Woman taken to hospital after crashing car into tree in Theydon Bois

Woman taken to hospital after crashing car into tree

Woman taken to hospital after crashing car into tree

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A woman was taken to hospital after her car crashed into a tree last night.

Firefighters, police and paramedics were called to Coppice Row in Theydon Bois at around 8.35pm following reports of a woman in her 20s trapped in a vehicle. 

Officers from Essex Police found a silver Mercedes C220 had struck a tree.

Fire crews from Loughton worked to release the woman for two hours without the use of cutting equipment.

Paramedics treated the woman at the scene before transferring her to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow with head and neck injuries.

Her injuries are not thought to be serious.

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11:27am Wed 3 Sep 14

The man who fell to Earth. says...

You can't blame this one on street lights being turned off, there are no street lights full stop in TB.
You can't blame this one on street lights being turned off, there are no street lights full stop in TB. The man who fell to Earth.
  • Score: 7

7:20am Thu 4 Sep 14

ScaredAmoeba says...

A young driver's vehicle leaves the road? It's likely that the driver was
a) Not Driving according to the prevailing conditions.
or b) Not driving with due care and attention. The following come to mind: Selfies; Facebook; Texting & etc.

According to research
A recently released survey from Flexed, a car hire firm specialising in short term leases, indicates that 60% of van drivers use their mobile phones while on the road. That is in contrast to 45% of car drivers.

If the tree had been an innocent person, we would likely be looking at a road casualty. We can presume the tree was innocent.
A young driver's vehicle leaves the road? It's likely that the driver was a) Not Driving according to the prevailing conditions. or b) Not driving with due care and attention. The following come to mind: Selfies; Facebook; Texting & etc. According to research A recently released survey from Flexed, a car hire firm specialising in short term leases, indicates that 60% of van drivers use their mobile phones while on the road. That is in contrast to 45% of car drivers. If the tree had been an innocent person, we would likely be looking at a road casualty. We can presume the tree was innocent. ScaredAmoeba
  • Score: 1

7:31am Thu 4 Sep 14

ScaredAmoeba says...

Yesterday I was driving. I saw the driver in-front was clearly on the phone. I hooted to attract her attention, I held my hand to my ear and mouthed 'phone'. She mouthed-back 'f**k-off'!
That's what we have - bare-faced dangerous illegality, and the people doing it see nothing wrong with it, but it's not a victimless crime. Phone use while driving distracts and diverts attention from driving, and results in performance worse than drink-driving.
We need a minimum one year ban for a first offence, five years for second-offence and life ban for a third offence.
If they kill or injure while driving, they need to go to prison and a very heavy fine.
Yesterday I was driving. I saw the driver in-front was clearly on the phone. I hooted to attract her attention, I held my hand to my ear and mouthed 'phone'. She mouthed-back 'f**k-off'! That's what we have - bare-faced dangerous illegality, and the people doing it see nothing wrong with it, but it's not a victimless crime. Phone use while driving distracts and diverts attention from driving, and results in performance worse than drink-driving. We need a minimum one year ban for a first offence, five years for second-offence and life ban for a third offence. If they kill or injure while driving, they need to go to prison and a very heavy fine. ScaredAmoeba
  • Score: -6

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