Woman cut free after two-vehicle crash

Woman cut free after two-vehicle crash

Woman cut free after two-vehicle crash

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A woman had to be rescued following a two-vehicle crash.

Fire crews attended the scene on the A120 in Coggeshall at 2.41pm today.

 Fire fighters had released the woman using one set of cutting equipment by 3.15pm.

Harlow's appliance had been at service workshops and came across this incident as it was returning to the station.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "Three ambulances and an officer are at the scene.

"Three patients with minor injuries will be taken to Colchester General Hospital."

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7:16pm Wed 7 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

I wonder often why the apparent huge increase in using the hydraulic cutters to extricate people. Has the design of the crumple zone changed whereby more are getting trapped? In this incident (I have no choice but to go with what the hack that put this story together says) there were minor injuries. Why then, the need to chop the car to bits in order to get the occupant out?
I wonder often why the apparent huge increase in using the hydraulic cutters to extricate people. Has the design of the crumple zone changed whereby more are getting trapped? In this incident (I have no choice but to go with what the hack that put this story together says) there were minor injuries. Why then, the need to chop the car to bits in order to get the occupant out? /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

10:39pm Wed 7 May 14

OrangeChris says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
I wonder often why the apparent huge increase in using the hydraulic cutters to extricate people. Has the design of the crumple zone changed whereby more are getting trapped? In this incident (I have no choice but to go with what the hack that put this story together says) there were minor injuries. Why then, the need to chop the car to bits in order to get the occupant out?
It does seem a bit OTT just for minor injuries.. But if the occupants of the car complain of neck/back injuries then most of the time removing the roof is the safest option.
I think the cars owners would rather have the car cut to pieces than to spend the rest of their lives with spinal injuries as a result of a accident. Cars can easily be replaced.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: I wonder often why the apparent huge increase in using the hydraulic cutters to extricate people. Has the design of the crumple zone changed whereby more are getting trapped? In this incident (I have no choice but to go with what the hack that put this story together says) there were minor injuries. Why then, the need to chop the car to bits in order to get the occupant out?[/p][/quote]It does seem a bit OTT just for minor injuries.. But if the occupants of the car complain of neck/back injuries then most of the time removing the roof is the safest option. I think the cars owners would rather have the car cut to pieces than to spend the rest of their lives with spinal injuries as a result of a accident. Cars can easily be replaced. OrangeChris
  • Score: 5

8:33am Thu 8 May 14

catflap1 says...

Having driven past this crash just after it happened and before the fire service arrived, I saw the state of both the cars --I'm surprised that this isn't a fatality report.

When is this dangerous junction going to be closed ?
Having driven past this crash just after it happened and before the fire service arrived, I saw the state of both the cars --I'm surprised that this isn't a fatality report. When is this dangerous junction going to be closed ? catflap1
  • Score: 0

10:58am Thu 8 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Not so many months ago there was a minor rear end shunt up here in Planet Zog.

The driver of the car in front was up and about strutting his stuff, remonstrating with the geezer behind who whacked him up the rear.

After a bit when things settled down he (seemingly unhurt) sat back in his (seemingly undamaged) car whereupon LFB & LAS arrived, refused to let him out and promptly cut the roof off.

Highly entertaining stuff!

OTT? Who's to say?
Not so many months ago there was a minor rear end shunt up here in Planet Zog. The driver of the car in front was up and about strutting his stuff, remonstrating with the geezer behind who whacked him up the rear. After a bit when things settled down he (seemingly unhurt) sat back in his (seemingly undamaged) car whereupon LFB & LAS arrived, refused to let him out and promptly cut the roof off. Highly entertaining stuff! OTT? Who's to say? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

4:21am Fri 9 May 14

Bumble-One says...

catflap1 wrote:
Having driven past this crash just after it happened and before the fire service arrived, I saw the state of both the cars --I'm surprised that this isn't a fatality report.

When is this dangerous junction going to be closed ?
The problem is not the junction, it's the idiots that blatantly ignore all the warning signs and drive through the junction with absolutely no regard for other road users, not slowing down, not looking properly at what is going on at the junction and driving through at speed because it's "they're right of way" with 2 fingers to anyone crossing they're path .... attitudes towards other road users should be encouraged to make people aware that not every-one is as skilled at moving away quickly from a junction, car's stall, not all cars have thumping great acceloration, some cars brakes perform better on some models more than on other models, the problem is all about educating "IDIOT" drivers..
[quote][p][bold]catflap1[/bold] wrote: Having driven past this crash just after it happened and before the fire service arrived, I saw the state of both the cars --I'm surprised that this isn't a fatality report. When is this dangerous junction going to be closed ?[/p][/quote]The problem is not the junction, it's the idiots that blatantly ignore all the warning signs and drive through the junction with absolutely no regard for other road users, not slowing down, not looking properly at what is going on at the junction and driving through at speed because it's "they're right of way" with 2 fingers to anyone crossing they're path .... attitudes towards other road users should be encouraged to make people aware that not every-one is as skilled at moving away quickly from a junction, car's stall, not all cars have thumping great acceloration, some cars brakes perform better on some models more than on other models, the problem is all about educating "IDIOT" drivers.. Bumble-One
  • Score: 3

7:10pm Fri 9 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

OMPITA wrote:
Not so many months ago there was a minor rear end shunt up here in Planet Zog.

The driver of the car in front was up and about strutting his stuff, remonstrating with the geezer behind who whacked him up the rear.

After a bit when things settled down he (seemingly unhurt) sat back in his (seemingly undamaged) car whereupon LFB & LAS arrived, refused to let him out and promptly cut the roof off.

Highly entertaining stuff!

OTT? Who's to say?
"Remonstrating" eh? We need a new abbreviation: OTT would seem to lend itself to OWTT which brings to mind another: OWHH.

OK. TMI. TTFN. POETS'day.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [Intl][/bold] wrote: Not so many months ago there was a minor rear end shunt up here in Planet Zog. The driver of the car in front was up and about strutting his stuff, remonstrating with the geezer behind who whacked him up the rear. After a bit when things settled down he (seemingly unhurt) sat back in his (seemingly undamaged) car whereupon LFB & LAS arrived, refused to let him out and promptly cut the roof off. Highly entertaining stuff! OTT? Who's to say?[/p][/quote]"Remonstrating" eh? We need a new abbreviation: OTT would seem to lend itself to OWTT which brings to mind another: OWHH. OK. TMI. TTFN. POETS'day. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Sat 10 May 14

R Souls says...

The problem is the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey is over capacity. The road should have been improved years ago. If the Braintree District Councillors really had their constituents' best interests at heart, they would refuse all planning applications in the area until the road is sorted out.

Thankfully no one died in this accident, but the road really needs to be sorted before any more houses are built to prevent further serious accidents.
The problem is the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey is over capacity. The road should have been improved years ago. If the Braintree District Councillors really had their constituents' best interests at heart, they would refuse all planning applications in the area until the road is sorted out. Thankfully no one died in this accident, but the road really needs to be sorted before any more houses are built to prevent further serious accidents. R Souls
  • Score: 6

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