Man taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after arm crushed under lorry

Man taken to hospital with "life changing injuries" after armed crushed under lorry

Man taken to hospital with "life changing injuries" after armed crushed under lorry

Man taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after arm crushed under lorry

Man taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after arm crushed under lorry

Man taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after arm crushed under lorry

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A MAN has been rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries after his arm was crushed beneath a truck.

The pedestrian, who is in his 40s, suffered significant injuries to his right arm after becoming trapped underneath a Travis Perkins truck on Pinecliff Road, Poole, at 2.20pm yesterday afternoon.

It is thought that the middle-aged man had been crossing the road, close to Canford Cliffs Library, when he was involved in the collision with a green Travis Perkins drop side DAF truck.

Firefighters and paramedics took almost an hour to free him before he was taken by ambulance to Southampton Hospital with a police escort. A South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust spokesperson described his injuries as life-threatening.

Pinecliff Road was closed from the junction with Beach Road and Western Road for several hours. Traffic was diverted to Weston Avenue.

Due to the seriousness of the incident police kept the road closed to allow specially trained crash investigators examined the scene.

The driver was badly shaken and both he and another male passenger from the HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it.

Mike Smithies, 55, from Canford Cliffs said: “It’s quite frightening that this has happened. It’s quite an unusual place to cross the road. You don’t generally get a lot of traffic along this road, but there’s obviously going to be more because of the school holidays.”

Fire crews from Westbourne and Poole arrived to assist with the rescue of the man and a specialist heavy rescue appliance was also requested from Blandford, but was later stood down.

Traffic Officer PC Craig Redmond said that Dorset Police are keen to trace the movements of the male pedestrian prior to the incident, who was wearing a blue t-shirt and dark trousers.

Witnesses and anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 244.

 

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4:00pm Mon 21 Jul 14

spooki says...

How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?
How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry? spooki
  • Score: -25

4:05pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Charly374 says...

spooki wrote:
How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?
Spooki that is exactly what I was thinking....
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?[/p][/quote]Spooki that is exactly what I was thinking.... Charly374
  • Score: -32

4:27pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mrmaillite says...

"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days? mrmaillite
  • Score: -42

4:34pm Mon 21 Jul 14

B.F.G says...

Life threatening injuries and all you can do is pick holes in the grammar? Morons.

Sounds horrific, I hope those involved make a speedy recovery :)
Life threatening injuries and all you can do is pick holes in the grammar? Morons. Sounds horrific, I hope those involved make a speedy recovery :) B.F.G
  • Score: 76

4:34pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mia400 says...

you have never seen the gears and axle underneath a rudy great lorry then \!!!
Heart stopping moment for any lorry drivers wife!
Hope the man gets the best treatment and my thoughts are with their families.
you have never seen the gears and axle underneath a rudy great lorry then \!!! Heart stopping moment for any lorry drivers wife! Hope the man gets the best treatment and my thoughts are with their families. mia400
  • Score: 33

4:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Wackerone says...

mrmaillite wrote:
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.
[quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: "The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?[/p][/quote]If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle. Wackerone
  • Score: 34

5:18pm Mon 21 Jul 14

mrmaillite says...

Wackerone wrote:
mrmaillite wrote:
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.
If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about.

They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted.

PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting.

Many thanks and much love,

Mail
[quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: "The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?[/p][/quote]If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.[/p][/quote]If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about. They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted. PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting. Many thanks and much love, Mail mrmaillite
  • Score: -33

5:32pm Mon 21 Jul 14

djd says...

That's better Echho, you know what I mean.
That's better Echho, you know what I mean. djd
  • Score: -6

5:32pm Mon 21 Jul 14

whataboutthat says...

I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened.
I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened. whataboutthat
  • Score: 13

5:34pm Mon 21 Jul 14

alasdair1967 says...

