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The so called smart phones are certainly smarter than some of the owners

 

In Darlington yesterday about 9am there was a crash which left the driver and passengers trapped. Rather than call 999 for police and ambulance there was a group of people witnessed the incident then captured it for posterity on their smart phones. It was left up to the occupants of the crashed car to phone for help themselves.

 

An Inspector from Durham Constabulary was really scathing at the attitude of personal gratification rather then helping.

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There was a crash on the A1 Borobridge yesterday, a tanker and a motorcycle. A local police sgt parked up and took the registration of anyone who drove past with their phones in their hands and is following it up.

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I saw some CCTV of a recent assault where a male was knocked to the ground and was at very least stunned or possible unconscious.  Two men who had been walking along the road and who must have seen the assault stopped by the male and one of them took a selfie with the comatose bloke before wandering off into the night.  They didn't check if he was OK, they didn't call 999, they didn't even stay with him until someone else helped, but one of them did take a selfie!

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There was a crash on the A1 Borobridge yesterday, a tanker and a motorcycle. A local police sgt parked up and took the registration of anyone who drove past with their phones in their hands and is following it up.

Do this on a regular basis at incidents on the Motorways, that is, after the initial chaos has calmed down

Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!

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That really miffs me when I'm busy dealing with a nasty incident and idiots drive past filming it on their phone!

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Do this on a regular basis at incidents on the Motorways, that is, after the initial chaos has calmed down

Sent from the dark side of a Tachograph!!!

 

If they are not driving then as distasteful as it is its not an offence. Police are stretched enough without following these sort of things up.

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Accident southbound and equal delays on the North bound thanks to the rubber neckers North bound causing a jam while they gaze and photo.  100 yards passed the scene and the road is suddenly clear. :angry: 

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We get this a lot in Botswana - rubber-necking at accidents seems to be the general rule-of-thumb - with plenty of people parking-up and standing around and definitely not giving any assistance to potentially injured victims - very sad!

 

Usually someone will call 999 but that only gets the Police and so the private emergency medical services are usually called - they(and the Botswana Defence Force emergency response medics) are significantly better equipped and trained than the local authority medical services. The good thing about the private services is that they do not bother about whether the victims have insurance or not, they take them to the nearest A&E - public or private - the private hospitals are significantly more responsive as staff are much better led / motivated (in some of the public hospitals, many staff adopt a "God willing" approach - but increasingly young local doctors and nurses are more focused on trauma - what is really good is that the local university medical school's trauma training is led by a Brit' who was Head of Trauma Services at The London Hospital in Whitechapel; so the new breed of medics get much more reality)

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