Updated: Biker in hospital after crash in Queensway Southend

Biker airlifted to hospital after crash

Biker airlifted to hospital after crash

First published in Local News
Last updated

A BIKER is fighting for his life after crashing on a busy Southend road.

The man, in his twenties, was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital yesterday after suffering multiple fractures to his arms and legs as well as head injuries.

He was travelling down Queensway, beneath the roundabout off Southchurch Road and Sutton Road, when he lost control of his green Kawasaki motorbike and hit the central reservation.

Firefighters worked to free the man from the central reservation where he had become trapped following the collision at 1pm. It took crews an hour to free the man, who lives in Southend, using two sets of cutting equipment. 

Paramedics then carried the man to Warrior Square car park, via Chichester Road, where the air ambulance had landed. He was airlifted at 3pm.

Both lanes of the dual carriageway were closed and the bridge over Queensway was also taped off. No other vehicle is believed to have been involved.

A police spokesman said the man had suffered life-threatening injuries and urged witnesses to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or via email at collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

Readers are asked to keep comments respectful

Comments (28)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:12pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Speedy recovery fellow biker..
Speedy recovery fellow biker.. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 2

5:21pm Sun 30 Mar 14

John Bull 40 says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Speedy recovery fellow biker..
I second those wishes, and hope you come through it OK.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Speedy recovery fellow biker..[/p][/quote]I second those wishes, and hope you come through it OK. John Bull 40
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Sun 30 Mar 14

John Bull 40 says...

I agree and hope you come through it OK
I agree and hope you come through it OK John Bull 40
  • Score: 2

5:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

CrippsCorner says...

I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange...

The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there.

Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you.
I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange... The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there. Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you. CrippsCorner
  • Score: -5

5:55pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Almeda11 says...

l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater.

l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well.
l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater. l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well. Almeda11
  • Score: 2

6:47pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Saxonpride says...

Life is too fragile a thing, isn't it? I pray he recovers and that his family are holding up well.
Life is too fragile a thing, isn't it? I pray he recovers and that his family are holding up well. Saxonpride
  • Score: 3

6:52pm Sun 30 Mar 14

sosad 1 says...

Almeda11 wrote:
l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater.

l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well.
I have just been informed by police officers that the reason it took so long to get the injured man to hospital that a team of doctors were attending to the man and his injuries were serious and the poor chap had to be put in a induced coma.
[quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater. l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well.[/p][/quote]I have just been informed by police officers that the reason it took so long to get the injured man to hospital that a team of doctors were attending to the man and his injuries were serious and the poor chap had to be put in a induced coma. sosad 1
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Sun 30 Mar 14

pendulum says...

Southend Andy: The road is 40mph and you certainly don't need to be going any faster than that (speeding) to get in to trouble on a bike. I will keep my lips sealed in regard to what else I would like to say to you.

Best wishes are with the biker.
Southend Andy: The road is 40mph and you certainly don't need to be going any faster than that (speeding) to get in to trouble on a bike. I will keep my lips sealed in regard to what else I would like to say to you. Best wishes are with the biker. pendulum
  • Score: -6

8:44pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Almeda11 says...

sosad 1 wrote:
Almeda11 wrote: l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater. l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well.
I have just been informed by police officers that the reason it took so long to get the injured man to hospital that a team of doctors were attending to the man and his injuries were serious and the poor chap had to be put in a induced coma.
Thanks for taking the time trouble to make enquiries, but it was very negligent of the Echo to leave this important bit of information out !!
[quote][p][bold]sosad 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Almeda11[/bold] wrote: l sincerely hope he makes a good recovery, 20`s is way too young to die, but l cannot help wondering if he had been airlifted sooner to hospital, or at least been treated by a doctor at the scene, whether his chances would be greater. l KNOW paramedics do a fantastic job and are well trained but they are not doctors, doctors have a different training and learn more about bio chemistry ect, but hopefully all will be well.[/p][/quote]I have just been informed by police officers that the reason it took so long to get the injured man to hospital that a team of doctors were attending to the man and his injuries were serious and the poor chap had to be put in a induced coma.[/p][/quote]Thanks for taking the time trouble to make enquiries, but it was very negligent of the Echo to leave this important bit of information out !! Almeda11
  • Score: 2

8:55pm Sun 30 Mar 14

rianne5 says...