Have looked at the pictures and it is obvious in picture five that the driver has performed an emergency stop due to the skid marks behind the lorry which raises the question how did this injury occur the path looks raised from the road as well strange circumstances indeed
Have looked at the pictures and it is obvious in picture five that the driver has performed an emergency stop due to the skid marks behind the lorry which raises the question how did this injury occur the path looks raised from the road as well strange circumstances indeed alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Huey says...

Charly374 wrote:
spooki wrote:
How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?
Spooki that is exactly what I was thinking....
The lorry knocks you over and your arm gets trapped beneath the wheel before the vehicle stops moving.
Is it so hard to imagine?
[quote][p][bold]Charly374[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?[/p][/quote]Spooki that is exactly what I was thinking....[/p][/quote]The lorry knocks you over and your arm gets trapped beneath the wheel before the vehicle stops moving. Is it so hard to imagine? Huey
  • Score: 12

6:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

its a left hand bend.
its a left hand bend. nickynoodah
  • Score: -11

6:04pm Mon 21 Jul 14

wayne15071965 says...

Please bear in mind that St Annes Hospital is just 500 yards or so up the road. There are some very unhappy people in there and from time to time some get out. I think what will come out soon will be that some poorly person jumped out at the truck as it went by. From the Video the driver and his mate are just shocked that someone would do this.

About 10 years ago a woman from the Hospital just laid down in the road in front of traffic coming both ways in almost the same spot, and a year or so later a woman was knocked down again in the same place when she just steeped of the raised kerb in front of a car and was hit.
Please bear in mind that St Annes Hospital is just 500 yards or so up the road. There are some very unhappy people in there and from time to time some get out. I think what will come out soon will be that some poorly person jumped out at the truck as it went by. From the Video the driver and his mate are just shocked that someone would do this. About 10 years ago a woman from the Hospital just laid down in the road in front of traffic coming both ways in almost the same spot, and a year or so later a woman was knocked down again in the same place when she just steeped of the raised kerb in front of a car and was hit. wayne15071965
  • Score: 19

6:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

djd says...

whataboutthat wrote:
I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened.
Funny enough, so did I.
[quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened.[/p][/quote]Funny enough, so did I. djd
  • Score: 8

6:48pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Huey says...

mrmaillite wrote:
Wackerone wrote:
mrmaillite wrote:
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.
If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about.

They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted.

PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting.

Many thanks and much love,

Mail
But you were trying to be funny and it didn't work regardless of editing
[quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: "The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?[/p][/quote]If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.[/p][/quote]If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about. They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted. PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting. Many thanks and much love, Mail[/p][/quote]But you were trying to be funny and it didn't work regardless of editing Huey
  • Score: 13

7:32pm Mon 21 Jul 14

A Real Wyke-ite says...

Best wishes that the injured person makes a full recovery. But surely this is classed as a "life changing injury", with the potential to lose an arm? The Echo looking for a more sensational heading?
Best wishes that the injured person makes a full recovery. But surely this is classed as a "life changing injury", with the potential to lose an arm? The Echo looking for a more sensational heading? A Real Wyke-ite
  • Score: -5

7:35pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Ayles 10 says...

mrmaillite wrote:
Wackerone wrote:
mrmaillite wrote:
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.
If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about.

They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted.

PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting.

Many thanks and much love,

Mail
The section of your comment regarding 'understanding basic punctuation' confuses me somewhat as you clearly struggle with our beautiful language too.

For example, using 'would of' instead of the correct 'would have', writing 'quote' marks (US English) in place of 'quotation marks' (UK English), typing a word that does not exist in our beautiful language - 'incase' (I think you'll find its two separate words). Finally 'peoples' should read people's.

