UPDATE: Roof cut off vehicle following two-car crash in Southbourne

Two-car crash closes road, Bournemouth

Two-car crash closes road, Bournemouth

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DORSET Fire and Rescue Service cut the roof off a vehicle following a two-car crash in Southbourne yesterday evening.

A call made to Dorset Police at 9.02pm, with reports of the collision, which happened at the junction of Beaufort Road and Southbourne Road, leading to police officers closing the main road while the incident was ongoing.

Two crews from Christchurch Fire Station attended the scene and on arrival, found one person trapped in a blue Toyota Yaris.

Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.

The incident, which also involved a silver Skoda Superb, resulted in only minor injuries.

Southbourne Road was fully re-open by 10.23pm.

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10:18pm Fri 11 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers. BIGTONE
  • Score: 26

11:11pm Fri 11 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

BIGTONE wrote:
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.[/p][/quote]Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time hooplaa
  • Score: 45

11:32pm Fri 11 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

BIGTONE wrote:
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
Please be kind enough to get your priorities right. In any accident worries about personal injuries must be put to one side whilst the cars involved are given all the TLC in the world.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.[/p][/quote]Please be kind enough to get your priorities right. In any accident worries about personal injuries must be put to one side whilst the cars involved are given all the TLC in the world. breamoreboy
  • Score: 9

11:46pm Fri 11 Apr 14

typ nowhere says...

Should the drivers of the 2 cars be out after dark?
Should the drivers of the 2 cars be out after dark? typ nowhere
  • Score: -8

11:49pm Fri 11 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed,

That is all.
To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed, That is all. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 8

11:55pm Fri 11 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

hooplaa wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time
Haaaaaa. Now that is my kind of humour. Thumbs up for that one.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.[/p][/quote]Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time[/p][/quote]Haaaaaa. Now that is my kind of humour. Thumbs up for that one. BIGTONE
  • Score: 25

1:52am Sat 12 Apr 14

kangman2012 says...

hooplaa wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time
Of course - only if they're covered tho - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.[/p][/quote]Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time[/p][/quote]Of course - only if they're covered tho - UTC! kangman2012
  • Score: -3

7:51am Sat 12 Apr 14

djd says...

It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction.
It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.
It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction. It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do. djd
  • Score: 8

8:01am Sat 12 Apr 14

retry69 says...

djd wrote:
It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction.
It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.
Drive round them that's a novelty isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction. It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.[/p][/quote]Drive round them that's a novelty isn't it? retry69
  • Score: 4

11:25am Sat 12 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

djd wrote:
It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction. It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.
Couldn't agree more as it seems driver are hesitant to whom has right of way especially when you approach from Beresford Road. I have seen many close calls there.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction. It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more as it seems driver are hesitant to whom has right of way especially when you approach from Beresford Road. I have seen many close calls there. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 6

12:00pm Sat 12 Apr 14

poole boy2 says...

"Breaking News" -- It happened 15 hours ago -- but that's the Award Winning Echo !!
"Breaking News" -- It happened 15 hours ago -- but that's the Award Winning Echo !! poole boy2
  • Score: 6

12:03pm Sat 12 Apr 14

funkyferret says...

Look out for a 'Rare' Yaris Cabrio coming on the used car market near you soon ..
Look out for a 'Rare' Yaris Cabrio coming on the used car market near you soon .. funkyferret
  • Score: 8

12:04pm Sat 12 Apr 14

High Treason says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed,

That is all.
Isn't that a term used by politicians when they have screwed the tax payers?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed, That is all.[/p][/quote]Isn't that a term used by politicians when they have screwed the tax payers? High Treason
  • Score: 5

12:11pm Sat 12 Apr 14

John T says...

poole boy2 wrote:
"Breaking News" -- It happened 15 hours ago -- but that's the Award Winning Echo !!
Our prestigious Award Winning Echo will claim that ''Breaking News'' refers to the roof being cut off one of the cars ....or will delete this comment!
[quote][p][bold]poole boy2[/bold] wrote: "Breaking News" -- It happened 15 hours ago -- but that's the Award Winning Echo !![/p][/quote]Our prestigious Award Winning Echo will claim that ''Breaking News'' refers to the roof being cut off one of the cars ....or will delete this comment! John T
  • Score: 6

12:39pm Sat 12 Apr 14

djd says...

retry69 wrote:
djd wrote:
It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction.
It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.
Drive round them that's a novelty isn't it?
Yes retry69, that's a wonderful idea, now I wonder why I didn't think of that?
Most people do, it's the clueless few who cause the problems.
Stand there for half an hour and marvel at the wonders of modern day motorists.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: It's no wonder there are not many more accidents at this junction. It is two mini roundabouts within yards of each other and no one has a clue what to do.[/p][/quote]Drive round them that's a novelty isn't it?[/p][/quote]Yes retry69, that's a wonderful idea, now I wonder why I didn't think of that? Most people do, it's the clueless few who cause the problems. Stand there for half an hour and marvel at the wonders of modern day motorists. djd
  • Score: 1

12:45pm Sat 12 Apr 14

P Barker says...

