Man in hospital after gas leak on Canvey

Man in hospital after gas leak on Canvey

Man in hospital after gas leak on Canvey

First published in News

A MAN in his 20s was taken to hospital following a gas leak on Canvey.

Emergency services were called to Central Wall Road at about 3pm today, Monday.

A gas main in the road was ruptured when it was struck by a yellow Peugeot 306 cabriolet.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said: "One male patient in his 20s, who was the driver of the vehicle, was taken to hospital.

"His condition was not believed to be life-threatening."

An Essex County Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a 100 metre hazard zone was set up around the damaged gas main while a Canvey fire crew dealt with the incident.

The gas board was also called to the scene.

Central Wall Road is currently closed between Doverfelt Road and the High Street.

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5:54pm Mon 17 Dec 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Was the man affected by the gas leak or the collision that caused it?
Was the man affected by the gas leak or the collision that caused it? notinwestcliffanymore
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6:24pm Mon 17 Dec 12

j-w says...

The gas board? Is it the eighties again? If you see Sid, tell him!
The gas board? Is it the eighties again? If you see Sid, tell him! j-w
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6:26pm Mon 17 Dec 12

j-w says...

mind you, fancy putting a gas main in the road, bound to get hit sooner or later.
mind you, fancy putting a gas main in the road, bound to get hit sooner or later. j-w
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7:36pm Mon 17 Dec 12

upset says...

Try Dovervelt Road, come on guy's and gal's get it right.
Try Dovervelt Road, come on guy's and gal's get it right. upset
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8:13pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Audioman says...

No smoking and NO frying bacon !!!
No smoking and NO frying bacon !!! Audioman
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10:11pm Mon 17 Dec 12

helenwil22 says...

My sister wasnt allowed into her home until 5.30. Phoned the National Grid to find out if the road was open and gas leak secured and they told us they had no record of this gas escape and couldnt tell me anything?? Had to call Canvey Police Station to ask if the road was now open.
My sister wasnt allowed into her home until 5.30. Phoned the National Grid to find out if the road was open and gas leak secured and they told us they had no record of this gas escape and couldnt tell me anything?? Had to call Canvey Police Station to ask if the road was now open. helenwil22
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11:19pm Mon 17 Dec 12

Cee159 says...

In answer to everyone's comment I
1 st comment no it was the crash not the gas main the car rolled and hit the gas main

Upsets comment. fact was it was central road just after the bend not Dovervelt

For anyone who wants to know he is out of hospital a little battered badly bruised and a head wound but in one
piece
In answer to everyone's comment I 1 st comment no it was the crash not the gas main the car rolled and hit the gas main Upsets comment. fact was it was central road just after the bend not Dovervelt For anyone who wants to know he is out of hospital a little battered badly bruised and a head wound but in one piece Cee159
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10:40am Tue 18 Dec 12

upset says...

Cee159 wrote:
In answer to everyone's comment I
1 st comment no it was the crash not the gas main the car rolled and hit the gas main

Upsets comment. fact was it was central road just after the bend not Dovervelt

For anyone who wants to know he is out of hospital a little battered badly bruised and a head wound but in one
piece
Fact Central Wall road, I was on about the spelling Dovervelt not Doverfelt!!
[quote][p][bold]Cee159[/bold] wrote: In answer to everyone's comment I 1 st comment no it was the crash not the gas main the car rolled and hit the gas main Upsets comment. fact was it was central road just after the bend not Dovervelt For anyone who wants to know he is out of hospital a little battered badly bruised and a head wound but in one piece[/p][/quote]Fact Central Wall road, I was on about the spelling Dovervelt not Doverfelt!! upset
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11:31am Tue 18 Dec 12

carlandmissy says...

This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head.
the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car.
He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x
This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head. the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car. He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x carlandmissy
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12:23pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

helenwil22 wrote:
My sister wasnt allowed into her home until 5.30. Phoned the National Grid to find out if the road was open and gas leak secured and they told us they had no record of this gas escape and couldnt tell me anything?? Had to call Canvey Police Station to ask if the road was now open.
Corr life's hard.....
[quote][p][bold]helenwil22[/bold] wrote: My sister wasnt allowed into her home until 5.30. Phoned the National Grid to find out if the road was open and gas leak secured and they told us they had no record of this gas escape and couldnt tell me anything?? Had to call Canvey Police Station to ask if the road was now open.[/p][/quote]Corr life's hard..... Carnabackable
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12:24pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

carlandmissy wrote:
This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head.
the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car.
He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x
How do you flip a car at 30 MPH ?
[quote][p][bold]carlandmissy[/bold] wrote: This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head. the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car. He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x[/p][/quote]How do you flip a car at 30 MPH ? Carnabackable
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2:30pm Tue 18 Dec 12

carlandmissy says...

he swerved out the way to stop hitting the kids at the bus stop and clipped the curb as he was at an angel
he swerved out the way to stop hitting the kids at the bus stop and clipped the curb as he was at an angel carlandmissy
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3:09pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Cee159 says...

Can I clarify some comments. My son hit the hedge at 30milesa per hour the momentum of the car and the tree caused the car to roll into the garden taking the hidden gas main. Thank god he swerved or there may have been fatalitys.
Can I clarify some comments. My son hit the hedge at 30milesa per hour the momentum of the car and the tree caused the car to roll into the garden taking the hidden gas main. Thank god he swerved or there may have been fatalitys. Cee159
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4:34pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

Cee159 wrote:
Can I clarify some comments. My son hit the hedge at 30milesa per hour the momentum of the car and the tree caused the car to roll into the garden taking the hidden gas main. Thank god he swerved or there may have been fatalitys.
Fatalities.....thank god there were none, however I find it hard to believe the speed suggested, then we are all honest here...
[quote][p][bold]Cee159[/bold] wrote: Can I clarify some comments. My son hit the hedge at 30milesa per hour the momentum of the car and the tree caused the car to roll into the garden taking the hidden gas main. Thank god he swerved or there may have been fatalitys.[/p][/quote]Fatalities.....thank god there were none, however I find it hard to believe the speed suggested, then we are all honest here... Carnabackable
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5:00pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Carnabackable says...

carlandmissy wrote:
This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head.
the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car.
He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x
Thought about writing stories for jackanory, 'cos yours won't pass....
[quote][p][bold]carlandmissy[/bold] wrote: This was my brother and lucky he managed to get away with a bad gash to his head. the bk end went after skidding on some oil/petrol that was in the road, he started to head towards a oncoming car. He swerved out the way to avoid hitting it, and relised he was heading towards the bus stop where their were school kids standing around, so he tried to stear the car to avoid them and in to a safer place. Hitting the curb and flipping the car he went Throw a garden hitting the gas main. Thankfully his quick thinking saved a few life's x[/p][/quote]Thought about writing stories for jackanory, 'cos yours won't pass.... Carnabackable
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1:14am Wed 19 Dec 12

carlandmissy says...

To be honest your opinion is nothing, you wasn't even their to have one. So unless u know the facts of what happened. I suggest you keep them to yourself as I believe slander comes to mind.
To be honest your opinion is nothing, you wasn't even their to have one. So unless u know the facts of what happened. I suggest you keep them to yourself as I believe slander comes to mind. carlandmissy
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