Woman cut free from car following head-on crash on A27

Woman cut free from car following head-on crash on A27

Woman cut free from car following head-on crash on A27

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A woman had to be cut free from her car after a high-speed head-on crash on the A27.

Emergency services were called to the A27 near Falmer when a car came over the central reservation and hit her 4x4 head-on.

She was cut free by firefighters and taken to hospital with back and neck pain. The male driver of the others car walked away with minor injuries.

Fire crews from Brighton's Preston Circus, Hove and Roedean stations were called to the westbound section of the A27 at around 9.30pm on Friday evening.

Police and ambulance crews followed shortly after.

Jon Lee, crew commander at Preston Circus Fire Station, said: “It was quite a heavy impact and the Honda CRV 4x4, which the woman was driving, was badly smashed up.

“We had to take the roof off so we could get to her and she was treated by paramedics. She was complaining of spinal injuries so we had to be careful. The driver of the other vehicle and the passenger in the 4X4 had minor injuries.

“It was a big vehicle but it was still badly smashed up. It probably saved her life.”

The female driver was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.

The road was blocked for nearly two hours while the rescue operation was carried out.

Nobody else is believed to have been seriously hurt.

The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

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12:29pm Sun 20 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

News from 2 days ago.....

Defeats the very definition of the word 'NEWS'!!

Well done to the fire crews.

As they have always stated;
During any period of strike action, if there is a risk to life then they will attend the incident.
News from 2 days ago..... Defeats the very definition of the word 'NEWS'!! Well done to the fire crews. As they have always stated; During any period of strike action, if there is a risk to life then they will attend the incident. monkeymoo
  • Score: 21

12:30pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Dingbat99 says...

The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website? Dingbat99
  • Score: 28

12:53pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Withdean-er says...

Dingbat99 wrote:
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.
[quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?[/p][/quote]Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions. Withdean-er
  • Score: -18

1:38pm Sun 20 Jul 14

JeevesMcMontague says...

Was the woman Kate Humble on her way to the beach clean-up?
Was the woman Kate Humble on her way to the beach clean-up? JeevesMcMontague
  • Score: -21

3:17pm Sun 20 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Dingbat99 wrote:
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.
Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking!

Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments.

They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and.....
Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%.

I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you!

But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over!

But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide.
When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored.
So, public support will make no difference in this case.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?[/p][/quote]Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.[/p][/quote]Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking! Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments. They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and..... Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you! But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over! But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide. When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored. So, public support will make no difference in this case. monkeymoo
  • Score: 36

7:30pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Withdean-er says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Dingbat99 wrote:
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.
Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking!

Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments.

They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and.....
Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%.

I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you!

But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over!

But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide.
When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored.
So, public support will make no difference in this case.
Population of the UK 63,000,000. How many were on those marchs again?

It might surprise you, that the majority of the working population work in the private sector and many now in the public sector who will have to work until they are 67 and have an unfunded pension where the amount paid from age 67 onwards will work out at a tiny percentage of their final salary. Many of those occupations are physical. So, despite NOT PUTTING THEIR LIVES THROUGH NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES DAILY APPARENTLY IN A PURELY SELFLESS OCCUPATION TO SAVE OTHERS, they too have their own worries and financial stresses, and are entitled to their opinion as to how their taxes are spent and how those paid from those taxes are remunerated. Hard luck, it's a democracy, others are allowed to disagree.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?[/p][/quote]Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.[/p][/quote]Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking! Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments. They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and..... Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you! But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over! But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide. When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored. So, public support will make no difference in this case.[/p][/quote]Population of the UK 63,000,000. How many were on those marchs again? It might surprise you, that the majority of the working population work in the private sector and many now in the public sector who will have to work until they are 67 and have an unfunded pension where the amount paid from age 67 onwards will work out at a tiny percentage of their final salary. Many of those occupations are physical. So, despite NOT PUTTING THEIR LIVES THROUGH NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES DAILY APPARENTLY IN A PURELY SELFLESS OCCUPATION TO SAVE OTHERS, they too have their own worries and financial stresses, and are entitled to their opinion as to how their taxes are spent and how those paid from those taxes are remunerated. Hard luck, it's a democracy, others are allowed to disagree. Withdean-er
  • Score: -5

8:08pm Sun 20 Jul 14

stevo!! says...

"When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored."

Are you claiming that the UK population in 2003 was only around 3 million?
"When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored." Are you claiming that the UK population in 2003 was only around 3 million? stevo!!
  • Score: -6

8:29pm Sun 20 Jul 14

sussexram40 says...

stevo!! wrote:
"When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored."

