A35 closed for four hours after serious crash near Morden Park Corner

Dorset Echo: Accident investigators at the scene Accident investigators at the scene

A badly injured driver trapped in a blazing car on the A35 this morning was saved by a quick-thinking passer-by.

Chris Langdon leapt into action when he rushed to the aid of the 50-year-old man, whose shattered legs were encased in the wreckage of his car.

He grabbed fire extinguishers from his van and put out the flames before comforting the driver until emergency services arrived.

The car driver, from Poole, suffered “life-changing” injuries in the early morning crash on the A35, near Bloxworth this morning.

He was airlifted to Southampton Hospital Trauma Unit by the coastguard helicopter.

“He was screaming – the flames were right in front of his face” said Chris, who works for Wessex Electricals. “I could see his legs were trapped and there was no way I could get him out of the car.

“I didn’t even think about what I was doing, I just knew I had to put the flames out. I had 15 bottles of water in the van so I poured them all over the engine after the fire was out.”

Mr Langdon came upon the wrecked Volkswagen Caddy as he travelled towards work in Poole at 6.15am.

The crash led to long delays as the road was closed between Morden Park Corner and the Bloxworth junction for more than four hours to allow for the vehicle to be recovered and for accident investigation work to be carried out.

Mr Langdon, who lives in Tintinhull, near Yeovil, said he left the scene when police arrived to make room for emergency vehicles to get to the injured man.

He added: “I drove away but then I had to stop because I was feeling very shaky and I was in tears.”

PC Tim Brehmer of Dorset Police said the Caddy had been travelling west towards Bere Regis when it left the road and hit a tree. The driver has not been named but is from the Poole area.

PC Brehmer said: “The occupant of the vehicle suffered extensive and life-changing injuries. At this stage the injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.”

A spokesperson from the South Western Ambulance Service said: "The ambulance service received a 999 call at 6.29am this morning reporting that one vehicle had been involved in a collision and was on fire with someone thought to be trapped inside.

"We sent a paramedic in a rapid-response vehicle, two ambulances, an ambulance officer and the helicopter. The patient was flown with serious time-critical injuries to Southampton General.

"The patient’s injuries could have been much worse or even fatal had the fire not been extinguished quickly."

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8:37am Wed 16 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.
Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down. pete woodley
  • Score: 23

9:22am Wed 16 Jul 14

Teddy 1 says...

i wish the person injured well

Thd police however should be looking into what has changed in the last 3/4years as it seems road collisions are getting more regular. Never see or hear reminders for drivers on driving standards these days....apart from the simple old driver, drives or hitting people with that expensive course once they get caught. They then attend but it is too late by then as already caught.

Shame.
i wish the person injured well Thd police however should be looking into what has changed in the last 3/4years as it seems road collisions are getting more regular. Never see or hear reminders for drivers on driving standards these days....apart from the simple old driver, drives or hitting people with that expensive course once they get caught. They then attend but it is too late by then as already caught. Shame. Teddy 1
  • Score: 20

9:56am Wed 16 Jul 14

Lewcee says...

I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay). Lewcee
  • Score: -104

10:14am Wed 16 Jul 14

rayc says...

pete woodley wrote:
Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.
Is the incident at the junction? It doesn't appear so from the photos. If there is a dangerous junction then perhaps a bit of Engineering may be called for?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.[/p][/quote]Is the incident at the junction? It doesn't appear so from the photos. If there is a dangerous junction then perhaps a bit of Engineering may be called for? rayc
  • Score: 16

11:10am Wed 16 Jul 14

ohnonothimagen says...

So sad to hear of yet another serious incident on our roads. I wish the injured man all the best. If anywhere needs a speed camera, this section of road definitely does.
So sad to hear of yet another serious incident on our roads. I wish the injured man all the best. If anywhere needs a speed camera, this section of road definitely does. ohnonothimagen
  • Score: 13

11:29am Wed 16 Jul 14

KJW5555 says...

My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts
My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts KJW5555
  • Score: 204

12:24pm Wed 16 Jul 14

suzigirl says...

KJW5555 wrote:
My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts
Well done Chris.........
[quote][p][bold]KJW5555[/bold] wrote: My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts[/p][/quote]Well done Chris......... suzigirl
  • Score: 115

1:19pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Emergency services were called to the scene, near Morden Park Corner, at 6.15am yesterday - Long wait!
Emergency services were called to the scene, near Morden Park Corner, at 6.15am yesterday - Long wait! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: -24

2:32pm Wed 16 Jul 14

TrevorH says...

