Pedestrian taken to hospital with suspected fractured pelvis and leg

The blue Mazda which crashed into The Flower Shop

The blue Mazda which crashed into The Flower Shop

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

A CAR mounted a pavement, knocked down a pedestrian and ploughed into a Hampshire florist’s shop.

The blue Mazda, driven by an 83-year-old woman, went out of control and ended up embedded in the front of The Flower Shop in Fryern Arcade, Chandler’s Ford, at 11.42am today.

An 86-year-old female pedestrian has been taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester with suspected fractured pelvis and leg, police said.

The driver and a female passenger, also aged 83, were treated for shock at the scene.

Inspector Brian Gravenor, of Hampshire Police, said: "After seeing the extent of the damage, I was surprised that the people in the car were not more severely injured. It shows that the car was designed to withstand damage.

"However it is the pedestrian involved in the accident that we are most worried about. She has been taken to hospital and could remain there for some time."

He added that he believed the cost of repairing the damage to the shop would run into thousands of pounds.

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2:15pm Fri 24 Jul 09

More Sense Than Money!! says...

Well watching the air ambulance land and take off was the highlight of my day...

On the other hand,why the heck do we have tanks these days? I'm impressed this little car could do what it did! Just shove some weapons onto a Mazda and voila...

So, summing up the months entertainment in this area... an alledged shooting, a motorcycle vs car accident on Tuesday, this little gem which only Jeremy Beadle could do better, and the countless other bits that have gone on.

Smashing, no wonder my council tax goes up n up!
Well watching the air ambulance land and take off was the highlight of my day... On the other hand,why the heck do we have tanks these days? I'm impressed this little car could do what it did! Just shove some weapons onto a Mazda and voila... So, summing up the months entertainment in this area... an alledged shooting, a motorcycle vs car accident on Tuesday, this little gem which only Jeremy Beadle could do better, and the countless other bits that have gone on. Smashing, no wonder my council tax goes up n up! More Sense Than Money!!
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2:19pm Fri 24 Jul 09

More Sense Than Money!! says...

Oh and where are the previous other three posts that were before mine?
Oh and where are the previous other three posts that were before mine? More Sense Than Money!!
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2:24pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Brite Spark says...

It wasn't a Chandler's Ford, it was a blue Mazda.
It wasn't a Chandler's Ford, it was a blue Mazda. Brite Spark
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2:27pm Fri 24 Jul 09

sotonexpat says...

Apparently we can't comment on suspected joyriding incidents ? Thats why the post has been removed.
Apparently we can't comment on suspected joyriding incidents ? Thats why the post has been removed. sotonexpat
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2:29pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Ocean Village resident says...

Blooming disgrace....this looks like a plant....give us a potted history of similar incidents in Southampton...
Blooming disgrace....this looks like a plant....give us a potted history of similar incidents in Southampton... Ocean Village resident
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2:30pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Bartonian says...

As part of Fryern Arcade has been knocked down, someone should go in there with a ball and chain and demolish the rest of it!
As part of Fryern Arcade has been knocked down, someone should go in there with a ball and chain and demolish the rest of it! Bartonian
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2:33pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Boris Remmington says...

Inspector Brian Gravenor, of Hampshire Police, said: "After seeing the extent of the damage, I was surprised that the people in the car were not more severely injured. It shows that the car was designed to withstand damage.

"However it is the pedestrian involved in the accident that we are most worried about. She has been taken to hospital and could remain there for some time."

He added that he believed the cost of repairing the damage to the shop would run into thousands of pounds.

Car design engineer,
orthopedic surgeon and builder - police multi skilling is excellent.
Inspector Brian Gravenor, of Hampshire Police, said: "After seeing the extent of the damage, I was surprised that the people in the car were not more severely injured. It shows that the car was designed to withstand damage. "However it is the pedestrian involved in the accident that we are most worried about. She has been taken to hospital and could remain there for some time." He added that he believed the cost of repairing the damage to the shop would run into thousands of pounds. Car design engineer, orthopedic surgeon and builder - police multi skilling is excellent. Boris Remmington
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2:38pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Brite Spark says...

The yellow sign on the wall is a CCTV one, so I'd like to highlight to the police that the accident is on film, they probably haven't noticed it.

Also, how did the car manage to crash and not knock over the red and white barriers?
The yellow sign on the wall is a CCTV one, so I'd like to highlight to the police that the accident is on film, they probably haven't noticed it. Also, how did the car manage to crash and not knock over the red and white barriers? Brite Spark
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2:48pm Fri 24 Jul 09

enidx says...

Barriers quite a way away from the car... ones put up behind after the incident...
I'm quite impressed that Fryern Arcade is currently being held up by a Mazda...
Barriers quite a way away from the car... ones put up behind after the incident... I'm quite impressed that Fryern Arcade is currently being held up by a Mazda... enidx
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2:48pm Fri 24 Jul 09

bottomless_pit says...

the barrier was put around the car after the accident.

how did someone called brite spark not work that out?
the barrier was put around the car after the accident. how did someone called brite spark not work that out? bottomless_pit
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2:56pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Pikey Pete says...