Paramedics do a fantastic job plus there is always a doctor on the air ambulance they couldn't move him for whatever reason we don't need to know the ins and outs etc except that a biker brother is fighting for his life and needs our prayers. They say he was speeding they said that about me when i had my crash yet a car pulled out on me over a year ago and still recovering so all the best to him and his family
Paramedics do a fantastic job plus there is always a doctor on the air ambulance they couldn't move him for whatever reason we don't need to know the ins and outs etc except that a biker brother is fighting for his life and needs our prayers. They say he was speeding they said that about me when i had my crash yet a car pulled out on me over a year ago and still recovering so all the best to him and his family rianne5
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Sun 30 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

CrippsCorner wrote:
I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange...

The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there.

Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you.
if no one took footage of things we would never know whats going on, how many times did you watch those planes hitting the towers...and the towers collapsing, its human nature for people to be curious and watch these things, it don't make them bad because they filmed an air ambulance and crew in action,people filming and 'gawping' at this stuff is a daily occurrence where ever theres things like this, some situations take a while to get people out of places, better than doing more damage, sure they knew what they where doing.
[quote][p][bold]CrippsCorner[/bold] wrote: I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange... The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there. Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you.[/p][/quote]if no one took footage of things we would never know whats going on, how many times did you watch those planes hitting the towers...and the towers collapsing, its human nature for people to be curious and watch these things, it don't make them bad because they filmed an air ambulance and crew in action,people filming and 'gawping' at this stuff is a daily occurrence where ever theres things like this, some situations take a while to get people out of places, better than doing more damage, sure they knew what they where doing. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

10:13pm Sun 30 Mar 14

VX Guy says...

The rider had become entangled in the gap between the two crash barriers. The emergency services were swift and thorough in giving this poor chap assistance. The Fire Service having to first unbolt and then use hydraulics to remove one of the barriers to extract rider. The bike looked relatively ok, so excessive speed looked unlikely. None of us know the cause so to speculate on here would be wrong. Let's just hope the rider receives the best medical care and can make a full recovery.
The rider had become entangled in the gap between the two crash barriers. The emergency services were swift and thorough in giving this poor chap assistance. The Fire Service having to first unbolt and then use hydraulics to remove one of the barriers to extract rider. The bike looked relatively ok, so excessive speed looked unlikely. None of us know the cause so to speculate on here would be wrong. Let's just hope the rider receives the best medical care and can make a full recovery. VX Guy
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Sun 30 Mar 14

artytoit says...

I wish the young lad a speedy recovery and hugs to his family, as for people saying about speed we really don't know. As for the crews that helped im sure they all did what they could, its not always straight forward. But one thing my husband said was, it don't mean speed Was the issue could have been a number of things/reason, pot holes, man holes what ever reason think of the family and the lad.
I wish the young lad a speedy recovery and hugs to his family, as for people saying about speed we really don't know. As for the crews that helped im sure they all did what they could, its not always straight forward. But one thing my husband said was, it don't mean speed Was the issue could have been a number of things/reason, pot holes, man holes what ever reason think of the family and the lad. artytoit
  • Score: 0

11:19pm Sun 30 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

got airbags?
got airbags? profondo asbo
  • Score: 3

11:29pm Sun 30 Mar 14

chris101506 says...

What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.
What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell. chris101506
  • Score: -3

3:45am Mon 31 Mar 14

pendulum says...

Southend Andy is yet again abusing the ratings system by downrating every comment he doesn't like and rating his own comments up multiple times. Observers who do not come here frequently should know not to pay attention to the ratings.
Southend Andy is yet again abusing the ratings system by downrating every comment he doesn't like and rating his own comments up multiple times. Observers who do not come here frequently should know not to pay attention to the ratings. pendulum
  • Score: -3

5:22am Mon 31 Mar 14

Dr Martin says...

profondo asbo wrote:
got airbags?
Morning profondo
[quote][p][bold]profondo asbo[/bold] wrote: got airbags?[/p][/quote]Morning profondo Dr Martin
  • Score: 1

6:58am Mon 31 Mar 14

mikeypickle says...

chris101506 wrote:
What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.
This isn't how the accident happened.... I was driving directly behind him and saw the whole thing from start to finish..... Traumatic.....I hope he makes a fast recovery, love to the friends and family
[quote][p][bold]chris101506[/bold] wrote: What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.[/p][/quote]This isn't how the accident happened.... I was driving directly behind him and saw the whole thing from start to finish..... Traumatic.....I hope he makes a fast recovery, love to the friends and family mikeypickle
  • Score: 8

