Shocking scenes after latest collision on notorious junction at St Helier Avenue and Middleton Road

Sutton Guardian: One of the cars involved in the latest collision One of the cars involved in the latest collision

These were the shocking scenes after yet another collision at a notorious cross road.

An elderly lady is said to have been shaken but uninjured as a result of the collision on Saturday, May 10 - the latest in a string of incidents at the junction with St Helier Avenue and Middleton Road in Morden.

Two cars were left with substantial damage after the collision on the south bound carriageway, and police were called to the scene at 4.05pm.

The photographs show a pale coloured three door Ford Focus with damage to the front, and a grey three door car with extensive damage to the front bumper.

Last night the grey car was still on the side of the road and broken glass littered the road by the traffic lights.

The roads were closed until 6.30pm while officers dealt with the incident and London Ambulance Service were called although they did not treat anybody.

Another collision in January this year saw a woman cut from her car by the fire brigade.

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11:30am Tue 13 May 14

PeterM says...

The problem with these lights is that the all red phase is non-existent. As one set goes red the other goes green. We need a good few seconds at all red to stop the amber gamblers.

I'm not saying that people deliberately go through on red, but they do try and sneak through on amber.
The problem with these lights is that the all red phase is non-existent. As one set goes red the other goes green. We need a good few seconds at all red to stop the amber gamblers. I'm not saying that people deliberately go through on red, but they do try and sneak through on amber. PeterM
  • Score: 27

12:42am Thu 15 May 14

tjames says...

or remove the lights and install flat roundabout
or remove the lights and install flat roundabout tjames
  • Score: 2

9:24am Thu 15 May 14

PeterM says...

There was another collision there last night (Wednesday 14th) Police in attendance, a white Escort(?) van with a smashed side and shredded tyre, plus at least one other vehicle, maybe two.
There was another collision there last night (Wednesday 14th) Police in attendance, a white Escort(?) van with a smashed side and shredded tyre, plus at least one other vehicle, maybe two. PeterM
  • Score: 4

9:36am Fri 16 May 14

fiatmum86 says...

Im sorry but id traffic lights arent stopping accidents how is a roundabout going to help? its more the stupid people jumping the lights not being able to do turns properly and the traffic lights not being red long enough.
Try better filtered traffic lights.
Having to use this road everyday turning from middleton rd right in st helier avenue towards morden people just hang back they dont go forward enough and so on for all the other turns u need 2 do from the middle of the road.
So no a roundabout will not help atall i dont think, its just unfortunatly one of these roads like many others out there that have frequent accidents.
Im sorry but id traffic lights arent stopping accidents how is a roundabout going to help? its more the stupid people jumping the lights not being able to do turns properly and the traffic lights not being red long enough. Try better filtered traffic lights. Having to use this road everyday turning from middleton rd right in st helier avenue towards morden people just hang back they dont go forward enough and so on for all the other turns u need 2 do from the middle of the road. So no a roundabout will not help atall i dont think, its just unfortunatly one of these roads like many others out there that have frequent accidents. fiatmum86
  • Score: 7

3:16pm Thu 22 May 14

fargis says...

Dual carriage way encourages people to drive fast, few people stick to 40 mph or below. People, 40 mph is not a challenge to be beaten - it is the limit.

The light phasing needs changing and possibly making the whole road single lane, extending the bus lane.

Changing it to a roundabout will just mean we see a death there, sooner rather than later.
Dual carriage way encourages people to drive fast, few people stick to 40 mph or below. People, 40 mph is not a challenge to be beaten - it is the limit. The light phasing needs changing and possibly making the whole road single lane, extending the bus lane. Changing it to a roundabout will just mean we see a death there, sooner rather than later. fargis
  • Score: 2

10:39pm Tue 3 Jun 14

cyclingdj says...

Separate phasing is the answer ! Yes it will slow the traffic down across Middleton Road which is supposed to be 20 mph so there's two birds with one stone, however TFL are aware of the horrible junction and the numerous accidents and junction fixes and there will be some form of monitoring/possible changes (am working on it). Quite simply it's a horrid junction to turn right as people are not sure what to do and as mentioned the lights change there's hesitation and either a stupid crash or cars get marooned in the middle of the junction as 4 lanes of traffic are released within seconds upon them! Time for a change before the inevitable happens
Separate phasing is the answer ! Yes it will slow the traffic down across Middleton Road which is supposed to be 20 mph so there's two birds with one stone, however TFL are aware of the horrible junction and the numerous accidents and junction fixes and there will be some form of monitoring/possible changes (am working on it). Quite simply it's a horrid junction to turn right as people are not sure what to do and as mentioned the lights change there's hesitation and either a stupid crash or cars get marooned in the middle of the junction as 4 lanes of traffic are released within seconds upon them! Time for a change before the inevitable happens cyclingdj
  • Score: 0

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