Elderly woman dies after Broadstone crash

Lower Blandford Road closed after collision

Lower Blandford Road closed after collision

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AN elderly woman has died after a serious crash in Broadstone on Wednesday.

Police shut Lower Blandford Road between Wallace Road and Darbys Corner following the incident yesterday lunchtime.

The woman was initially taken to hospital with a suspected fractured arm but police last night described her condition as 'critical'.

Her family had been informed and were with her at the hospital, they added.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police confirmed this morning, that the woman died in hospital.

The Daily Echo were told by police yesterday that the woman was in her 90s.

She was was driving a red Honda Civic.

The car collided with the central reservation at the junction with Barn Road.

Two crews from Poole Fire Station also attended and use hydraulic cutting equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle, as the woman was trapped inside, before she was taken to Poole Hospital

Accident investigators were on the scene of the incident, after they were called by South Western Ambulance Service at 1.10pm.

Workmen from Borough of Poole were called to repair the lamppost and a recovery vehicle for the Honda Civic was also requested.

Lower Blandford Road was fully cleared and re-opened by 4.12pm.

Dorset Police’s Traffic Unit are investigating the collision and are keen to speak to any witnesses who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 23:243.

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6:01pm Wed 23 Jul 14

mac340v8 says...

Drove past this rtc soon after it happened. That Honda was destroyed. Irrespective of the arguments for or against someone in their 90s driving, I hope the lady is ok. That could be anyone's mother/grandmother.
Drove past this rtc soon after it happened. That Honda was destroyed. Irrespective of the arguments for or against someone in their 90s driving, I hope the lady is ok. That could be anyone's mother/grandmother. mac340v8
  • Score: 34

11:04pm Wed 23 Jul 14

bettyxboo88 says...

This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now **** bettyxboo88
  • Score: 95

3:11am Thu 24 Jul 14

Pasiphae says...

bettyxboo88 wrote:
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
So sorry for your loss. X
[quote][p][bold]bettyxboo88[/bold] wrote: This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****[/p][/quote]So sorry for your loss. X Pasiphae
  • Score: 47

8:14am Thu 24 Jul 14

Daisy 11 says...

I think you mean died, and I am so sorry for your loss, how very tragic. RIP
I think you mean died, and I am so sorry for your loss, how very tragic. RIP Daisy 11
  • Score: -55

8:19am Thu 24 Jul 14

davecook says...

Best off that old people give up driving before they have strokes or other health related incidents. The last death on Lower Blandford Road was the death of my father, killed when an old man drove through the red lights on the Broadway. At the inquest, it turned out that the old man had such poor eyesight, he just drove on automatic. Sad as it is for the family of this 91 year old, at least nobody else died in this accident. This accident happened right by a park entrance and a day later it could have been a very different headline with a group of dead schoolchilden instead of a bent lamp post.
Best off that old people give up driving before they have strokes or other health related incidents. The last death on Lower Blandford Road was the death of my father, killed when an old man drove through the red lights on the Broadway. At the inquest, it turned out that the old man had such poor eyesight, he just drove on automatic. Sad as it is for the family of this 91 year old, at least nobody else died in this accident. This accident happened right by a park entrance and a day later it could have been a very different headline with a group of dead schoolchilden instead of a bent lamp post. davecook
  • Score: 36

8:40am Thu 24 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

davecook wrote:
Best off that old people give up driving before they have strokes or other health related incidents. The last death on Lower Blandford Road was the death of my father, killed when an old man drove through the red lights on the Broadway. At the inquest, it turned out that the old man had such poor eyesight, he just drove on automatic. Sad as it is for the family of this 91 year old, at least nobody else died in this accident. This accident happened right by a park entrance and a day later it could have been a very different headline with a group of dead schoolchilden instead of a bent lamp post.
Not posting this to be derogatory towards the person in question in this article, but I agree with the above.

People at that age just simply have to fill in a form, self diagnosing themselves to say whether they are fit to drive or not... whereas young teens who have reaction times of a fly have to pass scrutinising tests before they are allowed behind the wheel of a car.

Yes, okay some teens do drive like idiots and a bit too fast...but that is just as dangerous as an elderly person suffering the likes of a stroke behind the wheel or not being able to see over the steering wheel, let alone down the street.

Time to bring in some sort of test for the elderly to keep their licences...
[quote][p][bold]davecook[/bold] wrote: Best off that old people give up driving before they have strokes or other health related incidents. The last death on Lower Blandford Road was the death of my father, killed when an old man drove through the red lights on the Broadway. At the inquest, it turned out that the old man had such poor eyesight, he just drove on automatic. Sad as it is for the family of this 91 year old, at least nobody else died in this accident. This accident happened right by a park entrance and a day later it could have been a very different headline with a group of dead schoolchilden instead of a bent lamp post.[/p][/quote]Not posting this to be derogatory towards the person in question in this article, but I agree with the above. People at that age just simply have to fill in a form, self diagnosing themselves to say whether they are fit to drive or not... whereas young teens who have reaction times of a fly have to pass scrutinising tests before they are allowed behind the wheel of a car. Yes, okay some teens do drive like idiots and a bit too fast...but that is just as dangerous as an elderly person suffering the likes of a stroke behind the wheel or not being able to see over the steering wheel, let alone down the street. Time to bring in some sort of test for the elderly to keep their licences... Stereotyped
  • Score: 58

9:04am Thu 24 Jul 14

arthur1948 says...

Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....
Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks.... arthur1948
  • Score: 54

9:30am Thu 24 Jul 14

folkprotector says...

arthur1948 wrote:
Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....
Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age.
Tragic! Condolences to her family.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....[/p][/quote]Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age. Tragic! Condolences to her family. folkprotector
  • Score: 49

10:01am Thu 24 Jul 14

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

folkprotector wrote:
arthur1948 wrote:
Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....
Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age.
Tragic! Condolences to her family.
91 is a good age. I had some close to me die from stroke half this age.

Condolences, and I am happy to see her gran daughter got in here quick, to help dispell any incoming "trolls" and people too quick with their tongue and judgemental ones.

However, even if this wasn't crash related it seems DAILY we read about death on our roads.

I do wish drivers' attitudes would change,
PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN!!

And in tomorrow's news, "Driver Fighting For Life In Crash On A338/A31/Christchurc
h Road/Wessex Way"
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....[/p][/quote]Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age. Tragic! Condolences to her family.[/p][/quote]91 is a good age. I had some close to me die from stroke half this age. Condolences, and I am happy to see her gran daughter got in here quick, to help dispell any incoming "trolls" and people too quick with their tongue and judgemental ones. However, even if this wasn't crash related it seems DAILY we read about death on our roads. I do wish drivers' attitudes would change, PLEASE DRIVE WITH CAUTION AND SLOW DOWN!! And in tomorrow's news, "Driver Fighting For Life In Crash On A338/A31/Christchurc h Road/Wessex Way" Bournesouthmouth Downpokes
  • Score: 12

10:10am Thu 24 Jul 14

Stereotyped says...

arthur1948 wrote:
Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....
True, but they are far more likely to happen to those of an elder age.

Same can be said for speeding, using a phone, tail gating... not only young people do that but they are the ones tarred with the same brush.

I actually find it is the middle aged men and women who tailgate me and speed... even mums on the school run with cars full of innocent kids.
[quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....[/p][/quote]True, but they are far more likely to happen to those of an elder age. Same can be said for speeding, using a phone, tail gating... not only young people do that but they are the ones tarred with the same brush. I actually find it is the middle aged men and women who tailgate me and speed... even mums on the school run with cars full of innocent kids. Stereotyped
  • Score: 16

10:24am Thu 24 Jul 14

HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk says...

bettyxboo88 wrote:
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
I am so sorry for your loss xxx thinking of you and your family xxx
[quote][p][bold]bettyxboo88[/bold] wrote: This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****[/p][/quote]I am so sorry for your loss xxx thinking of you and your family xxx HappyTalkyTalkyHappyTalk
  • Score: 21

10:29am Thu 24 Jul 14

Dilligaf08 says...

bettyxboo88 wrote:
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
Sorry for your loss xx
[quote][p][bold]bettyxboo88[/bold] wrote: This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****[/p][/quote]Sorry for your loss xx Dilligaf08
  • Score: 15

11:20am Thu 24 Jul 14

Pink lady33 says...

I was with the family yesterday when their mother/grandmother passed away. my heart goes out to all the family. please think before anyone posts any negative comments as the ladys family can see all of this. R.I.P to a wonderful lady, fly with the angels x x x x x
I was with the family yesterday when their mother/grandmother passed away. my heart goes out to all the family. please think before anyone posts any negative comments as the ladys family can see all of this. R.I.P to a wonderful lady, fly with the angels x x x x x Pink lady33
  • Score: 25

11:24am Thu 24 Jul 14

Darzet Dumpling says...

bettyxboo88 wrote:
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
Thoughts are with you & your family x
[quote][p][bold]bettyxboo88[/bold] wrote: This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****[/p][/quote]Thoughts are with you & your family x Darzet Dumpling
  • Score: 16

11:44am Thu 24 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

bettyxboo88 wrote:
This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****
Your poor family my thoughts with you all RIP "nan" xxx
[quote][p][bold]bettyxboo88[/bold] wrote: This is my nan, and yes she is 91 and she didn't crash because of her age or bad driven, she crashed because she had a stroke and dyed today next to me , so if anyones got anything negative to say I wouldnt.r.I.p you are safe now ****[/p][/quote]Your poor family my thoughts with you all RIP "nan" xxx hamworthygirl
  • Score: 14

11:45am Thu 24 Jul 14

new2it says...

folkprotector wrote:
arthur1948 wrote:
Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....
Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age.
Tragic! Condolences to her family.
Totally agree, sadly many young people have also died from a heart attack or stroke. My condolences to the family at this sad time for them
[quote][p][bold]folkprotector[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]arthur1948[/bold] wrote: Not only old people hove strokes or heart attacks....[/p][/quote]Strokes and heart attacks can happen to anybody, of any age. Tragic! Condolences to her family.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, sadly many young people have also died from a heart attack or stroke. My condolences to the family at this sad time for them new2it
  • Score: 8

11:46am Thu 24 Jul 14

hamworthygirl says...

Daisy 11 wrote:
I think you mean died, and I am so sorry for your loss, how very tragic. RIP
Thats a bit harsh, why pick the poor lady up on her spelling its probably the predictive text on her phone.
[quote][p][bold]Daisy 11[/bold] wrote: I think you mean died, and I am so sorry for your loss, how very tragic. RIP[/p][/quote]Thats a bit harsh, why pick the poor lady up on her spelling its probably the predictive text on her phone. hamworthygirl
  • Score: 29

1:02pm Fri 25 Jul 14

susi.m says...

So glad that no one else was injured.
So glad that no one else was injured. susi.m
  • Score: 0

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