Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12

Pair trapped after car crashes into petrol station shop on the A12

Pictures taken by the Essex Fire and Rescue Service

Pictures taken by the Essex Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters released two people who were trapped in a car after it collided with the shop at a petrol station.

The green Ford Fiesta collided with the shop at the BP petrol station on the A12 Southbound at Junction 23, Kelvedon, at around 12.50pm today.

Petrol pumps and the power supply to the shop were both isolated as crews worked to release the people in the car.

Two fire engines from Witham were sent to the scene and crews used two sets of cutting equipment to free both women by 1.46pm.

They were left in the care of the ambulance service.

It is not believed that they were seriously injured.

A police spokesman said no pumps were hit but the forecourt was sealed off. 

 

 

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4:51pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Over G says...

Well done emergency chaps for handling the situation thank you+
well the ford fiesta driver sucking on a lolly was it?
on the phone?
I thought the forecourt was for driving along side the pumps and getting fuel?
I suppose pulling along size the st*r b*cks coffee shop made it a bit of a frappe'.
I mean what on earth is going on cannot people drive in a straight line anymore?
Im glad your OK and all is fairly well
The car and the Shop look totalled.
Too many Vin Diesel Movies?
Well done emergency chaps for handling the situation thank you+ well the ford fiesta driver sucking on a lolly was it? on the phone? I thought the forecourt was for driving along side the pumps and getting fuel? I suppose pulling along size the st*r b*cks coffee shop made it a bit of a frappe'. I mean what on earth is going on cannot people drive in a straight line anymore? Im glad your OK and all is fairly well The car and the Shop look totalled. Too many Vin Diesel Movies? Over G
  • Score: 5

5:05pm Tue 29 Jul 14

pierre-pierre says...

made sure she wont drive that car again
made sure she wont drive that car again pierre-pierre
  • Score: 1

5:12pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Reminds me, yesterday I was over taken on the A12 London bound by a lady driver who was tail gating the car in front, while texting. I hooted her, she didn't even look sideways. I must say from our driving position, the majority of drivers we see on the phone are female.
Reminds me, yesterday I was over taken on the A12 London bound by a lady driver who was tail gating the car in front, while texting. I hooted her, she didn't even look sideways. I must say from our driving position, the majority of drivers we see on the phone are female. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 0

6:23pm Tue 29 Jul 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason?

UFB
Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason? UFB /@|_|@\
  • Score: 0

6:48pm Tue 29 Jul 14

wormshero says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason?

UFB
Probably because they would have injured the people involved if they'd taken them out through the door? Clearly there was some damage that led to them needing to do so!
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason? UFB[/p][/quote]Probably because they would have injured the people involved if they'd taken them out through the door? Clearly there was some damage that led to them needing to do so! wormshero
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bmKen84 says...

For the record this was my mum and sister, the car is automatic and the throttle jammed open with the pedal sticking to the floor of the car. She had 2 choices, hit the old guy infront of her causing a pile up on the a12 or take a slip road off and hope for the best. For you keyboard warriors think about what your saying before tapping away! Luckily no one was seriously hurt, she avoided everyone In the garage and used the wall to stop the car. Yes thankyou to the emergency services for getting my mum and my disabled sister to hospital safely. They were discharged from hospital earlier and hopefully wont have to much pain over the next few days. And before anyone tries saying it yes the car was fully road legal and in good condition. Cars go wrong and sometimes your choices are limited end of.
For the record this was my mum and sister, the car is automatic and the throttle jammed open with the pedal sticking to the floor of the car. She had 2 choices, hit the old guy infront of her causing a pile up on the a12 or take a slip road off and hope for the best. For you keyboard warriors think about what your saying before tapping away! Luckily no one was seriously hurt, she avoided everyone In the garage and used the wall to stop the car. Yes thankyou to the emergency services for getting my mum and my disabled sister to hospital safely. They were discharged from hospital earlier and hopefully wont have to much pain over the next few days. And before anyone tries saying it yes the car was fully road legal and in good condition. Cars go wrong and sometimes your choices are limited end of. bmKen84
  • Score: 36

8:38pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

/@|_|@\ wrote:
Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason?

UFB
Obvious - a punishment for very poor driving. No excuse for crashing into a fuel stop.
[quote][p][bold]/@|_|@\[/bold] wrote: Anad, once again, despite there being no serious injuries, they chop off the top of the car for what reason? UFB[/p][/quote]Obvious - a punishment for very poor driving. No excuse for crashing into a fuel stop. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -13