Over the years, and for no apparent reason, numerous drivers have left this stretch of the A35. With plenty of trees around, it's usually very bad news.

Maybe we'll learn more about the cause of this accident, but motorists need to be aware that they are driving through what amounts to a deer 'reserve'; I've seen vast numbers of deer in the woods and at times, their crossing points are almost as busy as the road itself.
Over the years, and for no apparent reason, numerous drivers have left this stretch of the A35. With plenty of trees around, it's usually very bad news. Maybe we'll learn more about the cause of this accident, but motorists need to be aware that they are driving through what amounts to a deer 'reserve'; I've seen vast numbers of deer in the woods and at times, their crossing points are almost as busy as the road itself. TrevorH
  • Score: 21

3:04pm Wed 16 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
OK Lewcee
If ever you are unfortunate enough to have a bad accident as this was you wont be too put out if the vehicle with you inside is dragged to the side of the road just so it don't inconvenience people because the road is blocked..........
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]OK Lewcee If ever you are unfortunate enough to have a bad accident as this was you wont be too put out if the vehicle with you inside is dragged to the side of the road just so it don't inconvenience people because the road is blocked.......... burgerboy
  • Score: 56

3:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

ohnonothimagen says...

suzigirl wrote:
KJW5555 wrote:
My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts
Well done Chris.........
I'll second that, well done, Chris
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KJW5555[/bold] wrote: My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts[/p][/quote]Well done Chris.........[/p][/quote]I'll second that, well done, Chris ohnonothimagen
  • Score: 52

3:46pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Bawsack says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
Are you really that stupid? Can't tell if your trying to troll..
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]Are you really that stupid? Can't tell if your trying to troll.. Bawsack
  • Score: 37

3:59pm Wed 16 Jul 14

TrevorH says...

Bawsack wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
Are you really that stupid? Can't tell if your trying to troll..
Chaos?! Are you sure?

That poor fella's body was the only thing experiencing chaos this morning.

Maybe the police were sat around eating pies, slurping tea and **** it without caring a toss for the, er, 'chaos' around them. As if.
[quote][p][bold]Bawsack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]Are you really that stupid? Can't tell if your trying to troll..[/p][/quote]Chaos?! Are you sure? That poor fella's body was the only thing experiencing chaos this morning. Maybe the police were sat around eating pies, slurping tea and **** it without caring a toss for the, er, 'chaos' around them. As if. TrevorH
  • Score: 21

4:40pm Wed 16 Jul 14

NearlyLocal says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!!
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!! NearlyLocal
  • Score: 30

4:48pm Wed 16 Jul 14

asj says...

how about the echo reporters interview/contact some of the unfortunate drivers and ask them what happened. and what caused these accidents. just a thought.
how about the echo reporters interview/contact some of the unfortunate drivers and ask them what happened. and what caused these accidents. just a thought. asj
  • Score: 10

5:56pm Wed 16 Jul 14

scouserinbmth says...

pete woodley wrote:
Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.
i drove past this and it is nowhere near morden park corner. the accident was not even near a junction, i guess it was about 2+ miles from bere regis on a slight bend just past the bloxworth turning, hope the injured party makes a full recovery
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.[/p][/quote]i drove past this and it is nowhere near morden park corner. the accident was not even near a junction, i guess it was about 2+ miles from bere regis on a slight bend just past the bloxworth turning, hope the injured party makes a full recovery scouserinbmth
  • Score: 12

6:32pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Wesoblind says...

Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it?

So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control.
Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it? So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control. Wesoblind
  • Score: -30

6:33pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Carolyn43 says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
So sorry you were inconvenienced by having to wait for a thorough accident investigation to take place after a man was very seriously injured. I'm sure he is worrying about you, fit and pain free, and having had to wait in your car until the road was cleared.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]So sorry you were inconvenienced by having to wait for a thorough accident investigation to take place after a man was very seriously injured. I'm sure he is worrying about you, fit and pain free, and having had to wait in your car until the road was cleared. Carolyn43
  • Score: 20

7:02pm Wed 16 Jul 14

crazycrane3 says...

Quite literally a hero. What a great guy.
Quite literally a hero. What a great guy. crazycrane3
  • Score: 32

7:08pm Wed 16 Jul 14

blackdog1 says...

Wesoblind wrote:
Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it?

