UPDATE: Man killed in A358 collision at Bicknoller named

Yeovil Express: A358 accident A358 accident

A MAN who died in a two-car crash at Bicknoller on Friday (June 29) has been named.

Philip Sayers, 88, from the Taunton area, died at Musgrove Park Hospital on Friday night after the incident on the A358 at about 3pm.

The Volvo car which Mr Sayers collided with a Suzuki Swift which was travelling in the opposite direction at the junction of Halsway Hill and Upcott Lane.

The occupants of the Suzuki were released from the car by fire and airlifted to Frenchay Hospital, in Bristol.

Officers investigating the collision want to speak to any witnesses.

Anyone with any information should call the Collision Investigation Unit on 101.

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9:51am Sun 1 Jul 12

julesoutthere says...

We witnessed this accident and wish to send our well wishes to the two young lads that were in the car behind us. Hope you are both feeling better and your injuries were not too serious. Also to the elderly gentleman that's car hit them hope you are ok as well.
We witnessed this accident and wish to send our well wishes to the two young lads that were in the car behind us. Hope you are both feeling better and your injuries were not too serious. Also to the elderly gentleman that's car hit them hope you are ok as well. julesoutthere

9:56am Sun 1 Jul 12

julesoutthere says...

By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow
By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow julesoutthere

2:13pm Mon 2 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

julesoutthere wrote:
By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow
Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted.

Its called proactive policing.
[quote][p][bold]julesoutthere[/bold] wrote: By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow[/p][/quote]Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted. Its called proactive policing. Mi_Coc

11:51am Tue 3 Jul 12

ianeggbert says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
julesoutthere wrote: By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow
Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted. Its called proactive policing.
It's actually called being understaffed and bogged down with bureaucratic red tape but undoubtedly you know better
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]julesoutthere[/bold] wrote: By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow[/p][/quote]Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted. Its called proactive policing.[/p][/quote]It's actually called being understaffed and bogged down with bureaucratic red tape but undoubtedly you know better ianeggbert

12:41pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

ianeggbert wrote:
Mi_Coc wrote:
julesoutthere wrote: By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow
Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted. Its called proactive policing.
It's actually called being understaffed and bogged down with bureaucratic red tape but undoubtedly you know better
That excuse could wash except in the crime I reported on the 3rd of feb that was only investigated in june and closed out due to the fact the prime suspected denied it and the cctv had been deleted.

I am told it was given to officer who failed to follow it up. After a month and contacted them and it was given to another officer. This officer did his best but was busy and struggle since the first officer failed to act on it and cctv evidence was lost. They are investigating why the first officer read and put a comment stating need more infor but he/she was responsible for contacting me to get more information.

Its clear they have people now who are totally unsuitable for police work and should be teaching assistants or something.

Thats not to detract from the minor of experienced officers they have who are doing their best but they are a minority in my experience. Their inspections say it all really and they are in general terms a failing force in HMIC eyes. They are even compared to D &C police who are miles better.
[quote][p][bold]ianeggbert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]julesoutthere[/bold] wrote: By the way I have given my phone number to the police but as yet they have not contacted us for any witness statements and we are going back to kent tomorrow[/p][/quote]Avon and Somerset Polcie have a 4-6week turnaround on crimes other than speeding. They will be in touch eventually when the wtiness have all forgotten and any cctv has been deleted. Its called proactive policing.[/p][/quote]It's actually called being understaffed and bogged down with bureaucratic red tape but undoubtedly you know better[/p][/quote]That excuse could wash except in the crime I reported on the 3rd of feb that was only investigated in june and closed out due to the fact the prime suspected denied it and the cctv had been deleted. I am told it was given to officer who failed to follow it up. After a month and contacted them and it was given to another officer. This officer did his best but was busy and struggle since the first officer failed to act on it and cctv evidence was lost. They are investigating why the first officer read and put a comment stating need more infor but he/she was responsible for contacting me to get more information. Its clear they have people now who are totally unsuitable for police work and should be teaching assistants or something. Thats not to detract from the minor of experienced officers they have who are doing their best but they are a minority in my experience. Their inspections say it all really and they are in general terms a failing force in HMIC eyes. They are even compared to D &C police who are miles better. Mi_Coc

6:45pm Tue 3 Jul 12

SusieO says...