8:47pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

bmKen84 wrote:
For the record this was my mum and sister, the car is automatic and the throttle jammed open with the pedal sticking to the floor of the car. She had 2 choices, hit the old guy infront of her causing a pile up on the a12 or take a slip road off and hope for the best. For you keyboard warriors think about what your saying before tapping away! Luckily no one was seriously hurt, she avoided everyone In the garage and used the wall to stop the car. Yes thankyou to the emergency services for getting my mum and my disabled sister to hospital safely. They were discharged from hospital earlier and hopefully wont have to much pain over the next few days. And before anyone tries saying it yes the car was fully road legal and in good condition. Cars go wrong and sometimes your choices are limited end of.
Really sorry about that, and glad they are ok. Hopefully there won't be a next time but God forbid there is - knock it into lower drive or neutral if it allows hand brake on, foot brake on ( stronger than engine) bring it to rest safely and ignition off. Never turn the ignition off while moving the steering could lock, and if the engine stops you will loose power steering and brakes, end of
[quote][p][bold]bmKen84[/bold] wrote: For the record this was my mum and sister, the car is automatic and the throttle jammed open with the pedal sticking to the floor of the car. She had 2 choices, hit the old guy infront of her causing a pile up on the a12 or take a slip road off and hope for the best. For you keyboard warriors think about what your saying before tapping away! Luckily no one was seriously hurt, she avoided everyone In the garage and used the wall to stop the car. Yes thankyou to the emergency services for getting my mum and my disabled sister to hospital safely. They were discharged from hospital earlier and hopefully wont have to much pain over the next few days. And before anyone tries saying it yes the car was fully road legal and in good condition. Cars go wrong and sometimes your choices are limited end of.[/p][/quote]Really sorry about that, and glad they are ok. Hopefully there won't be a next time but God forbid there is - knock it into lower drive or neutral if it allows hand brake on, foot brake on ( stronger than engine) bring it to rest safely and ignition off. Never turn the ignition off while moving the steering could lock, and if the engine stops you will loose power steering and brakes, end of Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 5

9:01pm Tue 29 Jul 14

bmKen84 says...

Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.
Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road. bmKen84
  • Score: 6

9:36pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

bmKen84 wrote:
Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.
Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient!
[quote][p][bold]bmKen84[/bold] wrote: Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.[/p][/quote]Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -11

11:15pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Boris says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
bmKen84 wrote:
Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.
Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient!
Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmKen84[/bold] wrote: Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.[/p][/quote]Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient![/p][/quote]Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging. Boris
  • Score: 9

1:16am Wed 30 Jul 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
bmKen84 wrote:
Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.
Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient!
Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging.
Actually my dear Boris, check out the facts, against my comments, you chaps are so up your selves. Goodnight and goodbye.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmKen84[/bold] wrote: Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.[/p][/quote]Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient![/p][/quote]Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging.[/p][/quote]Actually my dear Boris, check out the facts, against my comments, you chaps are so up your selves. Goodnight and goodbye. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -3

7:10am Wed 30 Jul 14

MaryPoppins87 says...

Boris wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
bmKen84 wrote:
Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.
Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient!
Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging.
Agreed. Maybe it's time for Angry to go to bed and sleep it off. So funny reading these comments.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bmKen84[/bold] wrote: Firstly I am a professional driver, my mum is not (clearly) and her belt driven gearbox does not allow a nautral or lower selection while the engine is under load. Lower would have made it pull harder, trust me when I say she was on the brakes hard. Accidents happen, people dont always make the right decisions but personally pulling off a busy road like the a12 with a jammed throttle is gonna be the better option. Shame it was a petrol station which clearly aint the safest place but you cant pick and choose were to have a issue on the road.[/p][/quote]Hope she gets over it. My mum learned to drive at sixty and passed her test first time. She used to scare me, I'm a terrible passenger. We eventually got her to hang up the keys at eighty two - not suggestion your mum is either a poor driver or ancient![/p][/quote]Angry, when you are in a hole (of your own creation), stop digging.[/p][/quote]Agreed. Maybe it's time for Angry to go to bed and sleep it off. So funny reading these comments. MaryPoppins87
  • Score: 6

9:07am Wed 30 Jul 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

The reason the roof, doors and b-post of the car were removed will be because the driver or passenger (driver in this case) was complaining of back or neck injuries. In such cases, the fire service remove anything in the way to ensure that medical staff can remove the injured without causing further injury.

The passsenger door remains intact which would suggest that the passenger was able to walk away from the incident.
The reason the roof, doors and b-post of the car were removed will be because the driver or passenger (driver in this case) was complaining of back or neck injuries. In such cases, the fire service remove anything in the way to ensure that medical staff can remove the injured without causing further injury. The passsenger door remains intact which would suggest that the passenger was able to walk away from the incident. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 2

8:34pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Over G says...

