Twickenham’s road safety measures are facing further scrutiny after two fans were hit by a car near the stadium following England’s win over Australia
- Road had been shut earlier so fans could walk safely away from the ground
- Roads were deemed safe to reopen 70 minutes after the final whistle at 8.35pm
- Stadium bars remained open until 9.35pm and the collision happened at 9.55pm
Twickenham’s transport measures have come under more scrutiny after roads were closed for three hours on Saturday night following a nasty collision.
Two supporters were hit by a car on Rugby Road, close to the stadium gates, and treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.
The road had been shut earlier in the day so spectators could walk safely away from the ground after the game.
Two supporters were hit by a car on Rugby Road, close to the stadium gates on Saturday night
Based on CCTV footage used to monitor crowd levels through to Twickenham station, the roads were deemed safe to reopen 70 minutes after the final whistle at 8.35pm. Stadium bars remained open until 9.35pm and the collision happened at 9.55pm when all remaining supporters were asked to leave by security.
According to a Metropolitan Police spokesperson, the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
The RFU hold a debrief after every match and do not have any plans to change their operations at Twickenham, as the incident is being treated as a road traffic accident.
Last week, local councillors called for a meeting with the RFU following hours of bottlenecks at Twickenham station after the autumn opener against Tonga, although station access was judged to be better on Saturday.