Jeremy Clarkson criticised AGAIN for insensitive comments about road closures caused by traffic collisions

Danny Thompson
Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson poses next to a South African taxi at the Ticketpro Dome before the Clarkson, Hammond and May Live Show held in Johannesburg. (Photo credit STEFAN HEUNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Jeremy Clarkson is facing criticism once again after complaining about road closures caused by traffic collisions - less than two weeks after facing a backlash for ‘insensitive’ comments made about a Hammersmith road closure which was caused by a fatal traffic collision.

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But it would appear the 59-year-old has failed to learn from his mistakes, and tweeting to his 7m followers, the former Top Gear presenter said: "Dear the M4 Police. The injured have now been taken care of. So here's an idea. Open the road."

He went on to clarify: “To be clear, I was NOT affected by today’s motorway closure. I am merely an observer.”

Criticism followed the tweet. One person replied: "Presume the police have accident investigation work to which I presume you would want done if it was you or your family member that had been seriously injured?"

Another added: “They can't, until debris has been cleared and it's safe for drivers. There should be a programme made where @JeremyClarkson joins the traffic police and the highways officers. Maybe then he'd stop complaining.”

Earlier this month Clarkson was flooded with invites from traffic police around the country after he had tweeted: “Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to re-open the road?”

The tweet was branded ‘insensitive’ as it transpired the road in question was closed as a man in his 70s was killed after his car collided with ‘a convoy of vehicles’ on the A4 near the Hammersmith Flyover.

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West Midlands Police responded: “We would like to extend an invitation for you to come out on patrol with us for a shift - so you can see, first hand, what we have to deal with.”

Surrey Police wrote: “I believe you have had a number of invitations to join a Roads Policing Team for a shift. Please add our name to the list. When it comes to life changing or fatal collisions there is often a lot more to dealing with them than you think.”