Tolpits Lane: woman taken to hospital after car overturned

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A woman in her 30s has been taken to hospital after a car flipped over during Watford rush hour.

Police, fire and paramedics raced to Tolpits Lane shortly after 8.30am to reports a blue Peugeot 206 had overturned in the road.

An ambulance was called and took the woman to Watford General Hospital. It is believed her injuries are not serious.

Andrew Dawson, spokesman for Hertfordshire Fire, said: "We were called at 8.30am. A crew from Watford was mobilised. One person has been taken to hospital."

Police are still on scene awaiting recovery of the vehicle, opposite Small World Nursery.

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10:02am Tue 12 Aug 14

madmum45 says...

didn't this happen to another car in that same spot only few months back .maybe highways agency should look at that stretch of road
didn't this happen to another car in that same spot only few months back .maybe highways agency should look at that stretch of road madmum45
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10:06am Tue 12 Aug 14

madmum45 says...

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10:09am Tue 12 Aug 14

madmum45 says...

so that didn't work lol....7th may 2014 red van overturns in same spot
so that didn't work lol....7th may 2014 red van overturns in same spot madmum45
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11:04am Tue 12 Aug 14

generalchaos says...

Is the scene opposite the shops ? Dead straight stretch of road I believe.
A couple of speed cameras along there are long overdue. ( Im not suggesting this driver was speeding).
Is the scene opposite the shops ? Dead straight stretch of road I believe. A couple of speed cameras along there are long overdue. ( Im not suggesting this driver was speeding). generalchaos
  • Score: 4

2:26pm Tue 12 Aug 14

P Doherty says...

My earlier comment was removed!
I wrote "clear case of driving without due care and attention"
30mph wouldnt have ripped your wheel and suspension leg clean off!
My earlier comment was removed! I wrote "clear case of driving without due care and attention" 30mph wouldnt have ripped your wheel and suspension leg clean off! P Doherty
  • Score: 2

7:12pm Tue 12 Aug 14

JPW1968 says...

P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts.
P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts. JPW1968
  • Score: 17

7:40pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Bobbi katrina says...

Jpw1968 hello, I can't thank you enough for your help earlier I really appreciated it would you mind swapping details just in case the police ask? Thank you again my email address is bobbi.katrina@hotmai
l.co.uk
Jpw1968 hello, I can't thank you enough for your help earlier I really appreciated it would you mind swapping details just in case the police ask? Thank you again my email address is bobbi.katrina@hotmai l.co.uk Bobbi katrina
  • Score: 6

8:05pm Tue 12 Aug 14

J'anine says...

I'm the mother of girl ,and it would like to thank the man who helped her this morning from the bottom of my heart ,and all the medical people who were involved xxx
I'm the mother of girl ,and it would like to thank the man who helped her this morning from the bottom of my heart ,and all the medical people who were involved xxx J'anine
  • Score: 10

9:00pm Tue 12 Aug 14

JPW1968 says...

Bobbi my name is John. I will email you my details. The police already have them though. I'm pleased to hear your not to badly hurt. Although you was very shaken this morning. And tell your mum there is no need for thanks. If you need anything else you can contact me through my email. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. John xx
Bobbi my name is John. I will email you my details. The police already have them though. I'm pleased to hear your not to badly hurt. Although you was very shaken this morning. And tell your mum there is no need for thanks. If you need anything else you can contact me through my email. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. John xx JPW1968
  • Score: 4

10:23pm Tue 12 Aug 14

P Doherty says...

JPW1968 wrote:
P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts.
I was there shortly after the accident must have happened and saw the recovery guy pull it on to the truck.
The wheel, suspension leg including spring were not attached to the car.....and I know because I could see them. If you look carefully at the picture on this article, the dark bit in front of the car is the wheel and suspension on its side.

As for speculation and accusing someone of breaking the law:
For the vehicle to suffer that much damage, cause the wheel/suspension to be ripped off and the vehicle to overturn: it takes some doing.
In my opinion, either the driver took their eyes of the road or the vehicle had a fault that caused it to veer to the left suddenly and caused it to hit the railing, resulting in it flipping on to its roof.
[quote][p][bold]JPW1968[/bold] wrote: P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts.[/p][/quote]I was there shortly after the accident must have happened and saw the recovery guy pull it on to the truck. The wheel, suspension leg including spring were not attached to the car.....and I know because I could see them. If you look carefully at the picture on this article, the dark bit in front of the car is the wheel and suspension on its side. As for speculation and accusing someone of breaking the law: For the vehicle to suffer that much damage, cause the wheel/suspension to be ripped off and the vehicle to overturn: it takes some doing. In my opinion, either the driver took their eyes of the road or the vehicle had a fault that caused it to veer to the left suddenly and caused it to hit the railing, resulting in it flipping on to its roof. P Doherty
  • Score: 3

5:58am Wed 13 Aug 14

Bobbi katrina says...