So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control.
What an idiot you are!........oh and learn to spell.........
[quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it? So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control.[/p][/quote]What an idiot you are!........oh and learn to spell......... blackdog1
  • Score: 26

7:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

susi.m says...

KJW5555 wrote:
My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts
Hope you are OK Chris. Horrid seeing bad accidents. I saw a bad one once near Wool (over 20 yrs ago). I still wonder how the severely injured people's lives turned out.
Look after yourself.
[quote][p][bold]KJW5555[/bold] wrote: My partner Chris was first on the scene and luckily had 3 fire extinguishers so managed to put out the fire and save this man from further injury. We are all praying he is ok and he is in our thoughts[/p][/quote]Hope you are OK Chris. Horrid seeing bad accidents. I saw a bad one once near Wool (over 20 yrs ago). I still wonder how the severely injured people's lives turned out. Look after yourself. susi.m
  • Score: 29

7:26pm Wed 16 Jul 14

cazzia says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
You really should have thought a little more before posting that comment. Having a road closed is of little importance compared to having life changing injuries to deal with.
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]You really should have thought a little more before posting that comment. Having a road closed is of little importance compared to having life changing injuries to deal with. cazzia
  • Score: 18

7:53pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Huey says...

NearlyLocal wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!!
Errr.... It isn't a crime scene. It is an accident. His van came off the road and hit a tree.
[quote][p][bold]NearlyLocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!![/p][/quote]Errr.... It isn't a crime scene. It is an accident. His van came off the road and hit a tree. Huey
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Wed 16 Jul 14

justanoldie says...

wonderful effort by Mr Langdon, a truly selfless act of bravery . I hope the trauma will be short lived............
wonderful effort by Mr Langdon, a truly selfless act of bravery . I hope the trauma will be short lived............ justanoldie
  • Score: 30

8:44pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Laadeeda says...

Well done indeed to the chap who ran to the aid of the casualty. Took some bottle to do what you did. Total respect to you sir.
Well done indeed to the chap who ran to the aid of the casualty. Took some bottle to do what you did. Total respect to you sir. Laadeeda
  • Score: 34

9:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

grazzer says...

Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.?
lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage
Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.? lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage grazzer
  • Score: -15

9:38pm Wed 16 Jul 14

grazzer says...

insert harm after bodily
insert harm after bodily grazzer
  • Score: -8

9:55pm Wed 16 Jul 14

MotorbikeSam says...

pete woodley wrote:
Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.
you are half right, I junction cannot be dangerous and yes very few driver have the sense to slow down ,,
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Its a very dangerous junction,and very few slow down.[/p][/quote]you are half right, I junction cannot be dangerous and yes very few driver have the sense to slow down ,, MotorbikeSam
  • Score: 6

10:08pm Wed 16 Jul 14

NearlyLocal says...

grazzer wrote:
Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.?
lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage
How do you know that nobody else was involved or caused it and left the scene? You don't, hence why it has to be treated as a potential crime scene and evidence gathered
[quote][p][bold]grazzer[/bold] wrote: Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.? lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage[/p][/quote]How do you know that nobody else was involved or caused it and left the scene? You don't, hence why it has to be treated as a potential crime scene and evidence gathered NearlyLocal
  • Score: 17

11:30pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

All I can say is well done to Chris Langdon for his heroic intervention, how the crash happened or if anyone else was involved is simply anyones guess.
All I can say is well done to Chris Langdon for his heroic intervention, how the crash happened or if anyone else was involved is simply anyones guess. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 10

1:06am Thu 17 Jul 14

davie2876 says...

This winds me up.. The road was closed for 3 hours the injured party had left the scene Blah Blah Blah God forbid anyone who thinks or makes these comments should be involved in an RTC/RTA and has sustained serious injury... Do you honestly think the traffic police say "right lads how can we mess up everyone's journeys today? Shall we close this road to see how long it takes one of them to leave a comment on the echo site?"... I ain't no traffic accident investigator but I'm pretty sure this happens so they can assertain the cause of the accident , who if anyone is to blame and more importantly if it can be avoided in the future... Selfishness is the down fall of modern society that's a fact... I'd rather sit for 4 hours in traffic and learn 4 weeks later not to take the bend that held me up at 50 mph instead take it at no more that 45 mph as their investigation concluded with this information.. Obviously that's an example but I'm sure the sensible people on here get where I'm coming from... Hope the injured party is ok and no doubt they will be up and about sending apology cards to all the whimpers who were "held up"
This winds me up.. The road was closed for 3 hours the injured party had left the scene Blah Blah Blah God forbid anyone who thinks or makes these comments should be involved in an RTC/RTA and has sustained serious injury... Do you honestly think the traffic police say "right lads how can we mess up everyone's journeys today? Shall we close this road to see how long it takes one of them to leave a comment on the echo site?"... I ain't no traffic accident investigator but I'm pretty sure this happens so they can assertain the cause of the accident , who if anyone is to blame and more importantly if it can be avoided in the future... Selfishness is the down fall of modern society that's a fact... I'd rather sit for 4 hours in traffic and learn 4 weeks later not to take the bend that held me up at 50 mph instead take it at no more that 45 mph as their investigation concluded with this information.. Obviously that's an example but I'm sure the sensible people on here get where I'm coming from... Hope the injured party is ok and no doubt they will be up and about sending apology cards to all the whimpers who were "held up" davie2876
  • Score: 22

