Elderly female pedestrian flown to Southampton General Hospital after crash with lorry

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

Road in Swanage closed after accident

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

UPDATE: Woman suffers 'life-changing' arm injuries after crash with tipper lorry in Swanage

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AN ELDERLY woman has been taken to hospital by air ambulance with serious injuries after a crash in Swanage.

The female pedestrian in her 80s suffered serious arm injuries and suspected hip injuries after the collision with the white lorry in Kings Road East in Swanage.

Police have described her injuries as 'serious' and 'life-changing'.

Sergeant Nikki Burt said the woman was from Swanage and her next of kin have been informed.

She has been flown to Southampton General Hospital.

The lorry is a Volvo white tipper lorry registered to a company from Worth Matravers. It has been confirmed by police the lorry belongs to Suttles quarry.

The air ambulance landed on Swange seafront before the patient was flown to hospital.

There are scenes of crime officers and investigators on scene.

A spokesperson for South West Ambulance said they were called at 11.11am.

The road westbound is closed between the High Street and Kings Road West.

It has been reported there are numerous police cars on the scene.

The incident has apparently taken place near the Conservative Club.

Police are appealing for witnesses to call them with information on 101. 

 

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1:41pm Fri 30 May 14

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

I feel sorry for the victim.
The Echo says 'The incident has apparently taken place near the Conservative Club'
Either it did or did not take place near the Conservative Club!
I feel sorry for the victim. The Echo says 'The incident has apparently taken place near the Conservative Club' Either it did or did not take place near the Conservative Club! IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE
  • Score: -23

2:21pm Fri 30 May 14

moley1 says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE wrote:
I feel sorry for the victim.
The Echo says 'The incident has apparently taken place near the Conservative Club'
Either it did or did not take place near the Conservative Club!
Pedantry at it's worst. When someone is fighting for their life, does it really matter on which bit of the road the accident happened.
[quote][p][bold]IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the victim. The Echo says 'The incident has apparently taken place near the Conservative Club' Either it did or did not take place near the Conservative Club![/p][/quote]Pedantry at it's worst. When someone is fighting for their life, does it really matter on which bit of the road the accident happened. moley1
  • Score: 45

6:21pm Fri 30 May 14

Yankee1 says...

I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS.

If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.
I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS. If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason. Yankee1
  • Score: 5

7:38pm Fri 30 May 14

FNS-man says...

Yankee1 wrote:
I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS.

If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.
What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS. If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.[/p][/quote]What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you. FNS-man
  • Score: -18

8:00pm Fri 30 May 14

Tango Charlie says...

FNS-man wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS.

If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.
What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.
Please quote the relevant highway code no. here. Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS. If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.[/p][/quote]What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]Please quote the relevant highway code no. here. Thanks. Tango Charlie
  • Score: 1

8:00pm Fri 30 May 14

Bournemouthfan2 says...

FNS-man wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS.

If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.
What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.
"Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians". Now there's an accident in the making!

Incorrect. Unless it's a marked crossing vehicles have the right of way on the roads, pedestrians are required to look both ways and cross only when it is clear to do so. It's pretty basic junior school road safety.

Unless you mean if there is a pedestrian in the road you are required to try and miss them, which I think goes without saying!

We have no idea what happened here or why but hope the outcome is positive.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS. If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.[/p][/quote]What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]"Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians". Now there's an accident in the making! Incorrect. Unless it's a marked crossing vehicles have the right of way on the roads, pedestrians are required to look both ways and cross only when it is clear to do so. It's pretty basic junior school road safety. Unless you mean if there is a pedestrian in the road you are required to try and miss them, which I think goes without saying! We have no idea what happened here or why but hope the outcome is positive. Bournemouthfan2
  • Score: 6

8:16am Sat 31 May 14

MrDMan says...

Bournemouthfan2 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
Yankee1 wrote:
I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS.

If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.
What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.
"Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians". Now there's an accident in the making!

Incorrect. Unless it's a marked crossing vehicles have the right of way on the roads, pedestrians are required to look both ways and cross only when it is clear to do so. It's pretty basic junior school road safety.

Unless you mean if there is a pedestrian in the road you are required to try and miss them, which I think goes without saying!

We have no idea what happened here or why but hope the outcome is positive.
Also incorrect.

https://www.gov.uk/g
eneral-rules-all-dri
vers-riders-103-to-1
58/overview

Actually nobody is given any right of way.

However, once a pedestrian steps in to the road, you should give way.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouthfan2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: I hope she recovers, and wish her and her family my best wishes. And the driver of the lorry, too. It will be a long, long recovery. Do please remember how lucky Britain is to have the NHS. If the Suttles lorry hit her in the pedestrian crossing, then there will be serious repercussions. I hope she was not trying to cross elsewhere - the Conservative Club is shy of the crossing and, as I passed by, the pedestrian crossing was not within the police cordon. Those crossings are there for a very good reason.[/p][/quote]What? We are not in America where people are not allowed on the road. Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians. Victim blaming at its worst. Shame on you.[/p][/quote]"Motor traffic should give way to pedestrians". Now there's an accident in the making! Incorrect. Unless it's a marked crossing vehicles have the right of way on the roads, pedestrians are required to look both ways and cross only when it is clear to do so. It's pretty basic junior school road safety. Unless you mean if there is a pedestrian in the road you are required to try and miss them, which I think goes without saying! We have no idea what happened here or why but hope the outcome is positive.[/p][/quote]Also incorrect. https://www.gov.uk/g eneral-rules-all-dri vers-riders-103-to-1 58/overview Actually nobody is given any right of way. However, once a pedestrian steps in to the road, you should give way. MrDMan
  • Score: 8

9:07am Sat 31 May 14

Genghis says...

Also, though not directly saying that motorists should give way to pedestrians in most instances, the guidance given below is quite specific and common sense. The one instance that definitely states that vehicles must give way, however, is where a pedestrian is already crossing at a junction.

https://www.gov.uk/r
oad-users-requiring-
extra-care-204-to-22
5/pedestrians-205-to
-210

But pedestrians should also follow the advice given here:

https://www.gov.uk/r
ules-pedestrians-1-t
o-35/crossing-the-ro
ad-7-to-17
Also, though not directly saying that motorists should give way to pedestrians in most instances, the guidance given below is quite specific and common sense. The one instance that definitely states that vehicles must give way, however, is where a pedestrian is already crossing at a junction. https://www.gov.uk/r oad-users-requiring- extra-care-204-to-22 5/pedestrians-205-to -210 But pedestrians should also follow the advice given here: https://www.gov.uk/r ules-pedestrians-1-t o-35/crossing-the-ro ad-7-to-17 Genghis
  • Score: 1

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