Good Samaritan's roof disaster

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A GOOD Samaritan who allowed a crash victim to sit in their car ended up having the roof cut off it.

A woman suffered injuries in a car crash in Lodge Road, Little Clacton.

She was allowed to sit in another car but firefighters had to cut the roof off when she developed neck problems.

 

 

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10:04pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Traffico says...

Unfortunately not normally covered under car insurance policy. Don't let them cut your roof off!
Unfortunately not normally covered under car insurance policy. Don't let them cut your roof off! Traffico
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6:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

stadium medic says...

I had a taxi do this and drive to a+e wasn't happy when I said that I may have to get the roof taken off. Won't be Doing that again.
I had a taxi do this and drive to a+e wasn't happy when I said that I may have to get the roof taken off. Won't be Doing that again. stadium medic
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7:36am Mon 14 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

The woman got in there okay, Health and safety gone mad!!!

Simple....Don't let them cut the roof off unless she or the emergency services take full responsibility (in writing) for replacing the car, something they are not likely to agree to.
The woman got in there okay, Health and safety gone mad!!! Simple....Don't let them cut the roof off unless she or the emergency services take full responsibility (in writing) for replacing the car, something they are not likely to agree to. Say It As It Is OK?
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8:02am Mon 14 Jan 13

HARRY438 says...

She's gotta sue the injured party who, I assume is insured.
She's gotta sue the injured party who, I assume is insured. HARRY438
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10:46am Mon 14 Jan 13

April.beggs@hotmail.co.uk says...

The roof wasnt taken off my car because they decided to take her out of the boot , and the injured party is my sister .
The roof wasnt taken off my car because they decided to take her out of the boot , and the injured party is my sister . April.beggs@hotmail.co.uk
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2:40pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Say It As It Is OK? says...

April.beggs@hotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
The roof wasnt taken off my car because they decided to take her out of the boot , and the injured party is my sister .
If so then once again the Gazette has got it wrong!
[quote][p][bold]April.beggs@hotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: The roof wasnt taken off my car because they decided to take her out of the boot , and the injured party is my sister .[/p][/quote]If so then once again the Gazette has got it wrong! Say It As It Is OK?
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5:17pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Grabber says...

I hope she is ok but what was she doing in the boot ?
I hope she is ok but what was she doing in the boot ? Grabber
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6:26pm Mon 14 Jan 13

jeffbridges says...

Grabber wrote:
I hope she is ok but what was she doing in the boot ?
if the shoe was on the other foot, would you have done the same?
[quote][p][bold]Grabber[/bold] wrote: I hope she is ok but what was she doing in the boot ?[/p][/quote]if the shoe was on the other foot, would you have done the same? jeffbridges
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7:38pm Mon 14 Jan 13

April.beggs@hotmail.co.uk says...

My sister had got out of the crashed car before I got the scene and was cold and bruised and was finding it hard to stand up , so all I thought to do was to get her in the warm , so she sat in my car , as her back was hurting the fire crew decided to cut the drivers seat out to free her , they placed her in a board and was lifted out through the boot, I wouldn't change what I did because It was the right thing to do :)
My sister had got out of the crashed car before I got the scene and was cold and bruised and was finding it hard to stand up , so all I thought to do was to get her in the warm , so she sat in my car , as her back was hurting the fire crew decided to cut the drivers seat out to free her , they placed her in a board and was lifted out through the boot, I wouldn't change what I did because It was the right thing to do :) April.beggs@hotmail.co.uk
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12:23am Tue 15 Jan 13

Boris says...

April.beggs@hotmail.
co.uk
wrote:
My sister had got out of the crashed car before I got the scene and was cold and bruised and was finding it hard to stand up , so all I thought to do was to get her in the warm , so she sat in my car , as her back was hurting the fire crew decided to cut the drivers seat out to free her , they placed her in a board and was lifted out through the boot, I wouldn't change what I did because It was the right thing to do :)
Of course you did the right thing. It is a pity that due to the confusing report some of us have made light of the incident.
Let's hope that your sister soon recovers and that the pain will not return.
Best wishes to you both.
[quote][p][bold]April.beggs@hotmail. co.uk[/bold] wrote: My sister had got out of the crashed car before I got the scene and was cold and bruised and was finding it hard to stand up , so all I thought to do was to get her in the warm , so she sat in my car , as her back was hurting the fire crew decided to cut the drivers seat out to free her , they placed her in a board and was lifted out through the boot, I wouldn't change what I did because It was the right thing to do :)[/p][/quote]Of course you did the right thing. It is a pity that due to the confusing report some of us have made light of the incident. Let's hope that your sister soon recovers and that the pain will not return. Best wishes to you both. Boris
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