Sir Bob helps at crash scene

Sir Bob helps at crash scene

Sir Bob helps at crash scene

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COLCHESTER’S MP Sir Bob Russell helped move traffic past a road crash involving a moped and pick-up truck.

The crash happened in Middlebrough, Colchester, around 4pm on Saturday.
A female moped rider sustained minor injuries.

Sir Bob said he came across the crash moments after it happened and stopped his car to help form a barrier to the scene.

A man and woman were already comforting the rider and an ambulance had been called.

He said: “I moved my car over from the scene and proceeded to direct traffic coming from North Station towards the town. It had to go very slowly and I was doing this for about ten minutes.”

Another motorist, Colchester Scout District Commissioner Stuart Gibson, pulled over and kept traffic moving in the opposite direction.

When police and a paramedic arrived a short time later, the pair stood down.

An Essex Police spokesman said the collision involved a blue Yamaha moped and a blue Nissan Navara pick-up truck.

“A 35-year-old woman was treated at the scene by ambulance crews, her injuries were not thought to be serious.

“Enquiries into the circumstances leading up to the collision are continuing.”
 

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5:48pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Members of the public regularly step in when this sort of thing happens until the emergency services attend. But of course if it's anyone else it's not newsworthy!
Members of the public regularly step in when this sort of thing happens until the emergency services attend. But of course if it's anyone else it's not newsworthy! Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Sun 23 Mar 14

meadowlady says...

Good deed for the day but not enough to get my vote.
Good deed for the day but not enough to get my vote. meadowlady
  • Score: -13

7:06pm Sun 23 Mar 14

rhetoric says...

Doesn't look like Middleboro to me, but then I suppose one pic fits all these days. Too costly to send out a photographer?
Doesn't look like Middleboro to me, but then I suppose one pic fits all these days. Too costly to send out a photographer? rhetoric
  • Score: -3

7:31pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Ontheball says...

Sorry Bob, but people do this sort of thing day and day out - why are you so special that everyone needs to be told. Must be a total lack-of-news day.

Lazy editing as well. That scene is a countryside one, not a town centre and certainly not Middleborough - very poor (but what do you expect when everything is done from Basildon)!
Sorry Bob, but people do this sort of thing day and day out - why are you so special that everyone needs to be told. Must be a total lack-of-news day. Lazy editing as well. That scene is a countryside one, not a town centre and certainly not Middleborough - very poor (but what do you expect when everything is done from Basildon)! Ontheball
  • Score: -4

10:18pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Boris says...

Ontheball wrote:
Sorry Bob, but people do this sort of thing day and day out - why are you so special that everyone needs to be told. Must be a total lack-of-news day.

Lazy editing as well. That scene is a countryside one, not a town centre and certainly not Middleborough - very poor (but what do you expect when everything is done from Basildon)!
To Ontheball and Rhetoric
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That is just a library picture of an ambulance. As for getting a photographer to the scene, I believe the Gazette has only one photographer on Saturdays (who has to be booked in advance for planned events), and none at all on Sundays. The paper has a limited budget. Readers can send in their photos and the paper sometimes uses these.
[quote][p][bold]Ontheball[/bold] wrote: Sorry Bob, but people do this sort of thing day and day out - why are you so special that everyone needs to be told. Must be a total lack-of-news day. Lazy editing as well. That scene is a countryside one, not a town centre and certainly not Middleborough - very poor (but what do you expect when everything is done from Basildon)![/p][/quote]To Ontheball and Rhetoric . That is just a library picture of an ambulance. As for getting a photographer to the scene, I believe the Gazette has only one photographer on Saturdays (who has to be booked in advance for planned events), and none at all on Sundays. The paper has a limited budget. Readers can send in their photos and the paper sometimes uses these. Boris
  • Score: -5

10:24pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Boris says...

