Car crash outside South Wimbledon Tube Station causing traffic chaos

The Morden Road/Kingston Road junction where the car flipped over this morning

The Morden Road/Kingston Road junction where the car flipped over this morning

First published in News Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

Police have closed the A219 Merton Road after a woman flipped her car onto its side rounding a corner outside South Wimbledon station.

The driver, who is believed to be in her 30s, was turning from Kingston Road right into Morden Road at about 6.30am when the grey Vauxhall Corsa flipped onto its side.

Police fire and ambulance crews were called to the scene, but when the officers from Wimbledon Fire Station arrived they found members of the public had righted the car, with the woman still at the wheel.

Andy McKay, watch manager said: “I appreciate people are in a rush and may have wanted to get the vehicle out of the way, but I would stress that in a situation where a woman has been jolted onto her side, there is immediately the consideration of potential spine injury, and our advice would be to not move her until trained paramedics had the chance to assess her.

“In a situation like this I would stress that people should leave the incident to be dealt with by the emergency services.”

The woman was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital as a priority with neck pain for a further check-up Police remain at the scene and the incident is causing major traffic issues in the surrounding area.

A diversion route is being suggested along Merantum Way.

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9:54am Thu 8 Nov 12

Tobermory says...

Isn't there a bell shaped bollard on that corner? Maybe its related to the Worple road bollard and jumped out in front of the car!
Isn't there a bell shaped bollard on that corner? Maybe its related to the Worple road bollard and jumped out in front of the car! Tobermory
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10:15am Thu 8 Nov 12

stuckinamatchbox says...

For God sakes, get a grip!

Accidents happen Tobermory. Anything could have caused this. Driver error included. It happens!

Must be great being perfect. So wonderfully generous of you to grace the rest of us with your opinions. You could pop into St Georges and give the lady a few words of wisdom.
For God sakes, get a grip! Accidents happen Tobermory. Anything could have caused this. Driver error included. It happens! Must be great being perfect. So wonderfully generous of you to grace the rest of us with your opinions. You could pop into St Georges and give the lady a few words of wisdom. stuckinamatchbox
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10:21am Thu 8 Nov 12

stuckinamatchbox says...

For God sakes, get a grip!

Accidents happen Tobermory. Anything could have caused this. Driver error included. It happens!

Must be great being perfect. So wonderfully generous of you to grace the rest of us with your opinions. You could pop into St Georges and give the lady a few words of wisdom.
For God sakes, get a grip! Accidents happen Tobermory. Anything could have caused this. Driver error included. It happens! Must be great being perfect. So wonderfully generous of you to grace the rest of us with your opinions. You could pop into St Georges and give the lady a few words of wisdom. stuckinamatchbox
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10:39am Thu 8 Nov 12

robmorleyuk says...

Hi Tobermory, looks like satire doesn't work in print alone, for many.
I appreciated it and it did elicit the classic 'Accidents happen' response. A shame that it comes weeks after the Worple road bollard was decapitated for doing its job.
Hi Tobermory, looks like satire doesn't work in print alone, for many. I appreciated it and it did elicit the classic 'Accidents happen' response. A shame that it comes weeks after the Worple road bollard was decapitated for doing its job. robmorleyuk
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11:25am Thu 8 Nov 12

shelokay2 says...

i wonder if the lady will be able to sue those impatient good doers if she ends up paralysed?
i wonder if the lady will be able to sue those impatient good doers if she ends up paralysed? shelokay2
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11:48am Thu 8 Nov 12

stuckinamatchbox says...

@shelokay2

Gosh it's so sad isn't it. I did a first aid course a few years ago off the back of coming across an incident and not having a single clue how to do CPR. Having done the course we were then informed quite strongly by our instructor that it could be dangerous territory if an action taken by a 'do gooder' attributed to further injury. The laws around this would scare many off from getting involved even with the very best intention.

It's nerve wracking enough without that added pressure! I have yet to use it and my qualification (if you can call it that) has now expired. I did come close to using it though, but luckily for me someone beat me to it, but I must say I felt immense pressure with the added knowledge of the legalities.
@shelokay2 Gosh it's so sad isn't it. I did a first aid course a few years ago off the back of coming across an incident and not having a single clue how to do CPR. Having done the course we were then informed quite strongly by our instructor that it could be dangerous territory if an action taken by a 'do gooder' attributed to further injury. The laws around this would scare many off from getting involved even with the very best intention. It's nerve wracking enough without that added pressure! I have yet to use it and my qualification (if you can call it that) has now expired. I did come close to using it though, but luckily for me someone beat me to it, but I must say I felt immense pressure with the added knowledge of the legalities. stuckinamatchbox
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3:29pm Thu 8 Nov 12

Tobermory says...

shelokay2 wrote:
i wonder if the lady will be able to sue those impatient good doers if she ends up paralysed?
As the Fire Officer commented, its more likely it was people stuck in the traffic jam wanting to get past than people concerned for the womans well being who moved the car, a sad reflection on peoples priorities.
[quote][p][bold]shelokay2[/bold] wrote: i wonder if the lady will be able to sue those impatient good doers if she ends up paralysed?[/p][/quote]As the Fire Officer commented, its more likely it was people stuck in the traffic jam wanting to get past than people concerned for the womans well being who moved the car, a sad reflection on peoples priorities. Tobermory
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