Fire crews cut person free from crashed Mercedes

Braintree and Witham Times: Fire crews cut person free from wrecked Mercedes Fire crews cut person free from wrecked Mercedes

A man in his 30s has been taken to Broomfield Hospital with back injuries following a two-vehicle crash.

The incident, which happened at around 10am on Bradford Street this morning, left a person trapped inside a silver Mercedes.

Essex County Fire and Rescue service confirmed that a person had to be cut free from their vehicle with specialist equipment.

The person was rescued from the vehicle by 11.38am then placed in the care of the Ambulance service.

 

 

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3:21pm Wed 28 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Again - they use the cutting equipment to free someone from a car that one) - is a Mercedes and unusually strongly built leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters. And two) from the photo the car simply doesn't appear that badly damaged. What is it with these fire crews that they take the tin opener to every car in a crash and rip it apart? All that does is remove some effort from their job; remove an erstwhile salvageable car from the road; force one to buy another replacement car; and increase everyone's insurance premiums into the bargain! Like insurance isn't expensive enough.
Again - they use the cutting equipment to free someone from a car that one) - is a Mercedes and unusually strongly built leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters. And two) from the photo the car simply doesn't appear that badly damaged. What is it with these fire crews that they take the tin opener to every car in a crash and rip it apart? All that does is remove some effort from their job; remove an erstwhile salvageable car from the road; force one to buy another replacement car; and increase everyone's insurance premiums into the bargain! Like insurance isn't expensive enough. /@|_|@\
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3:58pm Wed 28 May 14

sKorch says...

Well ,it could be possible that the occupant was trapped and/or may have suffered back/neck injuries.
In these cases, I would rather trust the judgement of the people at scene, not somebody thousands of miles away.
Well ,it could be possible that the occupant was trapped and/or may have suffered back/neck injuries. In these cases, I would rather trust the judgement of the people at scene, not somebody thousands of miles away. sKorch
  • Score: 7

8:59pm Wed 28 May 14

Fidget0610 says...

If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this!
If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this! Fidget0610
  • Score: 2

4:15pm Thu 29 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Fidget0610 wrote:
If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this!
If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend?

Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments.
[quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this![/p][/quote]If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend? Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments. /@|_|@\
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4:42pm Thu 29 May 14

sKorch says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
Fidget0610 wrote:
If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this!
If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend?

Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments.
"leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters."
Your words from your first post

"If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy"
Your words from your second post



Oops, who didn't read what they wrote?
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this![/p][/quote]If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend? Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments.[/p][/quote]"leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters." Your words from your first post "If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy" Your words from your second post Oops, who didn't read what they wrote? sKorch
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7:59pm Thu 29 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

sKorch wrote:
/@|_|@\ wrote:
Fidget0610 wrote:
If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this!
If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend?

Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments.
"leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters."
Your words from your first post

"If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy"
Your words from your second post



Oops, who didn't read what they wrote?
Busted! Thanks and apologies, sKorch. I am tripping over my own self. Nonetheless, I question the efficacy of using hydraulic cutters in all situations. I did not intend to question it in this situation since I don't know the circumstances. It is simply that I see a trend (as reported of course) that may be something or, more likely and given the source of my information, nothing at all.

Thanks for keeping me on my toes. I'll try to re-read and slow down a bit.
[quote][p][bold]sKorch[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fidget0610[/bold] wrote: If the person involved had injuries that prevented them from being able to be removed from the car normally then the emergency services had no choice but to cut the car apart! Maybe you should get all the details before running your mouth off and talking rubbish! Maybe you should picture yourself in their situation before you go commenting on things like this![/p][/quote]If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy in this specific instance (because unlike some I wasn't running my mouth off as I didn't know the facts and categorically said I questioned the practice) but was questioning how often that this happens and whether or not this was a trend? Never mind, though -- a bit beyond the confines generally presented in these comments.[/p][/quote]"leading me to question the efficacy and need to utilise these hydraulic cutters." Your words from your first post "If you had read what I wrote I didn't really question the efficacy" Your words from your second post Oops, who didn't read what they wrote?[/p][/quote]Busted! Thanks and apologies, sKorch. I am tripping over my own self. Nonetheless, I question the efficacy of using hydraulic cutters in all situations. I did not intend to question it in this situation since I don't know the circumstances. It is simply that I see a trend (as reported of course) that may be something or, more likely and given the source of my information, nothing at all. Thanks for keeping me on my toes. I'll try to re-read and slow down a bit. /@|_|@\
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12:05pm Fri 30 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

did you see the case reported elsewhere, a kind person sat an injured person who fell of a horse into here very new car and took here for help, got there and diagnosed with possible spine damage

Got yer cut the roof of here brand new car

It does happen
did you see the case reported elsewhere, a kind person sat an injured person who fell of a horse into here very new car and took here for help, got there and diagnosed with possible spine damage Got yer cut the roof of here brand new car It does happen pierre-pierre
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2:35pm Fri 30 May 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Hmmm... Nuff said then. Thanks, P-P
Hmmm... Nuff said then. Thanks, P-P /@|_|@\
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8:03pm Fri 30 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

it was on
Helicopter Heroes
Season 7 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13

watched it this week

A Good Samaritan has to have the roof cut off her car after giving an injured horsewoman a lift, and the air ambulance crew calls in the fire brigade to lower a patient from a third-floor window. Presented by Rav Wildings
it was on Helicopter Heroes Season 7 Episode 13: EPISODE: 13 watched it this week A Good Samaritan has to have the roof cut off her car after giving an injured horsewoman a lift, and the air ambulance crew calls in the fire brigade to lower a patient from a third-floor window. Presented by Rav Wildings pierre-pierre
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