No ive got it.

They let the tyres down so the car could slip under the red and white barriers.

Then it was able to cause all the damage.

Lets hope the florist sends some flowers to the injured old dear and hope she gets well soon...And isnt too badly hurt
No ive got it. They let the tyres down so the car could slip under the red and white barriers. Then it was able to cause all the damage. Lets hope the florist sends some flowers to the injured old dear and hope she gets well soon...And isnt too badly hurt Pikey Pete
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2:59pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Ocean Village resident says...

bottomless_pit wrote:
the barrier was put around the car after the accident. how did someone called brite spark not work that out?
Oh dear....
[quote][p][bold]bottomless_pit[/bold] wrote: the barrier was put around the car after the accident. how did someone called brite spark not work that out?[/p][/quote]Oh dear.... Ocean Village resident
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3:01pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Ocean Village resident says...

Boris Remmington wrote:
Inspector Brian Gravenor, of Hampshire Police, said: "After seeing the extent of the damage, I was surprised that the people in the car were not more severely injured. It shows that the car was designed to withstand damage. "However it is the pedestrian involved in the accident that we are most worried about. She has been taken to hospital and could remain there for some time." He added that he believed the cost of repairing the damage to the shop would run into thousands of pounds. Car design engineer, orthopedic surgeon and builder - police multi skilling is excellent.
Fair play Boris. You have our office crying with laughter.
[quote][p][bold]Boris Remmington[/bold] wrote: Inspector Brian Gravenor, of Hampshire Police, said: "After seeing the extent of the damage, I was surprised that the people in the car were not more severely injured. It shows that the car was designed to withstand damage. "However it is the pedestrian involved in the accident that we are most worried about. She has been taken to hospital and could remain there for some time." He added that he believed the cost of repairing the damage to the shop would run into thousands of pounds. Car design engineer, orthopedic surgeon and builder - police multi skilling is excellent.[/p][/quote]Fair play Boris. You have our office crying with laughter. Ocean Village resident
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3:19pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Wigglychick says...

After watching a fantastic programme the other night on OAP's driving abilities, I wonder if the driver of the Mazda actually has a license?
After watching a fantastic programme the other night on OAP's driving abilities, I wonder if the driver of the Mazda actually has a license? Wigglychick
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3:19pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Mermaid09 says...

Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael?
Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael? Mermaid09
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3:36pm Fri 24 Jul 09

KA says...

Glad you lot found it amusing, not a mention of the 86 year old who got knocked over.... hope you have a speedy recovery!
Glad you lot found it amusing, not a mention of the 86 year old who got knocked over.... hope you have a speedy recovery! KA
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3:42pm Fri 24 Jul 09

bottomless_pit says...

Mermaid09 wrote:
Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael?
i dunno why someone would take the michael out of an incident that left an 86 year old in hospital with fractures
[quote][p][bold]Mermaid09[/bold] wrote: Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael?[/p][/quote]i dunno why someone would take the michael out of an incident that left an 86 year old in hospital with fractures bottomless_pit
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3:53pm Fri 24 Jul 09

wellow werdna says...

bottomless_pit wrote:
Mermaid09 wrote:
Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael?
i dunno why someone would take the michael out of an incident that left an 86 year old in hospital with fractures
Bottomless pit, boring ..it! Lighten up for gods sake!!
[quote][p][bold]bottomless_pit[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mermaid09[/bold] wrote: Wasn't 'Brite Spark' just taking the Michael?[/p][/quote]i dunno why someone would take the michael out of an incident that left an 86 year old in hospital with fractures[/p][/quote]Bottomless pit, boring ..it! Lighten up for gods sake!! wellow werdna
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3:53pm Fri 24 Jul 09

MR Southampton says...

Who's call was it to scramble the air ambulance ?

I can understand it being used for a major incident or an accident out in the sticks,but to transport someone 4 miles to hospital ?

The air ambulance is run with donations and I feel this is a complete waste of money in this instance.

The only benefit I can see is that it pushes up the number of call-outs,pushing the goverment to fund the future of the service.

This excercise must of cost at least £5000 !

So who called them,Hampshire ambulance service ?
Who's call was it to scramble the air ambulance ? I can understand it being used for a major incident or an accident out in the sticks,but to transport someone 4 miles to hospital ? The air ambulance is run with donations and I feel this is a complete waste of money in this instance. The only benefit I can see is that it pushes up the number of call-outs,pushing the goverment to fund the future of the service. This excercise must of cost at least £5000 ! So who called them,Hampshire ambulance service ? MR Southampton
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3:54pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Smiley69 says...

