Braintree High Street blocked

Braintree High Street blocked

Braintree High Street blocked

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Braintree High Street has been brought to a standstill today.

An ambulance, parked outside The Boars Head at about 10.30am, means that a double decker bus is unable to pass between that and a bollard.

The bus has been stuck for an hour and traffic is queuing down the high street, affecting other buses.

The ambulance left the scene at 11.45am after a 20-year-old woman was treated at the scene and not taken to hospital.

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2:40pm Tue 20 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

the original, now deleted was posted at 11:41, so one hour was about correct, it is not correct at 13:00
the original, now deleted was posted at 11:41, so one hour was about correct, it is not correct at 13:00 pierre-pierre
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5:59pm Tue 20 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Bloody ridiculous. The ambulance driver could've moved his vehicle a good foot or two closer to the building and a fleet of battleships could've got through.

Oh - and it's no outside the Boars Head by the look of things.
Bloody ridiculous. The ambulance driver could've moved his vehicle a good foot or two closer to the building and a fleet of battleships could've got through. Oh - and it's no outside the Boars Head by the look of things. /@|_|@\
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7:37pm Tue 20 May 14

OrangeChris says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
Bloody ridiculous. The ambulance driver could've moved his vehicle a good foot or two closer to the building and a fleet of battleships could've got through.

Oh - and it's no outside the Boars Head by the look of things.
So the driver should drop tools and leave the patient just to allow a bus past..
The Ambulance is clearly dealing with a incident so therefore parking to allow all vehicles through is not the priority.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Bloody ridiculous. The ambulance driver could've moved his vehicle a good foot or two closer to the building and a fleet of battleships could've got through. Oh - and it's no outside the Boars Head by the look of things.[/p][/quote]So the driver should drop tools and leave the patient just to allow a bus past.. The Ambulance is clearly dealing with a incident so therefore parking to allow all vehicles through is not the priority. OrangeChris
  • Score: 2

9:59pm Tue 20 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

... for an hour she's busy with a patient?

Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it?
... for an hour she's busy with a patient? Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it? /@|_|@\
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10:10pm Tue 20 May 14

Fidget0610 says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
... for an hour she's busy with a patient?

Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it?
Nobody knows the patients situation so yeah maybe they could of been there over an hour!
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... for an hour she's busy with a patient? Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it?[/p][/quote]Nobody knows the patients situation so yeah maybe they could of been there over an hour! Fidget0610
  • Score: 6

1:16am Wed 21 May 14

OrangeChris says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
... for an hour she's busy with a patient?

Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it?
The patient was in WH Smiths so regardless of how serious the patient was the crew wouldn't have been aware of their vehicle blocking the High Street.
Also, the crew would have been doing their best to ensure the patient didn't have to travel to Hospital so if that means spending a hour or more stabilising and treating on scene... then that's what they will do.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: ... for an hour she's busy with a patient? Don't fink so but that conclusion would've required critical finking wot is sommink we don't do much of in 'ere, is it?[/p][/quote]The patient was in WH Smiths so regardless of how serious the patient was the crew wouldn't have been aware of their vehicle blocking the High Street. Also, the crew would have been doing their best to ensure the patient didn't have to travel to Hospital so if that means spending a hour or more stabilising and treating on scene... then that's what they will do. OrangeChris
  • Score: 10

6:55am Wed 21 May 14

bexy123 says...

Lets hope all the people who moaned about the road being blocked never need an ambulance. The priority is about the patient, none of us know how serious that situation was. I was recently with someone when a paramedic arrived in car at 3.30am in the morning, then backed up with ambulance. Patient was so bad with breathing difficulties, they had to try & stabilise her before going to A&E. By the time we got to Broomfield she almost didn't make it. Some people are just so selfish & only think of them selves!
Lets hope all the people who moaned about the road being blocked never need an ambulance. The priority is about the patient, none of us know how serious that situation was. I was recently with someone when a paramedic arrived in car at 3.30am in the morning, then backed up with ambulance. Patient was so bad with breathing difficulties, they had to try & stabilise her before going to A&E. By the time we got to Broomfield she almost didn't make it. Some people are just so selfish & only think of them selves! bexy123
  • Score: 13

5:04pm Wed 21 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

bexy123 wrote:
Lets hope all the people who moaned about the road being blocked never need an ambulance. The priority is about the patient, none of us know how serious that situation was. I was recently with someone when a paramedic arrived in car at 3.30am in the morning, then backed up with ambulance. Patient was so bad with breathing difficulties, they had to try & stabilise her before going to A&E. By the time we got to Broomfield she almost didn't make it. Some people are just so selfish & only think of them selves!
All well and good and I agree with you entirely. Nonetheless, it doesn't take much to think when parking about possible consequences (in this case tying up the town centre for an extended period); and regardless of the patient's locale, surely there are police or other authorities aware of the blockage that could've visited the scene and moved the ambulance.

People are so defensive about something that is easily remedied: they accept all sorts of stuff that is needless and avoidable (closing the M11 for a complete day, the A120 etc.etc.). This is one of those situations that is unacceptable and should not have occurred. Meanwhile let it be said I have UTMOST respect for firemen and EMT workers... Not so much for some of those that visit these pages.
[quote][p][bold]bexy123[/bold] wrote: Lets hope all the people who moaned about the road being blocked never need an ambulance. The priority is about the patient, none of us know how serious that situation was. I was recently with someone when a paramedic arrived in car at 3.30am in the morning, then backed up with ambulance. Patient was so bad with breathing difficulties, they had to try & stabilise her before going to A&E. By the time we got to Broomfield she almost didn't make it. Some people are just so selfish & only think of them selves![/p][/quote]All well and good and I agree with you entirely. Nonetheless, it doesn't take much to think when parking about possible consequences (in this case tying up the town centre for an extended period); and regardless of the patient's locale, surely there are police or other authorities aware of the blockage that could've visited the scene and moved the ambulance. People are so defensive about something that is easily remedied: they accept all sorts of stuff that is needless and avoidable (closing the M11 for a complete day, the A120 etc.etc.). This is one of those situations that is unacceptable and should not have occurred. Meanwhile let it be said I have UTMOST respect for firemen and EMT workers... Not so much for some of those that visit these pages. /@|_|@\
  • Score: 1

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