Man cut from car on Lifstan Way after driving into a tree

Paramedics spent more than an hour tending to the man at the roadside

Paramedics spent more than an hour tending to the man at the roadside

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A MAN received life threatening injuries after his car came off the road and hit a tree in Thorpe Bay.

The man, in his fifties, had to be cut free from the blue Ford Fiesta by firefighters after it left Lifstan Way and hit a tree near the junction with Greenways.

Two Southend fire crews, police and the East of England Ambulance service were called to the scene and firefighters managed to release him from the wreckage using cutting equipment.

He sustained life-threatening leg and shoulder injuries in the crash and paramedics worked for more than hour to treat, stabilise and sedate him at the roadside.

The man was then taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, where his condition improved.

Jamie Brickard, one of the paramedics who attended the incident, said: “We got called to a car which had hit a tree and the male driver was partially ejected.

“He suffered life-threatening injuries including damage to his legs and pelvis and was sedated on scene by the critical care doctor and administered medication to help reduce serious bleeding.

“He was then taken to the Royal London Hospital in a critical condition.”

Police immediately closed a section of road after the crash, at about 5.30am on Friday, while the man was treated by paramedics. It remained closed while members of the emergency services attempted to determine the cause of the crash.

The man was freed from his car just after 6am.

A police spokesman said: “The collision happened when the driver of a blue Ford Fiesta appears to have lost control of the car while driving along Lifstan Way and struck a tree.

“The driver, a man in his fifties who lives locally, was taken to the Royal London Hospital by paramedics after sustaining serious leg and shoulder injuries.

“Medical staff are still assessing his condition.

“A section of the road has been closed while inquiries are conducted at the scene to ascertain a possible cause of the crash.”

Police have appealed for any witnesses to the incident to call officers in Southend on 101.

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1:44pm Tue 29 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

Hope he survives. .

I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death.

Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully.

Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.
Hope he survives. . I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death. Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully. Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer. supermadmax
  • Score: 3

3:20pm Tue 29 Apr 14

mikeydpop says...

supermadmax wrote:
Hope he survives. .

I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death.

Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully.

Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.
I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any.

The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers.

The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver.

But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Hope he survives. . I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death. Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully. Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.[/p][/quote]I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any. The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers. The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver. But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about. mikeydpop
  • Score: 6

3:35pm Tue 29 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

mikeydpop wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Hope he survives. .

I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death.

Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully.

Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.
I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any.

The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers.

The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver.

But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about.
Well I don't see the government or anyone else coming up a better ideas? Road deaths are something people just think wont happen to them until it does.

Over 80,000 people are seriously injured every year in the UK from road accidents (ROSPA data) this includes deaths. I think an in your face approach telling of yet another local death or paraplegic makes it very real and will make many people think twice before doing the arrogant behaviour that you describe the next time they set off in a car.
[quote][p][bold]mikeydpop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Hope he survives. . I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death. Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully. Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.[/p][/quote]I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any. The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers. The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver. But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about.[/p][/quote]Well I don't see the government or anyone else coming up a better ideas? Road deaths are something people just think wont happen to them until it does. Over 80,000 people are seriously injured every year in the UK from road accidents (ROSPA data) this includes deaths. I think an in your face approach telling of yet another local death or paraplegic makes it very real and will make many people think twice before doing the arrogant behaviour that you describe the next time they set off in a car. supermadmax
  • Score: 1

4:57pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

supermadmax wrote:
Hope he survives. .

I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death.

Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully.

Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.
Sure I read somewhere the biggest killer of teenage girls in the UK is when they are with their boyfriend in an auto crash.
There has to be some shame put on drivers who break the law and have points. Maybe if convicted you should have to display on the car you are driving so its clearly visible to other road users you have previous. Most of these people are serial offenders.
Hope the guy recovers, and apologies for going off on one.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Hope he survives. . I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death. Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully. Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.[/p][/quote]Sure I read somewhere the biggest killer of teenage girls in the UK is when they are with their boyfriend in an auto crash. There has to be some shame put on drivers who break the law and have points. Maybe if convicted you should have to display on the car you are driving so its clearly visible to other road users you have previous. Most of these people are serial offenders. Hope the guy recovers, and apologies for going off on one. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

5:12pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

mikeydpop wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
Hope he survives. .

I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death.

Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully.

Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.
I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any.

The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers.

The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver.

But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about.
Or another attitude among our black friends is 'I can drive like Lewis Hamilton because i''m black'.
[quote][p][bold]mikeydpop[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Hope he survives. . I think every time someone is killed or seriously hurt in a road accident, everyone in their town or area should be send a note ideally with their photo on and details of their death. Whilst I'm not suggesting this was the guys fault, many accidents are caused by drink / drug or careless drivers. And this initiative may help reminds people of the dangers and cause them to drive more carefully. Driving is one of the biggest killers in the UK, but gets little of the publicity of crime or cancer.[/p][/quote]I've read what you said several times to see if there was any merit in it and I'm afraid I can't find any. The 'everyone should be sent a note' nonsense is bonkers. The problem on our roads are caused by arrogance. I can drive faster than the limit for the road because I'm a good driver. I can drive using a mobile phone because I'm a good driver. I can drive into my old age because I've always been a good driver. But trying to highlight to people that they are not as good as they may feel they are and that cars are dangerous by posting unsolicited notes through doors every time someone has an accident has no merit at all. They would be as irrelevant as pizza menus after the first one and reach the bin quicker than the car was travelling in the accident it talks about.[/p][/quote]Or another attitude among our black friends is 'I can drive like Lewis Hamilton because i''m black'. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -8

5:21pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Awful lot of car/tree incidents reported in the last week or so.
Awful lot of car/tree incidents reported in the last week or so. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 3

9:02pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Andycal 172D says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Awful lot of car/tree incidents reported in the last week or so.
Tricky things those trees! The way they jump out in front of passing vehicles...
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: Awful lot of car/tree incidents reported in the last week or so.[/p][/quote]Tricky things those trees! The way they jump out in front of passing vehicles... Andycal 172D
  • Score: 4

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