Well that didn't turn out as expected.
I can just see the ‘good samaritan’ driver sat there feeling quite pleased with themselves for doing a good deed when a fire officer walks up with some hydraulic cutters and says ‘Errrm, I’m not quite sure how to tell you this…’. It’ll be an interesting insurance claim.
An elderly couple whose car was involved in the accident sought refuge inside a passing Good Samaritan’s car.
But when emergency services arrived a short while later, they had to be cut free from the unaffected vehicle because of paramedics’ concerns about the pair’s severe back pain.
So would you let someone sit in your car if you thought this might happen?Posted 5 years agosimmySubscriber
I’ve heard of this before.
Think it was one of them fly on the wall cheap to make TV shows where they stick a Cameraman in the back of a Police car and flims for a week.
Sure it was a simple rear end shunt and a lady stopped and sat a teenage girl in her brand new Impreza. Paramedics came along and said they had to cut the roof off the Impreza 😯
What would you tell your insurance ? Remember the lady being a bit upset to say the least……Posted 5 years agobudgierider67Subscriber
It does occasionally happen, although less so now as paramedics have the training now to clear c-spine injury on scene.
It used to be more a case of assuming that everybody had c-spine injuries & treat as such.
It is very satisfying doing a roof removal on a police car though!
No, I personally wouldn’t let them sit in my car. I’d get them to lie down on the floor & keep them warm. If they are assessed as having c-spine injuries then this is the ideal position to get a scoop stretcher/long board in.Posted 5 years agofirestarterSubscriber
I’ve had to cut the roof from a good Samaritans car as the paramedics didn’t want the casualty moving more than necessary after examining him and looking at the cars that were involved in the crash
I will add tho we are now doing much less cutting and more rapid removals in the fetal positio
Also had a fair few seemingly injured jump out of car right as rain as soon as we mention roof removalPosted 5 years agobikebouyMember
Closed the A27 for Months* did this..
Getting a bit peeed off with all this “were closing the roads” carp after an accident. Get a tractor, pick cars up off carriageway, dump in field, let normal folks through.. all sorted within 15mins.
Having said that I saw two Blond Birds arguing the toss yesterday lunchime after one of them had re ended the other at a junction.. Both in blinged Mini’s, both bleached blond hair, both on mobile phones it seems, and neither cleaned up the mess afterthemselves.. 🙄Posted 5 years agowwaswasSubscriber
bit of plastic padding and it’ll be fine;
Posted 5 years agoSprocketJockeyMember
I will add tho we are now doing much less cutting and more rapid removals in the fetal position
Presumably that’s down to the paramedics now being able to make the call on the scene?
Did my RTC training back in October and they still seemed to be focussed on making the cut if in any doubt. They covered rapid removals only in the context of someone going big sick.Posted 5 years agothegreatapeMember
A couple of years ago in the middle of the night I attended an RTC on a very exposed pass in the Highlands. A Spanish lorry had gone off the side of the road and shed its cargo of live crab and lobster. The driver was ok and was walking around fine for a few hours while we got the lorry recovered. Towards the end he started complaining of back pain. Problem was, the road was too icy and snowy for the ambulance to get up there, so I arranged to meet them in the nearest village with El Driver. Mindful of the police cars that have lost their roofs this way, I was determined to pull up and get him out before the paramedics had a chance to speak to him. So determined that I overlooked the fact that whilst the roads through the village had been gritted, the bus stop the ambulance was parked in hadn’t been. I like to think that my passenger just thought I was getting him as close to the back of the ambulance as possible, but I reckon the futile grind of the ABS and the whispered ‘oh shit’ gave it away. Lobster was nice though.Posted 5 years ago
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