I hope your relatives are doing ok and i understand they are.....
However i absolutely wet myself this morning after reading Angry & Boris falling out over this issue sorry...:-)
Firstly i know i shouldn't but the protocol for this type of situation is to turn the engine off, not pull into the nearest inlet bay road, which happened to be a petrol station.
The engines deceleration speed would be enough to slow it down, if they had bumped into the car in front as you have suggested the damage ratio is a lot less, than what could have happened if someone was walking out of the door of that shop with a pint of milk in their hand surely?
What makes me laugh and I am sorry about this is what are you going to put on next years insurance claim. ie. date? history? cost of claim? er £500,000 LOL I am wetting myself all over again. Sorry.
The incident is splashed all over the front page tonight and what makes it worse, is that I thought it was a taxi-ing incident on the fourcourt of the petrol station, not like a carrier pilot trying to land a stricken F14 by missing the cable and crashing it into the conning tower, Maverick To Goose.
I hope your relatives are doing ok and i understand they are..... However i absolutely wet myself this morning after reading Angry & Boris falling out over this issue sorry...:-) Firstly i know i shouldn't but the protocol for this type of situation is to turn the engine off, not pull into the nearest inlet bay road, which happened to be a petrol station. The engines deceleration speed would be enough to slow it down, if they had bumped into the car in front as you have suggested the damage ratio is a lot less, than what could have happened if someone was walking out of the door of that shop with a pint of milk in their hand surely? What makes me laugh and I am sorry about this is what are you going to put on next years insurance claim. ie. date? history? cost of claim? er £500,000 LOL I am wetting myself all over again. Sorry. The incident is splashed all over the front page tonight and what makes it worse, is that I thought it was a taxi-ing incident on the fourcourt of the petrol station, not like a carrier pilot trying to land a stricken F14 by missing the cable and crashing it into the conning tower, Maverick To Goose. Over G
  • Score: 7

10:05pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

First, great job emergency crew. Second, I hope the ladies involved are ok. I am appalled at what was said in some of the comments. This is not a situation for sarcasm. The same.thing once happened to one of.our officers. Unfortunately he lost his life. We never know what to expect on the road. Several years ago I had an idiot tun a red light, but I knew how to drive in a skid. Even though my truck rolled three times I came out of it without a scratch. So, before anyone gets sarcastic about this lady, it.COULD happen.to YOU.ANYTIME.
First, great job emergency crew. Second, I hope the ladies involved are ok. I am appalled at what was said in some of the comments. This is not a situation for sarcasm. The same.thing once happened to one of.our officers. Unfortunately he lost his life. We never know what to expect on the road. Several years ago I had an idiot tun a red light, but I knew how to drive in a skid. Even though my truck rolled three times I came out of it without a scratch. So, before anyone gets sarcastic about this lady, it.COULD happen.to YOU.ANYTIME. Navajo wife
  • Score: -8

8:04am Fri 1 Aug 14

friday_woods says...

Maybe they were reading some of Boris's extremely boring and inane daily comments on here and fell into a deep sleep? Just a thought.
Maybe they were reading some of Boris's extremely boring and inane daily comments on here and fell into a deep sleep? Just a thought. friday_woods
  • Score: 6

10:14am Sat 2 Aug 14

darthmidal says...

really angry to hear this abysmal drivers actions being justified by anyone. My Wife was working there at the time and yes there was a third option she could have gone up to the field at the back and there would have been less problems for all involved. My wife's boss was literally 45 seconds away from being crushed to death and the woman at the scene complained of spongy brakes to the paramedics and police and NOT a stuck accelerator pedal. Like has been falsely claimed here. That then boils down to the driver using what she knew to be an unsafe vehicle on a busy dual carriage way. Sometimes it is better to accept responsibility than to have people who WHERE NOT AT THE SCENE make excuses after the fact just saying. Yes The STAFF are ok luckily but cheers to all who asked after them........oh wait no one has lovely that
really angry to hear this abysmal drivers actions being justified by anyone. My Wife was working there at the time and yes there was a third option she could have gone up to the field at the back and there would have been less problems for all involved. My wife's boss was literally 45 seconds away from being crushed to death and the woman at the scene complained of spongy brakes to the paramedics and police and NOT a stuck accelerator pedal. Like has been falsely claimed here. That then boils down to the driver using what she knew to be an unsafe vehicle on a busy dual carriage way. Sometimes it is better to accept responsibility than to have people who WHERE NOT AT THE SCENE make excuses after the fact just saying. Yes The STAFF are ok luckily but cheers to all who asked after them........oh wait no one has lovely that darthmidal
  • Score: 6

11:36am Sat 9 Aug 14

rajivkhandelwal829 says...

How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. rajivkhandelwal829
  • Score: 0

11:37am Sat 9 Aug 14

rajivkhandelwal829 says...

rajivkhandelwal829 wrote:
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
www.sagmart.com/cate
gory/Automobiles/Pet
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[quote][p][bold]rajivkhandelwal829[/bold] wrote: How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.[/p][/quote]How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. www.sagmart.com/cate gory/Automobiles/Pet rol-cars rajivkhandelwal829
  • Score: 0

11:41am Sat 9 Aug 14

rajivkhandelwal829 says...

rajivkhandelwal829 wrote:
rajivkhandelwal829 wrote:
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
www.sagmart.com/cate

gory/Automobiles/Pet

rol-cars
How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.
[quote][p][bold]rajivkhandelwal829[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rajivkhandelwal829[/bold] wrote: How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station.[/p][/quote]How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. www.sagmart.com/cate gory/Automobiles/Pet rol-cars[/p][/quote]How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. How people can drive a car like this. It is bad news happens at the petrol fuel cars station. rajivkhandelwal829
  • Score: 0

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