Woman cut from car after Trowbridge crash

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A crash in Trowbridge on Saturday left one woman with suspected neck and back injuries and caused traffic chaos.

The woman, in her dark blue Ford, smashed into the back of a maroon coloured 4x4 at around 12pm at the junction of West Ashton Road and County Way.

The woman was extracted from her car after fire officers smashed the glass and cut away at the rooftop.

The incident was cleared by 2pm. The Ford car was taken away on a recovery vehicle and traffic returned to normal conditions.

A spokesperson for Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called out at 12.04pm and one fire engine from Trowbridge was sent out. There were two vehicles, but no fire. Officers made the vehicle safe. A passenger was medically trapped and hydraulic cutting equipment was used. The person was then taken to hospital by road ambulance."

Fire officers left the scene at 12.55pm.

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10:46am Mon 27 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

OK, who's going to be the first to say it?
I been upsetting too many people lately.
OK, who's going to be the first to say it? I been upsetting too many people lately. frankie007

11:31am Mon 27 Sep 10

Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson says...

I'm not going to say it, whatever it is. I will however ask, what's 12pm? You can have 12 noon. Or 12 midnight. Or 12.00 hours (in the 24 hour clock system). 12 is exactly half way in the clock. Can't therefore be am or pm. Logic, innit?
I'm not going to say it, whatever it is. I will however ask, what's 12pm? You can have 12 noon. Or 12 midnight. Or 12.00 hours (in the 24 hour clock system). 12 is exactly half way in the clock. Can't therefore be am or pm. Logic, innit? Arthur 'Two Sheds' Jackson

11:34am Mon 27 Sep 10

Russlers says...

Oh go on then Frankie,a woman driver.Looking at the wreckage speed may of been an issue too.Hey though lets be serious here i hope the lady is doing ok as this is of course the main thing.
Oh go on then Frankie,a woman driver.Looking at the wreckage speed may of been an issue too.Hey though lets be serious here i hope the lady is doing ok as this is of course the main thing. Russlers

11:37am Mon 27 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

Cheers russlers.
Arthur, I've wondered about that for years, so many people & official bodies use 12a.m. & 12p.m. Then probably wonder why people turn up at the wrong time.
Cheers russlers. Arthur, I've wondered about that for years, so many people & official bodies use 12a.m. & 12p.m. Then probably wonder why people turn up at the wrong time. frankie007

6:18am Tue 28 Sep 10

old bert says...

She sure wrecked that car! Mind you, the "Jolly Farmhand" had been open for a while.
She sure wrecked that car! Mind you, the "Jolly Farmhand" had been open for a while. old bert

7:32am Tue 28 Sep 10

maninthewest says...

Have seen quite a few accidents at the same junction in the last few years. Drivers looking right at vehicles on the roundabout and not noticing until it is too late that the car in front has stopped! Time to re-design the junction?
Have seen quite a few accidents at the same junction in the last few years. Drivers looking right at vehicles on the roundabout and not noticing until it is too late that the car in front has stopped! Time to re-design the junction? maninthewest

8:11am Tue 28 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

maninthewest wrote:
Have seen quite a few accidents at the same junction in the last few years. Drivers looking right at vehicles on the roundabout and not noticing until it is too late that the car in front has stopped! Time to re-design the junction?
Surely the sort of shunt you describe generally results in a couple of minor dents & a bit of paint swapping, not the sort of damage this woman's done.

Even allowing allowing for the fire brigade's vandalism, she must have been approaching that junction at a fair old lick.
[quote][p][bold]maninthewest[/bold] wrote: Have seen quite a few accidents at the same junction in the last few years. Drivers looking right at vehicles on the roundabout and not noticing until it is too late that the car in front has stopped! Time to re-design the junction?[/p][/quote]Surely the sort of shunt you describe generally results in a couple of minor dents & a bit of paint swapping, not the sort of damage this woman's done. Even allowing allowing for the fire brigade's vandalism, she must have been approaching that junction at a fair old lick. frankie007

10:40am Tue 28 Sep 10

Walter wall says...

