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Young man dies following crash on the B4077 near Alderton

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: December 05, 2012

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A 22-YEAR-OLD from Tewkesbury has died following a car crash on the B4077 yesterday.

The man, who is yet to be named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The collision took place at Little Washbourne at around 4.35pm near to Ye Old Hobnails Inn.

The young man was driving a black VW Golf towards his Tewkesbury home.

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The pile up also involved a white Peugeot Boxer panel van travelling in the opposite direction.

 A 38-year-old man from Lower Slaughter who was driving the van was taken to Worcester Hospital.

His injuries are not considered life threatening and he's currently in a stable condition.

The road was closed for around six hours while police officers conducted their enquiries.

Gloucestershire Police are appealing for witness who they have not spoken to.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting incident number 304 of December 4.

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  • safeandnice  |  December 05 2012, 4:47PM

    Yes. Half the battle is for people to be able to just say what happened and no more. At that time of day it will have gone almost dark, the sun perhaps just eeping over the hills to the west but thats what happens. It only distorts the issues trying to blame someone for it.

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  • Aldertonian  |  December 05 2012, 4:35PM

    I cannot comment on what happened, and nobody should apportion any blame to driver or road surface until the police etc have done their investigations, but I think I am safe to say that if drivers observed the speed limit the roads would be a safer place.

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  • safeandnice  |  December 05 2012, 1:59PM

    Yes it does matter Zindafud especially to any of us that use the roads Any accident is one too many and a fatality particularly. These involve real people not some abstract in a book Unless we start finding out the details rather than accepting it's another one, that's what happens we're not going to improve things. Series of accidents last week on the A40. The B4077 a few weeks ago nearer Stow and now this. Thanks govenor1

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  • Zindafud  |  December 05 2012, 1:35PM

    Quote... "Another one? Anyone got more info? Was it east or west of the hobnails? On the resurfaced piece of road or the bit in between? With or without double white lines? Unquote DOES IT REALLY MATTER TODAY.............???? What are you, amateur plod or something? RIP young chap, and condolences to your family and friends.

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  • govenor1  |  December 05 2012, 1:30PM

    Very sad. Safeandnice it looked to be slightly to the west of the Hobnails, but very close to the pub on the straight part of the road, from what I could see from accross the fields.

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  • safeandnice  |  December 05 2012, 12:58PM

    Another one? Anyone got more info? Was it east or west of the hobnails? On the resurfaced piece of road or the bit in between? With or without double white lines? Condolences again to all those involved. No-one will have wanted ths to happen.

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  • Matt1006  |  December 05 2012, 11:45AM

    So 2 vehicles involved, traveling in opposite directions. Presumably one was therefore at least partly on the wrong side of the road, for them to collide? As to why, the accident investigation report will establish this in due course. Another young life lost on the county's roads, and another family torn apart, 3 weeks before Christmas. RIP young man.

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  • Aldertonian  |  December 05 2012, 11:04AM

    very sad. btw - the crash was near Alderton (about 1 mile from where the last fatality occurred) -

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