Kingsdown Road closed after accident - two air ambulances in attendance

Swindon Advertiser: The emergency services at the crash scene on Kingsdown Road The emergency services at the crash scene on Kingsdown Road

AN accident has caused the closure of Kingsdown Road this afternoon.

The crash, which was reported to emergency services shortly after 1pm, between the crematorium and the crematorium roundabout on the A361.

Wiltshire Police are advising motorists to find an alternative route.

The road is set to be closed for some time.

Three ambulances are currently on scene, as well as two air ambulances. 

It is believed a silver Volvo V40 has gone over the bridge, turned the corner, and hit the verge before crashing into a tree.

The fire service are also in attendance and used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the man. Crews also assisted in getting the man to the air ambulance before he was taken to hospital.

The crematorium is still accessible, but from the Stratton side only.

More updates to follow.

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2:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

Last Friday we read that one cyclist knocked off his bike was attended by three rapid response ambulances, one 'ordinary' ambulance, three police vans, one police car, and one air ambulance.
Today we learn that one car has crashed and in attendance are three ambulances, two air ambulances, the fire brigade, and an unknown number of police vehicles.
It's getting increasingly difficult to believe in 'evil tory cuts to frontline emergency services.'
Last Friday we read that one cyclist knocked off his bike was attended by three rapid response ambulances, one 'ordinary' ambulance, three police vans, one police car, and one air ambulance. Today we learn that one car has crashed and in attendance are three ambulances, two air ambulances, the fire brigade, and an unknown number of police vehicles. It's getting increasingly difficult to believe in 'evil tory cuts to frontline emergency services.' Hmmmf

2:33pm Thu 16 Jan 14

goodgolly says...

you do not know what the situation of the casualties is! each of these emergency service vehicles carries and carries out different roles.
pretty sure if you were in a situation where you required assistance, your political opinions would not count then!
you do not know what the situation of the casualties is! each of these emergency service vehicles carries and carries out different roles. pretty sure if you were in a situation where you required assistance, your political opinions would not count then! goodgolly

3:48pm Thu 16 Jan 14

AndySN3 says...

Hmmmf wrote:
Last Friday we read that one cyclist knocked off his bike was attended by three rapid response ambulances, one 'ordinary' ambulance, three police vans, one police car, and one air ambulance.
Today we learn that one car has crashed and in attendance are three ambulances, two air ambulances, the fire brigade, and an unknown number of police vehicles.
It's getting increasingly difficult to believe in 'evil tory cuts to frontline emergency services.'
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

Surely we should be pleased, and proud that we have emergency services that respond so quickly and efficiently to situations that at the time of being called in are unknown?

Pretty useless comment IMO.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: Last Friday we read that one cyclist knocked off his bike was attended by three rapid response ambulances, one 'ordinary' ambulance, three police vans, one police car, and one air ambulance. Today we learn that one car has crashed and in attendance are three ambulances, two air ambulances, the fire brigade, and an unknown number of police vehicles. It's getting increasingly difficult to believe in 'evil tory cuts to frontline emergency services.'[/p][/quote]What if there were multiple occupants in the car?? Surely we should be pleased, and proud that we have emergency services that respond so quickly and efficiently to situations that at the time of being called in are unknown? Pretty useless comment IMO. AndySN3

3:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

AndySN3 wrote:
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either.

Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.
[quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: What if there were multiple occupants in the car??[/quote] There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either. Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned. Hmmmf

4:24pm Thu 16 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Hmmmf wrote:
AndySN3 wrote:
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either.

Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.
Of course it doesn't.

The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity.

As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: What if there were multiple occupants in the car??[/quote] There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either. Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.[/p][/quote]Of course it doesn't. The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity. As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true. ChannelX

9:18pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Swindonian1990 says...

In this situation, it doesn't matter about any politics.
A man is seriously ill and all that matters is that he is treated and (fingers crossed) is becomes fit and well again!
If this means it takes 17 emergency workers, then so be it. A person's life can't be measured by how many appliances attend the scene.
In this situation, it doesn't matter about any politics. A man is seriously ill and all that matters is that he is treated and (fingers crossed) is becomes fit and well again! If this means it takes 17 emergency workers, then so be it. A person's life can't be measured by how many appliances attend the scene. Swindonian1990

11:58pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phantom Poster says...

ChannelX wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
AndySN3 wrote:
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either.

Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.
Of course it doesn't.

The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity.

As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true.
What ****! There just happened to be an accident and all available resources were made available. Had there been another accident elsewhere at the same time then they wouldn't have been available!

Should our emergency services plan on only having one accident at any one time in the county?
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: What if there were multiple occupants in the car??[/quote] There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either. Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.[/p][/quote]Of course it doesn't. The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity. As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true.[/p][/quote]What ****! There just happened to be an accident and all available resources were made available. Had there been another accident elsewhere at the same time then they wouldn't have been available! Should our emergency services plan on only having one accident at any one time in the county? Phantom Poster

12:07am Fri 17 Jan 14

Phantom Poster says...

Hmmmf wrote:
AndySN3 wrote:
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either.

Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.
So say during that accident at Kingsdown Road, you have a mishap which required you to be air lifted to the hospital. Would you be relieved that there was more than one helicopter available? Or would you rather that in the entire county of Wiltshire (or whatever the zone is) there was only one?
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: What if there were multiple occupants in the car??[/quote] There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either. Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.[/p][/quote]So say during that accident at Kingsdown Road, you have a mishap which required you to be air lifted to the hospital. Would you be relieved that there was more than one helicopter available? Or would you rather that in the entire county of Wiltshire (or whatever the zone is) there was only one? Phantom Poster

9:06am Fri 17 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Phantom Poster wrote:
ChannelX wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
AndySN3 wrote:
What if there were multiple occupants in the car??

There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either.

Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.
Of course it doesn't.

The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity.

As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true.
What ****! There just happened to be an accident and all available resources were made available. Had there been another accident elsewhere at the same time then they wouldn't have been available!

Should our emergency services plan on only having one accident at any one time in the county?
Good to see you have absolutely no idea how these things work in reality.

In another post you were firing off orders to people about not commenting on things they don't know about fully and had only read newspaper reports over... then you go and do exactly the same here.

Calm down, dear.
[quote][p][bold]Phantom Poster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AndySN3[/bold] wrote: What if there were multiple occupants in the car??[/quote] There weren't. There weren't multiple cyclists either. Don't get me wrong, I am indeed pleased that we have emergency services with so many resources at their disposal. I'm simply saying that all the stories we read about how hard done-by those services are because of 'austerity cuts' simply don't stand up to scrutiny given examples such as those I've mentioned.[/p][/quote]Of course it doesn't. The whole 'cuts, cuts, cuts' drivel is just buzz word propaganda from Labour HQ, which is why 3 or 4 people on here believe it and CONSTANTLY make reference to services being 'cut' and 'decimated' at every opportunity. As you've highlighted perfectly, it's simply not true.[/p][/quote]What ****! There just happened to be an accident and all available resources were made available. Had there been another accident elsewhere at the same time then they wouldn't have been available! Should our emergency services plan on only having one accident at any one time in the county?[/p][/quote]Good to see you have absolutely no idea how these things work in reality. In another post you were firing off orders to people about not commenting on things they don't know about fully and had only read newspaper reports over... then you go and do exactly the same here. Calm down, dear. ChannelX

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