8:25am Mon 31 Mar 14

JoAd64 says...

chris101506 wrote:
What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.
As a parent of one of the friends that was there and witnessed this terrible accident I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did.
[quote][p][bold]chris101506[/bold] wrote: What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.[/p][/quote]As a parent of one of the friends that was there and witnessed this terrible accident I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did. JoAd64
  • Score: 3

9:14am Mon 31 Mar 14

fedupwithalltheusernamesbeingused says...

chris101506 wrote:
What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.
ive helped an accident before. its not easy is it?? but my respect to you and your partner.not everyone can do it.
hope the rider makes a full recovery.
[quote][p][bold]chris101506[/bold] wrote: What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.[/p][/quote]ive helped an accident before. its not easy is it?? but my respect to you and your partner.not everyone can do it. hope the rider makes a full recovery. fedupwithalltheusernamesbeingused
  • Score: 3

10:21am Mon 31 Mar 14

r12004 says...

Wishing the guy a full and speedy recovery. I am sure the medical services done everything possible to help the guy, we should fully support the services of the Ambulance service and the Air Ambulance, who do a fantastic job.
As a fellow biker, it is easy to lose control, through no fault of our own, and hitting a barrier at 20/30 mph can cause serious injury.
Just hope all ends well.
Good luck mate.
Wishing the guy a full and speedy recovery. I am sure the medical services done everything possible to help the guy, we should fully support the services of the Ambulance service and the Air Ambulance, who do a fantastic job. As a fellow biker, it is easy to lose control, through no fault of our own, and hitting a barrier at 20/30 mph can cause serious injury. Just hope all ends well. Good luck mate. r12004
  • Score: -2

10:44am Mon 31 Mar 14

AliciaSS says...

SOME OF YOU PEOPLE SICKEN ME. This was a genuine accident and you come on here to spread your evil words. Vile. Even though this was clearly an accident let him who is without sin cast the first stone aye.

Also for the echo news to write 'readers are asked to keep comments respectful' and not even check these rude, disrespectful comments and delete the ones that are insulting is quite absurd too!

I hope this gentleman makes a speedy recovery and his operation this morning went okay. Thoughts are with his sister and the rest of his family and friends.
SOME OF YOU PEOPLE SICKEN ME. This was a genuine accident and you come on here to spread your evil words. Vile. Even though this was clearly an accident let him who is without sin cast the first stone aye. Also for the echo news to write 'readers are asked to keep comments respectful' and not even check these rude, disrespectful comments and delete the ones that are insulting is quite absurd too! I hope this gentleman makes a speedy recovery and his operation this morning went okay. Thoughts are with his sister and the rest of his family and friends. AliciaSS
  • Score: -3

11:51am Mon 31 Mar 14

Chicklette says...

Can I just say, that my daughter was in the car behind the bike when it crashed. He was NOT speeding. The policeman who was first on the scene said the road surface there gets slippery when it's warm and that is probably what caused his wheel to start wobbling. Please think about what you are saying about people you don't know. We know the young man very well and he is a careful driver and was in no way at fault here. If he had been speeding things would have been far worse. He was extremely unlucky as getting trapped between the crash barriers caused most of his injuries. Because he wasn't speeding if he hadn't fallen in the barriers he would probably not have been hurt badly at all.
Can I just say, that my daughter was in the car behind the bike when it crashed. He was NOT speeding. The policeman who was first on the scene said the road surface there gets slippery when it's warm and that is probably what caused his wheel to start wobbling. Please think about what you are saying about people you don't know. We know the young man very well and he is a careful driver and was in no way at fault here. If he had been speeding things would have been far worse. He was extremely unlucky as getting trapped between the crash barriers caused most of his injuries. Because he wasn't speeding if he hadn't fallen in the barriers he would probably not have been hurt badly at all. Chicklette
  • Score: -4

11:55am Mon 31 Mar 14

Chicklette says...