Are you claiming that the UK population in 2003 was only around 3 million?
3 million to 63 million in 11 years is a frightening population rise. I blame immigration from Eastern Europe. Immigrants breed at a faster rate.
[quote][p][bold]stevo!![/bold] wrote: "When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored." Are you claiming that the UK population in 2003 was only around 3 million?[/p][/quote]3 million to 63 million in 11 years is a frightening population rise. I blame immigration from Eastern Europe. Immigrants breed at a faster rate. sussexram40
  • Score: 8

10:42pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Dave in Hastings says...

Withdean-er wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Withdean-er wrote:
Dingbat99 wrote:
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.
Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking!

Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments.

They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and.....
Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%.

I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you!

But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over!

But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide.
When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored.
So, public support will make no difference in this case.
Population of the UK 63,000,000. How many were on those marchs again?

It might surprise you, that the majority of the working population work in the private sector and many now in the public sector who will have to work until they are 67 and have an unfunded pension where the amount paid from age 67 onwards will work out at a tiny percentage of their final salary. Many of those occupations are physical. So, despite NOT PUTTING THEIR LIVES THROUGH NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES DAILY APPARENTLY IN A PURELY SELFLESS OCCUPATION TO SAVE OTHERS, they too have their own worries and financial stresses, and are entitled to their opinion as to how their taxes are spent and how those paid from those taxes are remunerated. Hard luck, it's a democracy, others are allowed to disagree.
A comment from yet another useful idiot for the corrupt, neo-liberal politicians running this country. Why don't we all just give up all the rights our forbears fought for over the last century and more? When will people like you wake up to the fact that Tories, Lib Dems and (it pains me to say it) Labour are shafting the ordinary folk of this country. Democracy is dead. We are ruled by global corporations. And people like you are enabling it to happen.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?[/p][/quote]Well done to the firefighters. For doing the job they are trained and paid to do during contractual hours; and not sitting on camping chairs on the pavement at Preston Circus whinging because they may have to work a few years closer to the total experienced by 90% of others in their trades, jobs and professions.[/p][/quote]Another idiot who knows nothing about why the firefighters are striking! Why don't you take the time to find out, before making silly comments. They are striking because the government wants to change all their contracts....the ones they all signed up to for 30 years service in which they risk their lives most days......... To a new pension scheme in which they pay 15% of their wages into (now its currently 14%), work for an extra 10 years ( would you want a 60 year old firefighter trying to rescue you!?), risk having their pension taken away completely because they can be sacked due to fitness capabilities at that age.......and..... Lets just say these men and women make it until their retirement age, the government want to devalue their pensions by around 47%. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be happy if this was happening to you! But i guess you're one of these people who doesn't mind being walked all over! But to be honest.....It doesn't really matter what members of the public think. It's the politicians that will decide. When most of the public marched on the streets to try to avoid going to war in Iraq (WMD'S?)...they were ignored. So, public support will make no difference in this case.[/p][/quote]Population of the UK 63,000,000. How many were on those marchs again? It might surprise you, that the majority of the working population work in the private sector and many now in the public sector who will have to work until they are 67 and have an unfunded pension where the amount paid from age 67 onwards will work out at a tiny percentage of their final salary. Many of those occupations are physical. So, despite NOT PUTTING THEIR LIVES THROUGH NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES DAILY APPARENTLY IN A PURELY SELFLESS OCCUPATION TO SAVE OTHERS, they too have their own worries and financial stresses, and are entitled to their opinion as to how their taxes are spent and how those paid from those taxes are remunerated. Hard luck, it's a democracy, others are allowed to disagree.[/p][/quote]A comment from yet another useful idiot for the corrupt, neo-liberal politicians running this country. Why don't we all just give up all the rights our forbears fought for over the last century and more? When will people like you wake up to the fact that Tories, Lib Dems and (it pains me to say it) Labour are shafting the ordinary folk of this country. Democracy is dead. We are ruled by global corporations. And people like you are enabling it to happen. Dave in Hastings
  • Score: 18

2:43am Mon 21 Jul 14

wenners says...

JeevesMcMontague wrote:
Was the woman Kate Humble on her way to the beach clean-up?
That is quite one of the most ridiculous statements i have ever read here…..and that is some achievement !
[quote][p][bold]JeevesMcMontague[/bold] wrote: Was the woman Kate Humble on her way to the beach clean-up?[/p][/quote]That is quite one of the most ridiculous statements i have ever read here…..and that is some achievement ! wenners
  • Score: 6

6:35am Mon 21 Jul 14

Martin999 says...

Dingbat99 wrote:
The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature.

INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?
No
[quote][p][bold]Dingbat99[/bold] wrote: The firefighters were due to be starting their strike on Friday evening but continued to work on the indecent due its serious nature. INDECENT - surely the Argus means incident!! Doesn't anybody check copy before putting it on the website?[/p][/quote]No Martin999
  • Score: 2

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