I'm not making light of the story, I really hope the chap makes a full recovery, however it does drive me mad when someone who's trying to be hilariously clever in their comments, gets it so terribly wrong,
[quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: "The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?[/p][/quote]If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.[/p][/quote]If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about. They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted. PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting. Many thanks and much love, Mail[/p][/quote]The section of your comment regarding 'understanding basic punctuation' confuses me somewhat as you clearly struggle with our beautiful language too. For example, using 'would of' instead of the correct 'would have', writing 'quote' marks (US English) in place of 'quotation marks' (UK English), typing a word that does not exist in our beautiful language - 'incase' (I think you'll find its two separate words). Finally 'peoples' should read people's. I'm not making light of the story, I really hope the chap makes a full recovery, however it does drive me mad when someone who's trying to be hilariously clever in their comments, gets it so terribly wrong, Ayles 10
  • Score: 16

7:40pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Huey says...

Ayles 10 wrote:
mrmaillite wrote:
Wackerone wrote:
mrmaillite wrote:
"The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it."

Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck.

What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?
If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.
If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about.

They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted.

PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting.

Many thanks and much love,

Mail
The section of your comment regarding 'understanding basic punctuation' confuses me somewhat as you clearly struggle with our beautiful language too.

For example, using 'would of' instead of the correct 'would have', writing 'quote' marks (US English) in place of 'quotation marks' (UK English), typing a word that does not exist in our beautiful language - 'incase' (I think you'll find its two separate words). Finally 'peoples' should read people's.

I'm not making light of the story, I really hope the chap makes a full recovery, however it does drive me mad when someone who's trying to be hilariously clever in their comments, gets it so terribly wrong,
Touché
[quote][p][bold]Ayles 10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wackerone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mrmaillite[/bold] wrote: "The HGV were offered medical assistance from paramedics but declined it." Not surprised the HGV declined paramedic medical treatment... it's a truck. What does surprise me is that it was able to respond at all! Does Travis Perkins hire Transformers as delivery trucks these days?[/p][/quote]If you'd engaged brain before opening mouth, you will see from the report that the crew of the HGV were offered medical assistance, not the vehicle.[/p][/quote]If YOU had READ my comment you would of seen that I directly quoted the article, thats what the first sentence in quote marks (like these incase you are confused "" ) was about. They have since updated the article to make it read correctly, rendering my earlier comment no longer valid to the article in it's current state however still valid to the first draft that I copied and pasted. PLEASE only comment on peoples comments if you actually read them, understand basic punctuation marks and engage your brain before posting. Many thanks and much love, Mail[/p][/quote]The section of your comment regarding 'understanding basic punctuation' confuses me somewhat as you clearly struggle with our beautiful language too. For example, using 'would of' instead of the correct 'would have', writing 'quote' marks (US English) in place of 'quotation marks' (UK English), typing a word that does not exist in our beautiful language - 'incase' (I think you'll find its two separate words). Finally 'peoples' should read people's. I'm not making light of the story, I really hope the chap makes a full recovery, however it does drive me mad when someone who's trying to be hilariously clever in their comments, gets it so terribly wrong,[/p][/quote]Touché Huey
  • Score: 5

8:10pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

djd wrote:
whataboutthat wrote:
I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened.
Funny enough, so did I.
I never comment on the journalism but 50% of my posts lasts just a few minutes. I hope this one survives. Good luck old fellow, i'll come and check back on you tomorrow.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whataboutthat[/bold] wrote: I had my comment removed because I criticised the low standard of journalism in the article. This is not the first time this has happened.[/p][/quote]Funny enough, so did I.[/p][/quote]I never comment on the journalism but 50% of my posts lasts just a few minutes. I hope this one survives. Good luck old fellow, i'll come and check back on you tomorrow. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

8:12pm Mon 21 Jul 14

adspacebroker says...

Another session of dice shaking from the lower deck lawyers and Krypton Factor rejects!. I am guessing that not one of those posting was there so rather than speculate and then get into a child's tit for tat session on punctuation why can't you just exercise a little respect for someone who may not survive, the driver of the vehicle who is undoubtedly experiencing a great deal of distress along with his cab mate, and of course the families and friends who are connected. And Echo, there are times when you should show restraint for allowing comments to be posted immediately following such an incident, that is also a little disrespectful.
Another session of dice shaking from the lower deck lawyers and Krypton Factor rejects!. I am guessing that not one of those posting was there so rather than speculate and then get into a child's tit for tat session on punctuation why can't you just exercise a little respect for someone who may not survive, the driver of the vehicle who is undoubtedly experiencing a great deal of distress along with his cab mate, and of course the families and friends who are connected. And Echo, there are times when you should show restraint for allowing comments to be posted immediately following such an incident, that is also a little disrespectful. adspacebroker
  • Score: 10

8:21pm Mon 21 Jul 14

nickynoodah says...

