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(Telegraph)   Woman who stopped to help out at accident scene given free convertible for being a good Samaritan   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 22
    More: Interesting, Good Samaritan, Mr. Carter, lorry drivers, Nottinghamshire, West Sussex, Citroen  
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2013-01-08 08:56:47 AM  
Never be nice.
 
2013-01-08 08:58:10 AM  
SUE SUE SUE!
 
2013-01-08 09:00:04 AM  
These gun nuts are out of control.
 
2013-01-08 09:02:45 AM  
Silly Susie. Owners were given $1200.00 to take the Yugo convertible off the dealer lot. We got to move this stuff!

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2013-01-08 09:04:57 AM  
No good deed goes unpunished.
 
2013-01-08 09:08:30 AM  
Well at least the UK gets plenty of sunshine and hardly any rain....oh wait.
 
2013-01-08 09:09:07 AM  
I'm pissed that they tried for two hours to get them out before they took off the roof. If they can't move that means they have something potential life threatening as paralysis is never good. The second they said that they couldn't move the fire brigade should have been called.
 
2013-01-08 09:10:07 AM  
Pay it forward, friends.
 
2013-01-08 09:17:19 AM  
Paramedics tried to remove the man and the woman for two hours

Did they open the door?
Her car wasn't in the wreck. This doesn't make any sense.
 
2013-01-08 09:21:13 AM  
FTA: "Paramedics had asked Mrs Dunlop if they could sit in her car to wait for an ambulance"

I'm confused why were the paramedics sitting in the car and why could they not move later. Were they in the wreck?
 
2013-01-08 09:23:14 AM  

ChipNASA: SUE SUE SUE!


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SUE ME SUE ME SUE ME!!!
 
2013-01-08 09:44:38 AM  
...do they not teach people over in the UK not to farkin move crash victims?? We were taught not to move crash victims at quite a young age in school.
 
2013-01-08 09:46:01 AM  
Who would want that car anyway? The steering wheel is on the wrong side!
 
2013-01-08 10:19:24 AM  

Minerva8918: ...do they not teach people over in the UK not to farkin move crash victims?? We were taught not to move crash victims at quite a young age in school.


Seems stupidly common everywhere for people to want to yank crash victims from their cars, even when there is no imminent danger. But I know you are right -- there's an episode of CHiPs that burned that knowledge into me.
 
2013-01-08 10:37:32 AM  
*Note to self: Keep driving, didn't see a thing*
 
2013-01-08 10:37:53 AM  

abhorrent1: Paramedics tried to remove the man and the woman for two hours

Did they open the door?
Her car wasn't in the wreck. This doesn't make any sense.


My guess would be they were ambulatory in the immediate aftermath of the wreck and asked to sit in her car, but could no longer move when the time came to transport them to the hospital. When that happens, they have no choice but to cut them out of the vehicle, because hauling them out through the door may exacerbate their injuries, leading to permanent damage.
 
2013-01-08 10:41:22 AM  

nytmare: Minerva8918: ...do they not teach people over in the UK not to farkin move crash victims?? We were taught not to move crash victims at quite a young age in school.

Seems stupidly common everywhere for people to want to yank crash victims from their cars, even when there is no imminent danger. But I know you are right -- there's an episode of CHiPs that burned that knowledge into me.


I think CHiPs was a couple years before my time (I was in elementary school in the 90s lol), but even though as a child not knowing anything other than "DO NOT MOVE INJURED PEOPLE, let paramedics do it", it was still ingrained.

Perhaps that type of thing wasn't taught to these folks back then, but I hope it is being taught to their kids now.
 
2013-01-08 11:09:57 AM  

Minerva8918: nytmare: Minerva8918: ...do they not teach people over in the UK not to farkin move crash victims?? We were taught not to move crash victims at quite a young age in school.

Seems stupidly common everywhere for people to want to yank crash victims from their cars, even when there is no imminent danger. But I know you are right -- there's an episode of CHiPs that burned that knowledge into me.

I think CHiPs was a couple years before my time (I was in elementary school in the 90s lol), but even though as a child not knowing anything other than "DO NOT MOVE INJURED PEOPLE, let paramedics do it", it was still ingrained.

Perhaps that type of thing wasn't taught to these folks back then, but I hope it is being taught to their kids now.


You guys got a different message from CHiPs than I got. I learned that in a typical car accident, no fewer than 8 vehicles will be involved (initial spin out involving 3-4 cars, followed by a truck, 1 car will roll over, 1 more car will mysteriously launch in the air over the truck, landing on yet another car just before the schoolbus gets involved). And then you have to get the people out (although they usually get out on their own) so you can all run away from the accident, as there is bound to be an explosion and if you're not running it doesn't look right when you leap into the air shouting "Aaaaarrrghh!!!".
 
2013-01-08 12:08:58 PM  
What she didn't have Allstate?
 
2013-01-08 12:40:31 PM  

Amberwind: My guess would be they were ambulatory in the immediate aftermath of the wreck and asked to sit in her car, but could no longer move when the time came to transport them to the hospital.


Um... No snark here, but what kind of injuries would cause that? Perfectly fine, walking about, getting in/out of cars, then - bam- can't move a muscle.

When that happens, they have no choice but to cut them out of the vehicle, because hauling them out through the door may exacerbate their injuries, leading to permanent damage.

Well, they have to get them onto a stretcher (in a lying position), so why can't they lay them down in the car, then slide them onto the stretcher? I mean, really?- "hey we have to cut the roof off your car because the people can't move. Then we'll lift then carefully up in a sitting position, then put them on a stretcher... and lie them down."
 
2013-01-08 01:19:04 PM  

fredklein: Amberwind: My guess would be they were ambulatory in the immediate aftermath of the wreck and asked to sit in her car, but could no longer move when the time came to transport them to the hospital.

Um... No snark here, but what kind of injuries would cause that? Perfectly fine, walking about, getting in/out of cars, then - bam- can't move a muscle.

When that happens, they have no choice but to cut them out of the vehicle, because hauling them out through the door may exacerbate their injuries, leading to permanent damage.

Well, they have to get them onto a stretcher (in a lying position), so why can't they lay them down in the car, then slide them onto the stretcher? I mean, really?- "hey we have to cut the roof off your car because the people can't move. Then we'll lift then carefully up in a sitting position, then put them on a stretcher... and lie them down."


A lot of the time people in an accident will have a good adrenelin surge going, so they'll be up and walking for a bit before the pain sets in and injuries become apparent. There are times when a neck or spinal injury isn't severe enough in the accident to be noticed by the victim, but motion after the fact can cause some serious effects (e.g., fracture in the cervical spine seems ok when the neck has only gone front and back, but things get displaced when the head/neck rotate to look around). Most of the time, the worries about neck/back injuries are precautionary.

It is usually possible to immobilize someone in an undamaged car and take them out through the door (using a half-length backboard instead of the full-length), but if it becomes difficult (particularly when there are multiple victims in the car), a lot of emergency personnel will determine the car to be worth destroying to prevent further injury to the victims - and a victim claiming paralysis is definitly a case where that becomes more likely.
 
2013-01-08 01:59:52 PM  

Noekken: Pay it forward, friends.


Fark that!

Take all you can and give nothing back!
 
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