For those of you with a long enough memory. The junction layout is due to the original set up when Tesco knocked down the swimming pool. Cars had to drive around the Cam engineering roundabout in order to access the store. They then miraculously had permission to knock through the dual carriage way to set up the lights, which cause even more issues. The slipway is now unfit for purpose. I would imagine it has claimed 100 plus accidents in its time?
I am with maninthewest.
Frankie- lets hope you are never medically trapped in a car and require the Fire brigade to vandalise your car in order to get you medical help.
For those of you with a long enough memory. The junction layout is due to the original set up when Tesco knocked down the swimming pool. Cars had to drive around the Cam engineering roundabout in order to access the store. They then miraculously had permission to knock through the dual carriage way to set up the lights, which cause even more issues. The slipway is now unfit for purpose. I would imagine it has claimed 100 plus accidents in its time? I am with maninthewest. Frankie- lets hope you are never medically trapped in a car and require the Fire brigade to vandalise your car in order to get you medical help. Walter wall

11:07am Tue 28 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

I do speak from a little experience. A female friend of mine had an accident, all on her own & they insisted on hacking the top off, despite her gyrations & protestations that she was OK & that it wasn't necessary. She had actually started to climb out & it took several of them to hold her down whilst they did what they were determined to do regardless.
I do speak from a little experience. A female friend of mine had an accident, all on her own & they insisted on hacking the top off, despite her gyrations & protestations that she was OK & that it wasn't necessary. She had actually started to climb out & it took several of them to hold her down whilst they did what they were determined to do regardless. frankie007

12:32pm Tue 28 Sep 10

2CK says...

Yes, as 'Walter wall' points out, that fly-road is unfit for purpose. I have personally witnessed two nose/tail shunts on it and the piles of broken glass regularly seen there point to many others. The angle means that drivers coming from Tescos have to look over their shoulder to fully see the roundabout - mirrors won't cover it. And the position of the pedestrian-controlle
d traffic lights about 50 metres further up the road at Ashton St means that traffic can be backed-up almost to the roundabout. To make matters even worse, traffic can legally enter the roundabout from Tescos direction, avoiding the slip road entirely, and yet still turn left! The only thing which seems to have made this crash more newsworthy is the suspected speed involved to cause all that damage. Only the roof would have been removed by the Fire Service. So even though the road layout is flawed the responsibility still lies with drivers to make allowances for it. And this driver did not.
Yes, as 'Walter wall' points out, that fly-road is unfit for purpose. I have personally witnessed two nose/tail shunts on it and the piles of broken glass regularly seen there point to many others. The angle means that drivers coming from Tescos have to look over their shoulder to fully see the roundabout - mirrors won't cover it. And the position of the pedestrian-controlle d traffic lights about 50 metres further up the road at Ashton St means that traffic can be backed-up almost to the roundabout. To make matters even worse, traffic can legally enter the roundabout from Tescos direction, avoiding the slip road entirely, and yet still turn left! The only thing which seems to have made this crash more newsworthy is the suspected speed involved to cause all that damage. Only the roof would have been removed by the Fire Service. So even though the road layout is flawed the responsibility still lies with drivers to make allowances for it. And this driver did not. 2CK

8:19pm Tue 28 Sep 10

Dooberry says...

Make all the excuses you like. If the silly cow can't see a stopped car in front of her she shouldn't be on the road. Simple as that.
Make all the excuses you like. If the silly cow can't see a stopped car in front of her she shouldn't be on the road. Simple as that. Dooberry

10:12pm Tue 28 Sep 10

Not Kate Price says...

Dooberry wrote:
Make all the excuses you like. If the silly cow can't see a stopped car in front of her she shouldn't be on the road. Simple as that.
give her a break for goodness sake - she was probably momentarily distracted by a rather odd woman stroking her pink ****. Funny sort of place wiltshire
[quote][p][bold]Dooberry[/bold] wrote: Make all the excuses you like. If the silly cow can't see a stopped car in front of her she shouldn't be on the road. Simple as that.[/p][/quote]give her a break for goodness sake - she was probably momentarily distracted by a rather odd woman stroking her pink ****. Funny sort of place wiltshire Not Kate Price

6:09am Wed 29 Sep 10

Russlers says...