JoAd64 wrote:
chris101506 wrote:
What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.
As a parent of one of the friends that was there and witnessed this terrible accident I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did.
As another parent of the friends I also thank you. They were really grateful for your help and support yesterday and will keep you updated with how he is doing.
[quote][p][bold]JoAd64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chris101506[/bold] wrote: What happened to this biker was terrible, me and ny oartner were there helping him and his friends. My partner is a first aider and did a very good job until the emergency services got there. When they got there they did an excellent jib looking after him and doing everything they could for him. The injuries were serious and with him being trapped inbetween the reservation it made it hard to get out. This accident was NOT due to speed he slipped on a wet patch on the road which had melted due to the sun, and then lost control. I think people who make assumptions should shut up till they know the facts and stop sterotyping. Think of the guys family and friends who may read this. Both me and my partner wish him a speedy recovrry and hope all his friends and familywell.[/p][/quote]As a parent of one of the friends that was there and witnessed this terrible accident I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did.[/p][/quote]As another parent of the friends I also thank you. They were really grateful for your help and support yesterday and will keep you updated with how he is doing. Chicklette
  • Score: 2

2:30pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Idontknowy says...

I am amazed at how some people can make such nasty comments, particularly when somebody's life is in the balance. There are really pitiful specimens of humanity on this site who make uncalled comments e.g. saying the motorcyclist caused problems for other road users etc.. Accidents can happen to anybody - it would do you good to remember that before you make such horrible comments and laying blame when you clearly have no idea what happened.

I sincerely hope the biker concerned pulls through and doesn't have life changing injuries. Thoughts to biker and his family and friends.
I am amazed at how some people can make such nasty comments, particularly when somebody's life is in the balance. There are really pitiful specimens of humanity on this site who make uncalled comments e.g. saying the motorcyclist caused problems for other road users etc.. Accidents can happen to anybody - it would do you good to remember that before you make such horrible comments and laying blame when you clearly have no idea what happened. I sincerely hope the biker concerned pulls through and doesn't have life changing injuries. Thoughts to biker and his family and friends. Idontknowy
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Mon 31 Mar 14

CrippsCorner says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
CrippsCorner wrote:
I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange...

The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there.

Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you.
if no one took footage of things we would never know whats going on, how many times did you watch those planes hitting the towers...and the towers collapsing, its human nature for people to be curious and watch these things, it don't make them bad because they filmed an air ambulance and crew in action,people filming and 'gawping' at this stuff is a daily occurrence where ever theres things like this, some situations take a while to get people out of places, better than doing more damage, sure they knew what they where doing.
Actually I don't sit around watching planes smashing into buildings or other stuff things... it's upsetting and after the initial news about such events, there's no need to keep reliving that.

I wonder if you'd feel different if it was a member of your family that was in a coma and people were taking photos of.
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CrippsCorner[/bold] wrote: I happened to be in Varsity whilst all this was going on. Can't believe it took so long to get him out of there, it's not like they were even cutting a roof off a car which is what we first thought. Plus they came past Varsity with the stretcher when it would have been much quicker to just nip across the road into the car park? All very strange... The public around the car park that were all gawping disgusted me. Standing around taking photos and filming the helicopter taking off... have some god **** respect, there's someone fighting for their life in there. Anyway, hope the guy lives and learns from this awful tragedy. My thoughts are with you.[/p][/quote]if no one took footage of things we would never know whats going on, how many times did you watch those planes hitting the towers...and the towers collapsing, its human nature for people to be curious and watch these things, it don't make them bad because they filmed an air ambulance and crew in action,people filming and 'gawping' at this stuff is a daily occurrence where ever theres things like this, some situations take a while to get people out of places, better than doing more damage, sure they knew what they where doing.[/p][/quote]Actually I don't sit around watching planes smashing into buildings or other stuff things... it's upsetting and after the initial news about such events, there's no need to keep reliving that. I wonder if you'd feel different if it was a member of your family that was in a coma and people were taking photos of. CrippsCorner
  • Score: -1

8:28am Tue 1 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Still delays down there....
Still delays down there.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 1

4:34pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Rachel13 says...

I hope this lad makes a speedy recovery & Well done to the emergency services. But, how many times have you seen a motorcyclist cruise straight down the middle of both lanes. An idiot could just pull over without indication and boom. You're squished.
I hope this lad makes a speedy recovery & Well done to the emergency services. But, how many times have you seen a motorcyclist cruise straight down the middle of both lanes. An idiot could just pull over without indication and boom. You're squished. Rachel13
  • Score: 6

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree