Boy seriously injured after being run over by car in Church Road, Basildon

Boy with serious injuries after being run over

Boy with serious injuries after being run over

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A BOY is in hospital after he was knocked down by a car in Basildon.

The 12-year-old suffered serious injuries in the smash and was taken to Basildon Hospital, where he has remained for treatment.

The boy, who lives locally, was riding a push along scooter at the time of the accident.

He collided with a blue Ford KA, which was travelling along Church Road towards Broadmayne. It was being driven by a woman, 39, who also lived locally.

The incident happened at 7.40pm on Tuesday.

Anybody with any information about what happened or who witnesses the collision is asked to contact Pc Mark Weeble at Laindon Road Policing Unit on Essex Police 101.

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1:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

thecoat says...

Hope the lad is all ok.
Hope the lad is all ok. thecoat
  • Score: 6

2:59pm Wed 3 Sep 14

pembury53 says...

yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ? pembury53
  • Score: -8

4:03pm Wed 3 Sep 14

_Lotus_ says...

pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on. _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.
May have been on about the motorist?
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.[/p][/quote]May have been on about the motorist? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 4

4:25pm Wed 3 Sep 14

chapchap87 says...

The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant! chapchap87
  • Score: -14

4:54pm Wed 3 Sep 14

warrior_of_keys says...

chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
[quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone. warrior_of_keys
  • Score: 11

5:04pm Wed 3 Sep 14

chapchap87 says...

warrior_of_keys wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police
[quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.[/p][/quote]Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police chapchap87
  • Score: -5

6:04pm Wed 3 Sep 14

runwellian says...

So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement?
So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement? runwellian
  • Score: 10

7:04pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.
same drugs as usual unfortunately.

Matron needs to review them methinks.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.[/p][/quote]same drugs as usual unfortunately. Matron needs to review them methinks. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

7:14pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

chapchap87 wrote:
warrior_of_keys wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police
Do pipe down with your sexist comments.

Where does it say she was on the phone?

Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you.

You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there.

And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice.

And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do.

And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers.
[quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.[/p][/quote]Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police[/p][/quote]Do pipe down with your sexist comments. Where does it say she was on the phone? Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you. You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there. And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice. And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do. And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

7:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

runwellian wrote:
So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement?
at last, a sensible question
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement?[/p][/quote]at last, a sensible question Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

7:17pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

After all of that, I sincerely hope this young man makes a full recovery.
After all of that, I sincerely hope this young man makes a full recovery. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 10

7:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

the25man says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
warrior_of_keys wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police
Do pipe down with your sexist comments.

Where does it say she was on the phone?

Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you.

You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there.

And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice.

And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do.

And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers.
Oh I've got lots of film of drivers on there Phones as I have CCTV fitted in my car.
I've had more trouble with woman drivers then men. SO THERE
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.[/p][/quote]Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police[/p][/quote]Do pipe down with your sexist comments. Where does it say she was on the phone? Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you. You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there. And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice. And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do. And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers.[/p][/quote]Oh I've got lots of film of drivers on there Phones as I have CCTV fitted in my car. I've had more trouble with woman drivers then men. SO THERE the25man
  • Score: -3

7:35pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

the25man wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
warrior_of_keys wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police
Do pipe down with your sexist comments.

Where does it say she was on the phone?

Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you.

You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there.

And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice.

And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do.

And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers.
Oh I've got lots of film of drivers on there Phones as I have CCTV fitted in my car.
I've had more trouble with woman drivers then men. SO THERE
Shut up twerp. Go and do something useful like descaling your toilet.

CCTV in your car, filming women drivers. Pervert.

I take it you're unemployed then? If you've nothing better to do than go around filming folk.

You do realise in certain instances it's illegal to film people without their knowledge.

And if you are going around specifically filming women you will have some serious explaining to do. There is also an issue of discrimination there.

So there!

Now crawl back down your hole.

Nutters like you aren't intimidating anyone. Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.[/p][/quote]Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police[/p][/quote]Do pipe down with your sexist comments. Where does it say she was on the phone? Honest to God, the number of ASSUMPTIONS you goons make on here without having all the FACTS in front of you. You've photos on your phone of people driving whilst on their mobiles. Pray tell, how do you get pictures like that unless you are driving yourself? You can't possibly get them at speed, even at 30 mph when they go past you cannot possibly get good quality images if you're just standing there. And who the hell are you to be taking pictures of other people anyway? There are sodding cameras everywhere in this country. Like keyboard detectives, they are in every orifice. And for the record numbnuts, I've seen LOADS of men driving whilst nattering on the phone and living in a town centre, I probably see more than you do. And let me remind you once again who the motor insurance companies favour the most - even though the pc brigade jumped on it (probably all male) - that's right. WOMEN drivers.[/p][/quote]Oh I've got lots of film of drivers on there Phones as I have CCTV fitted in my car. I've had more trouble with woman drivers then men. SO THERE[/p][/quote]Shut up twerp. Go and do something useful like descaling your toilet. CCTV in your car, filming women drivers. Pervert. I take it you're unemployed then? If you've nothing better to do than go around filming folk. You do realise in certain instances it's illegal to film people without their knowledge. And if you are going around specifically filming women you will have some serious explaining to do. There is also an issue of discrimination there. So there! Now crawl back down your hole. Nutters like you aren't intimidating anyone. Grow up. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

7:40pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Kim Gandy says...

Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business.

If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole.

Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days?

Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID.

Yes?

Thought not!
Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business. If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole. Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days? Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID. Yes? Thought not! Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

7:54pm Wed 3 Sep 14

the25man says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business.

If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole.

Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days?

Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID.

Yes?

Thought not!
Taxi drivers have cameras fitted did you not know that.
Also the camera is only in operation when the vehicle is running and records what is in front.
Regarding my ID ask the Echo as they have my details.
Oh you once claimed never to answer others.
TWO COMMENTS regarding mine WELL DONE
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business. If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole. Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days? Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID. Yes? Thought not![/p][/quote]Taxi drivers have cameras fitted did you not know that. Also the camera is only in operation when the vehicle is running and records what is in front. Regarding my ID ask the Echo as they have my details. Oh you once claimed never to answer others. TWO COMMENTS regarding mine WELL DONE the25man
  • Score: -1

9:12pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Almeda11 says...

Hidden Identity wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
Yeah possibly. These 12 year old kids all have Iphones now.
Yes, and so do drivers !!!!
[quote][p][bold]Hidden Identity[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]Yeah possibly. These 12 year old kids all have Iphones now.[/p][/quote]Yes, and so do drivers !!!! Almeda11
  • Score: -3

9:16pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Almeda11 says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.
Agreed. And l have NEVER seen a child on a bike or scooter yakking on their phones , but l have seen PLENTY of drivers, comments like his just make brits look a bunch of hippocritical b`s , which many of them are and need to grow up if that`s at all possible.
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.[/p][/quote]Agreed. And l have NEVER seen a child on a bike or scooter yakking on their phones , but l have seen PLENTY of drivers, comments like his just make brits look a bunch of hippocritical b`s , which many of them are and need to grow up if that`s at all possible. Almeda11
  • Score: -1

9:18pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Almeda11 says...

runwellian wrote:
So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement?
Well the article clearly says that she was driving along Church Rd, so the boy was probably crossing the road.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: So was the child on the road, or the woman driving on the pavement?[/p][/quote]Well the article clearly says that she was driving along Church Rd, so the boy was probably crossing the road. Almeda11
  • Score: 0

9:20pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Almeda11 says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?
What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.
May have been on about the motorist?
Well you could be right, but in my experience of this country, unfortunately, too many like to point the finger of blame at children or young people, and let`s not forget from where they learn their values.
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: yakking on the bl00dy phone again ?[/p][/quote]What, whilst he is riding a scooter. For crying out loud, what the hell are you on.[/p][/quote]May have been on about the motorist?[/p][/quote]Well you could be right, but in my experience of this country, unfortunately, too many like to point the finger of blame at children or young people, and let`s not forget from where they learn their values. Almeda11
  • Score: 2

9:11am Thu 4 Sep 14

warrior_of_keys says...

chapchap87 wrote:
warrior_of_keys wrote:
chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case...

Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.
Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police
Might as well make the assumption that the person driving was a drunken unemployed gang member from southend endz.... I see many of those stereotypes as well.

Naughty naughty, someone likes to keep photos of women on their phone... might as well change your name from 'chapchap' to 'peeping tom'. Do you only take photos of women, or do you swing both ways? p.s. its illegal to take photos on your phone while driving ha!

You are blatantly the type of person who starts a petition to get a no 'ball games sign' placed on a football pitch!
[quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]As well as Essex Police being vigilant, we also have detective chapchap 'keyboard' 87 on the case... Well done detective chapchap87, you solved the mystery of the case by guesswork and assumptions alone.[/p][/quote]Assumptions of being where i live seeing so many cars going past with sometimes easily as many as 3 drivers on mobiles within 10 minutes... Oh and surprise surprise, its women! Iv even photos on my phone of people driving on their mobiles so id be careful if i were you 's as these photos can easily be handed to the police[/p][/quote]Might as well make the assumption that the person driving was a drunken unemployed gang member from southend endz.... I see many of those stereotypes as well. Naughty naughty, someone likes to keep photos of women on their phone... might as well change your name from 'chapchap' to 'peeping tom'. Do you only take photos of women, or do you swing both ways? p.s. its illegal to take photos on your phone while driving ha! You are blatantly the type of person who starts a petition to get a no 'ball games sign' placed on a football pitch! warrior_of_keys
  • Score: 3

10:13am Thu 4 Sep 14

dragon42 says...

