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Roof is cut off police car to get to woman
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http://m.portsmouth.co.uk/news/transport..._1_3382157

Roof is cut off police car to get to woman
Published: 03 January 2012

FIREFIGHTERS cut the roof off a police car after a woman who was involved in a road accident started complaining of neck pain.


A three-car crash happened at the junction of Brewers Lane and Wych Lane, in Bridgemary, Gosport yesterday.

A 27-year-old woman, who was driving one of the cars, was put into the back of a police car which had attended the scene.

But when she started complaining of neck and back pain paramedics took the decision that she would have to be removed on a spinal board so her condition would not be aggravated.

Firefighters from Gosport and Fareham were called to the scene at 1.30pm yesterday and cut off the roof of the Skoda police car.

A fire service spokesman said: ‘The lady was put in the police car as a comfort. When she was in the car she complained of neck pain.’

Emergency services were at the scene for an hour and the woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital. Brewers Lane was closed and Wych Lane was partially closed.


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#2
I remember getting warned about that a few years ago, and it stuck in my mind! So much so that I left two young ones standing on the side of the road in -11 temps rather than put them in the car, wasnt safe to leave them in the car as only one of the airbags had deployed on impact. They were fairly quick to call mammy to let them sit in her car out of the cold!!
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#3
Yep, same happened in dmr.
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#4
Bet the police won't do it again!!
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#5
Hahahaha id hate to have to wrote on that one!
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#6
I know protocols, CPGs etc, but holy Jaysus........if the patient walked out of her own car, was weight-bearing, no weakness, no pins and needles etc etc etc.....

Is it really necessary to cut the roof off a patrol car?? Really?
It's not the HSE's opinion, it's not managements opinion, it's mine. All mine.
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#7
maybe the SO got a speeding ticket recently 148
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Those who can't do, teach.

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#8
Well that could be a deal breaker alright........148136
It's not the HSE's opinion, it's not managements opinion, it's mine. All mine.
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#9
(03-01-2012, 03:22 PM)columbo Wrote: Yep, same happened in dmr.

(Cough Cough) Twice in fact !106

We trained hard ... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.
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#10
I have photgraphic evidence that was sent to me, available for a small fee.
I might include one of a new model Mondeo on bank escort duty changed into a cabriolet..
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#11
Brigade,
Now now, behave 19
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#12
It was one of the first things we were warned about in the college.
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(03-01-2012, 09:50 PM)irish medic Wrote: Brigade,
Now now, behave 19


Haven't tried a Merc Sprinter yet though!!!
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#14
Brigade Wrote:I have photgraphic evidence that was sent to me, available for a small fee.
I might include one of a new model Mondeo on bank escort duty changed into a cabriolet..

I might have said photographic evidence which I would be prepared to share for free... In the interest of education of course
Patients don't suddenly die, it just seems that way when you stop paying attention!

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#15
For free!!! Surely you mean in exchange for other equally compromising photos!
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#16
There will be no sharing of said picture!!!!! 19
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(04-01-2012, 01:52 PM)irish medic Wrote: There will be no sharing of said picture!!!!! 19

I'm sure it's on this forum somewhere already...

















ahem post #180 - Vehicle Gallery ahem
Patients don't suddenly die, it just seems that way when you stop paying attention!

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#18
Can i ask the fire service when is it indicated to cut the roof off a car, I taught when they were only trapped or criticaly injured.

Not having a go59 at the DFB but i seen lots of roofs come off cars for simple collisions, no major MOI. Now I work in an area with retained fire service and 90% of RTC's we extract them as trained, once we can access them.

Im ambulance service not fire service so im probably missing something???
God bless, EMS
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#19
Roof off is generally after a discussion with medics. Roof off is not a big deal and as an actuary from an Insurance company once said, cost it replacing a car is minimal compared to the cost of repairing a spinal injury
I assume with the DFB as they are qualified medics they can make an assessment based on both skill sets.
And I wouldn't see any difference between retained and wholetime skills in relation to RTAs, exposure and experience always helps I suppose though allright.
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(04-01-2012, 06:33 PM)Monkeysox Wrote: I'm sure it's on this forum somewhere already...

















ahem post #180 - Vehicle Gallery ahem


Never spotted that before.
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