Woman suffers head injuries as car hits wall

Dorset Echo: AFTERMATH:    The car is recovered from the scene near the Red Triangle Cricket Club AFTERMATH: The car is recovered from the scene near the Red Triangle Cricket Club

A WOMAN was injured when her car left the road and demolished a wall on Portland.

Emergency services were alerted to Reforne late on Sunday night after a car ploughed into a section of wall surrounding the Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club ground.

The driver, thought to be a local woman, suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

A passer-by came across the scene as the vehicle was being recovered.

He said: “The cricket club wall was smashed up including the piece where the Reforne road sign was. I hope the driver is okay. If they’re not badly hurt it will be a lucky escape.”

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene just before 10.30pm.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: “We were called to a single vehicle road traffic collision at Reforne, Portland. The vehicle was a silver Citroën Xsara, registered to a woman from Portland.

“The car went into a wall. A woman was taken to Dorset County Hospital in Dorchester for treatment to a head injury. It is not thought to be life-threatening.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance said: “We attended with a rapid response vehicle and one ambulance.

“We admitted one patient with head injuries to the accident and emergency department.

“The local authority was made aware of a diesel spillage on the road.

“The emergency services left the scene at 3.20am.”

Staff at the nearby George Inn in Reforne said they didn’t hear the crash but noticed the flashing lights of the emergency services at the scene.

Portland Red Triangle Cricket Club secretary Grant Neven said the club would try to rebuild the wall and repair the damage.

He said the thoughts of all the club members were with the women taken to hospital, adding: “We wish her a speedy recovery.”

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7:44am Tue 31 Dec 13

killerkelly1980 says...

On Portland, not in Portland!
On Portland, not in Portland! killerkelly1980

3:39pm Tue 31 Dec 13

shy talk says...

Looking at the damage to the car and wall. She must have been travelling at some speed. Or was it a mechanical failure?
Looking at the damage to the car and wall. She must have been travelling at some speed. Or was it a mechanical failure? shy talk

4:45pm Tue 31 Dec 13

qwertypoop says...

killerkelly1980 wrote:
On Portland, not in Portland!
A WOMAN was injured when her car left the road and demolished a wall on Portland.

If you mean this bit i suggest you read it properly before making such a dumb comment ....
[quote][p][bold]killerkelly1980[/bold] wrote: On Portland, not in Portland![/p][/quote]A WOMAN was injured when her car left the road and demolished a wall on Portland. If you mean this bit i suggest you read it properly before making such a dumb comment .... qwertypoop

6:15pm Tue 31 Dec 13

spencerm says...

qwertypoop wrote:
killerkelly1980 wrote:
On Portland, not in Portland!
A WOMAN was injured when her car left the road and demolished a wall on Portland.

If you mean this bit i suggest you read it properly before making such a dumb comment ....
Was probably edited after they made that comment. They do that all the time.
[quote][p][bold]qwertypoop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]killerkelly1980[/bold] wrote: On Portland, not in Portland![/p][/quote]A WOMAN was injured when her car left the road and demolished a wall on Portland. If you mean this bit i suggest you read it properly before making such a dumb comment ....[/p][/quote]Was probably edited after they made that comment. They do that all the time. spencerm

9:54pm Tue 31 Dec 13

gstewk says...

my uncle build the wall where the car crash
my uncle build the wall where the car crash gstewk

12:25am Wed 1 Jan 14

connie68 says...