if she had been on her phone you can be assured that the essex echo would have been suitably outraged in their article therefore, the lack of witch hunt leads one to assume she wasn't. i used to have to run the gauntlet of teens playing chicken deliberately on the road outside a local school & mentally held my breath driving down my own home street because of the local kids who seem to consider the road doesn't exist as anything but their playground & dash across & make sudden direction changes in the middle of it without warning. kids often have their music blaring through headphones & yes they do also use their phones when riding bikes etc.
lets have some common sense here - theres not enough said in the article to point the finger of blame anywhere ffs
if she had been on her phone you can be assured that the essex echo would have been suitably outraged in their article therefore, the lack of witch hunt leads one to assume she wasn't. i used to have to run the gauntlet of teens playing chicken deliberately on the road outside a local school & mentally held my breath driving down my own home street because of the local kids who seem to consider the road doesn't exist as anything but their playground & dash across & make sudden direction changes in the middle of it without warning. kids often have their music blaring through headphones & yes they do also use their phones when riding bikes etc. lets have some common sense here - theres not enough said in the article to point the finger of blame anywhere ffs dragon42
  • Score: 1

11:56am Thu 4 Sep 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Interesting comments on here and loads of assumptions. As somebody who works in motor insurance let me throw a quick fact in. If there is any indication the driver was using a phone at the time, this is already being investigated by the police. They will need a specific evidential procedure to prove this in court. That takes time. (It's the law before you all jump up and down and say why can't the officer just look at her call history)

Another interesting 'fact' that needs clarifying from Kim Gandy. What are the circumstances where it would be illegal to film somebody in public? Straight factual answer please, no ranting or smokescreens.
Interesting comments on here and loads of assumptions. As somebody who works in motor insurance let me throw a quick fact in. If there is any indication the driver was using a phone at the time, this is already being investigated by the police. They will need a specific evidential procedure to prove this in court. That takes time. (It's the law before you all jump up and down and say why can't the officer just look at her call history) Another interesting 'fact' that needs clarifying from Kim Gandy. What are the circumstances where it would be illegal to film somebody in public? Straight factual answer please, no ranting or smokescreens. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 1

12:42pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Hawthorne says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
Interesting comments on here and loads of assumptions. As somebody who works in motor insurance let me throw a quick fact in. If there is any indication the driver was using a phone at the time, this is already being investigated by the police. They will need a specific evidential procedure to prove this in court. That takes time. (It's the law before you all jump up and down and say why can't the officer just look at her call history)

Another interesting 'fact' that needs clarifying from Kim Gandy. What are the circumstances where it would be illegal to film somebody in public? Straight factual answer please, no ranting or smokescreens.
Good luck with that.
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: Interesting comments on here and loads of assumptions. As somebody who works in motor insurance let me throw a quick fact in. If there is any indication the driver was using a phone at the time, this is already being investigated by the police. They will need a specific evidential procedure to prove this in court. That takes time. (It's the law before you all jump up and down and say why can't the officer just look at her call history) Another interesting 'fact' that needs clarifying from Kim Gandy. What are the circumstances where it would be illegal to film somebody in public? Straight factual answer please, no ranting or smokescreens.[/p][/quote]Good luck with that. Hawthorne
  • Score: 1

5:35am Fri 5 Sep 14

Popsiepop says...

I hope the lad makes a full recovery, must be awful for his family at the moment.
I hope the lad makes a full recovery, must be awful for his family at the moment. Popsiepop
  • Score: 2

7:54pm Fri 5 Sep 14

dottymouse says...

chapchap87 wrote:
The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant!
By far the majority of people I see using their phones while driving are "white van" types, workmen in general with large and more dangerous vehicles and men in expensive cars, not wearing seat belts who appear to think that paying road tax exempts them for the laws regarding road safety.
[quote][p][bold]chapchap87[/bold] wrote: The lady driver was more than likely on the phone, not paying attention. Its amazing how many people, and yes it is mostly women, who are casually driving on their phones. Good job essex police for being aware and vigilant![/p][/quote]By far the majority of people I see using their phones while driving are "white van" types, workmen in general with large and more dangerous vehicles and men in expensive cars, not wearing seat belts who appear to think that paying road tax exempts them for the laws regarding road safety. dottymouse
  • Score: 1

11:50pm Fri 5 Sep 14

smiffy22 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business.

If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole.

Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days?

Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID.

Yes?

Thought not!
Oops. This time you are wrong. There is no law against photographing or video filming people in public. It seems to be a common misconception so perhaps you can be forgiven for this mistake. Operating a camera while driving would be a different matter, but then like a growing number of folk perhaps he has a dash mounted camera.
Regards,
Smiffy22
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Good god, whatever next, self appointed nutjobs driving around filming folk going about their daily business. If you're operating a CCTV then surely it has to be aimed at your "victims" and if that is the case, your full attention is not on YOUR driving so in that case you are committing an offence yourself a-hole. Honestly Echo page subs if there is any such creature, what ARE you allowing to roam free on this website these days? Oh and nutjob... if you're going around filming people and you are not doing it as part of a police investigation perhaps we should have your full name and car registration number, as you are not authorised, therefore we are entitled to know your ID. Yes? Thought not![/p][/quote]Oops. This time you are wrong. There is no law against photographing or video filming people in public. It seems to be a common misconception so perhaps you can be forgiven for this mistake. Operating a camera while driving would be a different matter, but then like a growing number of folk perhaps he has a dash mounted camera. Regards, Smiffy22 smiffy22
  • Score: 9
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