Its a health & safety obscession to cut everyone from their cars these car. 10 years ago it would mean a major accident. These days its "oh my neck hurts" - right cut the roof off. Its called whiplash, not every single accident involves someone with severe back or neck injuries. If I'm every in a minor shut, I will get out of the car to save the fire brigade destroying the car for me.
Its a health & safety obscession to cut everyone from their cars these car. 10 years ago it would mean a major accident. These days its "oh my neck hurts" - right cut the roof off. Its called whiplash, not every single accident involves someone with severe back or neck injuries. If I'm every in a minor shut, I will get out of the car to save the fire brigade destroying the car for me. P Barker
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Sat 12 Apr 14

retry69 says...

May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things
May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things retry69
  • Score: 5

1:17pm Sat 12 Apr 14

boardsandphotos says...

retry69 wrote:
May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things
HaHa got there before I did retry.

The sweeping generalisations of the commenters continue.

It's a double roundabout, it's not rocket science is it!
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things[/p][/quote]HaHa got there before I did retry. The sweeping generalisations of the commenters continue. It's a double roundabout, it's not rocket science is it! boardsandphotos
  • Score: 4

1:22pm Sat 12 Apr 14

retry69 says...

boardsandphotos wrote:
retry69 wrote:
May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things
HaHa got there before I did retry.

The sweeping generalisations of the commenters continue.

It's a double roundabout, it's not rocket science is it!
And then I get treated to sarcasm for my trouble lol :)
[quote][p][bold]boardsandphotos[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: May i suggest why you didn't think of it because you stated no one has a clue and now it's the clueless few so you are obviously unsure of things[/p][/quote]HaHa got there before I did retry. The sweeping generalisations of the commenters continue. It's a double roundabout, it's not rocket science is it![/p][/quote]And then I get treated to sarcasm for my trouble lol :) retry69
  • Score: 3

1:23pm Sat 12 Apr 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.'

I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof?
'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.' I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof? PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: 0

1:45pm Sat 12 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

PUZZLED ONE wrote:
'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.'

I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof?
They're usually in a mass panic and rush to cut the roof off before it can be established that it is unnecessary to do so..... It seems to be standard practice to decapitate cars involved in an accident if the occupants haven't got out immediately. I remember some years ago reading about a poor motorist who as a good samaritan rushed a pregnant woman to hospital. When they arrived, someone decided said woman was in no state to get out the car by herself, so the had her cut out by a fire crew!!
[quote][p][bold]PUZZLED ONE[/bold] wrote: 'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.' I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof?[/p][/quote]They're usually in a mass panic and rush to cut the roof off before it can be established that it is unnecessary to do so..... It seems to be standard practice to decapitate cars involved in an accident if the occupants haven't got out immediately. I remember some years ago reading about a poor motorist who as a good samaritan rushed a pregnant woman to hospital. When they arrived, someone decided said woman was in no state to get out the car by herself, so the had her cut out by a fire crew!! speedy231278
  • Score: 1

3:01pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

I heard a terrible story recently. There was a car crash between 2 cars and it was messy but no obvious serious injury. A bloke stopped to offer assistance and noticed a woman driver staggering about. He offered her to sit in the passenger seat of his car till the EMG services turned up.

The fire brigagde and ambulance turned up and decided that there may be a risk of a neck/back injury to her and so she wasn't allowed to get out of the good samaritans car. THEY THEN CUT THE ROOF OF IT to get her out.

His insurance didn't pay out for the write off as they said it was his fault for offering to help.

Be warned. See an accident, do not get involved. Move on smartly.
I heard a terrible story recently. There was a car crash between 2 cars and it was messy but no obvious serious injury. A bloke stopped to offer assistance and noticed a woman driver staggering about. He offered her to sit in the passenger seat of his car till the EMG services turned up. The fire brigagde and ambulance turned up and decided that there may be a risk of a neck/back injury to her and so she wasn't allowed to get out of the good samaritans car. THEY THEN CUT THE ROOF OF IT to get her out. His insurance didn't pay out for the write off as they said it was his fault for offering to help. Be warned. See an accident, do not get involved. Move on smartly. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Sat 12 Apr 14

southbourne lover says...

hooplaa wrote:
BIGTONE wrote:
PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.
Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time
Thanks for that hooplaa. Best laugh of the day.
[quote][p][bold]hooplaa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: PHEW! Minor injuries. Thank God for that.....stand easy RIP'ers.[/p][/quote]Thoughts are with the insurance companies at this sad time[/p][/quote]Thanks for that hooplaa. Best laugh of the day. southbourne lover
  • Score: 2

3:05pm Sat 12 Apr 14

retry69 says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
I heard a terrible story recently. There was a car crash between 2 cars and it was messy but no obvious serious injury. A bloke stopped to offer assistance and noticed a woman driver staggering about. He offered her to sit in the passenger seat of his car till the EMG services turned up.