Hope she was breathalysed!!!
Hope she was breathalysed!!! connie68

12:42am Fri 3 Jan 14

mayflyready says...

connie68 wrote:
Hope she was breathalysed!!!
According to a local PCO the woman in question was breathalysed and was ordered to undergo a blood test and was found to be 5 times over the legal limit.
Breaking it all down the charge will be - Driving or attempting to drive while unfit BR20, this will mean a hefty number of points on her license along with, 3 to 11 penalty points with up to a year ban to drive with an up to £5000 fine and up to 6 months in prison.
There will probably be court costs and compensation awarded to the owners of the wall that was but, damaged and destroyed.
Thank the Lord no innocent person(s) were involved, injured or even lost their lives in this stupid and very avoidable accident.
The stupidity of people who get caught doing these senseless and irresponsible crimes makes one think plus shows and realise how others people can be so inconsiderate, uncaring reckless and downright selfish,
A life was not wasted which is a plus but as we all know persons will continue to do these things but the Government and authorities will get absolutely nowhere until someone makes enough noise in order to have this this kind of thing dealt with via the proper political channels head on in order starts to make the right moves to have this kind of thing dealt with in a serious manner
[quote][p][bold]connie68[/bold] wrote: Hope she was breathalysed!!![/p][/quote]According to a local PCO the woman in question was breathalysed and was ordered to undergo a blood test and was found to be 5 times over the legal limit. Breaking it all down the charge will be - Driving or attempting to drive while unfit BR20, this will mean a hefty number of points on her license along with, 3 to 11 penalty points with up to a year ban to drive with an up to £5000 fine and up to 6 months in prison. There will probably be court costs and compensation awarded to the owners of the wall that was but, damaged and destroyed. Thank the Lord no innocent person(s) were involved, injured or even lost their lives in this stupid and very avoidable accident. The stupidity of people who get caught doing these senseless and irresponsible crimes makes one think plus shows and realise how others people can be so inconsiderate, uncaring reckless and downright selfish, A life was not wasted which is a plus but as we all know persons will continue to do these things but the Government and authorities will get absolutely nowhere until someone makes enough noise in order to have this this kind of thing dealt with via the proper political channels head on in order starts to make the right moves to have this kind of thing dealt with in a serious manner mayflyready

12:44am Fri 3 Jan 14

mayflyready says...

shy talk wrote:
Looking at the damage to the car and wall. She must have been travelling at some speed. Or was it a mechanical failure?
Over the limit and very lucky to be alive!\
[quote][p][bold]shy talk[/bold] wrote: Looking at the damage to the car and wall. She must have been travelling at some speed. Or was it a mechanical failure?[/p][/quote]Over the limit and very lucky to be alive!\ mayflyready

6:08pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Teddles says...

In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident.
In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident. Teddles

7:40pm Thu 9 Jan 14

mayflyready says...

Teddles wrote:
In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident.
That well may be the case but this does not excuse getting into a motor vehicle on a public road together with driving whilst intoxicated but more disturbingly, driving the motor vehicle into a wall where members of the public walk and use for a public bridleway for their horses?
One should not even have to use words like "another chance" or "lucky" especially when there could of been other persons injured or even a fatality.
There is no case of being judgmental at all but simply airing ones views to what could of been a completely different incident had others been involved.
I would lean towards considering the impact that these kind of acts have on loved ones, family, friends and others.
I am glad knowing that the lady involved in this accident has sought help and continues to do so and maybe when things are somewhat clearer she will be able to deal with the fact that things could of been terribly or even fatally worse for her and others.
There may well be a whole story plus events that led to this happening but things could of been dealt with prior rather than post incident.
[quote][p][bold]Teddles[/bold] wrote: In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident.[/p][/quote]That well may be the case but this does not excuse getting into a motor vehicle on a public road together with driving whilst intoxicated but more disturbingly, driving the motor vehicle into a wall where members of the public walk and use for a public bridleway for their horses? One should not even have to use words like "another chance" or "lucky" especially when there could of been other persons injured or even a fatality. There is no case of being judgmental at all but simply airing ones views to what could of been a completely different incident had others been involved. I would lean towards considering the impact that these kind of acts have on loved ones, family, friends and others. I am glad knowing that the lady involved in this accident has sought help and continues to do so and maybe when things are somewhat clearer she will be able to deal with the fact that things could of been terribly or even fatally worse for her and others. There may well be a whole story plus events that led to this happening but things could of been dealt with prior rather than post incident. mayflyready

