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Woman trapped under lorry in Lincoln's High Street is freed

By LWallace_LE  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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UPDATE: 10.50am: The woman is in a serious but stable condition. 

Police are appealing for witnesses. Call the Witness Collison Hotline on 01522 558855.

UPDATE: 10am: The woman has been freed and taken to Lincoln County Hospital.

A pedestrian is trapped underneath an articulated lorry in Lincoln's High Street.

It is thought the lorry, which belongs to Danish transport company DSV, was turning into St Mark Street when it happened. 

Emergency services are on the scene to free the casualty which is thought to be a female who was on a bicycle.

An eyewitness told the Echo: "She was going across the road on her bike at the crossing and the lorry was there. I heard it screech and heard her scream. I knew she had been hit when I heard the scream. 

"She did not look bloody and was put in the recovery position straight away and was talking."

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  • mattyimp80  |  November 15 2012, 9:41AM

    Rascall1: I do totally agree with your points, i was merely pointing out the DSV in that accident was a UK driver. The amount of poor Polish and Hungarian drivers coming across from th EU is massive. It isn't a problem that's going to go away or easily solved, I've often gone past drivers from abroad an seen a whole manner of things from cooking onn a camp stove to having their feet up on the dash while driving on the motorway, it isn't easily solved. I totally agree with your points, was just annoyed that you was saying it was a foriegn driver involved in that accident just because th company was based in Denmark.

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  • Derp_Lincoln  |  November 14 2012, 2:58PM

    "I refer you to the link I send with this" It's on youtube so it must be true! Hurrrrr!

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  • rascall1  |  November 14 2012, 2:29PM

    mattyimp80 I would probably agree with you there, however I have been witness to foreign drivers having been given as we in the trade say a licence made from the back of a cornflakes box, this is to say their test consisted of 200 yes reverse and forward emergency stop and you have passed, or they have bought it via a corrupt government office in their home country, or because they have driven a tractor for the local mayor of the town. Now as for the cornflakes licence, this VOSA are all too well aware of, and they do nothing to assist law abiding companies in the UK to check the validity of bogus licences, that have been well used with the same addresses used throughout the UK. And if you want proof of being able to buy such license that would be easy to do, you can just go to shall we say newly joined EU country and buy it, you would need a locals help but it would be very possible. as for the grandfather rights this is also a great concern, and then you get the ones who think they are the best I refer you to the link I send with this http://tinyurl.com/ca2xlfh now tell me you want that idiot anywhere on the roads then, so you can see there is a problem, I also have been witness to a drunk Hungarian driver in a well known RDC at Newark taken away by police to return within 6 hrs to be told to get the lorry off site and not come back, we never heard the full outcome, there, also foreign drivers making coffee or breakfast at the wheel while driving, yes, we have our idiots, and they are always on the news for this, but we never hear about foreign drivers, why is that, may be its as not to cause panic on our roads. I personally feel, since we joined the EU our country has sunk so much it would be best now pull the mains lead let her sink and start again. So Matty unless you are in the haulage industry and see firsthand what goes on, and the fact very little is done to kerb it you like many others will never know the full SP on this ever growing problem just waiting for its big day to make every one sit up and say enough is enough.

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  • mattyimp80  |  November 14 2012, 9:40AM

    RASCALL1: Just because they're a foreign company doesn't mean drivers from abroad are behind the wheel, their trailers come across by ferry to several UK terminals and then are picked up by UK drivers are from the UK and many are sub contractors so your comment has no substance or truth. If the general public who don't hold HGV 1 & 2 categories, actually had a go in one they would see how difficult the job actually is and may pay all lorry drivers a little bit more of respect on the roads. That junction is pefectly accesible by using a HGV, so is Dixon Street.

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  • rascall1  |  November 13 2012, 9:11PM

    This was the 1st of two incidents involving foreign dsv vehicles in a week. The second ran off the A14 nr cambridge. Its about time the foreign comercial drivers were checked for their legitamacy to drive in the first place.

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  • Phil1W  |  November 13 2012, 12:19PM

    How about the Echo updating us on the ladies condition?

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  • InsideStory  |  November 13 2012, 5:23AM

    gsx1100 My remark was not meant to be serious but sarcastic sorry for the confusion .

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  • gsx1100  |  November 12 2012, 8:58PM

    Excellent idea InsideStory. Let's make Lincoln as business unfriendly as possible. This junction and Dixon street are used by scores of HGVs daily, who use them as a thouroughfare to the bypass from, and to, the A15 east as well as delivering/ collecting loads from the City This incident has been blown out of all proportion when you compare the amount of injuries related to HGV movement on these junctions. When Lincoln had a thriving workplace, there were early work buses. With the modern, variable hour working regime, and very few big companies, they would now need to be a 24 hour service which is not a viable option for any private company. The alternative would be services subsidised by local authorities. Are you happy to pay extra council tax for this?

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  • InsideStory  |  November 12 2012, 7:02PM

    "there should be a 7.5T weight limit in the City Centre during the day, the roads are so poor, they just can't support any more. Deliveries can be made either off-peak or with smaller vehicles." Ban all traffic (except buses) in Lincoln and make people use public transport , park-ride etc. That should fix the problem.Would'nt it ?

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  November 11 2012, 11:32PM

    Not sure which side of the line you represent, Nahry. Yes, we have all done something "stupid, impulsive. or not being paying enough attention when they should , or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time". If we got our fingers burned, fair play. There is a limit, however, to the extent we should be allowed to indulge our stupidity and expect to be fixed at public expense. If, on the other hand, somebody else dies or is seriously injured, I feel this goes beyond the shrug-it-off-and-put-it-down-to-experience argument. Don't you?

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