Diner seriously injured after ambulance car crashes into Koh Thai restaurant in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: Ambulance crashes into restaurant, Boscombe Ambulance crashes into restaurant, Boscombe

AN AMBULANCE car crashed into Koh Thai restaurant in Boscombe on Thursday night leaving a diner seriously injured.

The driver of the first response vehicle was checked over by paramedics at the scene and the customer at the restaurant was rushed to Poole Hospital.

Police and ambulance were called to the scene on Christchurch Road at 6.55pm.

A statement issued by Koh Thai Tapas this morning read: “KTT would like to express their concerns for all those involved in the incident which occurred at our Boscombe restaurant yesterday evening.

“Our hearts go out to our staff, customers, the driver and our neighbours, who were affected by the collision.

“We are grateful to report that everyone has come away from the incident with only one person suffering injuries, we would like to express our concerns for him and his family at this time and wish him a speedy recovery.

“Thankfully the collision happened while our restaurant was quiet; had this occurred minutes later the damage would have been significantly worse and we fear that there would have been many more injuries of significant severity.

“Our staff reacted incredibly well to the situation and cannot be praised enough, we are incredibly proud of them.

Later in the day, the restaurant said staff had done a "great job" cleaning up and that the restaurant would be open on Friday evening.

PC Jay Griffin said: “Police are investigating a collision involving an ambulance first response vehicle colliding with the front of a restaurant.

“Two vehicles were involved in the incident- the first response vehicle and a small silver Renault.

“The ambulance driver was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and the diner from the restaurant was also taken to hospital with serious injuries, although they are not believed to be life-threatening.”

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward and contact Dorset Police on 101.

Isil Lama, 16, who lives in the flat above Koh Thai, felt the impact as the ambulance smashed into the front window.

She said: “I was upstairs and my bed was shaking. I have been told by someone in the restaurant that a man was eating at Koh Thai and then he suddenly flew across the restaurant. “There was also a pregnant woman who was about to cross the road and she narrowly avoided being hit.

“The road is really slippery because it has been raining so maybe that had something to do with it. It’s so shocking to see an emergency vehicle through the window of a restaurant.”

One onlooker, Eva Guerra Gonzalez, said: “The diner in the restaurant was shaking really hard. I think he might have had back injuries.

“The paramedics and police cars arrived really quickly. I hope the man hasn’t been too badly hurt.”

 

 

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7:29pm Thu 19 Dec 13

xtrm83 says...

I got the video. No Bournemouth Echo... you are not having it.
I got the video. No Bournemouth Echo... you are not having it. xtrm83

7:43pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Matthew_Y says...

I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette.
I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette. Matthew_Y

8:18pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

Matthew_Y wrote:
I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette.
I agree. It won't be long before the do-good brigade come out wanting heads to roll despite being ignorant of the facts!!

People are too quick to forget that the Police, Ambulance, fire and Rescue and Coast Guard are constantly putting their lives on the line for us all.
[quote][p][bold]Matthew_Y[/bold] wrote: I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette.[/p][/quote]I agree. It won't be long before the do-good brigade come out wanting heads to roll despite being ignorant of the facts!! People are too quick to forget that the Police, Ambulance, fire and Rescue and Coast Guard are constantly putting their lives on the line for us all. Controversial But True

8:27pm Thu 19 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

Controversial But True wrote:
Matthew_Y wrote:
I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette.
I agree. It won't be long before the do-good brigade come out wanting heads to roll despite being ignorant of the facts!!

