Black ice is the cause of two crashes this morning near Cirencester

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard: This car flipped over in Daglingworth after the driver hit a patch of black ice This car flipped over in Daglingworth after the driver hit a patch of black ice

BLACK ice has been the cause of two accidents near Cirencester this morning with one car flipping over onto its roof.

A white Peugeot 106 being driven by a Cirencester woman towards Daglingworth village from Stratton hit a patch of black ice while negotiating a bend at around 8.30 this morning.

The car flipped over onto its roof and several people stopped to help the woman get out. She was a little shaken but not injured.

A crash between two cars happened at a similar time on Welsh Way, near North Cerney. Two cars travelling towards each other hit black ice on a bend in the road and crashed into each other.

A 64-year-old man from Oxfordshire driving a Mercedes A220 was not injured in the collision but the other driver of a Renault Safrane was rushed away in an ambulance with a suspected broken collarbone. South West Ambulance has not yet confirmed the man's condition.

The officer at the scene has said to warn people of the black ice on the roads today and during the week.

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11:26am Tue 14 Jan 14

Robert Jeanes says...

No, not really the 'cause' of an accident. Black ice (or any ice) is inanimate.
A mitigating fact maybe, but very likely that summonses will be in the post.
No, not really the 'cause' of an accident. Black ice (or any ice) is inanimate. A mitigating fact maybe, but very likely that summonses will be in the post. Robert Jeanes

11:44am Sun 19 Jan 14

David Broad says...

The "Cause" of the accidenst is black ice forms in patches on higher ground and along the Welsh Way when lower lying areas like Fairford are ice free.
So County Council simply don't realise ice is forming in the hills and don't send gritters out. Typically only 50 yards will have black ice out of the five miles or so from Chedworth Laines to Baunton, so there is no advance warning as it just looks like a wet road..
The "Cause" of the accidenst is black ice forms in patches on higher ground and along the Welsh Way when lower lying areas like Fairford are ice free. So County Council simply don't realise ice is forming in the hills and don't send gritters out. Typically only 50 yards will have black ice out of the five miles or so from Chedworth Laines to Baunton, so there is no advance warning as it just looks like a wet road.. David Broad

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