Driver seriously injured after hitting tree near Marlow

Driver seriously injured after hitting tree

Driver seriously injured after hitting tree

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A DRIVER suffered “life threatening” injuries and became trapped in his car after crashing into a tree on a long winding hill near Marlow on Friday.

Emergency crews were called to Marlow Road, near Bisham, at around 2.50pm on Friday after a green Peugeot 106 collided with the tree by the roadside.

Firefighters from Marlow and Maidenhead had to cut the man free from the vehicle using hydraulic rescue equipment before he was taken to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

South Central Ambulance Service has described his injuries as “life threatening”.

Richard Boast, Watch Manager at Marlow Fire Station, said: “He was trapped in his car and we had to release him before ambulance crews could try to stabilise him.

“The police closed the road while we were there as the car did not leave the carriageway after it hit the tree.

“He was lucky the car hit a tree and did not go off the road as there is a steep embankment below. That would have made our job a lot more difficult.”

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, the sister service to Thames Valley and Chiltern, attended the crash but did not take the man to hospital.

Police closed the road and the emergency services were at the scene for around two hours, with the vehicle finally recovered at 5pm.

There was no one else in the car at the time of the collision, and no other vehicles were involved in the crash on the single carriageway hill.

The road, which links Marlow with the northern side of Maidenhead, has a series of steep bends on the descent towards the A404 Marlow Bypass.

Emergency services have been unable to confirm the man’s current condition.

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2:24am Tue 7 Jan 14

Dickitdo says...

I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL.
I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL. Dickitdo
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10:45am Tue 7 Jan 14

acjy1985 says...

Dickitdo wrote:
I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL.
Wow you lot are getting boring. I'd far rather travel just under 30 miles (not sure what route you would take to make it up to an over-dramatic 40 miles) to get specialist treatment rather than just get sent to the nearest A&E. Yes it'd be nice if Wycombe had the A&E back for less serious problems but an A&E cannot deal with everything.
[quote][p][bold]Dickitdo[/bold] wrote: I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL.[/p][/quote]Wow you lot are getting boring. I'd far rather travel just under 30 miles (not sure what route you would take to make it up to an over-dramatic 40 miles) to get specialist treatment rather than just get sent to the nearest A&E. Yes it'd be nice if Wycombe had the A&E back for less serious problems but an A&E cannot deal with everything. acjy1985
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5:11pm Tue 7 Jan 14

demoness the second says...

Dickitdo wrote:
I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL.
The fact that he was taken to the JR should tell you that he probably needed specialist treatment - perhaps he had a serious head injury and needed urgent surgery.
Had Wycombe still had an A/E. he would have been taken there,. waited, scanned and perhaps it would have been discovered that he needed urgent surgery - Wycombe is not and never has been, a neurosurgical unit. The JR is.
So he would have been transferred there and there would have been a further delay in life saving treatment.
This way the middle man was cut out and he went straight to the JR. The paramedics would have made an assessment and decided that this was the best course of action.
[quote][p][bold]Dickitdo[/bold] wrote: I do hope that this man involved in this accident is making a recovery from his life threatening injuries. I do think that it is a disgrace that the poor chap has had to endure a forty mile journey to the Radcliffe Hospital for treatment for his serious injuries, This is an absolute disgrace that an injured person should have to be transported all that way. BRING BACK THE ACCIDENT and EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT to HIGH WYCOMBE HOSPITAL.[/p][/quote]The fact that he was taken to the JR should tell you that he probably needed specialist treatment - perhaps he had a serious head injury and needed urgent surgery. Had Wycombe still had an A/E. he would have been taken there,. waited, scanned and perhaps it would have been discovered that he needed urgent surgery - Wycombe is not and never has been, a neurosurgical unit. The JR is. So he would have been transferred there and there would have been a further delay in life saving treatment. This way the middle man was cut out and he went straight to the JR. The paramedics would have made an assessment and decided that this was the best course of action. demoness the second
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