People are too quick to forget that the Police, Ambulance, fire and Rescue and Coast Guard are constantly putting their lives on the line for us all.
No one has said anything yet! and im sure they wont!
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Matthew_Y[/bold] wrote: I reluctantly await for the the beleaguered driver to be pilloried by his employer and arrogant members of the public for rushing to help some poor soul who needed medical attention, and misjudging the road. I, for one, am grateful that I can rely upon Rapid Response Drivers to do their utmost to get to me/my family should I need them, and No I ABSOLUTELY DON’T CARE if they don’t always indicate or commit other minor infringements of driving etiquette.[/p][/quote]I agree. It won't be long before the do-good brigade come out wanting heads to roll despite being ignorant of the facts!! People are too quick to forget that the Police, Ambulance, fire and Rescue and Coast Guard are constantly putting their lives on the line for us all.[/p][/quote]No one has said anything yet! and im sure they wont! hooplaa

8:30pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Speak up Brown says...

If that isn't a cake offence I don't know what is
If that isn't a cake offence I don't know what is Speak up Brown

8:36pm Thu 19 Dec 13

nigglygrilly says...

Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!)
As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts!
I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.
Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!) As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts! I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery. nigglygrilly

9:39pm Thu 19 Dec 13

twynham says...

Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-) twynham

9:58pm Thu 19 Dec 13

sprintervanman says...

nigglygrilly wrote:
Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!)
As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts!
I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.
I narrowly avoided a car on the M25 today that came in from the outside lane into the inside lane at speed,realised they were going to rear end a HGV and stood on their brakes, reducing my braking distance and nearly being squashed between the two of us.I guess idiots use all types of transport so I would not label them as the same as a responsible user of that type of vehicle. Unless of cause I wanted to stir things up for no reason.Best wishes to all involved and a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]nigglygrilly[/bold] wrote: Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!) As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts! I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]I narrowly avoided a car on the M25 today that came in from the outside lane into the inside lane at speed,realised they were going to rear end a HGV and stood on their brakes, reducing my braking distance and nearly being squashed between the two of us.I guess idiots use all types of transport so I would not label them as the same as a responsible user of that type of vehicle. Unless of cause I wanted to stir things up for no reason.Best wishes to all involved and a speedy recovery. sprintervanman

10:07pm Thu 19 Dec 13

informbmth says...

twynham wrote:
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Because they were too busy taking pictures for there insurance claim i was passing and saw a member of staff capturing numerous pictures.
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Because they were too busy taking pictures for there insurance claim i was passing and saw a member of staff capturing numerous pictures. informbmth

11:40pm Thu 19 Dec 13

speedy231278 says...

Went past this on the bus. Four police cars, two 'proper' ambulances and another paramedic car in attendance. There was a grey/silver estate car stopped in the middle of the crossroads, not sure if it had anything to do with the accident, wasn't possible to see any damage.
Went past this on the bus. Four police cars, two 'proper' ambulances and another paramedic car in attendance. There was a grey/silver estate car stopped in the middle of the crossroads, not sure if it had anything to do with the accident, wasn't possible to see any damage. speedy231278

11:58pm Thu 19 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

twynham wrote:
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking! muscliffman

12:09am Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

muscliffman wrote:
twynham wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
Oh this should be good.

Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following?

Come on, share with the group.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking![/p][/quote]Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group. scrumpyjack

12:15am Fri 20 Dec 13

rozmister says...

twynham wrote:
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Because they work for a business that is growing by the day and is part of a chain and they're probably not meant to speak to the press to try and protect their brand? Because they were a bit upset or shocked?
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Because they work for a business that is growing by the day and is part of a chain and they're probably not meant to speak to the press to try and protect their brand? Because they were a bit upset or shocked? rozmister

12:16am Fri 20 Dec 13

rozmister says...

nigglygrilly wrote:
Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!)
As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts!
I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.
The speculation has started...with your comment that implies it was a cyclist despite you having no knowledge of what happened and there being very few facts to go on in this article. Or is it only speculation when somebody else does it?
[quote][p][bold]nigglygrilly[/bold] wrote: Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!) As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts! I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]The speculation has started...with your comment that implies it was a cyclist despite you having no knowledge of what happened and there being very few facts to go on in this article. Or is it only speculation when somebody else does it? rozmister