I should have added: I agree what Sir Bob did was just normal behaviour by any concerned citizen, not newsworthy at all. But he has to stand for re-election to parliament in a year from now so maybe this tiny good deed will help to that end.
A couiple of days ago, a lady slipped and fell while crossing the road, and I helped her to her feet while the traffic patiently waited. But I'm not standing for election so i don't need to issuie a press release about it.
I should have added: I agree what Sir Bob did was just normal behaviour by any concerned citizen, not newsworthy at all. But he has to stand for re-election to parliament in a year from now so maybe this tiny good deed will help to that end. A couiple of days ago, a lady slipped and fell while crossing the road, and I helped her to her feet while the traffic patiently waited. But I'm not standing for election so i don't need to issuie a press release about it. Boris
  • Score: -6

10:41pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

Of course it's possible he didn't issue a Press release on this occasion. And whether you like it or not an MP has a certain celebrity for newspapers, Mr Carswell chased a thief the other week and the coverage was just as much over the top as this.
Of course it's possible he didn't issue a Press release on this occasion. And whether you like it or not an MP has a certain celebrity for newspapers, Mr Carswell chased a thief the other week and the coverage was just as much over the top as this. Reginald47
  • Score: -3

11:59pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Angry of Lexden says...

As I said last week about Russel's pr man ripping publicity for Bob out of the anniversary of the start of the "Great War" - he would attend the opening of an envelope for a quote in the press.

I'm 66, and sadly, by the law of statistics I have been first to come across R.T.A. 's as commercial driver (120m plus pa) first on the scene. One upside down in a ditch with petrol dripping onto the trapped driver - no choice but to sit in the ditch with the guy till the police arrived. When the police arrived I left for for my next call- but I don't recall feeling the need for to ask my boss to arrange a newspaper quote.

Bob - time to for your pr man to resign, he does you no favours, and give the lib dems some chance of credibility for the next election. Just get on and do the difficult part of the job, as we all have to - and perhaps ..........

There was a time when I was tempted to go L.D. But the high level of fence sitting and crazy pursuit of publicity turned me off.

Ps I note the other power crazed loone - Tim (let me me run over a police officer's foot - I'm late for a meeting) Young has eased his addiction to pursue of any potential press quote.
As I said last week about Russel's pr man ripping publicity for Bob out of the anniversary of the start of the "Great War" - he would attend the opening of an envelope for a quote in the press. I'm 66, and sadly, by the law of statistics I have been first to come across R.T.A. 's as commercial driver (120m plus pa) first on the scene. One upside down in a ditch with petrol dripping onto the trapped driver - no choice but to sit in the ditch with the guy till the police arrived. When the police arrived I left for for my next call- but I don't recall feeling the need for to ask my boss to arrange a newspaper quote. Bob - time to for your pr man to resign, he does you no favours, and give the lib dems some chance of credibility for the next election. Just get on and do the difficult part of the job, as we all have to - and perhaps .......... There was a time when I was tempted to go L.D. But the high level of fence sitting and crazy pursuit of publicity turned me off. Ps I note the other power crazed loone - Tim (let me me run over a police officer's foot - I'm late for a meeting) Young has eased his addiction to pursue of any potential press quote. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

7:17am Mon 24 Mar 14

Count me in says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Members of the public regularly step in when this sort of thing happens until the emergency services attend. But of course if it's anyone else it's not newsworthy!
Members of the public often drive on by as well! The subject here isn't a member of the public but a member of parliament. Well done sir Bob and also the other people who helped.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Members of the public regularly step in when this sort of thing happens until the emergency services attend. But of course if it's anyone else it's not newsworthy![/p][/quote]Members of the public often drive on by as well! The subject here isn't a member of the public but a member of parliament. Well done sir Bob and also the other people who helped. Count me in
  • Score: -4

9:06am Mon 24 Mar 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Of course, any of us would help, but Bob is the town's MP and this story is therefore special. What nastiness there is with some people.
Of course, any of us would help, but Bob is the town's MP and this story is therefore special. What nastiness there is with some people. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: -11

9:28am Mon 24 Mar 14

romantic says...

Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.
Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical. romantic
  • Score: -3

10:47am Mon 24 Mar 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

romantic wrote:
Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.
Yes perhaps we are a cynical bunch but for good reason. MPs look for publicity all the time, unless it's bad publicity, eg; the expenses scandal. Bog Roll Bob is no different.
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.[/p][/quote]Yes perhaps we are a cynical bunch but for good reason. MPs look for publicity all the time, unless it's bad publicity, eg; the expenses scandal. Bog Roll Bob is no different. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: -2

3:01pm Mon 24 Mar 14

James.Harrington says...

