Two-car crash on A4174 through-about - after police record one incident at junction since opening

Police and fire crews were called to last night’s crash

A crash involving two cars took place at the through-about in Warmley on the A4174 last night (June 10).

It comes as Avon and Somerset Police reveal the number of road traffic collisions at the Wraxall Road junction since opening in October last year to May 25 this year - one.

The incident last night happened at about 11pm and required the attendance of police and firefighters, who issued first aid to a woman on the scene who then made her own way to hospital.

South Western Ambulance Service was alerted to the crash, but did not attend.

The crash will add to concerns already raised over the safety of the junction, also known as a hamburger roundabout, which South Gloucestershire Council spent £6.9million on last year.

Concerns have once again been raised over the safety of Wraxall Road roundabout and the surrounding A4174 Avon Ring Road after a teenager died in a crash there on Easter Sunday.

On Easter Day this year, a 16-year-old boy died when his moped was involved in a crash with a Ford Fiesta. A 27-year-old car driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains under investigation.

Since then, Avon and Somerset Police has responded to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by BristolWorld which asked for the number of road traffic collisions at the junction since October 25.

In response, the force said there had been one incident up to May 25 - that being the tragic death on Easter Sunday.

On last night’s incident, the force said: “We were called to a two-car collision at the Wraxall Road roundabout at about 11pm last night (9 June).

“The road was closed for approximately two hours while recovery and repair work was carried out.”

An Avon Fire and Rescue spokesperson said crews from Kingswood were called to the crash.

They added: “On arrival crews found a collision between two vehicles. All persons had self rescued prior to our arrival. Firefighters issued first aid to one woman at the scene, she then made her own way to hospital.”

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust said: “We were advised at 23.01hrs on Thursday 9 June of a road traffic collision on the A4174. Our attendance was not required”.

The through-about junction was intended to be one of six roundabouts on the ringroad to receive upgrades, including three to be converted into through-abouts.

But after overwhelming opposition, the programme was postponed so the council could evaulate the new Wraxall Road rounadoubt layout and for people to beomce familiar with it.

In April, council leader Councillor Toby Savage said: “This was the first [through-about] not only in South Gloucestershire but also the wider region, they have been used in many other parts of the country and they work very well.

“The evidence we had to isntall it at Warmley was very strong.”