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calendar   Friday - January 29, 2010

at last, a story with a happy ending ….. I can end the evening on an upbeat.

They’re calling this a “tragic accident” and I’m left scratching my head trying to understand just what is so tragic about it. The culture such as it is has just been improved by one.
There is one less gremlin to deal with.  The gene pool is gratefull and I bet his neighbors are too.
So where’s the tragady?  I think that’s a bit over the top.

Nice to know that for once, elf ‘n’ safety had it right.

Safety guidelines ‘stopped police from saving drunk man killed on motorway’

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:34 PM on 29th January 2010

A drunk who was killed after stumbling along a motorway was seen by two police officers who decided not to stop and help him because of safety rules, an inquest heard today.

Lee Fairbrother was hit by two cars in the early hours of July 16, 2007 after drinking with friends and ingesting a cocktail of cocaine, ecstasy and cannabis.

Mr Fairbrother, 26, was walking down the embankment of the southbound M57 in Liverpool when he was seen by two officers driving to Kirkby police station.

But ‘crucially’ the officer reporting Mr Fairbrother provided inaccurate information - saying he was near junction one.

The car hire worker was actually at the opposite end of the 14-mile M57, close to junction seven.

To make matters worse, the control room operator rated the call as Grade 3, ‘any other police response’, then downgraded it to Grade 4, passing it to the Highways Agency.

Highways Agency officers - who are not allowed to exceed the speed limit in an emergency - were called in from Newton-le-Willows, 15 minutes away.

When they arrived, nearly 40 minutes after the first call to police, Mr Fairbrother, who was two and a half times over the driving limit, was dead.

He had been knocked down by a Volkswagen and driven over by a Renault Clio.

Highways Agency officers Clive Sims and David Taylor had arrived just one or two minutes too late, the coroner said.

MORE HERE

officers Clive Sims and David Taylor had arrived just one or two minutes too late

No. No they didn’t.  Hear that officers? You did very good. Ignore the coroner.  You were right on time. It was the gremlin who was too late getting his useless life together.


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