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Update: Van driver killed in crash

The Argus: Update: Van driver killed in crash Update: Van driver killed in crash

A van driver was killed in a crash with a 30-tonne lorry during rush hour.

The 30-year-old was killed on the A26 near Ringmer, at the junction with Wellingham Lane, at 9am yesterday.

The lorry driver, 55, from Newhaven, sustained neck and back injuries and was taken to hospital.

Passers-by stopped to try and help the van driver, from Uckfield, but could not save him.

Pictures of the accident’s aftermath show the white Ford Transit van with its front end damaged.

Its engine can be seen around 30 yards down the road.

Police shut the A26 between the Ham Lane junction and Earwig Corner while traffic diversions were put in place via Ringmer village.

Trapped Motorists experienced slow moving traffic and congestion on the B2192 to the New Road junction.

Accident investigators were drafted to the scene and the road did not re-open until about 3.30pm – but police could not reveal yesterday how the accident occurred.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service sent three engines and two technical units to the scene.

A spokeswoman for the service said the crew freed the trapped van driver from the vehicle to try to save him.

Sussex Police said the lorry driver was taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and detained for treatment.

He is understood to have serious but not-life threatening injuries.

Sergeant Stacey Elliott, of East Sussex Road Policing Unit, said: “Thanks are due to members of the public who stopped soon after the collision to give what help they could.

“We appeal for anyone who saw what happened to phone Sussex Police on 101 or email collision.appeal@sussex.pnn.police.uk, quoting Operation Tudor.”

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9:18am Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter.

I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.
The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter. I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred. stevo!!
  • Score: -26

9:51am Fri 11 Jul 14

Withdean-er says...

stevo!! wrote:
The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter.

I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.
The numbers represent the location of shell casings, not attempts to pinpoint the impact spot. Why still no talk of the sniper? Typical British cover-up.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter. I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.[/p][/quote]The numbers represent the location of shell casings, not attempts to pinpoint the impact spot. Why still no talk of the sniper? Typical British cover-up. Withdean-er
  • Score: -14

10:17am Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

stevo!! wrote:
The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter.

I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.
I see that the three idiots who gave me a thumbs down weren't able to explain....to the surprise of no-one ;-)
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter. I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.[/p][/quote]I see that the three idiots who gave me a thumbs down weren't able to explain....to the surprise of no-one ;-) stevo!!
  • Score: -15

2:48pm Fri 11 Jul 14

spurious warnings says...

stevo!! wrote:
stevo!! wrote:
The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter.

I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.
I see that the three idiots who gave me a thumbs down weren't able to explain....to the surprise of no-one ;-)
As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!!

Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:

•Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

•Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

•Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

•Requires excessive admiration

•Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

•Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

•Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

•Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

•Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: The lorry driver should be able to shed some light on the matter. I cannot understand why the investigators couldn't at least pinpoint the point where the collision occurred.[/p][/quote]I see that the three idiots who gave me a thumbs down weren't able to explain....to the surprise of no-one ;-)[/p][/quote]As AlanPare brilliantly responded to Stevo!! Symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms: •Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements) •Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love •Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions) •Requires excessive admiration •Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations •Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends •Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others •Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her •Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes spurious warnings
  • Score: 6

6:42pm Fri 11 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes"

So you actually went on an American site to obtain that?

You are sad beyond belief.
"Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes" So you actually went on an American site to obtain that? You are sad beyond belief. stevo!!
  • Score: -7

9:00pm Fri 11 Jul 14

hubby says...

Stevo.
He's got you nailed mate.
Stevo. He's got you nailed mate. hubby
  • Score: 2

10:31am Sat 12 Jul 14

theargusissoinformative says...

I'm probably going to be called a sicko for saying this, but considering that I regularly experience being cut up and tailgated on main roads by other motorists on self important errands, and I often fear for my safety because of this, I can't help but feel a perverse sense of satisfaction that a motorist that probably drove with habitual aggression might have misjudged a lorry and paid the consequences (speculative I know, but plausible nonetheless).

At this moment, the lorry driver is probably just shrugging his shoulders, while a family are in grief. I've been sending emails to my local MP about enforcement of driving standards in the years after motorists have passed their tests, which I feel is really important, given that the road network is projected to get busier and busier in future years. I contacted Hampshire Constabulary as well, and their response was to blame 'government cuts'. When they've built the new roads that they want to build (A27, A303, A1, Manchester to Sheffield etc.), I really hope that they will re-appraise the inherent risks in our road network, and design enforcement and driver education accordingly.
I'm probably going to be called a sicko for saying this, but considering that I regularly experience being cut up and tailgated on main roads by other motorists on self important errands, and I often fear for my safety because of this, I can't help but feel a perverse sense of satisfaction that a motorist that probably drove with habitual aggression might have misjudged a lorry and paid the consequences (speculative I know, but plausible nonetheless). At this moment, the lorry driver is probably just shrugging his shoulders, while a family are in grief. I've been sending emails to my local MP about enforcement of driving standards in the years after motorists have passed their tests, which I feel is really important, given that the road network is projected to get busier and busier in future years. I contacted Hampshire Constabulary as well, and their response was to blame 'government cuts'. When they've built the new roads that they want to build (A27, A303, A1, Manchester to Sheffield etc.), I really hope that they will re-appraise the inherent risks in our road network, and design enforcement and driver education accordingly. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: -4
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