I think it was rather commendable and somewhat chivalrous of Sir Robert! Good on you old boy, Showboating or not:
One supposes its better than running Police Officers over, apparently advocated by one of your competitors.
I am new to the town I do not know much about the story, however I heard the Joke being bantered about in The George this morning by one of the locals.
can anyone tell me what the story is or was?
I think it was rather commendable and somewhat chivalrous of Sir Robert! Good on you old boy, Showboating or not: One supposes its better than running Police Officers over, apparently advocated by one of your competitors. I am new to the town I do not know much about the story, however I heard the Joke being bantered about in The George this morning by one of the locals. can anyone tell me what the story is or was? James.Harrington
  • Score: 3

3:27pm Mon 24 Mar 14

hughie-s says...

James.Harrington wrote:
I think it was rather commendable and somewhat chivalrous of Sir Robert! Good on you old boy, Showboating or not:
One supposes its better than running Police Officers over, apparently advocated by one of your competitors.
I am new to the town I do not know much about the story, however I heard the Joke being bantered about in The George this morning by one of the locals.
can anyone tell me what the story is or was?
Use the search on this site, enter - Young Middleborough - sort for oldest first and start reading from 4 December 2000.
[quote][p][bold]James.Harrington[/bold] wrote: I think it was rather commendable and somewhat chivalrous of Sir Robert! Good on you old boy, Showboating or not: One supposes its better than running Police Officers over, apparently advocated by one of your competitors. I am new to the town I do not know much about the story, however I heard the Joke being bantered about in The George this morning by one of the locals. can anyone tell me what the story is or was?[/p][/quote]Use the search on this site, enter - Young Middleborough - sort for oldest first and start reading from 4 December 2000. hughie-s
  • Score: 0

3:33pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Colchester District Scouts says...

Nice to be mentioned... Thank you but all I did really was to keep the cars moving and stop them gawking at the lady on the ground.until the Police and Paramedic arrived.

Both Bob ( who happens to be the Hon. President of both Colchester Scout districts ) and I just did what I would have expected anybody to do, nobody was looking for Brownie points, forgive the pun, just being decent and normal Human beings.

Stuart Gibson
DC Colchester Estuary Scouts
Nice to be mentioned... Thank you but all I did really was to keep the cars moving and stop them gawking at the lady on the ground.until the Police and Paramedic arrived. Both Bob ( who happens to be the Hon. President of both Colchester Scout districts ) and I just did what I would have expected anybody to do, nobody was looking for Brownie points, forgive the pun, just being decent and normal Human beings. Stuart Gibson DC Colchester Estuary Scouts Colchester District Scouts
  • Score: 5

10:59pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Reginald47 says...

Anyway Bob doesn't need this publicity to thrash the bunch of nonentities going up against him at the general election.
Anyway Bob doesn't need this publicity to thrash the bunch of nonentities going up against him at the general election. Reginald47
  • Score: -10

8:06am Tue 25 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

jolly well done
jolly well done A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -7

12:40am Wed 26 Mar 14

Angry of Lexden says...

romantic wrote:
Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.
During the winter months we have an open fire for a couple of hours in the evening. I use the Gazette and County Standard to light the fire. But of course I can't help but re-read it as I crumple the pages.

I then cop a double dose of Russel's latest pr stunt. I'm not the only one in my road and family to be be heartily fed up with his frequent and often inappropriate press quotes. Perhaps the C.S./Gazette should put him on some sort of ration?

Does anyone else understand the phrase " creeping disonance"?
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.[/p][/quote]During the winter months we have an open fire for a couple of hours in the evening. I use the Gazette and County Standard to light the fire. But of course I can't help but re-read it as I crumple the pages. I then cop a double dose of Russel's latest pr stunt. I'm not the only one in my road and family to be be heartily fed up with his frequent and often inappropriate press quotes. Perhaps the C.S./Gazette should put him on some sort of ration? Does anyone else understand the phrase " creeping disonance"? Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 4

9:43am Wed 26 Mar 14

romantic says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
romantic wrote:
Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.
During the winter months we have an open fire for a couple of hours in the evening. I use the Gazette and County Standard to light the fire. But of course I can't help but re-read it as I crumple the pages.