7:40am Fri 20 Dec 13

Moro99 says...

nigglygrilly wrote:
Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!)
As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts!
I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.
Seeing as in the report it says another car was involved in the collision, it was probably another car that was involved.
[quote][p][bold]nigglygrilly[/bold] wrote: Now can I please put the cat among the pigeons and say that he was probably swerving to avoid a cyclist with no lights, wearing headphones and dark clothing that pulled out straight in front of him! (The reason I say that is because that is exactly what happened to us on our way home just now - luckily we managed to avoid him/her without serious consequences!) As hooplaa says - no-one has said anything yet but as the first poster said it won't be long before the speculation starts! I hope the ambulance car driver was not hurt and that the injured diner makes a speedy recovery.[/p][/quote]Seeing as in the report it says another car was involved in the collision, it was probably another car that was involved. Moro99

8:10am Fri 20 Dec 13

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
twynham wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
Oh this should be good.

Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following?

Come on, share with the group.
Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking![/p][/quote]Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.[/p][/quote]Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :) retry69

8:29am Fri 20 Dec 13

Redgolfer says...

Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away?????
Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away????? Redgolfer

8:54am Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
twynham wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.
Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)
I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it.

I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’.

Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking![/p][/quote]Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.[/p][/quote]Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)[/p][/quote]I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it. I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’. Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least. scrumpyjack

8:59am Fri 20 Dec 13

Jarvy. says...

Any vehicle wether it be emergency responce or not is dangerous when speeding. Speeding through bournemouth streets to attend to a youth that's drunk. Great! Putting us all at risk.
Any vehicle wether it be emergency responce or not is dangerous when speeding. Speeding through bournemouth streets to attend to a youth that's drunk. Great! Putting us all at risk. Jarvy.

9:20am Fri 20 Dec 13

rozmister says...

Redgolfer wrote:
Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away?????
Rather crass considering they were on their way to a 9 year old who'd been hit by a car and had lower leg injuries.
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away?????[/p][/quote]Rather crass considering they were on their way to a 9 year old who'd been hit by a car and had lower leg injuries. rozmister

9:37am Fri 20 Dec 13

P Barker says...

I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme.
I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme. P Barker

9:42am Fri 20 Dec 13

madras says...

twynham wrote:
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Showing decency and respect and not wanting to add idle speculation or dumb comment to a serious situation - I applaud them!
[quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Showing decency and respect and not wanting to add idle speculation or dumb comment to a serious situation - I applaud them! madras

11:03am Fri 20 Dec 13

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
twynham wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.
Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)
I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it.

I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’.

Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least.
See beneath that hard exterior beats the heart of a caring person :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking![/p][/quote]Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.[/p][/quote]Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)[/p][/quote]I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it. I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’. Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least.[/p][/quote]See beneath that hard exterior beats the heart of a caring person :) retry69

11:03am Fri 20 Dec 13

999taxi says...

Redgolfer wrote:
Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away?????
Idiot.

Unfortunately the car was enroute to the 9 year old who got hit by a car. Unfortunately there are drivers out there who do not look properly. Yes there are vehicles under emergency conditions that travel too quick at times but we do it for emergency reasons, a lot of my fellow staff will not drive "stupidly and excessively" if we know its a drunk teenager
[quote][p][bold]Redgolfer[/bold] wrote: Glad all are OK, but as the wife says, in a hurry for their take-away?????[/p][/quote]Idiot. Unfortunately the car was enroute to the 9 year old who got hit by a car. Unfortunately there are drivers out there who do not look properly. Yes there are vehicles under emergency conditions that travel too quick at times but we do it for emergency reasons, a lot of my fellow staff will not drive "stupidly and excessively" if we know its a drunk teenager 999taxi

