Van ignores police road block and nearly hits firemen at site of three-car Little Hulton crash

Van driver ploughs through police road block following crash involving driver having fit at wheel

Van driver ploughs through police road block following crash involving driver having fit at wheel

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A VAN driver ignored a road blockage following a crash in Little Hulton, mounted a kerb and almost ran over some firemen.

Cleggs Lane was blocked after three cars were involved in a collision after one male driver had a fit at the wheel and lost control of his vehicle.

Nobody was seriously hurt and the ill man was taken to hospital although his condition is not thought to be serious.

The accident involving a Skoda, Dacia Sandero and an LDV van occured at about 2.40pm on August 28.

Cleggs Lane was temporarily shut, with traffic diverted down Amblecote Road East, until about 3.40pm.

A police spokesman said: “The driver of the car which caused the accident had some sort of fit or episode at the wheel, although nobody was seriously injured.”

A crew from Farnworth were called to the scene of the crash at 2.33pm, a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) confirmed.

He added: “When the road block was in place a white van ignored the signs and ploughed straight through.

“It ended up mounting the kerb and almost hitting some fire officers.

“Realising the mistake, the person just reversed and drove away.

“We managed to get the vehicle registration so the person will be getting a knock on the door at some point.”

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5:49pm Thu 28 Aug 14

piszoff says...

Bit harsh a knock at the door, should be praised for not adding to the traffic conditions.
Bit harsh a knock at the door, should be praised for not adding to the traffic conditions. piszoff
  • Score: -37

5:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

piszoff wrote:
Bit harsh a knock at the door, should be praised for not adding to the traffic conditions.
Humour clearly isn't your thing.

Dangerous driving and a ban is what should be coming their way.
[quote][p][bold]piszoff[/bold] wrote: Bit harsh a knock at the door, should be praised for not adding to the traffic conditions.[/p][/quote]Humour clearly isn't your thing. Dangerous driving and a ban is what should be coming their way. JustBecause
  • Score: 41

9:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

mr.mark.c says...

White van man strikes again, 3-9 points and a fixed penalty at most, pfft.
White van man strikes again, 3-9 points and a fixed penalty at most, pfft. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 9

11:03pm Thu 28 Aug 14

commonsense73 says...

He must have been texting at the time otherwise how can u miss a road blockage with police cars and fire engines in the area
He must have been texting at the time otherwise how can u miss a road blockage with police cars and fire engines in the area commonsense73
  • Score: 10

7:37am Fri 29 Aug 14

skintight says...

"Nock on the door" I think a home visit by a fully crewed pump and a hose reel through the letter box for 5mins should suffice. Or, sorry we had reports your van was on fire and let them loose on it?
"Nock on the door" I think a home visit by a fully crewed pump and a hose reel through the letter box for 5mins should suffice. Or, sorry we had reports your van was on fire and let them loose on it? skintight
  • Score: 8

7:45am Fri 29 Aug 14

Lancistan says...

How dare he not sit waiting for four hours for the roadblock to be removed.
How dare he not sit waiting for four hours for the roadblock to be removed. Lancistan
  • Score: -9

10:14am Fri 29 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

Now had he been driving a Black BMW I am sure the fire fighters and Police would have cleared the way for him to get through.
Now had he been driving a Black BMW I am sure the fire fighters and Police would have cleared the way for him to get through. Snakestail
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Fri 29 Aug 14

waynagain says...

It would be nice if the BN would do a follow up story on what actually happened to the driver and what kind of penalty he/she paid - but I doubt it.
There have been several stories about hit and run occurrencies printed in the BN, but never see any follow up. Printing a story about what happens to people who break the law might deter others, but one has to feel that these people are NEVER caught because nothing is ever seen in the BN.
It would be nice if the BN would do a follow up story on what actually happened to the driver and what kind of penalty he/she paid - but I doubt it. There have been several stories about hit and run occurrencies printed in the BN, but never see any follow up. Printing a story about what happens to people who break the law might deter others, but one has to feel that these people are NEVER caught because nothing is ever seen in the BN. waynagain
  • Score: 1

3:28pm Fri 29 Aug 14

Snakestail says...

waynagain wrote:
It would be nice if the BN would do a follow up story on what actually happened to the driver and what kind of penalty he/she paid - but I doubt it.
There have been several stories about hit and run occurrencies printed in the BN, but never see any follow up. Printing a story about what happens to people who break the law might deter others, but one has to feel that these people are NEVER caught because nothing is ever seen in the BN.
The only UPDATE you might get is that....' an eyewitness who turned up 2 hours later and spoke to one of the Firemen said "Blah blah blah!"'... Or that...' An off duty Police Officer who did not wish to be named spoke to our reporter and said that he knew one of the officers at the roadblock who told him that the van was driven by a driver and was white (the van, not the driver), It had four wheels, possibly although the officer only saw three of them and it was making a Brum! Brum! sort of noise.' Oh and that a mobile sandwich bar that usually parks 33 yards away around the corner had to close early because it was raining. (The BN do like to throw details like that into their stories to pad them out).
[quote][p][bold]waynagain[/bold] wrote: It would be nice if the BN would do a follow up story on what actually happened to the driver and what kind of penalty he/she paid - but I doubt it. There have been several stories about hit and run occurrencies printed in the BN, but never see any follow up. Printing a story about what happens to people who break the law might deter others, but one has to feel that these people are NEVER caught because nothing is ever seen in the BN.[/p][/quote]The only UPDATE you might get is that....' an eyewitness who turned up 2 hours later and spoke to one of the Firemen said "Blah blah blah!"'... Or that...' An off duty Police Officer who did not wish to be named spoke to our reporter and said that he knew one of the officers at the roadblock who told him that the van was driven by a driver and was white (the van, not the driver), It had four wheels, possibly although the officer only saw three of them and it was making a Brum! Brum! sort of noise.' Oh and that a mobile sandwich bar that usually parks 33 yards away around the corner had to close early because it was raining. (The BN do like to throw details like that into their stories to pad them out). Snakestail
  • Score: 3
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