8:37pm Tue 14 Jan 14

sailingperson says...

mayflyready wrote:
Teddles wrote:
In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident.
That well may be the case but this does not excuse getting into a motor vehicle on a public road together with driving whilst intoxicated but more disturbingly, driving the motor vehicle into a wall where members of the public walk and use for a public bridleway for their horses?
One should not even have to use words like "another chance" or "lucky" especially when there could of been other persons injured or even a fatality.
There is no case of being judgmental at all but simply airing ones views to what could of been a completely different incident had others been involved.
I would lean towards considering the impact that these kind of acts have on loved ones, family, friends and others.
I am glad knowing that the lady involved in this accident has sought help and continues to do so and maybe when things are somewhat clearer she will be able to deal with the fact that things could of been terribly or even fatally worse for her and others.
There may well be a whole story plus events that led to this happening but things could of been dealt with prior rather than post incident.
As stated by Teddles, "Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident."
Mayflyready your comments may be right on ITN news but this is a really bad situation and whether your comments were right or wrong you could of wound it in a bit, no?
I know the woman in question personally and intimately and I find it hard to swallow when people judge or make comments about something or someone they don't know and know absolutely nothing about!
Sure the situation could of been far worse but it happened, now it's over and the lady involved is dealing with things in the best way that she can in the situation that she now finds herself in with help from good people around her and professionally.
Once again, sure people could of been affected by this accident (pedestrians, kids and even horses!
I would like to ad that certain people involved or who are close to the her have not been affected in some way or another would be an understatement, I myself am reeling from all of this but am glad she is safe and well and most of all alive.
People are quick to jump on anything they can where they can leave a comment about what they think is moralistically right or wrong, it's a shame they cant leave their real names, but hey that's the net and the freedom of speech.
Certain people have been affected by this in ways one would never imagine, especially the woman who crashed the car, myself and others.
[quote][p][bold]mayflyready[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Teddles[/bold] wrote: In answer to recent comments..... the woman in question was in a very bad way mentally, had a complete breakdown, attempted to kill herself..... she is now feeling very lucky to be alive & have another chance. Is under the care of the local crisis team...... Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident.[/p][/quote]That well may be the case but this does not excuse getting into a motor vehicle on a public road together with driving whilst intoxicated but more disturbingly, driving the motor vehicle into a wall where members of the public walk and use for a public bridleway for their horses? One should not even have to use words like "another chance" or "lucky" especially when there could of been other persons injured or even a fatality. There is no case of being judgmental at all but simply airing ones views to what could of been a completely different incident had others been involved. I would lean towards considering the impact that these kind of acts have on loved ones, family, friends and others. I am glad knowing that the lady involved in this accident has sought help and continues to do so and maybe when things are somewhat clearer she will be able to deal with the fact that things could of been terribly or even fatally worse for her and others. There may well be a whole story plus events that led to this happening but things could of been dealt with prior rather than post incident.[/p][/quote]As stated by Teddles, "Please do not judge unless you are aware of the whole story & events leading up to this incident." Mayflyready your comments may be right on ITN news but this is a really bad situation and whether your comments were right or wrong you could of wound it in a bit, no? I know the woman in question personally and intimately and I find it hard to swallow when people judge or make comments about something or someone they don't know and know absolutely nothing about! Sure the situation could of been far worse but it happened, now it's over and the lady involved is dealing with things in the best way that she can in the situation that she now finds herself in with help from good people around her and professionally. Once again, sure people could of been affected by this accident (pedestrians, kids and even horses! I would like to ad that certain people involved or who are close to the her have not been affected in some way or another would be an understatement, I myself am reeling from all of this but am glad she is safe and well and most of all alive. People are quick to jump on anything they can where they can leave a comment about what they think is moralistically right or wrong, it's a shame they cant leave their real names, but hey that's the net and the freedom of speech. Certain people have been affected by this in ways one would never imagine, especially the woman who crashed the car, myself and others. sailingperson

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