11:52am Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
twynham wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Never mind - some of us follow your thinking!
Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.
Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)
I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it. I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’. Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least.
See beneath that hard exterior beats the heart of a caring person :)
Like a cigar....once a year at Christmas,
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Never mind - some of us follow your thinking![/p][/quote]Oh this should be good. Err what thinking is that then, you know, the one special people like you are following? Come on, share with the group.[/p][/quote]Steady! Don't rile him,we will all suffer for it :)[/p][/quote]I know what was I thinking - too many mulled wines at the old folks home Iwell ok pub) that'll be it. I actually didn't know what he meant but this morning assume it’s because he's suggesting they're illegals’. Actually the staff are not Thai. There that's cleared that one up for him at least.[/p][/quote]See beneath that hard exterior beats the heart of a caring person :)[/p][/quote]Like a cigar....once a year at Christmas, scrumpyjack

1:10pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Tango Charlie says...

I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver?
I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course.
It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go.
Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still....
I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver? I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course. It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go. Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still.... Tango Charlie

2:14pm Fri 20 Dec 13

sarahkim says...

madras wrote:
twynham wrote:
Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)
Showing decency and respect and not wanting to add idle speculation or dumb comment to a serious situation - I applaud them!
Thank you for that comment - it is true, my son was working there last night and the staff's first concern was the welfare of the injured gentleman and secondly they worked hard, with the owners to secure and make safe the restaurant, and are continuing this today! I, am very proud of the way they handled a terrible situation in such a professional manner. Well done to the Kohians xx
[quote][p][bold]madras[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynham[/bold] wrote: Any particular reason "Staff at the restaurant declined to discuss the incident." :-)[/p][/quote]Showing decency and respect and not wanting to add idle speculation or dumb comment to a serious situation - I applaud them![/p][/quote]Thank you for that comment - it is true, my son was working there last night and the staff's first concern was the welfare of the injured gentleman and secondly they worked hard, with the owners to secure and make safe the restaurant, and are continuing this today! I, am very proud of the way they handled a terrible situation in such a professional manner. Well done to the Kohians xx sarahkim

2:29pm Fri 20 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

xtrm83 wrote:
I got the video. No Bournemouth Echo... you are not having it.
But the Police will.....
[quote][p][bold]xtrm83[/bold] wrote: I got the video. No Bournemouth Echo... you are not having it.[/p][/quote]But the Police will..... BIGTONE

2:42pm Fri 20 Dec 13

royeveleigh says...

Get well Soon :) x
Get well Soon :) x royeveleigh

3:16pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Peroni says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Went past this on the bus. Four police cars, two 'proper' ambulances and another paramedic car in attendance. There was a grey/silver estate car stopped in the middle of the crossroads, not sure if it had anything to do with the accident, wasn't possible to see any damage.
Grey/silver estate ......
That will be one of the not so undercover ....undercover police cars ...lol
That they use ............
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Went past this on the bus. Four police cars, two 'proper' ambulances and another paramedic car in attendance. There was a grey/silver estate car stopped in the middle of the crossroads, not sure if it had anything to do with the accident, wasn't possible to see any damage.[/p][/quote]Grey/silver estate ...... That will be one of the not so undercover ....undercover police cars ...lol That they use ............ Peroni

5:08pm Fri 20 Dec 13

drJones says...

did he get a free meal? or was he expected to pay on way out
did he get a free meal? or was he expected to pay on way out drJones

6:53pm Fri 20 Dec 13

nuttypat7 says...

Have just seen the video of the car pulling out in front of the ambulance, how in gods name can any decent driver not see bright blue lights or even hear the sirens of an approaching emergency vehicle? These poor emergency response drivers have enough to contend with without having to put up with idiot drivers not paying attention to the roads and their surroundings!
Have just seen the video of the car pulling out in front of the ambulance, how in gods name can any decent driver not see bright blue lights or even hear the sirens of an approaching emergency vehicle? These poor emergency response drivers have enough to contend with without having to put up with idiot drivers not paying attention to the roads and their surroundings! nuttypat7

7:13pm Fri 20 Dec 13

notapeopleperson says...

