Two seriously hurt in A52 crash
TWO people were taken to hospital yesterday with life-threatening injuries after a crash on the A52.
The accident happened at the Saxondale roundabout at 12.50pm and involved two cars. The road was closed throughout the afternoon and only reopened at 5pm.
Josh Royce, 20, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, who works at the Royal Oak pub, said congestion was bad after the accident. He said: "I went to West Bridgford before I started work in the morning. But on the way back to Radcliffe the traffic was really backing up. It was pretty much at a standstill.
"It took me about an hour and 15 minutes to get back and I had to follow the diversion through Cotgrave.
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"The snowy weather really doesn't help in situations like this either."
Jen Sheriston, of Stanton-on-the-Wolds, left work in West Bridgford at 4pm but by 5.10pm she was still stuck in traffic.
She said: "Normally it takes me 15 minutes to drive home but I was crawling along the A52 for ages.
"I thought it might be to do with people going home early due to the snow.
"The traffic was at a standstill and we were all moving at a snail's pace." Elaine Lockett, who has lived in Radcliffe for 43 years, said she thought the A52 had enough safety measures in place with speed limits and cameras – but that the lead up to the new Saxondale roundabout could be confusing.
She said: "I wasn't aware there had been an accident because I've been at home all day. But I wouldn't say the road between Radcliffe and the roundabout was particularly dangerous.
"There are speed limits and cameras in place. I suppose the new roundabout could cause confusion for people who don't know the road though."
Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call police on 101, quoting incident 322 or March 22.