Car removed from Chiswick flyover

The car which forced Chiswick flyover to close all afternoon and evening on Thursday 17 September was removed later that night at 11.00pm.

A red four door Vauxhall Astra appeared to have misjudged the width of the entry point onto the flyover on the A316 Burlington Lane, which takes traffic northbound over the Hogarth roundabout, and ended up being part-suspended on a bollard after mounting the kerb. The road is narrowed to prevent wider vehicles getting onto the flyover.

The accident caused tail backs all along the A2316.

The Roads and Transport Metropolitan Police Service Tweeted:

Avoid A316 Burlington Ln @MPSHounslow due to a car having failed to negotiate width restrictions at the Hogarth Flyover. @BBCTravelAlert

This driver is not the first to have misjudged the gap. The area around it is often littered with the remnants of wing mirrors.

Our thanks to Chris Lucy for the pictures.

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