P Barker wrote:
I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme.
would you think this if it was you're son or daughter injured in the road? or if you're mum or dad were in cardiac arrest? or if you had just been injured in some way and needed emergency medical attention? and did you have a speed gun to register the speed of the vehicle?
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme.[/p][/quote]would you think this if it was you're son or daughter injured in the road? or if you're mum or dad were in cardiac arrest? or if you had just been injured in some way and needed emergency medical attention? and did you have a speed gun to register the speed of the vehicle? notapeopleperson

7:45pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Steve101 says...

'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe'

Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.
'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there. Steve101

7:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Steve101 wrote:
'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.
Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about.

Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area.

Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say.

By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there.
[quote][p][bold]Steve101[/bold] wrote: 'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.[/p][/quote]Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about. Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area. Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say. By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there. scrumpyjack

7:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Steve101 wrote:
'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.
Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about.

Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area.

Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say.

By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there.
[quote][p][bold]Steve101[/bold] wrote: 'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.[/p][/quote]Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about. Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area. Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say. By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there. scrumpyjack

7:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Steve101 wrote:
'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.
Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about.

Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area.

Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say.

By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there.
[quote][p][bold]Steve101[/bold] wrote: 'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.[/p][/quote]Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about. Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area. Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say. By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there. scrumpyjack

7:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Steve101 wrote:
'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.
Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about.

Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area.

Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say.

By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there.
[quote][p][bold]Steve101[/bold] wrote: 'Always travel at a speed you can stop in the distance you can see to be safe' Doing a respectable job. However no good to an injured person if they don't even get there.[/p][/quote]Consider how many times you hear a 'blue light run' each time you're out and about. Now consider how many hundreds there are each and every week in this area. Finally, how many accidents have there been in the last couple of years involving Emergency vehicles? A handful at most I would say. By my reckoning they are pretty good at getting there. scrumpyjack

8:35pm Fri 20 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

Oh the restaurant is open - better update the story!
Oh the restaurant is open - better update the story! hooplaa

8:51pm Fri 20 Dec 13

djd says...

Not bad for The Echo, third rehash of a story from yesterday. You really must be desperate for news.
Not bad for The Echo, third rehash of a story from yesterday. You really must be desperate for news. djd

11:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

weston1987 says...

P Barker wrote:
I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme.
And your experience and or qualifications to justify this comment are?????? have you completed an advanced driving/ blue light course????

I hope you don't moan when you need lifesaving treatment some day or god for bid your family.
[quote][p][bold]P Barker[/bold] wrote: I've seen paramedic a car racing through roadworks in Boscombe before. Personally I felt they were driving TOO FAST. It maybe an emergency, but travelling at 45-50mph through roadworks was too extreme.[/p][/quote]And your experience and or qualifications to justify this comment are?????? have you completed an advanced driving/ blue light course???? I hope you don't moan when you need lifesaving treatment some day or god for bid your family. weston1987

11:12pm Fri 20 Dec 13

weston1987 says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver?
I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course.
It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go.
Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still....
University Paramedics complete exactly the same driving courses as everyone else in the ambulance service and many of them have never had crashes. Also you hardly ever get 2x trained paramedics on an ambulance except on occasional shortfalls or over time shifts. You usually get a Paramedic with a combination of technician/ ECA/ Student as a crew mate. I would also like to point out that I did a blue light course at the age of 18 and have not to this day crashed. compared to the numerous older drivers involved in RTC's with big cars and big ego's who drive like morons . In fact doing my blue light course so young also made me a safer driver in my own car as it does with many student paramedics. Age does not always mean your good at something.
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver? I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course. It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go. Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still....[/p][/quote]University Paramedics complete exactly the same driving courses as everyone else in the ambulance service and many of them have never had crashes. Also you hardly ever get 2x trained paramedics on an ambulance except on occasional shortfalls or over time shifts. You usually get a Paramedic with a combination of technician/ ECA/ Student as a crew mate. I would also like to point out that I did a blue light course at the age of 18 and have not to this day crashed. compared to the numerous older drivers involved in RTC's with big cars and big ego's who drive like morons . In fact doing my blue light course so young also made me a safer driver in my own car as it does with many student paramedics. Age does not always mean your good at something. weston1987

10:33am Sat 21 Dec 13

UrbanCrab says...

