Two cars overturn on treacherously steep Sutton Bank road

The scene of the road traffic accident at Sutton Bank

The scene of the road traffic accident at Sutton Bank

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A SUDDEN hailstorm is believed to have caused a multi-vehicle pile-up on a treacherously steep road.

Police, fire crews and ambulances were called to the scene this afternoon (Sunday, March 23) when two cars overturned, coming to land on their roofs, and a third crashed on a hairpin bend on the A170 at Sutton Bank, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

It is believed dangerous driving conditions caused by a hailstorm may have led to the accident.

The road, which in places has a gradient of 1 in 4 - or 25 per cent - is closed in both directions while emergency crews deal with the scene.

North Yorkshire Police have urged drivers to avoid the area.

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6:15pm Sun 23 Mar 14

thepirate says...

hailstorms don't cause collisions,driver error cause collisions
hailstorms don't cause collisions,driver error cause collisions thepirate
  • Score: 39

4:22pm Mon 24 Mar 14

JRTDOG says...

The nut behind the wheel causes accidents !!
The nut behind the wheel causes accidents !! JRTDOG
  • Score: 8

5:34pm Wed 2 Apr 14

chapmansheader says...

thepirate wrote:
hailstorms don't cause collisions,driver error cause collisions
Yes, in most cases. But unless you were there, how can you possibly say that the hailstorm wasn't a significant contributory factor??
[quote][p][bold]thepirate[/bold] wrote: hailstorms don't cause collisions,driver error cause collisions[/p][/quote]Yes, in most cases. But unless you were there, how can you possibly say that the hailstorm wasn't a significant contributory factor?? chapmansheader
  • Score: -1

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