Elderly man dies in crash with van on Spencer Road in New Milton

'Serious' accident closes New Milton road

Man dies after crash with van

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AN ELDERLY man died after being trapped under a BT van in a horrific road crash.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Spencer Road in New Milton shortly after 10.30am following a collision between a white Vauxhall BT Openreach van and a male pedestrian.

Speaking at the scene, Sergeant Darren Ord, of the serious collision investigation unit, Eastleigh, confirmed a man had died and that the road would remain closed for several hours while forensics officers investigated.

“We have been making door-to-door inquiries and anybody who saw anything should contact me,” he said.

“We are currently interviewing the driver at the police station.”

A resident of the road, who did not want to be named, said he saw police cars on the street and rushed out to see what was going on.

“They asked me if I could go back inside,” he added.

“Then fire crews arrived and I saw them use a jack to lift the van so they could retrieve the man from under it.”

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance Service said a crew was sent to the scene.

He added: “We were called to reports of an elderly man trapped under a van. Sadly there was nothing we could do and he was dead on arrival.”

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said two crews from New Milton were sent to the incident and removed the man from under the vehicle.

Southampton Coroner’s Office confirmed the case had been referred to them and that an inquest would be opened in due course. 

A spokesperson for BT Openreach said: "As you would expect we are taking this tragic incident very seriously and are carrying out a full investigation."

 

 

 

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2:14pm Thu 14 Aug 14

anotherfatslob says...

"man dies after crash with van".

Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian.

RIP
"man dies after crash with van". Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian. RIP anotherfatslob
  • Score: -18

2:34pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
"man dies after crash with van".

Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian.

RIP
Yet again, another man dies in an accident involving a motor vehicle, and the driver automatically gets blamed with no need to waste any time or money finding out what really happened.

If only life was so simple.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: "man dies after crash with van". Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian. RIP[/p][/quote]Yet again, another man dies in an accident involving a motor vehicle, and the driver automatically gets blamed with no need to waste any time or money finding out what really happened. If only life was so simple. JackJohnson
  • Score: 41

2:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

anotherfatslob wrote:
"man dies after crash with van".

Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian.

RIP
Yet again, another man dies in an accident involving a motor vehicle, and the driver automatically gets blamed with no need to waste any time or money finding out what really happened.

If only life was so simple.
[quote][p][bold]anotherfatslob[/bold] wrote: "man dies after crash with van". Motorist knocks down, kills pedestrian. RIP[/p][/quote]Yet again, another man dies in an accident involving a motor vehicle, and the driver automatically gets blamed with no need to waste any time or money finding out what really happened. If only life was so simple. JackJohnson
  • Score: 2

4:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Tango Charlie says...

Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?
Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van? Tango Charlie
  • Score: 14

5:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Branksome snail says...

Tango Charlie wrote:
Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?
Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter".
It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity
[quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?[/p][/quote]Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter". It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity Branksome snail
  • Score: 25

6:16pm Thu 14 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

Branksome snail wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?
Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter".
It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity
Too bl***y right they should.

It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across.

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless
) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership.

As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced.
[quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?[/p][/quote]Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter". It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity[/p][/quote]Too bl***y right they should. It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless ) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership. As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced. JackJohnson
  • Score: 10

7:12pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Secada83 says...

JackJohnson wrote:
Branksome snail wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?
Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter".
It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity
Too bl***y right they should.

It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across.

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless

) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership.

As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced.
Load of crap! someone has died in a tragic accident all of you just have some bloody respect for the poor guy instead of being pathetic moan moan moan if you don't like the echo buy the Telegraph if you can read the big words......
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?[/p][/quote]Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter". It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity[/p][/quote]Too bl***y right they should. It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless ) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership. As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced.[/p][/quote]Load of crap! someone has died in a tragic accident all of you just have some bloody respect for the poor guy instead of being pathetic moan moan moan if you don't like the echo buy the Telegraph if you can read the big words...... Secada83
  • Score: 0

10:26pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Old Colonial says...

Secada83 wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
Branksome snail wrote:
Tango Charlie wrote:
Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?
Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter".
It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity
Too bl***y right they should.

It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across.

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless


) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership.

As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced.
Load of crap! someone has died in a tragic accident all of you just have some bloody respect for the poor guy instead of being pathetic moan moan moan if you don't like the echo buy the Telegraph if you can read the big words......
When was the last time you read the Telegraph? It's standards of so called journalism are now at about the same level as the Echo.
[quote][p][bold]Secada83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Branksome snail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tango Charlie[/bold] wrote: Is this headline in English? What sort of picture does it send to those he left behind? Really? He had a crash with a van?[/p][/quote]Yes at time of writing, headline says 'Man dies after crash with van' which is appalling use of English by a "reporter". It might seem irrelevant, but persons effected by this should be treated with better bl**dy dignity[/p][/quote]Too bl***y right they should. It did change to something a little more respectful, for a while, but now it's back to "Elderly man dies after crash with van". It may be factual, but there are more dignified ways of getting it across. I'm becoming increasingly convinced that some OHEC reporters (if not editors) see incidents like this as click-fodder. They may be deliberately writing the headline in an inflammatory style to increase controversy and, therefore, clicks. If they're not doing it deliberately they are both thoughtless and careless. Whichever it is (deliberate or thoughtless/careless ) they're being disrespectful to everyone involved. That's the press for you, though. They're not paid to be normal, decent human beings. They're paid to increase the publication's readership. As always, IMHO, better not to jump to conclusions based on a headline - though the actual content of this story does seem very balanced.[/p][/quote]Load of crap! someone has died in a tragic accident all of you just have some bloody respect for the poor guy instead of being pathetic moan moan moan if you don't like the echo buy the Telegraph if you can read the big words......[/p][/quote]When was the last time you read the Telegraph? It's standards of so called journalism are now at about the same level as the Echo. Old Colonial
  • Score: 2

9:11am Fri 15 Aug 14

loredotornado says...

This set of lights is absolutely terrible. It's a four way junction with an all-stop for pedestrians, so if you miss the green light it takes ages to come round again. Therefore motorists put their foot down when the lights go amber, and, because It's not a particularly busy junction, pedestrians often cross against the lights. Obviously I don't know what happened in this case but it seems to be a very dangerous and ill-thought-out junction.
This set of lights is absolutely terrible. It's a four way junction with an all-stop for pedestrians, so if you miss the green light it takes ages to come round again. Therefore motorists put their foot down when the lights go amber, and, because It's not a particularly busy junction, pedestrians often cross against the lights. Obviously I don't know what happened in this case but it seems to be a very dangerous and ill-thought-out junction. loredotornado
  • Score: 7

1:35pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Grow up, children.
Grow up, children. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 1

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