14 at the time and remember hearing about the tools coming forward into the cab of the van as well. It's always stuck with me so I've always made sure there is nothing left on the parcel shelf of my car, I always make sure that anything in the boot is pushed up against the back of the seats as well. This along with similar accidents is the reason that vans must have a partition between the cabin and the driver/passengers now.
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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sat 15 Dec 18:22

Or the one where the car went under the army lorry, as they were unsighted by the low sun.

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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 15 Dec 18:41

Ideal road to be putting speed cameras on.
Instead, we seem to put them where the authorities can gain most money




It's bloody tough being a legend
Ron Atkinson - 1983
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 Re: Valley bypass
Topic Originator: renegade master  
Date:   Sun 16 Dec 10:45

It was an accident that had a massive impact on the future laws on vans, seating and solid bulkheads being fitted.

Such a tragedy.
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