What happened on the Portway in Bristol today? The Portway closed for a short period this morning, but it reopened at about 2 pm. Traffic has returned to normal on the Portway park and ride, but the Whiteladies Road area remains congested. If you need to talk to someone, there are Samaritans in the area to offer support.
A motorcyclist and an HGV collided.
A male motorcyclist has died following a crash on the A4 Portway in Bristol today. The collision happened on the southbound side of the road, near Sea Mills, at 5.45 am. The motorcyclist suffered significant injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for a short time following the accident.
The A4 Portway was closed in both directions after the collision, causing traffic to be diverted around the area. The accident involved a motorcycle and an HGV. The road is expected to remain closed for several hours. The police are appealing for witnesses to the crash.
Fire crews used a high-pressure hose reel to extinguish the blaze.
Fire crews used a high-pressure hose reel to put out the blaze on the Portway Bristol this morning. It is believed that the fit was deliberately set. Avon Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was put out, but it could have been worse. The blaze started on the top floor and spread to the mansard roof. The fire was put out safely, and the lorry’s driver was not hurt.
Four parked cars were hit by GWAS vehicles.
A crash involving two cars blocked the A4 Portway northbound just before the A4176 Bridge Valley Road. The police are managing traffic and have advised drivers to find alternate routes. The crash has left heavy traffic, with several buses canceling services to Bristol Parkway, Bristol City Centre, and Southmead Hospital.
The Great Western Ambulance Service vehicle involved in the incident was not carrying a patient and was not responding to an emergency call when it collided with the cars. It was in the process of transferring a patient, not taking anyone, and did not have its blue lights on.
Man dies after falling from Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge crosses the River Avon and the Avon Gorge. It connects the towns of Clifton and Leigh Woods in North Somerset. It was opened in 1864 and has since been a toll bridge. It was designed by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw and is based on an Isambard Kingdom Brunel design. It is one of the most iconic bridges in the UK and is a must-see attraction for any visitor to Bristol.
The bridge is the suicide bridge, and plaques advertise the Samaritans. Between 1884 and 1998, 127 people died after falling from the bridge. The bridge has since been fitted with barriers. Since the walls were installed, the number of suicides has dropped from eight to four a year. The bridge is also the site of one of the most famous suicides in the country. In 1993, Nicolette Powell, the wife of a UK singer, fell from a bridge.
The man died at the scene. The man had been on a climbing route when he fell from the cliff. It is believed he fell off a recognized course and was suffering from head injuries. Emergency services rushed to the area near Clifton Suspension Bridge. Avon and Somerset Police confirmed the death.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a landmark in Bristol. It was opened in 1861. It is now owned and operated by the Bristol Bridge Trust. It has become a city icon and has been featured in many films. The bridge was also the site of the first modern bungee jump. In addition, it was the location of the last Concorde flight and the Olympic Torch relay.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is a popular tourist destination in Bristol. It was opened by Brunel a year before Sarah Henley fell from the bridge and died. The bridge is now covered with a protective alpine-style canopy to prevent accidental falls. Its ceiling helps avoid falls of rocks and suicides.
The Clifton Suspension Bridge is located near the Avon Gorge. The Portishead Railway goes through a tunnel under the bridge’s buttress. The bridge’s Giants Cave viewpoint offers stunning views of the Avon Gorge.