UPDATED: Man in serious condition after crashing into tree

The fire service had to cut the man out of his car

The fire service had to cut the man out of his car

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A MAN remains in a critical condition after he drove into a tree in the early hours of Friday.

Firefighters had to cut the 57 year-old man, from Southend, out of his car following the crash in Lifstan Way.

The blue Fiesta left the road at about 5.30am and two fire crews, police and the ambulance service were called to the scene.

Firefighters used specialist cutting equipment to get the man out of the car by 6.06am and he was left in the care of the East of England Ambulance Service, before paramedics took him to hospital.

The man sustained serious leg, hip, chest and shoulder injuries.

He remains in the Royal London Hospital.

Police are urging eyewitnesses to come forward.

PC Steve Catton said: "The Fiesta was travelling towards the seafront so I believe it may have come from the general direction of Southchurch Road.

" I would like to speak to any witnesses to this crash and also to anyone who may have seen the car being driven prior the collision.” 

Anyone with infotmation should call PC Catton at Southend Police Station on 101.

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10:07am Fri 25 Apr 14

scrounger‎ says...

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3:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Southend Andy says...

Think I'll blame SBC for not cutting the tree down.
Think I'll blame SBC for not cutting the tree down. Southend Andy
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5:11pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Been a few big, so called accidents, in Liftstan Way over the last few years.
Been a few big, so called accidents, in Liftstan Way over the last few years. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 1

7:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

JacobSladder says...

See the following
http://www.eastamb.n
hs.uk/incidents/Car-
collides-with-a-tree
-in-Southend.htm

I suspect the dialogue at the scene went something like this

Paramedics - "We need to assess his injuries, ensure that if his injuries are life threatening we prevent worsening condition, stabilise, treat at roadside, decide what is the optimum treatment going forward and where that treatment is best provided, then transport him, administering aid during the journey before undertaking a full handover to the medical staff at the destination hospital"

Fire crew - "Great - let's cut the roof off and we'll be back in time for Daybreak"


Methinks the heroes in this one are getting less than their due credit!!

PS was that the guy on the C4 documentary?
See the following http://www.eastamb.n hs.uk/incidents/Car- collides-with-a-tree -in-Southend.htm I suspect the dialogue at the scene went something like this Paramedics - "We need to assess his injuries, ensure that if his injuries are life threatening we prevent worsening condition, stabilise, treat at roadside, decide what is the optimum treatment going forward and where that treatment is best provided, then transport him, administering aid during the journey before undertaking a full handover to the medical staff at the destination hospital" Fire crew - "Great - let's cut the roof off and we'll be back in time for Daybreak" Methinks the heroes in this one are getting less than their due credit!! PS was that the guy on the C4 documentary? JacobSladder
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7:43pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

JacobSladder wrote:
See the following
http://www.eastamb.n

hs.uk/incidents/Car-

collides-with-a-tree

-in-Southend.htm

I suspect the dialogue at the scene went something like this

Paramedics - "We need to assess his injuries, ensure that if his injuries are life threatening we prevent worsening condition, stabilise, treat at roadside, decide what is the optimum treatment going forward and where that treatment is best provided, then transport him, administering aid during the journey before undertaking a full handover to the medical staff at the destination hospital"

Fire crew - "Great - let's cut the roof off and we'll be back in time for Daybreak"


Methinks the heroes in this one are getting less than their due credit!!

PS was that the guy on the C4 documentary?
He went for a jolly in his battered old Fiesta
Ended up having a life changing Siesta
[quote][p][bold]JacobSladder[/bold] wrote: See the following http://www.eastamb.n hs.uk/incidents/Car- collides-with-a-tree -in-Southend.htm I suspect the dialogue at the scene went something like this Paramedics - "We need to assess his injuries, ensure that if his injuries are life threatening we prevent worsening condition, stabilise, treat at roadside, decide what is the optimum treatment going forward and where that treatment is best provided, then transport him, administering aid during the journey before undertaking a full handover to the medical staff at the destination hospital" Fire crew - "Great - let's cut the roof off and we'll be back in time for Daybreak" Methinks the heroes in this one are getting less than their due credit!! PS was that the guy on the C4 documentary?[/p][/quote]He went for a jolly in his battered old Fiesta Ended up having a life changing Siesta Nowthatsworthknowing
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9:38pm Sat 26 Apr 14

Spirit of Kings Park says...

Those brave Paramedics must see some awful things, I couldn't do their job!
Those brave Paramedics must see some awful things, I couldn't do their job! Spirit of Kings Park
  • Score: 16

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