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Lewes bypass closure - reason?

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On 16 Dec 2018 at 9:11am katy wrote:
Yesterday afternoon the bypass was closed: does anyone know why?
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 9:22am Horseman7 wrote:
RTC.
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 10:51am Ferret wrote:
@Horseman7, I think you mean RTA. The Sussex Express says it was closed Eastbound from Falmer to Southerham.due to a multiple vehicle crash. No information about casualties, but I hope no-one was seriously hurt. People really need to slow down, especially in bad weather conditions.
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 3:04pm wanderer wrote:
Nope it's rtc rta implies accident so it's now called road traffic collision
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 3:48pm Ferret wrote:
RTC? Is that official? It's a new one on me. It's kind of saying it wasn't an accident, so someone must have meant to do it.
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 4:25pm Arnold wrote:
Yes, I thought all traffic 'accidents' were indeed 'accidents' - I'm sure most collisions are accidents and not intended. Can anyone explain this weird stuff to me?
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On 16 Dec 2018 at 6:26pm Rumpole wrote:
Indeed the new term is collision. There can be no ambiguity over a collision, vehicles either collided, with each other, or with barriers, or with alien obstacles on the road or they didn't. By using the term 'accident' lawyers found it easier to argue 'no fault' by their client, because the Police had already officially declared the incident an accident, and as such, blame and liability is harder to apportion.
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On 17 Dec 2018 at 7:46am dairyman wrote:
Indeed, there is no such thing as an accident anymore; where there's a blame, there's a claim..


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