These builders lorries are very heavy and hard to drive
full of sand cement and paving slabs
I don't suppose the driver was a pathologist by any chance.
These builders lorries are very heavy and hard to drive full of sand cement and paving slabs I don't suppose the driver was a pathologist by any chance. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

8:46pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Dorset69 says...

Good pictures of the rear of the truck
Good pictures of the rear of the truck Dorset69
  • Score: -1

10:42pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Whatever happened i hope the person recovers!
Whatever happened i hope the person recovers! Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 3

11:03pm Mon 21 Jul 14

MattBoMo says...

(I think you'll find its two separate words)

HaHaHa. I think you will find it is "it's" and NOT "its"
(I think you'll find its two separate words) HaHaHa. I think you will find it is "it's" and NOT "its" MattBoMo
  • Score: 0

12:20am Tue 22 Jul 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

spooki wrote:
How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?
He ended up trapped by the arm.
.
The aftermath of an accident!!
.
I hope all your accidents are more organised and less chaotic.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?[/p][/quote]He ended up trapped by the arm. . The aftermath of an accident!! . I hope all your accidents are more organised and less chaotic. HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: 0

3:16am Tue 22 Jul 14

Ginny nz says...

spooki wrote:
How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?
Spooki - I'm not sure how you get your arm stuck under a ruddy great lorry , BUT , If you fancy walking out in front of one , you might just manage to !!
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: How does one gets ones arm 'stuck' under a ruddy great lorry?[/p][/quote]Spooki - I'm not sure how you get your arm stuck under a ruddy great lorry , BUT , If you fancy walking out in front of one , you might just manage to !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 2

10:40am Wed 23 Jul 14

whatever66 says...

Echo Police make's wonderful humour and as for the punctuation I expect they use spell check because if they was that clever they would all be employed with well paid job's instead of sitting on here scrutinising everyone's comment's.

Hope all concerned makes speedy recoveries in this horrific accident.
Echo Police make's wonderful humour and as for the punctuation I expect they use spell check because if they was that clever they would all be employed with well paid job's instead of sitting on here scrutinising everyone's comment's. Hope all concerned makes speedy recoveries in this horrific accident. whatever66
  • Score: 0

11:25pm Wed 23 Jul 14

GingerMagic says...

I have been holding back commenting so far....

I was the passenger in the truck, I'm okay. My friend who was driving has been signed off work by his doctor.

This isn't something I would want anyone to witness, the lady and her 3 children that did were very upset and will have bad dreams for a while.

I am very grateful she came forward otherwise things could have been worse for us, lorries are always at fault it seems, as clearly someone got their facts wrong at the Echo office. Maybe they could correct their article to be more factual..?

Due to the gentleman's injuries and for the sake of his family, I will not go into details of the accident, or speculate about his state of mind.

My thoughts are with his family, the witness and her family, and also the driver.
I have been holding back commenting so far.... I was the passenger in the truck, I'm okay. My friend who was driving has been signed off work by his doctor. This isn't something I would want anyone to witness, the lady and her 3 children that did were very upset and will have bad dreams for a while. I am very grateful she came forward otherwise things could have been worse for us, lorries are always at fault it seems, as clearly someone got their facts wrong at the Echo office. Maybe they could correct their article to be more factual..? Due to the gentleman's injuries and for the sake of his family, I will not go into details of the accident, or speculate about his state of mind. My thoughts are with his family, the witness and her family, and also the driver. GingerMagic
  • Score: 1

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