Didn't realise koh takeaway restaurant was now opening up drive-throughs.

Hope everyone involved recovers and makes it home OK for the festive period...
Didn't realise koh takeaway restaurant was now opening up drive-throughs. Hope everyone involved recovers and makes it home OK for the festive period... UrbanCrab

12:01pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Veryhappyincomer says...

That restaurant is just about the best thing in Boscombe, and if there were more businesses like that then perhaps the place wouldn't be such a hole. For those who commented on it being a chain, yes it is, but I believe that their first restaurant was actually the Boscombe one.
As for the junction that this accident happened on, I know that this wouldn't have prevented it, but it really needs a proper four way pedestrian crossing on there instead of a two way one. It is almost as if it is designed to cull the older residents of this once proud area.
That restaurant is just about the best thing in Boscombe, and if there were more businesses like that then perhaps the place wouldn't be such a hole. For those who commented on it being a chain, yes it is, but I believe that their first restaurant was actually the Boscombe one. As for the junction that this accident happened on, I know that this wouldn't have prevented it, but it really needs a proper four way pedestrian crossing on there instead of a two way one. It is almost as if it is designed to cull the older residents of this once proud area. Veryhappyincomer

1:20pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Tango Charlie says...

weston1987 wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver?
I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course.
It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go.
Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still....
University Paramedics complete exactly the same driving courses as everyone else in the ambulance service and many of them have never had crashes. Also you hardly ever get 2x trained paramedics on an ambulance except on occasional shortfalls or over time shifts. You usually get a Paramedic with a combination of technician/ ECA/ Student as a crew mate. I would also like to point out that I did a blue light course at the age of 18 and have not to this day crashed. compared to the numerous older drivers involved in RTC's with big cars and big ego's who drive like morons . In fact doing my blue light course so young also made me a safer driver in my own car as it does with many student paramedics. Age does not always mean your good at something.
I do apologize if you feel I'm putting paramedic students down. that was not my intention. I was mainly asking why the papers no longer put ages into their stories so we could make a better judgement on the story.
I do know that experienced drivers make mistakes too, but I would like to know more and made an assumption to qualify why.

I made this assumption based on the statistical analysis (available online) that younger driver under 25 are more likely to have an accident . (The next most likely are the middle aged bikers.) Plus the example I gave AND that a student backed into the garage door twice in one week at Bournemouth Station.

I do know that any test beyond the basic car test should improve driving standards, and that those who have driven longer are those more likely to develop bad habits. Personally I have always advocated that anyone passing a car test should have a drive of a lorry, bus and motorbike so they have a better understanding of these road users point of view.
An answer to this could have annulled my argument.

Do the training wing still advocate going round roundabouts in 3rd gear? They used to do that while driving Movanos, where the center of gravity was low. The same training was the cause of a few accidents on the change to the Mercs where the center of gravity was higher and going around a roundabout caused a few ambulances to be put on the side. Not a young drivers fault, but bad training. C+E trainers would have used the words "appropriate gear" there.