1:09am Thu 17 Jul 14

davie2876 says...

NearlyLocal wrote:
grazzer wrote:
Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.?
lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage
How do you know that nobody else was involved or caused it and left the scene? You don't, hence why it has to be treated as a potential crime scene and evidence gathered
No one except the "investigating" officers can deem it a crime scene or not so HENCE why you impatient people had to wait until they found out the circumstances.... I despair sometimes
[quote][p][bold]NearlyLocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]grazzer[/bold] wrote: Can somene explain to me how this can be a crime scene.? lf running off the road and hitting a tree and causng serious njury to youself is a crime then presumably the driver will be charged with Grievous Bodily and Criminal Damage[/p][/quote]How do you know that nobody else was involved or caused it and left the scene? You don't, hence why it has to be treated as a potential crime scene and evidence gathered[/p][/quote]No one except the "investigating" officers can deem it a crime scene or not so HENCE why you impatient people had to wait until they found out the circumstances.... I despair sometimes davie2876
  • Score: 14

7:41am Thu 17 Jul 14

sunnybournemouth says...

Well done to the guy who helped, I get the feeling some would just drive by this 'inconvenience' reading some of the comments on here.

Hope the driver has the best recovery he can get.

As for three hours I would be worried if the road was re-opened quicker as we have seen what happens with the horse incident recently when time isn't taken with these things.

For all they know someone could have fired at him with a gun, thrown something through his window or rammed him off the road so it has to be considered a crime scene until malicious acts are ruled out. Then the safety comes in, was the road slippy from a diesel spill or the tarmac breaking up, are repairs needed to avoid other accidents before re-opening it for Mr and Mrs impatient come through and repeat the accident.

When all that has been checked or ruled out, the scene has to be cleared and cleaned up. I would suggest that three hours is good going for the teams on site and like to praise them for their speedy work.
Well done to the guy who helped, I get the feeling some would just drive by this 'inconvenience' reading some of the comments on here. Hope the driver has the best recovery he can get. As for three hours I would be worried if the road was re-opened quicker as we have seen what happens with the horse incident recently when time isn't taken with these things. For all they know someone could have fired at him with a gun, thrown something through his window or rammed him off the road so it has to be considered a crime scene until malicious acts are ruled out. Then the safety comes in, was the road slippy from a diesel spill or the tarmac breaking up, are repairs needed to avoid other accidents before re-opening it for Mr and Mrs impatient come through and repeat the accident. When all that has been checked or ruled out, the scene has to be cleared and cleaned up. I would suggest that three hours is good going for the teams on site and like to praise them for their speedy work. sunnybournemouth
  • Score: 17

11:37am Thu 17 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

NearlyLocal wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!!
Why is a car accident a crime scene unless foul play is suspected?
[quote][p][bold]NearlyLocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!![/p][/quote]Why is a car accident a crime scene unless foul play is suspected? speedy231278
  • Score: -5

5:21pm Thu 17 Jul 14

jaomi4 says...