Pdoherty
I think that's enough really you'd not be happy if it was your family or friends involved so please keep your opinions to yourself! I think the police will figure it out for themselves, does it really matter how bad the car was? I don't care in just glad I'm alive
Pdoherty I think that's enough really you'd not be happy if it was your family or friends involved so please keep your opinions to yourself! I think the police will figure it out for themselves, does it really matter how bad the car was? I don't care in just glad I'm alive Bobbi katrina
  • Score: 4

6:46am Wed 13 Aug 14

TRT says...

P Doherty wrote:
JPW1968 wrote:
P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts.
I was there shortly after the accident must have happened and saw the recovery guy pull it on to the truck.
The wheel, suspension leg including spring were not attached to the car.....and I know because I could see them. If you look carefully at the picture on this article, the dark bit in front of the car is the wheel and suspension on its side.

As for speculation and accusing someone of breaking the law:
For the vehicle to suffer that much damage, cause the wheel/suspension to be ripped off and the vehicle to overturn: it takes some doing.
In my opinion, either the driver took their eyes of the road or the vehicle had a fault that caused it to veer to the left suddenly and caused it to hit the railing, resulting in it flipping on to its roof.
It doesn't take much to dislocate the suspension arm like that. Once I saw a motorbike lose it on a speed table and skid into the side of a parked car. The angle of impact and force have been such that it hit a sweet spot. The biker got up and walked away uninjured but the car was a write off, with the front wheel collapsed and bent at 90 degrees, suspension destroyed and wheel arch pushed up into the wing.
[quote][p][bold]P Doherty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JPW1968[/bold] wrote: P Doherty how do you know the wheel was ripped off? I wittnessed the incident and have it on cctv from the forward facing camera in the cab of my lorry. I was also the person that pulled the young lady out off the car. I don't understand what happened to cause the collision with the railings but I can assure you the car was not driving with excessive speed and the young lady was not on the phone (I know this as I retrieved it from the glove box for her. So before speculating and accusing people of breaking the law you should consider all the facts.[/p][/quote]I was there shortly after the accident must have happened and saw the recovery guy pull it on to the truck. The wheel, suspension leg including spring were not attached to the car.....and I know because I could see them. If you look carefully at the picture on this article, the dark bit in front of the car is the wheel and suspension on its side. As for speculation and accusing someone of breaking the law: For the vehicle to suffer that much damage, cause the wheel/suspension to be ripped off and the vehicle to overturn: it takes some doing. In my opinion, either the driver took their eyes of the road or the vehicle had a fault that caused it to veer to the left suddenly and caused it to hit the railing, resulting in it flipping on to its roof.[/p][/quote]It doesn't take much to dislocate the suspension arm like that. Once I saw a motorbike lose it on a speed table and skid into the side of a parked car. The angle of impact and force have been such that it hit a sweet spot. The biker got up and walked away uninjured but the car was a write off, with the front wheel collapsed and bent at 90 degrees, suspension destroyed and wheel arch pushed up into the wing. TRT
  • Score: -1

10:39am Wed 13 Aug 14

P Doherty says...

Bobbi katrina wrote:
Pdoherty
I think that's enough really you'd not be happy if it was your family or friends involved so please keep your opinions to yourself! I think the police will figure it out for themselves, does it really matter how bad the car was? I don't care in just glad I'm alive
Bobbi
Dont get me wrong, I am glad you are ok.....and I wouldn't be happy if my friends or family were involved....
However we are allowed to express our own opinions...../commen
ts.

As for the police - I hope they do and I hope the council puts something in place to stop this from happening again, whether its a speed camera or a couple of road humps. It very fortunate that it wasn't a school day and there weren't any pedestrians on the path.
[quote][p][bold]Bobbi katrina[/bold] wrote: Pdoherty I think that's enough really you'd not be happy if it was your family or friends involved so please keep your opinions to yourself! I think the police will figure it out for themselves, does it really matter how bad the car was? I don't care in just glad I'm alive[/p][/quote]Bobbi Dont get me wrong, I am glad you are ok.....and I wouldn't be happy if my friends or family were involved.... However we are allowed to express our own opinions...../commen ts. As for the police - I hope they do and I hope the council puts something in place to stop this from happening again, whether its a speed camera or a couple of road humps. It very fortunate that it wasn't a school day and there weren't any pedestrians on the path. P Doherty
  • Score: 3

10:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

P Doherty says...

Unlike the last time it happened....at least this time the road surface had been repaired a few week ago!

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Unlike the last time it happened....at least this time the road surface had been repaired a few week ago! http://www.watfordob server.co.uk/news/11 197363.Van_crashes_i nto_fence_outside_We stfield_Academy/ P Doherty
  • Score: 2

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