Person cut free from car after crash in Charminster closes Alma Road

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Person cut free from car after crash in Charminster closes Alma Road

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AN ELDERLY woman was cut free from her car following a two-vehicle crash in Charminster this afternoon.

The Bournemouth woman, thought to be aged 79, was driving a red Vauxhall Agila, which collided with a stationary white Ford escort van in Alma Road at around 1.50pm.

The red car turned onto its side following the crash, and although the driver was taken to hospital, it is not thought that she was badly injured.

The road was closed between Heron Court Road and Charminster Road for more than an hour while recovery vehicles and police cleared the scene.

Dorset Fire and Rescue tweeted: "Alma Rd update. Crews stabilised vehicle and extricated one lady through rear hatchback door by removing part of the seat."

The road has now reopened.

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4:21pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Ash_69 says...

Typical white van drivers. even when they are parked up and not in the vehicle they crash into innocent old ladies. Hooligans!!

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Typical white van drivers. even when they are parked up and not in the vehicle they crash into innocent old ladies. Hooligans!! ;) Ash_69
  • Score: 26

4:42pm Tue 14 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Same thing happened to my husband four years ago. Elderly driver hit his parked van outside our house and the car ended up upside down! Her insurance company initially told us that if she had a stroke/heart attack whilst driving she would not be liable!
Same thing happened to my husband four years ago. Elderly driver hit his parked van outside our house and the car ended up upside down! Her insurance company initially told us that if she had a stroke/heart attack whilst driving she would not be liable! suzigirl
  • Score: 3

6:19pm Tue 14 Jan 14

blackdog1 says...

As I have said before......driving and eyesight tests for elderly drivers!
As I have said before......driving and eyesight tests for elderly drivers! blackdog1
  • Score: 14

1:46am Wed 15 Jan 14

Happykika says...

A 92 year old man wrote off my car that was parked. He didn't apologise and told me that his foot just wouldn't come off the pedal! He managed to trash 3 cars. I was glad it was my car he crashed and not a person or child! But I do worry about the oldies on the road! Bless!
A 92 year old man wrote off my car that was parked. He didn't apologise and told me that his foot just wouldn't come off the pedal! He managed to trash 3 cars. I was glad it was my car he crashed and not a person or child! But I do worry about the oldies on the road! Bless! Happykika
  • Score: 7

7:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

spooki says...

She must have been going some to hit the van like that! I'd have thought it wasn't sensible to be going too fast on that road, it's usually quite busy.
What on earth was she looking at to hit it? I see she wasn't badly injured so I assume she didn't fall I'll at the wheel?
She must have been going some to hit the van like that! I'd have thought it wasn't sensible to be going too fast on that road, it's usually quite busy. What on earth was she looking at to hit it? I see she wasn't badly injured so I assume she didn't fall I'll at the wheel? spooki
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11:46am Sat 18 Jan 14

K9F says...

It's amazing how many people jump on the 'bash a pensioner' bandwagon! Has anyone considered the fact it was periodically sunny that day and with the environmental conditions of that junction it may have been a simple case of being momentarily blinded by the sun?
It's amazing how many people jump on the 'bash a pensioner' bandwagon! Has anyone considered the fact it was periodically sunny that day and with the environmental conditions of that junction it may have been a simple case of being momentarily blinded by the sun? K9F
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