I then cop a double dose of Russel's latest pr stunt. I'm not the only one in my road and family to be be heartily fed up with his frequent and often inappropriate press quotes. Perhaps the C.S./Gazette should put him on some sort of ration?

Does anyone else understand the phrase " creeping disonance"?
I don't know what "creeping dissonance" means, please explain.

Listen, I am no Russell apologist, but I think it is rather harsh to define this as some kind of PR stunt. Are you suggesting that he wanders around Colchester looking for accidents, just to get in the papers? Politicians come up with all kinds of contrived scenarios to get press coverage, but on this one, I suspect it was the Gazette who contacted him, not the other way round.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Come on, give the guy a break! I hope any of us would help in the same way, though perhaps plenty wouldn't. We have no idea if he went to the press, it is just as likely that somebody noticed who he was and they then called for a quote. Sometimes, we can perhaps be too cynical.[/p][/quote]During the winter months we have an open fire for a couple of hours in the evening. I use the Gazette and County Standard to light the fire. But of course I can't help but re-read it as I crumple the pages. I then cop a double dose of Russel's latest pr stunt. I'm not the only one in my road and family to be be heartily fed up with his frequent and often inappropriate press quotes. Perhaps the C.S./Gazette should put him on some sort of ration? Does anyone else understand the phrase " creeping disonance"?[/p][/quote]I don't know what "creeping dissonance" means, please explain. Listen, I am no Russell apologist, but I think it is rather harsh to define this as some kind of PR stunt. Are you suggesting that he wanders around Colchester looking for accidents, just to get in the papers? Politicians come up with all kinds of contrived scenarios to get press coverage, but on this one, I suspect it was the Gazette who contacted him, not the other way round. romantic
  • Score: -2

9:01pm Wed 26 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Creeping dissonance : at the moment liverpool 1 sunderland 0.
Creeping dissonance : at the moment liverpool 1 sunderland 0. stevedawson
  • Score: -2

10:11pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Hello Romantic,
Thanks for your comment.

C.D. is usually responsible for the failure in relationships between two or more individuals or groups. It is series of incidents which individually are not catastrophic but collectively signify a break in the relationship which cannot be repaired.

The cd for Bob and myself is the total affect of his relentless presence in the local papers over the years, usually for quite insignificant items. There are other local M.P.'s who manage to control their pr to matters of significance. Quality not quantity.

Do you think he will manage to be in this week's CS?

Perhaps I should switch to lighting the fire with the FT!
Hello Romantic, Thanks for your comment. C.D. is usually responsible for the failure in relationships between two or more individuals or groups. It is series of incidents which individually are not catastrophic but collectively signify a break in the relationship which cannot be repaired. The cd for Bob and myself is the total affect of his relentless presence in the local papers over the years, usually for quite insignificant items. There are other local M.P.'s who manage to control their pr to matters of significance. Quality not quantity. Do you think he will manage to be in this week's CS? Perhaps I should switch to lighting the fire with the FT! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -1

12:03am Thu 27 Mar 14

Angry of Lexden says...

stevedawson wrote:
Creeping dissonance : at the moment liverpool 1 sunderland 0.
I should worry - my family comprise four generations of West Ham supporters!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Creeping dissonance : at the moment liverpool 1 sunderland 0.[/p][/quote]I should worry - my family comprise four generations of West Ham supporters! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -1

8:05am Thu 27 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

You have no worrys whu will be a premership side next year.come on you irons.
You have no worrys whu will be a premership side next year.come on you irons. stevedawson
  • Score: -1

11:42pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Angry of Lexden says...

stevedawson wrote:
You have no worrys whu will be a premership side next year.come on you irons.
Sound man Steve - just a game....
I love em to bits. But it's a love hate thing. Recently took my mum (90) to watch my son play in friendly. Big Sam had a chat with her and she explained the last time she had been to Upton Park was during the blitz!
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: You have no worrys whu will be a premership side next year.come on you irons.[/p][/quote]Sound man Steve - just a game.... I love em to bits. But it's a love hate thing. Recently took my mum (90) to watch my son play in friendly. Big Sam had a chat with her and she explained the last time she had been to Upton Park was during the blitz! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

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