Today police were everywhere due to a bad accident

@maximax8 (27056)
November 2, 2012 2:46pm CST
I went to my local high street for an appointment and there were police everywhere. There were police cars, a police van and two ambulances. There was an old man in the road because he had been hit by a land rover. The old lady was in the ambulance. The old man needed to go in an air ambulance but the air ambulance had sadly found it too hard to land in just a built up area. I feel sorry for the old couple hit on the side road and the driver that hit them. He didn't mean to and very sadly in life accidents can happen. I heard the old couple had been in a cafe for a drink and some food. They came out the cafe and then met with that awful accident. Today had been very icy like rain and it hasn't been easy to drive. Have you ever been somewhere where there a lot of police? What can be done to make that high street more safe do you think?
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5 responses
• United States
2 Nov 12
Here in California when a bad accident happens everybody starts to look at it and then they cause one themselves. Most people here drive really fast, and bad, add those two things together and its mayhem on the highway. Its best to travel in the non peak hours but if an accident happens then you are stuck with everybody else and nobody will let you into their lane if you need to get over. Police, or "peace officers" as they are called here don't do much to slow traffic down, they drive just as fast and sometimes run hot just to get through lights they don't want to stop at. Its a mess here.
@maximax8 (27056)
3 Nov 12
I am shocked to hear about the American police. Here almost every driver will stop their care for a red light. The police should drive at or below the legal speed limit. I have been to lovely California and I looked that the highways in LA and thought oh my goodness. We went through South Central where riots had been a few months before hand. Yes, it is a shame when a bad accident happens everyone wants to see it. I wish the old couple survive and get better. If they die the driver could go to jail for man slaughter. Thanks for your great response.
@maximax8 (27056)
3 Nov 12
Instead of care I meant car. Sorry.
@jaiho2009 (36768)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
So sad for the couple, wish they will survive the accident. I have seen scenes like this, road accidents wherein there are police fencing the area. The most guarded incident caused by riots between civilians and military/uniformed men are when there's demolition in a certain place.
@maximax8 (27056)
3 Nov 12
Yes, the old couple may be made better by the specialists at a hospital that I take my disabled son to appointments. My disabled son has had operations there and it is a hospital that can make very ill and hurt people better. I have seen on television riots with many police in areas around London. I have a friend that was unable to come home that night due to the danger. Her husband was ever so upset and worried about her. Good luck to the old couple. Thanks for your super response.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
2 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for posting this discussion. Well i feel extremely bad for the couple who had come to spend some quality time with each other and end up facing a fatal incident. Life is unpredictable and uncertain, you never know what might happen in the next few seconds. I know the one who caused this accident had no motive of hitting the old couple but accidents can happen anytime. All we need to do is always keep our minds open and stay alert while driving and while walking on the streets. What say?
@maximax8 (27056)
2 Nov 12
I passed my practical driving test in February in 2010. I slow my car down if I see a person or people looking like they will cross the road. The side roads are not busy but the actual high street is busy all day long. Yes a lot of bad can happen in a few seconds. I believe it was the fault of the the weather. Thanks for your superb response.
@mydanods (1017)
• Nigeria
3 Nov 12
i feel sorry for the old couple. the driver must have been drunk or something not to have seen them. i do not believe it was night time, from what you describe. the driver, if he was not drunk, must have been careless to have hit old people who are defenseless and frail.
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
3 Nov 12
I think most people can say at some point in their lives they've driven by a bad accident with tons of police cars. Hopefully your local township is on top of controlling that ice. If they're not then an obvious solution would be to send people out to spread salt on the roads. Also depending on the area around the roads in your neighborhood sometimes putting those metal rails on the side of the road can save lives. They had to do that in my old neighborhood because people kept deciding to go the wrong way on the highway and drive straight into incoming traffic.