my partner and i were once hit by a motorbike at very high speed, whilst we were stationary near morden park corner. whilst the motorcyclist lay unconscious and injured in the road, i was trapped in the passenger seat of our car and my husband tried to assist both of us. several cars encountered the scene, before anyone bothered to stop and help, four different cars had arrived, stopped for a look then turned and drove away. at that point we hadnt even been able to call an ambulance. I am very grateful that there are at least some people out there who would help. Mr. Chris Langdon, sir you are in the minority and are a true hero. thank you for your selflessness and willingness to try to save someone. i hope you never lose that. i also hope you are able to recover quickly and fully from what must have been a very traumatic experience. may others learn from your example.
my partner and i were once hit by a motorbike at very high speed, whilst we were stationary near morden park corner. whilst the motorcyclist lay unconscious and injured in the road, i was trapped in the passenger seat of our car and my husband tried to assist both of us. several cars encountered the scene, before anyone bothered to stop and help, four different cars had arrived, stopped for a look then turned and drove away. at that point we hadnt even been able to call an ambulance. I am very grateful that there are at least some people out there who would help. Mr. Chris Langdon, sir you are in the minority and are a true hero. thank you for your selflessness and willingness to try to save someone. i hope you never lose that. i also hope you are able to recover quickly and fully from what must have been a very traumatic experience. may others learn from your example. jaomi4
  • Score: 9

10:49pm Thu 17 Jul 14

tbpoole says...

speedy231278 wrote:
NearlyLocal wrote:
Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!!
Why is a car accident a crime scene unless foul play is suspected?
Just google road death investigation manual, read it and you will find out why.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NearlyLocal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]It's a crime scene and needs thoroughly investigating like any other crime scene. Lucky it was only 3 hours!![/p][/quote]Why is a car accident a crime scene unless foul play is suspected?[/p][/quote]Just google road death investigation manual, read it and you will find out why. tbpoole
  • Score: 1

10:30am Fri 18 Jul 14

bubbles20 says...

Wesoblind wrote:
Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it?

So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control.
well there wasnt a child or adult there it was a TREE.
Stupid comment lets hope it never happens to you. Accidents happen in life.
My thoughts are with the injured man and well done to Chris a very brave man.
[quote][p][bold]Wesoblind[/bold] wrote: Drivers who have crashes that are there fault should be prosecuted every time, yes its bad that he has suffered these injuries and you never want anyone to suffer but imagine if that tree had a young family stood infront of it? So i say again in every collision/crash on the road there should be someone prosecuted unless it was something out of the drivers control.[/p][/quote]well there wasnt a child or adult there it was a TREE. Stupid comment lets hope it never happens to you. Accidents happen in life. My thoughts are with the injured man and well done to Chris a very brave man. bubbles20
  • Score: 4

12:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Caroline 174 says...

Teddy 1 wrote:
i wish the person injured well

Thd police however should be looking into what has changed in the last 3/4years as it seems road collisions are getting more regular. Never see or hear reminders for drivers on driving standards these days....apart from the simple old driver, drives or hitting people with that expensive course once they get caught. They then attend but it is too late by then as already caught.

Shame.
Well done Chris.
You should be proud of yourself
Caroline (ex wessex employee)
[quote][p][bold]Teddy 1[/bold] wrote: i wish the person injured well Thd police however should be looking into what has changed in the last 3/4years as it seems road collisions are getting more regular. Never see or hear reminders for drivers on driving standards these days....apart from the simple old driver, drives or hitting people with that expensive course once they get caught. They then attend but it is too late by then as already caught. Shame.[/p][/quote]Well done Chris. You should be proud of yourself Caroline (ex wessex employee) Caroline 174
  • Score: 2

8:17am Tue 22 Jul 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Lewcee wrote:
I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).
Many years ago I witnessed a horrific accident, a mini bus load of squaddies had a head on collision with a 7.5 tonne lorry , the lorry over turned, the mini bus was thrown into the field, legs were broken , drivers were trapped in the vehicles, the passenger of the over turned lorry was propelled through the windscreen of the lorry , etc and so on, thankfully no one was killed and hopefully no one was permanently injured ,
I remember a queue of traffic all getting out of the cars and wanting to help.
Why is it now ( or is it only Dorset ) that accidents are deemed to be inconvenient to other road users ?
[quote][p][bold]Lewcee[/bold] wrote: I know it was serious, and someone is badly hurt, but over three hours later, the road is still closed, and there is chaos around. The man has gone to hospital, why is the road still closed? (Hope the driver is going to be okay).[/p][/quote]Many years ago I witnessed a horrific accident, a mini bus load of squaddies had a head on collision with a 7.5 tonne lorry , the lorry over turned, the mini bus was thrown into the field, legs were broken , drivers were trapped in the vehicles, the passenger of the over turned lorry was propelled through the windscreen of the lorry , etc and so on, thankfully no one was killed and hopefully no one was permanently injured , I remember a queue of traffic all getting out of the cars and wanting to help. Why is it now ( or is it only Dorset ) that accidents are deemed to be inconvenient to other road users ? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0
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