I hope that the person who got knocked over is ok but my thoughts are with the shop owner & loss of business in this day & age can't be too good.
I hope that the person who got knocked over is ok but my thoughts are with the shop owner & loss of business in this day & age can't be too good. Smiley69
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3:59pm Fri 24 Jul 09

MR Southampton says...

Smiley69 wrote:
I hope that the person who got knocked over is ok but my thoughts are with the shop owner & loss of business in this day & age can't be too good.
Thats why a business has an insuarnce policy..

With the grip of recession it could be a godsend for the shop owner.
[quote][p][bold]Smiley69[/bold] wrote: I hope that the person who got knocked over is ok but my thoughts are with the shop owner & loss of business in this day & age can't be too good.[/p][/quote]Thats why a business has an insuarnce policy.. With the grip of recession it could be a godsend for the shop owner. MR Southampton
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4:04pm Fri 24 Jul 09

wossit says...

the business was growing until now
the business was growing until now wossit
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4:11pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Pikey Pete says...

lets hope it blooms again after this
lets hope it blooms again after this Pikey Pete
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4:17pm Fri 24 Jul 09

wossit says...

Hope they find the root cause of the accident
Hope they find the root cause of the accident wossit
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4:20pm Fri 24 Jul 09

wossit says...

I think it may stem from driver error
I think it may stem from driver error wossit
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4:58pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Guthrie says...

Obviously a speedy recovery to anybody injured and a state of the art replacement shop front to 'Flora Marge'but..........d
oesn't this just highlight how difficult it is to find a free parking space at The Fryern...!
Obviously a speedy recovery to anybody injured and a state of the art replacement shop front to 'Flora Marge'but..........d oesn't this just highlight how difficult it is to find a free parking space at The Fryern...! Guthrie
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5:21pm Fri 24 Jul 09

allotment-grower says...

yet again another accident caused by an elderly driver that shouldnt of probly been drvivng....thats why they get free bus passes!!!!
save a life get the bus or get your eyes double checked please
yet again another accident caused by an elderly driver that shouldnt of probly been drvivng....thats why they get free bus passes!!!! save a life get the bus or get your eyes double checked please allotment-grower
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5:22pm Fri 24 Jul 09

Stubs says...

Did the driver want flower power. Seems like they need to get to the root of this one.
Did the driver want flower power. Seems like they need to get to the root of this one. Stubs
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7:56pm Fri 24 Jul 09

King Mush says...

More Sense Than Money!! wrote:
Oh and where are the previous other three posts that were before mine?
They got bounced - including my irreverant post.


More or less about a geriatric ramraider etc. Probably wearing a trilby at the time?
[quote][p][bold]More Sense Than Money!![/bold] wrote: Oh and where are the previous other three posts that were before mine?[/p][/quote]They got bounced - including my irreverant post. More or less about a geriatric ramraider etc. Probably wearing a trilby at the time? King Mush
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7:57pm Fri 24 Jul 09

King Mush says...

'irreverent'

ahem.....
'irreverent' ahem..... King Mush
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9:04am Sat 25 Jul 09

hooligan says...

Drivers over a certain age, perhaps 60, need to be driving tested regularly ... however it may not be the reason why this crash occured.
Drivers over a certain age, perhaps 60, need to be driving tested regularly ... however it may not be the reason why this crash occured. hooligan
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10:39am Sat 25 Jul 09

Treble9 says...

MR Southampton wrote:
Who's call was it to scramble the air ambulance ? I can understand it being used for a major incident or an accident out in the sticks,but to transport someone 4 miles to hospital ? The air ambulance is run with donations and I feel this is a complete waste of money in this instance. The only benefit I can see is that it pushes up the number of call-outs,pushing the goverment to fund the future of the service. This excercise must of cost at least £5000 ! So who called them,Hampshire ambulance service ?
A fractured pelvis is a life threatening injury, especially in the elderly. The air ambulance is deployed to all serious trauma cases in case the patient needs to be conveyed to a specialist trauma centre. It offers a quicker and more comfortable journey. Also, if we don't use it we lose it. Not to mention....sometimes it's the only resource available because ambulances are all already tied up on jobs.
[quote][p][bold]MR Southampton[/bold] wrote: Who's call was it to scramble the air ambulance ? I can understand it being used for a major incident or an accident out in the sticks,but to transport someone 4 miles to hospital ? The air ambulance is run with donations and I feel this is a complete waste of money in this instance. The only benefit I can see is that it pushes up the number of call-outs,pushing the goverment to fund the future of the service. This excercise must of cost at least £5000 ! So who called them,Hampshire ambulance service ? [/p][/quote]A fractured pelvis is a life threatening injury, especially in the elderly. The air ambulance is deployed to all serious trauma cases in case the patient needs to be conveyed to a specialist trauma centre. It offers a quicker and more comfortable journey. Also, if we don't use it we lose it. Not to mention....sometimes it's the only resource available because ambulances are all already tied up on jobs. Treble9
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