Fire and ambulance crews called to Rochford Road, near Southend Airport, after a man passes out at the wheel

Southend Standard: The accident took place near Southend Airport The accident took place near Southend Airport

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a car crash in which he is believed to have passed out at the wheel.

Firefighters from Leigh and an East of England Ambulance crew were called to Rochford Road, Southend, at 5.44pm today after a yellow Fiat Punto came off the road onto the Harp House Roundabout outside the airport complex.

The driver, in his 30s, is believed to have taken ill and passed out at the wheel and was taken to Southend Hospital at 6.34pm for a check-up.

A black Nissan Qashqai was also involved in the crash though the driver is not believed to have been injured.

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8:21pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...!
So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...! Joe Clark
  • Score: 45

8:24pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Joe Clark wrote:
So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...!
What wheel did he pass out at ?
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...![/p][/quote]What wheel did he pass out at ? Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 7

8:55pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Nebs says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...!
What wheel did he pass out at ?
Might be useful for those about to travel to the airport.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...![/p][/quote]What wheel did he pass out at ?[/p][/quote]Might be useful for those about to travel to the airport. Nebs
  • Score: -6

11:02pm Sat 5 Apr 14

Joe Clark says...

Nebs wrote:
Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Joe Clark wrote:
So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...!
What wheel did he pass out at ?
Might be useful for those about to travel to the airport.
Not really, as people would be checking the travel new and not the fill some space on the website news...

I expect the anti-airport minority will jump on this and say something along the lines of the airport pollution cased him to faint or the sight of a low flying plane cased a panic attack...

Like the "low flying plane" that was actually landing!
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: So just because a guy "passed out" in his car near the airport you have to illustrate the story with a picture of a plane at the airport, when the airport had nothing to do with the guy "passing out" why... Would a car not be a bit more apt...![/p][/quote]What wheel did he pass out at ?[/p][/quote]Might be useful for those about to travel to the airport.[/p][/quote]Not really, as people would be checking the travel new and not the fill some space on the website news... I expect the anti-airport minority will jump on this and say something along the lines of the airport pollution cased him to faint or the sight of a low flying plane cased a panic attack... Like the "low flying plane" that was actually landing! Joe Clark
  • Score: 11

10:24am Sun 6 Apr 14

joejoe111 says...

err why the photo of southend airport?!
err why the photo of southend airport?! joejoe111
  • Score: 2

7:44pm Sun 6 Apr 14

squirrelgirl says...

Joe Clark wrote:
So just because a guy "passed outWhat is more important is that our Justin was saved by a man getting him out of a very hot car! He blacked out is is lucky to be alive. Thank you to the Police and Ambulance men and that lovely guy who got him out!
a Brain scan awaits him and NOT a drink! For once think of the person injured!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: So just because a guy "passed outWhat is more important is that our Justin was saved by a man getting him out of a very hot car! He blacked out is is lucky to be alive. Thank you to the Police and Ambulance men and that lovely guy who got him out! a Brain scan awaits him and NOT a drink! For once think of the person injured!!!!! squirrelgirl
  • Score: 17

9:37pm Sun 6 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

lucky he didn't take himself or others out completely.
lucky he didn't take himself or others out completely. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -2

2:04am Mon 7 Apr 14

Fleetwoodgirl71 says...

For the ignorant self centred person putting it mildly who said that he was probably **** and has got nothing better to do than deduct someone else's miss fortunes shut up and know the facts before hand. For your information he does not drink and drive and never would same as myself. I should know. This was an unfortunate terrible accident and it could of been a lot worse even fatal not just to himself but to other road users. Just think of the distress this has caused to himself, his family and friends and to me . You are nothing but cruel. He was taken ill at the wheel and is under going treatment. NOT DRUNK. I would like to thank all the people involved in the rescue of my Jus the emergency service and the general public especially the gentleman who got him out of the car. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.
For the ignorant self centred person putting it mildly who said that he was probably **** and has got nothing better to do than deduct someone else's miss fortunes shut up and know the facts before hand. For your information he does not drink and drive and never would same as myself. I should know. This was an unfortunate terrible accident and it could of been a lot worse even fatal not just to himself but to other road users. Just think of the distress this has caused to himself, his family and friends and to me . You are nothing but cruel. He was taken ill at the wheel and is under going treatment. NOT DRUNK. I would like to thank all the people involved in the rescue of my Jus the emergency service and the general public especially the gentleman who got him out of the car. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured. Fleetwoodgirl71
  • Score: 14

11:45am Mon 7 Apr 14

maxell says...

To the relies of the unwell driver , there are people on here that post dribble they will take every opertunity to rubbish anything that could rubbish the airport , they get a kick back for promoting the airport and attacking peoples comments. As you can see the issue has moved from the accident and onto why a picture of an aircraft ?, Its all about publicity, even bad publicity is publicity a form of reverse advertising, I do think that the echo should not have posted anything at all about the airport as it just makes it look like a biased afiliation with the airport. I hope the unwell person recovers, and do what most others do and that is to reconise that idiots like this, exsist and dont respond as you will play into the hands of din-lows
To the relies of the unwell driver , there are people on here that post dribble they will take every opertunity to rubbish anything that could rubbish the airport , they get a kick back for promoting the airport and attacking peoples comments. As you can see the issue has moved from the accident and onto why a picture of an aircraft ?, Its all about publicity, even bad publicity is publicity a form of reverse advertising, I do think that the echo should not have posted anything at all about the airport as it just makes it look like a biased afiliation with the airport. I hope the unwell person recovers, and do what most others do and that is to reconise that idiots like this, exsist and dont respond as you will play into the hands of din-lows maxell
  • Score: 7

5:55pm Mon 7 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Fleetwoodgirl71 wrote:
For the ignorant self centred person putting it mildly who said that he was probably **** and has got nothing better to do than deduct someone else's miss fortunes shut up and know the facts before hand. For your information he does not drink and drive and never would same as myself. I should know. This was an unfortunate terrible accident and it could of been a lot worse even fatal not just to himself but to other road users. Just think of the distress this has caused to himself, his family and friends and to me . You are nothing but cruel. He was taken ill at the wheel and is under going treatment. NOT DRUNK. I would like to thank all the people involved in the rescue of my Jus the emergency service and the general public especially the gentleman who got him out of the car. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.
Do you lot mind, this was my Uncle Bob, he was not drunk, just ill..
[quote][p][bold]Fleetwoodgirl71[/bold] wrote: For the ignorant self centred person putting it mildly who said that he was probably **** and has got nothing better to do than deduct someone else's miss fortunes shut up and know the facts before hand. For your information he does not drink and drive and never would same as myself. I should know. This was an unfortunate terrible accident and it could of been a lot worse even fatal not just to himself but to other road users. Just think of the distress this has caused to himself, his family and friends and to me . You are nothing but cruel. He was taken ill at the wheel and is under going treatment. NOT DRUNK. I would like to thank all the people involved in the rescue of my Jus the emergency service and the general public especially the gentleman who got him out of the car. It's a miracle no one was seriously injured.[/p][/quote]Do you lot mind, this was my Uncle Bob, he was not drunk, just ill.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

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