The fire brigagde and ambulance turned up and decided that there may be a risk of a neck/back injury to her and so she wasn't allowed to get out of the good samaritans car. THEY THEN CUT THE ROOF OF IT to get her out.

His insurance didn't pay out for the write off as they said it was his fault for offering to help.

Be warned. See an accident, do not get involved. Move on smartly.
The old ones are the best,variety club material that one :)
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: I heard a terrible story recently. There was a car crash between 2 cars and it was messy but no obvious serious injury. A bloke stopped to offer assistance and noticed a woman driver staggering about. He offered her to sit in the passenger seat of his car till the EMG services turned up. The fire brigagde and ambulance turned up and decided that there may be a risk of a neck/back injury to her and so she wasn't allowed to get out of the good samaritans car. THEY THEN CUT THE ROOF OF IT to get her out. His insurance didn't pay out for the write off as they said it was his fault for offering to help. Be warned. See an accident, do not get involved. Move on smartly.[/p][/quote]The old ones are the best,variety club material that one :) retry69
  • Score: 1

4:12pm Sun 13 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

funkyferret wrote:
Look out for a 'Rare' Yaris Cabrio coming on the used car market near you soon ..
Many a true word spoken in jest? In the past I've bought a couple of vehicles that I knew had been involved in crashes and had been repaired to make them roadworthy. Please remember that these vehicles are insurance write offs, not engineering write offs. Also the police called around to ask if I knew the vehicles history.
[quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: Look out for a 'Rare' Yaris Cabrio coming on the used car market near you soon ..[/p][/quote]Many a true word spoken in jest? In the past I've bought a couple of vehicles that I knew had been involved in crashes and had been repaired to make them roadworthy. Please remember that these vehicles are insurance write offs, not engineering write offs. Also the police called around to ask if I knew the vehicles history. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Sun 13 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed,

That is all.
You complete and utter doffer :-)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: To all the posts above this one, my hat is doffed, That is all.[/p][/quote]You complete and utter doffer :-) breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Sun 13 Apr 14

PUZZLED ONE says...

I see that the Echo has changed the story - the original said that they took off the roof then disconnected the battery - I must count myself lucky that my comment didn't get deleted (:o))
I see that the Echo has changed the story - the original said that they took off the roof then disconnected the battery - I must count myself lucky that my comment didn't get deleted (:o)) PUZZLED ONE
  • Score: -2

11:51pm Sun 13 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

speedy231278 wrote:
PUZZLED ONE wrote:
'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.'

I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof?
They're usually in a mass panic and rush to cut the roof off before it can be established that it is unnecessary to do so..... It seems to be standard practice to decapitate cars involved in an accident if the occupants haven't got out immediately. I remember some years ago reading about a poor motorist who as a good samaritan rushed a pregnant woman to hospital. When they arrived, someone decided said woman was in no state to get out the car by herself, so the had her cut out by a fire crew!!
My understanding is that they cut the roof of to avoid being sued at a later date if someone has been injured getting them out of the car as they haven't cut the roof off. My source is my elder brother, who is a self employed mechanic and hence sees one or two cars during his working day.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PUZZLED ONE[/bold] wrote: 'Fire fighters used hydraulic rescue equipment to take the roof off the car and removed one person before working to make the vehicle safe by isolating the battery unit.' I am surprised that they didn't isolate the battery first, what about the electrical supply to interior roof lights which would have to be cut through when removing the roof?[/p][/quote]They're usually in a mass panic and rush to cut the roof off before it can be established that it is unnecessary to do so..... It seems to be standard practice to decapitate cars involved in an accident if the occupants haven't got out immediately. I remember some years ago reading about a poor motorist who as a good samaritan rushed a pregnant woman to hospital. When they arrived, someone decided said woman was in no state to get out the car by herself, so the had her cut out by a fire crew!![/p][/quote]My understanding is that they cut the roof of to avoid being sued at a later date if someone has been injured getting them out of the car as they haven't cut the roof off. My source is my elder brother, who is a self employed mechanic and hence sees one or two cars during his working day. breamoreboy
  • Score: 0

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