Elderly woman seriously injured after car mounts pavement in Swanage town centre

Elderly woman seriously injured after car mounts pavement in Swanage town centre

Police close road in Swanage town centre after car 'mounts pavement' injuring two pedestrians

Road in Swanage town centre closed after car mounts pavement - two reportedly injured

Elderly woman seriously injured after car 'mounts pavement' in Swanage town centre

Elderly woman seriously injured after car 'mounts pavement' in Swanage town centre

Elderly woman seriously injured after car mounts pavement in Swanage town centre

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AN 85-year-old woman from Swanage has sustained serious injuries following a car mounting the pavement on Station Road earlier this morning.

A call was made to Dorset Police at 9.50am with reports of a RTC involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, which has resulted in the victim being taken to hospital by ambulance.

The incident involved a Suzuki Grand Vitara, registered to a woman from Swanage, which was being driven by a male from Swanage in his 50s.

Shore Road is also closed while emergency services, including Dorset Fire and Rescue Service attend the scene.

The 85-year-old woman has suffered serious leg injuries and is understood to have been the only pedestrian injured.

Police are trying to establish how many people were involved in the incident.

One onlooker, who works in Golden Girl boutique, said: “The car missed the shop window by inches. I heard an almighty crash and then screams, and so I immediately went out to try and help.”

She said that she spoke to a woman, who said that it was her mother who was in collision with the car.

“I sat the daughter down and got some blankets to wrap around her, as she was in a state of shock.

“I saw the ambulance service put a drip in the man's arm, and then they put him in the back of the ambulance.”

Another onlooker, who asked not to be named, said: “I arrived at work at 9.55am just after the accident must have happened.

She added: “At the moment, the fire service are trying to remove the car from the pavement, which it mounted, and then hit a bollard.

“The woman who was hit by the car is elderly and I heard that she her leg was broken. She was lying on the pavement with her head about an inch away from the wheel.

The accident took place outside the Purl n Lace shop.

A police spokesman told the Daily Echo that an 85-year-old woman from Swanage had been seriously injured and has been taken to hospital.

The spokesman said there were no reports of any other pedestrians being injured.

The driver of the car, a man in his 50s from Swanage, has also been taken away in an ambulance.

Purbeck Police tweeted: "Due to a road traffic accident which has occurred this morning outside of Budgens, Station Road, Swanage there are currently serious traffic congestion problems.

"If you can avoid the area please do. Will update when road clears."

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11:51am Mon 10 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

Oh dear second article about an elderly person injured by a car what with poor mr colegate this seems to be happening more and more. We need to be more aware of older slower pedestrians maybe drive that bit slower in a busy area? I hope all the poeple injured make a full recovery.
Oh dear second article about an elderly person injured by a car what with poor mr colegate this seems to be happening more and more. We need to be more aware of older slower pedestrians maybe drive that bit slower in a busy area? I hope all the poeple injured make a full recovery. hamworthygirl
  • Score: -3

12:01pm Mon 10 Feb 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.
Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: -8

12:52pm Mon 10 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.
Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.[/p][/quote]Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads chrisii1991
  • Score: -7

1:04pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Yankee1 says...

All roads in Swanage Town Centre should have a speed of 20 mph. 15 mph on Shore Road in the summer. Or ban all on road parking. The roads are too narrow; there are too many cars and pedestrians for anything other tyhan the slowest speeds.
All roads in Swanage Town Centre should have a speed of 20 mph. 15 mph on Shore Road in the summer. Or ban all on road parking. The roads are too narrow; there are too many cars and pedestrians for anything other tyhan the slowest speeds. Yankee1
  • Score: 1

1:29pm Mon 10 Feb 14

guitarman47 says...

How on earth can you come to these conclusions? The elderly person was on the pavement and the car mounted the pavement. The driver was in his 50's, hardly an old person. Until the cause is known there is no point in such wild speculation.
I actually share the view that elderly people should have to pass tests in later life. However, it would seem more likely from what we do know that the driver was taken ill or was driving without due care?
How on earth can you come to these conclusions? The elderly person was on the pavement and the car mounted the pavement. The driver was in his 50's, hardly an old person. Until the cause is known there is no point in such wild speculation. I actually share the view that elderly people should have to pass tests in later life. However, it would seem more likely from what we do know that the driver was taken ill or was driving without due care? guitarman47
  • Score: 29

1:31pm Mon 10 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

chrisii1991 wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.
Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads
You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults.

The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case?
[quote][p][bold]chrisii1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.[/p][/quote]Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads[/p][/quote]You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults. The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 22

2:19pm Mon 10 Feb 14

chrisii1991 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
chrisii1991 wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.
Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads
You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults.

The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case?
Maybe so,still plenty of idiots on the roads
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrisii1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.[/p][/quote]Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads[/p][/quote]You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults. The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case?[/p][/quote]Maybe so,still plenty of idiots on the roads chrisii1991
  • Score: -10

2:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

scrumpyjack says...

chrisii1991 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
chrisii1991 wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.
Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads
You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults.

The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case?
Maybe so,still plenty of idiots on the roads
Great well that makes you accusing this man of being one whilst having zero knowledge of what actually happened ok then?

Well if that's what you think.....
[quote][p][bold]chrisii1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrisii1991[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Best way to prevent accidents like this and to reduce congestion is to retest everyone every couple of years and ban those who fail to display adequate driving skills.[/p][/quote]Ive been saying that for ages. too many idiots on the roads[/p][/quote]You might want to find out the cause of this before throwing the insults. The fact the driver was taken to hospital may be an indication he became unwell at the wheel...hardly being an 'idiot' if that were the case?[/p][/quote]Maybe so,still plenty of idiots on the roads[/p][/quote]Great well that makes you accusing this man of being one whilst having zero knowledge of what actually happened ok then? Well if that's what you think..... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 4

3:10pm Mon 10 Feb 14

cromwell9 says...

Car hit pedestrian on pavement,
Not pedestrian walked out and hit the car ,
It could of been a Child.
The man in his fiftys for some reason lost control of the car .
I hope the 2 injured ,make a full recovery,
Car hit pedestrian on pavement, Not pedestrian walked out and hit the car , It could of been a Child. The man in his fiftys for some reason lost control of the car . I hope the 2 injured ,make a full recovery, cromwell9
  • Score: -3

5:27pm Mon 10 Feb 14

SeafaringMan says...

cromwell9 wrote:
Car hit pedestrian on pavement,
Not pedestrian walked out and hit the car ,
It could of been a Child.
The man in his fiftys for some reason lost control of the car .
I hope the 2 injured ,make a full recovery,
"could of"? Usual standard for ECHO comments!
[quote][p][bold]cromwell9[/bold] wrote: Car hit pedestrian on pavement, Not pedestrian walked out and hit the car , It could of been a Child. The man in his fiftys for some reason lost control of the car . I hope the 2 injured ,make a full recovery,[/p][/quote]"could of"? Usual standard for ECHO comments! SeafaringMan
  • Score: 4

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