Tuesday, 2 February 2010

M11 motorway madness

All the way from Woodford to its northern end, the M11 motorway has not one speed camera. Southbound there's just one. This cynical and deliberate policy of turning a blind eye to reckless speeding – an institutionalised conspiracy involving the Highways Agency, the Department for Transport, and the police forces of the counties it passes through – results in episodes like the following:

A red BMW (“thought to have spun out of control”) crashes into the central reservation of the motorway northbound near Little Hallingbury

The two occupants make their way to safety behind the hard shoulder barrier.

The driver of a white lorry stops on the hard shoulder to investigate and check the welfare of the two occupants, but while talking with them, his vehicle is struck by a blue Ford Fiesta.

As the lorry driver walks along the hard shoulder to help the passengers in the Fiesta, he is struck by a blue Peugeot 206 and suffers serious multiple injuries.

Police are trying to trace the driver of a car who may have lost control of their vehicle at the scene of the crash but drove on afterwards.