Man trapped under own car after freak accident

Basildon Recorder: Man trapped under own car after freak accident Man trapped under own car after freak accident

A MAN was left trapped underneath his owncar after a freak accident in Benfleet.

Dennis Goodwin, 78, is seriously ill in hospital after being crushed by his car outside his home in Sydney Road.

Mr Goodwin, husband of Castle Point Tory councillor Wendy Goodwin, is believed to have been adjusting the front window of his Renault Megane when the accident occurred.

He had to be flown to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, after suffering serious pelvic, leg, and arm injuries.

Mr Goodwin’s son, Philip, said: “It’s not entirely clear how the accident actually happened.

“It’s like a freak accident, to be honest.

I believe my father was adjusting the window, the car jumped back and he fell under the wheel.

“My father is in a stable condition.

“My mother would like to thank all of the emergency services for all the help and support they provided.”

Emergency services attended the scene at about 6.30pm on Monday.

Firefighters were able to release Mr Goodwin by 7.15pm, after using two airlifting mats to raise the car.

Police, the air ambulance, a land ambulance and a rapid response car were all present as the rescue operation took place.

Candice Viljoen, 20, of nearby Limetree Avenue, went to the scene after seeing the air ambulance over her house.

She said: “I was in my back garden and then I saw the air ambulance over head.

“I ran out and saw the guy being pulled from underneath his car. He looked unconscious. There was a lot of noise. Half of Benfleet ran out of their houses to see what happened.”

Steve Johnson, 62, also of Sydney Road, said: “I didn’t know what happened at first. I heard sirens and at first thought it was a police chase.

“Then I saw the paramedics, police cars and fire engines. The firefighters had to jerk the car up to release him.

“From what I could see, his head was near the driver side of the car, with the body near the wheels, because paramedics were all surrounding that one part of the car.

“I don’t knowhim personally, but he seems like a friendly chap, always smiling.”

The car was later taken away by police and is reportedly being checked for any malfunctions. Mr Goodwin is in a stable condition.

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12:14pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Must of had too many lagers.
Must of had too many lagers. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -41

12:31pm Thu 8 May 14

Partyboy2 says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Must of had too many lagers.
Shut your mouth you worthless piece of sh1t!
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]Shut your mouth you worthless piece of sh1t! Partyboy2
  • Score: 36

12:56pm Thu 8 May 14

SLord90 says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits. SLord90
  • Score: 14

1:01pm Thu 8 May 14

Missrableoldgoat says...

Excellent job well done by all services. speedy recovery
Excellent job well done by all services. speedy recovery Missrableoldgoat
  • Score: 10

1:16pm Thu 8 May 14

Blind Haze says...

It's easily done.
It's easily done. Blind Haze
  • Score: 0

1:18pm Thu 8 May 14

pembury53 says...

Blind Haze wrote:
It's easily done.
but not twice in one week....
[quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: It's easily done.[/p][/quote]but not twice in one week.... pembury53
  • Score: -3

1:48pm Thu 8 May 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

pembury53 wrote:
Blind Haze wrote:
It's easily done.
but not twice in one week....
i thought that at first...but then read on and it appears this was the same story from the other day..(regurgitating)
, Typical Renault E/windows absolute rubbish but not worth getting into a pickle for, a freak accident for sure with very damaging results, must of been a shock for his Wife.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Blind Haze[/bold] wrote: It's easily done.[/p][/quote]but not twice in one week....[/p][/quote]i thought that at first...but then read on and it appears this was the same story from the other day..(regurgitating) , Typical Renault E/windows absolute rubbish but not worth getting into a pickle for, a freak accident for sure with very damaging results, must of been a shock for his Wife. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

1:50pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
[quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -15

2:48pm Thu 8 May 14

ducky18 says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
Must "have" had. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.[/p][/quote]Must "have" had. Just a thought. ducky18
  • Score: 11

2:59pm Thu 8 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote: Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.[/p][/quote]That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 24

3:39pm Thu 8 May 14

the25man says...

Sounds like it's an automatic that he had running when messing about with the window. It's unusual for a car to go into gear by it's self. I could be wrong as I usually I'm
Sounds like it's an automatic that he had running when messing about with the window. It's unusual for a car to go into gear by it's self. I could be wrong as I usually I'm the25man
  • Score: 1

4:05pm Thu 8 May 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

the25man wrote:
Sounds like it's an automatic that he had running when messing about with the window. It's unusual for a car to go into gear by it's self. I could be wrong as I usually I'm
But why would you have it running?
Silly begger!!
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: Sounds like it's an automatic that he had running when messing about with the window. It's unusual for a car to go into gear by it's self. I could be wrong as I usually I'm[/p][/quote]But why would you have it running? Silly begger!! Living the La Vida Legra
  • Score: -2

6:38pm Thu 8 May 14

bob7 says...

" The firefighters had to jerk the car up to release him."
Did they use the same "jerk" that posts on here?
" The firefighters had to jerk the car up to release him." Did they use the same "jerk" that posts on here? bob7
  • Score: 4

7:06pm Thu 8 May 14

Adrenaline_Junkie says...

Chris Flunk wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote: Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.
It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado.
[quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.[/p][/quote]That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.[/p][/quote]It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado. Adrenaline_Junkie
  • Score: -16

9:07am Fri 9 May 14

BenfleetBarrel says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote: Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.
It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado.
Certainly looks like you won't pass your English GCSE.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.[/p][/quote]That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.[/p][/quote]It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado.[/p][/quote]Certainly looks like you won't pass your English GCSE. BenfleetBarrel
  • Score: 8

10:08am Fri 9 May 14

Chris Flunk says...

Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
Chris Flunk wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote:
SLord90 wrote:
Adrenaline_Junkie wrote: Must of had too many lagers.
go back to your benefits.
I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.
That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.
It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado.
Oh dear, did I touch a nerve? Aren't you happy with your pocket money allowance?

Trolling the troll is sometimes just too easy, especially one as inept and socially backwards as you. You need to be much more subtle if you want to provoke a genuine angry response. Your playground insults are laughable and just another demonstration of how intellectually immature you are. As such, it seems pointless to remonstrate with you. After all, one should never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man.
[quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Chris Flunk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SLord90[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Adrenaline_Junkie[/bold] wrote: Must of had too many lagers.[/p][/quote]go back to your benefits.[/p][/quote]I make more money then most people who work. And no i'm not on benefits.[/p][/quote]That's nice dear. Do you spend the money on nights out with your imaginary friends or does your mummy keep it and give you pocket money for sweets? Maybe she should buy you a copy of "Trolling for Dummies" because you really need to work on your technique. Don't let it get in the way of your GCSEs though.[/p][/quote]It seem's like your an expert at talking to kids. Especially with mentioning sweets in your quote too. Must mean Chris Flunk is a peado.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, did I touch a nerve? Aren't you happy with your pocket money allowance? Trolling the troll is sometimes just too easy, especially one as inept and socially backwards as you. You need to be much more subtle if you want to provoke a genuine angry response. Your playground insults are laughable and just another demonstration of how intellectually immature you are. As such, it seems pointless to remonstrate with you. After all, one should never engage in a battle of wits with an unarmed man. Chris Flunk
  • Score: 13

2:27pm Fri 9 May 14

Dr Sloan says...

Is there going to be a fight at the back gate after school?
Is there going to be a fight at the back gate after school? Dr Sloan
  • Score: 4

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