Woman trapped under car at Royal Blackburn Hospital car park rescued

Blackburn Citizen: Woman trapped under car at Royal Blackburn Hospital car park rescued Woman trapped under car at Royal Blackburn Hospital car park rescued

A WOMAN became trapped under her vehicle in a hospital car park.

Firefighters were called and paramedics rushed to help after a car rolled on to a woman at Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Two fire engines from Blackburn were mobilised at 2pm on Saturday to help the woman who was trapped under the front wheel of her vehicle.

Witnesses told fire crews the woman had dropped her ticket out the window while entering the car park.

Trying to retrieve the ticket she realised the handbrake had not been applied. It is thought that while leaning into the vehicle to apply the handbrake the vehicle rolled backwards and knocked her over, the wheel coming to rest on her right thigh.

Watch Manager at Blackburn Fire Station, Lee Cook, said firefighters were able to free her.

He said: “As paramedics were already attendance, first aid had already been administered.

“A high pressure air bag and a hydraulic spreading tool were used to lift the vehicle free of the trapped lady.

"She was conveyed to the hospital and at this point her injuries were unknown.”

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5:05pm Sun 4 May 14

fireonthemountain says...

In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car ,
while someone pulled her out from underneath .

Says a lot about today's society .
In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car , while someone pulled her out from underneath . Says a lot about today's society . fireonthemountain
  • Score: 93

5:31pm Sun 4 May 14

happycyclist says...

It doesn't sound like a job for TWO fire crews. If the car just rolled onto her thigh, why, like fireonthemountain suggests, didn't a couple of blokes just roll it back?
It doesn't sound like a job for TWO fire crews. If the car just rolled onto her thigh, why, like fireonthemountain suggests, didn't a couple of blokes just roll it back? happycyclist
  • Score: 64

5:51pm Sun 4 May 14

maxcollie says...

I hope she wasn't treated at Royal Blackburn.
I hope she wasn't treated at Royal Blackburn. maxcollie
  • Score: 67

6:03pm Sun 4 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

maxcollie wrote:
I hope she wasn't treated at Royal Blackburn.
If she was she will have more than a problem thigh now.
[quote][p][bold]maxcollie[/bold] wrote: I hope she wasn't treated at Royal Blackburn.[/p][/quote]If she was she will have more than a problem thigh now. ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 82

7:46pm Sun 4 May 14

POW WOW says...

That'll spell the end of rip off NHS car parking charges as it is now an Health and safety risk !!!!!!!!!
That'll spell the end of rip off NHS car parking charges as it is now an Health and safety risk !!!!!!!!! POW WOW
  • Score: -44

8:11pm Sun 4 May 14

ConcernedOssy says...

POW WOW wrote:
That'll spell the end of rip off NHS car parking charges as it is now an Health and safety risk !!!!!!!!!
NO The Prats will prob increase them !
[quote][p][bold]POW WOW[/bold] wrote: That'll spell the end of rip off NHS car parking charges as it is now an Health and safety risk !!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]NO The Prats will prob increase them ! ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 59

9:53pm Sun 4 May 14

phil kernot says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car ,
while someone pulled her out from underneath .

Says a lot about today's society .
True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,,
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car , while someone pulled her out from underneath . Says a lot about today's society .[/p][/quote]True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,, phil kernot
  • Score: -44

12:01am Mon 5 May 14

fannystrim says...

as i only just read his,i bet they sent her to burnley general
as i only just read his,i bet they sent her to burnley general fannystrim
  • Score: 47

1:02pm Mon 5 May 14

CapitaBackHander says...

phil kernot wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car ,
while someone pulled her out from underneath .

Says a lot about today's society .
True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,,
Cheers, I followed your advice and I now have a £30 admin fee from my leasing company re the forwarding of a suspicious looking "invoice" from the car park.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car , while someone pulled her out from underneath . Says a lot about today's society .[/p][/quote]True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,,[/p][/quote]Cheers, I followed your advice and I now have a £30 admin fee from my leasing company re the forwarding of a suspicious looking "invoice" from the car park. CapitaBackHander
  • Score: 46

11:15pm Mon 5 May 14

mrcool says...

phil kernot wrote:
fireonthemountain wrote:
In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car ,
while someone pulled her out from underneath .

Says a lot about today's society .
True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,,
good luck with that, seeing as you have to actually pay BEFORE you can get your car off the premises, fool.
[quote][p][bold]phil kernot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car , while someone pulled her out from underneath . Says a lot about today's society .[/p][/quote]True , oh and you don't need to pay the charges as it's owned by a private company not the nhs , not covered by the road traffic act ,,, Balfour Beaty owns it ,,[/p][/quote]good luck with that, seeing as you have to actually pay BEFORE you can get your car off the premises, fool. mrcool
  • Score: -45

11:57am Mon 12 May 14

Richard Pembrook says...

fireonthemountain wrote:
In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car ,
while someone pulled her out from underneath .

Says a lot about today's society .
In my day people didn't have to pay to visit hospital or to visit sick, relatives!
[quote][p][bold]fireonthemountain[/bold] wrote: In my day , a load of blokes would have rushed over and lifted the car , while someone pulled her out from underneath . Says a lot about today's society .[/p][/quote]In my day people didn't have to pay to visit hospital or to visit sick, relatives! Richard Pembrook
  • Score: -39

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