Cop car crash victim calls for more training

A MOTORIST involved in a head-on crash with a cop car is calling for officers to get more training.

Nannette Stanbridge, from Lexden, suffered a cracked breastbone when her blue Toyota Rav4 collided with a marked Ford Focus police car with its blue lights and siren on.

Ms Stanbridge, 45, says she was forced to mount the pavement in a bid to avoid the oncoming police car which was travelling in the opposite direct and overtaking traffic but the cop’s response to swerve the same way meant the cars collided.

An Essex Police spokesman said the force was unable to comment while an official investigation was being carried out. Witnesses to the crash should contact the response and patrol team at Dunmow police station on 101.

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6:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled!

So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims.

And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification.

I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.
The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled! So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims. And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification. I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers. Say It As It Is OK?
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6:32pm Tue 13 Nov 12

hughie-s says...

"...her blue Toyota Rav4 collided with a marked Ford Focus police car "

Surely it was the police car that collided with her??
"...her blue Toyota Rav4 collided with a marked Ford Focus police car " Surely it was the police car that collided with her?? hughie-s
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3:15am Wed 14 Nov 12

mirokou says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled!

So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims.

And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification.

I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.
Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled! So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims. And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification. I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.[/p][/quote]Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands mirokou
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3:19am Wed 14 Nov 12

mirokou says...

Still the childish headline in place."Cop Car" ffs
Still the childish headline in place."Cop Car" ffs mirokou
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7:23am Wed 14 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

mirokou wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled!

So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims.

And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification.

I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.
Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands
Mirokou. As I said the police driver was proven to be at fault.

The Police, as is also the case for many large organisations, provide what's called "self insurance". This is done by providing financial assurance that would cover any claims against them.

In the case of the police its the government who provides those indemnities. So yes it is in the hands of the police to settle any claim against them, particularly in cases when fault has already been determined.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled! So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims. And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification. I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.[/p][/quote]Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands[/p][/quote]Mirokou. As I said the police driver was proven to be at fault. The Police, as is also the case for many large organisations, provide what's called "self insurance". This is done by providing financial assurance that would cover any claims against them. In the case of the police its the government who provides those indemnities. So yes it is in the hands of the police to settle any claim against them, particularly in cases when fault has already been determined. Say It As It Is OK?
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1:08pm Wed 14 Nov 12

mirokou says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
mirokou wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled!

So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims.

And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification.

I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.
Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands
Mirokou. As I said the police driver was proven to be at fault.

The Police, as is also the case for many large organisations, provide what's called "self insurance". This is done by providing financial assurance that would cover any claims against them.

In the case of the police its the government who provides those indemnities. So yes it is in the hands of the police to settle any claim against them, particularly in cases when fault has already been determined.
Not any more . I think you'll find that practice has stopped and Zurich is now the Essex Police vehicle insurer. trust me Essex police have a insurance policy not an indemnity bond.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: The accident is involving a police car in Barrack Street, back in February, where the police driver was proven to be at fault, has still not been settled! So it doesn't bode well for this incident because the police are likely to apply as many delay tactics as they can before they accept fault and settle any claims. And before anyone moans about "knocking the police" who are only responding to an emergency there has to be a balance and causing another emergency by dangerous driving is not justification. I hope Ms Stanbridge soon recovers.[/p][/quote]Yes it has. was at court in September. Officer pleaded to careless driving the delay you refer to is more than likely insurance companies stalling payouts .Totally out of police hands[/p][/quote]Mirokou. As I said the police driver was proven to be at fault. The Police, as is also the case for many large organisations, provide what's called "self insurance". This is done by providing financial assurance that would cover any claims against them. In the case of the police its the government who provides those indemnities. So yes it is in the hands of the police to settle any claim against them, particularly in cases when fault has already been determined.[/p][/quote]Not any more . I think you'll find that practice has stopped and Zurich is now the Essex Police vehicle insurer. trust me Essex police have a insurance policy not an indemnity bond. mirokou
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1:50pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Joker50 says...

mirokou wrote:
Still the childish headline in place."Cop Car" ffs
What do expect from a comic.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: Still the childish headline in place."Cop Car" ffs[/p][/quote]What do expect from a comic. Joker50
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4:03pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

mirokou, I stand corrected if what you say is now current practice.
mirokou, I stand corrected if what you say is now current practice. Say It As It Is OK?
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5:23pm Wed 14 Nov 12

wellnow says...

well at least that point was sorted between you.oh i hope the lady is ok.
well at least that point was sorted between you.oh i hope the lady is ok. wellnow
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