No excuse even if she did see the pink cat,momentary distractions can cost lives,luckily here it didnt.
No excuse even if she did see the pink cat,momentary distractions can cost lives,luckily here it didnt. Russlers

9:17am Wed 29 Sep 10

Cereal Killer says...

Dooberry,

Nail on the head, and so eloquently put.
Dooberry, Nail on the head, and so eloquently put. Cereal Killer

10:20am Wed 29 Sep 10

Walter wall says...

Frankie,
Just to set the record straight. The roof of any car in an RTC would only be removed if the leading paramedic deemed the risk of spinal injury sufficient.
Then and only then would the fire brigade remove the roof. Your "friend" may not have been in the best position to make a judgement call after her unfortunate accident.
Hopefully this explains things a little clearer.
Frankie, Just to set the record straight. The roof of any car in an RTC would only be removed if the leading paramedic deemed the risk of spinal injury sufficient. Then and only then would the fire brigade remove the roof. Your "friend" may not have been in the best position to make a judgement call after her unfortunate accident. Hopefully this explains things a little clearer. Walter wall

12:03pm Wed 29 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

Just to set the record straight, "you" weren't there, and are possibly not in the best position to comment. Hopefully that makes things a little clearer.
Just to set the record straight, "you" weren't there, and are possibly not in the best position to comment. Hopefully that makes things a little clearer. frankie007

12:25pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Walter wall says...

How do you know i wasn't there?

Maybe that is a little less clear?
How do you know i wasn't there? Maybe that is a little less clear? Walter wall

12:26pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dooberry says...

'Just to set the record straight, "you" weren't there,'
-
Yes *I* was.
'Just to set the record straight, "you" weren't there,' - Yes *I* was. Dooberry

12:46pm Wed 29 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

This could go on forever. You're right, I was wrong. Everything is always done by the book, whether or not you're there to make sure. Congratulations.
Subject closed

Dooberry, the quotation marks were purely in response to walter's "friend".

No you weren't
This could go on forever. You're right, I was wrong. Everything is always done by the book, whether or not you're there to make sure. Congratulations. Subject closed Dooberry, the quotation marks were purely in response to walter's "friend". No you weren't frankie007

2:07pm Wed 29 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

Touchy?
Touchy? frankie007

2:08pm Wed 29 Sep 10

frankie007 says...

Ooops sorry, that was for another thread.
The one where the WT keep deleting posts that are critical of the reporter's spelling.
Ooops sorry, that was for another thread. The one where the WT keep deleting posts that are critical of the reporter's spelling. frankie007

8:46pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dooberry says...

frankie007 wrote:
This could go on forever. You're right, I was wrong. Everything is always done by the book, whether or not you're there to make sure. Congratulations.
Subject closed

Dooberry, the quotation marks were purely in response to walter's "friend".

No you weren't
Yes I was. I was on my motorbike and was having a chat with one of the plod there who was admiring it as he has the same model.
[quote][p][bold]frankie007[/bold] wrote: This could go on forever. You're right, I was wrong. Everything is always done by the book, whether or not you're there to make sure. Congratulations. Subject closed Dooberry, the quotation marks were purely in response to walter's "friend". No you weren't[/p][/quote]Yes I was. I was on my motorbike and was having a chat with one of the plod there who was admiring it as he has the same model. Dooberry

8:49pm Wed 29 Sep 10

Dooberry says...

Forgot to mention. I use a hi-vis jacket and it still could easily have been me that the silly cow drove into. If she can't see a car there is even less chance of her seeing a bike hi-vis or not. A charge of dangerous driving would seem very appropriate in this case.
Forgot to mention. I use a hi-vis jacket and it still could easily have been me that the silly cow drove into. If she can't see a car there is even less chance of her seeing a bike hi-vis or not. A charge of dangerous driving would seem very appropriate in this case. Dooberry

10:49pm Thu 30 Sep 10

Don Alfonso says...

I myself was involved in an accident at that very spot several years ago. I had stopped for a motorcyclist coming from West Ashton Rd whereas the car behind didn't stop. Funnily enough the driver of that car was of the female gender.
I myself was involved in an accident at that very spot several years ago. I had stopped for a motorcyclist coming from West Ashton Rd whereas the car behind didn't stop. Funnily enough the driver of that car was of the female gender. Don Alfonso

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