Braintree: Police investigating after Coggeshall Road crash

Braintree and Witham Times: Braintree: Police investigating after Coggeshall Road crash Braintree: Police investigating after Coggeshall Road crash

Police are investigating after two cars collided in Braintree last night.

A silver Nissan Micra and black Ford Puma were in collision in Coggeshall Road shortly before 5pm.

An Essex Police spokesman said one driver received neck and pelvic injuries, while the other had head injuries.

He described none of the injuries as life threatening.

A section of Coggeshall Road remained closed for about an hour while the two vehicles were recovered.

Officers are now investigating the cause of the collision.

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12:49pm Sat 1 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Why such sparse information?

Coggeshall Road stretches from the White Hart Hotel way out to the east of the town.

If the report just mentioned which part of Coggeshall Road was affected it would have conveyed so much more meaning.
Why such sparse information? Coggeshall Road stretches from the White Hart Hotel way out to the east of the town. If the report just mentioned which part of Coggeshall Road was affected it would have conveyed so much more meaning. OMPITA [UK]
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1:09pm Sat 1 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Someone please help me. I must be missing something, but I don't what it can be.

This article is flagged up as being 'Editor's Choice'.

Why? It is accompanied by a meaningless picture and contains a paucity of information.

Just why does Andrew Bennett flag it up as being a Choice Piece to Read?
Someone please help me. I must be missing something, but I don't what it can be. This article is flagged up as being 'Editor's Choice'. Why? It is accompanied by a meaningless picture and contains a paucity of information. Just why does Andrew Bennett flag it up as being a Choice Piece to Read? OMPITA [UK]
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3:10pm Sat 1 Dec 12

noggynoo says...

Ompita, I believe the accident happenned around the Mountbatten Rd area of Coggeshall Rd.
Ompita, I believe the accident happenned around the Mountbatten Rd area of Coggeshall Rd. noggynoo
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4:54pm Sat 1 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Thanks Noggynoo.

Must confess I had never heard of Mountbatten Road. It's all new to me. Had to check it out on a map!

Last time I was in that area was getting on for 60 years ago. Then it was all pasture land leading down to Hobbs Mill in Bocking.

Used to have great days roaming the whole area.

The attraction of exploring the dangerously derelict mill; river; mill pool; and nearby sandpits was just too much to resist! Glorious adventurous days – utterly unthinkable in this litigious PC age of ‘Elf & Safety Big Brotherhood.
Thanks Noggynoo. Must confess I had never heard of Mountbatten Road. It's all new to me. Had to check it out on a map! Last time I was in that area was getting on for 60 years ago. Then it was all pasture land leading down to Hobbs Mill in Bocking. Used to have great days roaming the whole area. The attraction of exploring the [even then] dangerously derelict mill; river; mill pool; and nearby sandpits was just too much to resist! Glorious adventurous days – utterly unthinkable in this litigious PC age of ‘Elf & Safety Big Brotherhood. OMPITA [UK]
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5:07pm Sat 1 Dec 12

greenbroker says...

OMPITA wrote:
Why such sparse information?

Coggeshall Road stretches from the White Hart Hotel way out to the east of the town.

If the report just mentioned which part of Coggeshall Road was affected it would have conveyed so much more meaning.
Why such sparse information? Probably because the 'newsdesk' operates from the local pub at weekends with the help of a smartphone and a few stock images.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [UK][/bold] wrote: Why such sparse information? Coggeshall Road stretches from the White Hart Hotel way out to the east of the town. If the report just mentioned which part of Coggeshall Road was affected it would have conveyed so much more meaning.[/p][/quote]Why such sparse information? Probably because the 'newsdesk' operates from the local pub at weekends with the help of a smartphone and a few stock images. greenbroker
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5:20pm Thu 6 Dec 12

vdring says...

OMPITA wrote:
Thanks Noggynoo. Must confess I had never heard of Mountbatten Road. It's all new to me. Had to check it out on a map! Last time I was in that area was getting on for 60 years ago. Then it was all pasture land leading down to Hobbs Mill in Bocking. Used to have great days roaming the whole area. The attraction of exploring the dangerously derelict mill; river; mill pool; and nearby sandpits was just too much to resist! Glorious adventurous days – utterly unthinkable in this litigious PC age of ‘Elf & Safety Big Brotherhood.
I'm in the USA and also have great memories of about 60 years ago, down Hobbs, the fields filled with "pancakes", and the mill, river etc. Wish I could go back to those days.
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [UK][/bold] wrote: Thanks Noggynoo. Must confess I had never heard of Mountbatten Road. It's all new to me. Had to check it out on a map! Last time I was in that area was getting on for 60 years ago. Then it was all pasture land leading down to Hobbs Mill in Bocking. Used to have great days roaming the whole area. The attraction of exploring the [even then] dangerously derelict mill; river; mill pool; and nearby sandpits was just too much to resist! Glorious adventurous days – utterly unthinkable in this litigious PC age of ‘Elf & Safety Big Brotherhood.[/p][/quote]I'm in the USA and also have great memories of about 60 years ago, down Hobbs, the fields filled with "pancakes", and the mill, river etc. Wish I could go back to those days. vdring
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7:24pm Thu 6 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Ha ha, the pancakes. - almost forgot about that aspect.

The joy of sticking bangers - into them!

There was an art in choosing ones of the right consistency. Not too wet and not too crusty, for maximum effect.

Usually ended up having to wash off the 'evidence' in the river before going home.
Ha ha, the pancakes. - almost forgot about that aspect. The joy of sticking bangers - [fireworks not sausages] into them! There was an art in choosing ones of the right consistency. Not too wet and not too crusty, for maximum effect. Usually ended up having to wash off the 'evidence' in the river before going home. OMPITA [UK]
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7:39pm Thu 6 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

I have just noticed that anything that is written within parentheses doesn’t get printed. How very odd.

When drafting the above comment I added such a note stating that the bangers being referred to were of the firework variety - not sausages!

Thought it best that I clarify that aspect. Wouldn’t want to create the impression that we were some sort of weird and horrible kids.
I have just noticed that anything that is written within parentheses doesn’t get printed. How very odd. When drafting the above comment I added such a note stating that the bangers being referred to were of the firework variety - not sausages! Thought it best that I clarify that aspect. Wouldn’t want to create the impression that we were some sort of weird and horrible kids. OMPITA [UK]
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