Woman's hand crushed under her car in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: The woman was changing the tyre on her car The woman was changing the tyre on her car

FIREFIGHTERS had to rescue a woman whose hand was being crushed underneath her car.

The victim had been changing a tyre on her vehicle outside her home and had lifted it up using a jack when it dropped and she got her hand trapped.

Firefighters attended the incident, in Lawn Road, Eastleigh, by which time the woman had already been trapped for 10 minutes.

They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle.

Family members raised the alarm just after 10.15am on Wednesday.

Firefighter Lloyd Barker said it meant essentially the weight of the car was on her hand, which was trapped from bridge of her fingers.

The crew from Eastleigh braced the vehicle to stop it dropping any further and used their hydraulic gear to raise the car up and release the woman.

“She was really calm considering she did crush her hand quite badly,” said Mr Barker.

“You wouldn't have thought anything was wrong, but she was probably in shock.

“I have never had a call to a hand trapped in a car like that - it was quite unlucky the way it happened.”

South Central Ambulance Service sent an ambulance to and said the woman was assessed at the scene and did not require hospital treatment.

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1:10pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Norwegian Saint says...

"WOMEN... KNOW YOUR LIMITS!!!"
(Harry Enfield)
"WOMEN... KNOW YOUR LIMITS!!!" (Harry Enfield) Norwegian Saint
  • Score: -3

1:14pm Thu 10 Apr 14

sass says...

"between the tyre and the wheel"? I don't think so.
"between the tyre and the wheel"? I don't think so. sass
  • Score: 6

1:51pm Thu 10 Apr 14

From the sidelines says...

The Echo's subeditors must be on holiday.

Again.

That's every day so far this year.
The Echo's subeditors must be on holiday. Again. That's every day so far this year. From the sidelines
  • Score: 5

2:24pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

The incident left her feeling deflated.
The incident left her feeling deflated. Brite Spark
  • Score: 5

2:25pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Zexagon says...

I think her tyre maybe illegal too
I think her tyre maybe illegal too Zexagon
  • Score: 0

3:40pm Thu 10 Apr 14

House Sparrow says...

Zexagon wrote:
I think her tyre maybe illegal too
Possibly why she was changing the wheel?
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: I think her tyre maybe illegal too[/p][/quote]Possibly why she was changing the wheel? House Sparrow
  • Score: 5

11:35pm Thu 10 Apr 14

dolomiteman says...

They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle.

I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?
They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle. I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong? dolomiteman
  • Score: 0

7:54am Fri 11 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

dolomiteman wrote:
They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle.

I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?
No. That would be ridiculous. A local newspaper, with literally dozens of readers, make a mistake? Don't be stupid.
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle. I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?[/p][/quote]No. That would be ridiculous. A local newspaper, with literally dozens of readers, make a mistake? Don't be stupid. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 0

9:21am Fri 11 Apr 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Brite Spark wrote:
The incident left her feeling deflated.
Remarks like that can be tyresome.
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: The incident left her feeling deflated.[/p][/quote]Remarks like that can be tyresome. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 3

2:32pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Wordsfailme says...

The car was parked in St Catherines Road, not Lawn Road and why didn't a couple of the people who were standing around watching just lift the car up a fraction so she could free her hand, rather than have the fire service come out for a triviality???
The car was parked in St Catherines Road, not Lawn Road and why didn't a couple of the people who were standing around watching just lift the car up a fraction so she could free her hand, rather than have the fire service come out for a triviality??? Wordsfailme
  • Score: 3

7:47pm Fri 11 Apr 14

andysaints007 says...

sass wrote:
"between the tyre and the wheel"? I don't think so.
Why's that then Einstein?
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: "between the tyre and the wheel"? I don't think so.[/p][/quote]Why's that then Einstein? andysaints007
  • Score: 0

7:48pm Fri 11 Apr 14

andysaints007 says...

dolomiteman wrote:
They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle.

I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?
It doesn't say it was 'removed' you dimwit
[quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle. I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?[/p][/quote]It doesn't say it was 'removed' you dimwit andysaints007
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Fri 11 Apr 14

dolomiteman says...

andysaints007 wrote:
dolomiteman wrote:
They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle.

I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?
It doesn't say it was 'removed' you dimwit
Which makes changing a tyre whilst the wheel is still bolted on the hub even more impressive.
To remove a tyre the wheel as to first be removed form the car which was my point about the DE getting the report wrong.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dolomiteman[/bold] wrote: They told how she had been changing the front tyre when the jack dropped slightly trapping her hand between the tyre and wheel of the small hatchback vehicle. I don't know of anyone including tyre specialist that that are able to remove a tyre from a wheel whilst it is still on the car. Is it possibly that the DE has got this report wrong?[/p][/quote]It doesn't say it was 'removed' you dimwit[/p][/quote]Which makes changing a tyre whilst the wheel is still bolted on the hub even more impressive. To remove a tyre the wheel as to first be removed form the car which was my point about the DE getting the report wrong. dolomiteman
  • Score: 0

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