The training wing also used to advocate standing behind the ambulance to guide it. Something I refused to do after seeing someone crushed under a 13 ton armored personnel carrier backing off a low loader. Just another case of bad habits getting passed on in the guise of training.
[quote][p][bold]weston1987[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: I wish we could be presented with more of a story. It was not too long ago that the papers used to write things like "Injured man (35 years), rushed to hospital" . I would love to know how old was the driver of the response vehicle was. Was it a new university trained paramedic aged under 21 years old, or an older, more experienced driver? I do know that a fresh, university trained, paramedic (not from Dorset) crashed 3 response cars in 3 months shortly after passing her course. It makes me wonder if training 18-20 year old students in a blue light course is the way to go. Ok. It does work out cheaper to send 1x paramedic with 2 students out than 2x trained paramedics but still....[/p][/quote]University Paramedics complete exactly the same driving courses as everyone else in the ambulance service and many of them have never had crashes. Also you hardly ever get 2x trained paramedics on an ambulance except on occasional shortfalls or over time shifts. You usually get a Paramedic with a combination of technician/ ECA/ Student as a crew mate. I would also like to point out that I did a blue light course at the age of 18 and have not to this day crashed. compared to the numerous older drivers involved in RTC's with big cars and big ego's who drive like morons . In fact doing my blue light course so young also made me a safer driver in my own car as it does with many student paramedics. Age does not always mean your good at something.[/p][/quote]I do apologize if you feel I'm putting paramedic students down. that was not my intention. I was mainly asking why the papers no longer put ages into their stories so we could make a better judgement on the story. I do know that experienced drivers make mistakes too, but I would like to know more and made an assumption to qualify why. I made this assumption based on the statistical analysis (available online) that younger driver under 25 are more likely to have an accident . (The next most likely are the middle aged bikers.) Plus the example I gave AND that a student backed into the garage door twice in one week at Bournemouth Station. I do know that any test beyond the basic car test should improve driving standards, and that those who have driven longer are those more likely to develop bad habits. Personally I have always advocated that anyone passing a car test should have a drive of a lorry, bus and motorbike so they have a better understanding of these road users point of view. An answer to this could have annulled my argument. Do the training wing still advocate going round roundabouts in 3rd gear? They used to do that while driving Movanos, where the center of gravity was low. The same training was the cause of a few accidents on the change to the Mercs where the center of gravity was higher and going around a roundabout caused a few ambulances to be put on the side. Not a young drivers fault, but bad training. C+E trainers would have used the words "appropriate gear" there. The training wing also used to advocate standing behind the ambulance to guide it. Something I refused to do after seeing someone crushed under a 13 ton armored personnel carrier backing off a low loader. Just another case of bad habits getting passed on in the guise of training. Tango Charlie

8:32pm Sat 21 Dec 13

oy@Bmth says...

Interesting though that the TV have a Quote from the Ambulance Service but the Echo don't or is it the Echo cant be bothered to use it?
Interesting though that the TV have a Quote from the Ambulance Service but the Echo don't or is it the Echo cant be bothered to use it? oy@Bmth

10:47pm Sun 22 Dec 13

rozmister says...

Veryhappyincomer wrote:
That restaurant is just about the best thing in Boscombe, and if there were more businesses like that then perhaps the place wouldn't be such a hole. For those who commented on it being a chain, yes it is, but I believe that their first restaurant was actually the Boscombe one.
As for the junction that this accident happened on, I know that this wouldn't have prevented it, but it really needs a proper four way pedestrian crossing on there instead of a two way one. It is almost as if it is designed to cull the older residents of this once proud area.
You're right the Boscombe was the first original Koh Thai and they've expanded because they do what they do well.
[quote][p][bold]Veryhappyincomer[/bold] wrote: That restaurant is just about the best thing in Boscombe, and if there were more businesses like that then perhaps the place wouldn't be such a hole. For those who commented on it being a chain, yes it is, but I believe that their first restaurant was actually the Boscombe one. As for the junction that this accident happened on, I know that this wouldn't have prevented it, but it really needs a proper four way pedestrian crossing on there instead of a two way one. It is almost as if it is designed to cull the older residents of this once proud area.[/p][/quote]You're right the Boscombe was the first original Koh Thai and they've expanded because they do what they do well. rozmister

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