Wanted to say to Julesoutthere:
Thanks for your thoughts, my son was one of the Lads, Hes still in hospital with a broken pelvis & Broken back. He was operated on today. Maybe I can get your number for the insurance.
Wanted to say to Julesoutthere: Thanks for your thoughts, my son was one of the Lads, Hes still in hospital with a broken pelvis & Broken back. He was operated on today. Maybe I can get your number for the insurance. SusieO

7:07pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Dr Dave says...

I find your comment a little unfair towards Teaching Assistants, Mi_Coc.
I find your comment a little unfair towards Teaching Assistants, Mi_Coc. Dr Dave

7:26pm Tue 3 Jul 12

julesoutthere says...

Hi there SusieO
can you email me please at julesoutthere@yahoo.
co.uk in case email addresses are not allowed in comments please contact Hannah Green at the paper and she can give you my email. so sorry about your son. I will help where ever I can. Hope your son is doing better. All our thoughts are with you and your family and the other lad as well.
Hi there SusieO can you email me please at julesoutthere@yahoo. co.uk in case email addresses are not allowed in comments please contact Hannah Green at the paper and she can give you my email. so sorry about your son. I will help where ever I can. Hope your son is doing better. All our thoughts are with you and your family and the other lad as well. julesoutthere

10:46pm Tue 3 Jul 12

orchardman says...

If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.
If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables. orchardman

2:59pm Wed 4 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

orchardman wrote:
If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.
Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year.

Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police.

I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me.
[quote][p][bold]orchardman[/bold] wrote: If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.[/p][/quote]Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year. Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police. I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me. Mi_Coc

9:26am Thu 5 Jul 12

ianeggbert says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
orchardman wrote: If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.
Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year. Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police. I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me.
Have you ever thought that this says more about you than them? Just saying...
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]orchardman[/bold] wrote: If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.[/p][/quote]Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year. Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police. I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me.[/p][/quote]Have you ever thought that this says more about you than them? Just saying... ianeggbert

10:17am Thu 5 Jul 12

julesoutthere says...

Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that.
Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that. julesoutthere

2:01pm Thu 5 Jul 12

Mi_Coc says...

ianeggbert wrote:
Mi_Coc wrote:
orchardman wrote: If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.
Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year. Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police. I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me.
Have you ever thought that this says more about you than them? Just saying...
You could say that but I know quite a few regs and past and present specials for that force that all have bad things to say about their recruitment.
[quote][p][bold]ianeggbert[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]orchardman[/bold] wrote: If the public were aware of the true situation regarding police numbers, and not listening to politicians (with their assigned police protection) and Chief Constables making their PR statements, such as the Asst Chief of Devon & Cornwall recently, or even watching the dearth of tv police programmes, they'd be amazed that there is still an element of law and order in this country. I have a close relative who is a supervisor in one of the home counties control rooms, and they frequently are struggling to meet commitments with the increasingly reduced manpower etc available, even more so with the olympics looming. Maybe some of the above critics would care to become special constables.[/p][/quote]Oh wait I hear violyns playing........Whats next we will only get our streets policed twice a years cause the council only attend to grounds twice a year. Avon and Somerset have issues with specials because of the poor way they treat them. They treat all recruits badly. How can they justify failing a person for regulars, then telling at 21 they are not mature enough for PCSO role. They except as a special and allow them to lose that hard working officer to RAF Police. I applied for a&s regs and was rejected for being a white male but was accepted by devon and cornwall for regs. I did a number of years service and left due to my father dieing suddenly. I prusued a new career and applied for specials in a&s initially they were positive but then lost the result of PIR and then didnt get back to me. I got the impression asoon as they found out i was ex reg from devon and cornwall they didnt want me.[/p][/quote]Have you ever thought that this says more about you than them? Just saying...[/p][/quote]You could say that but I know quite a few regs and past and present specials for that force that all have bad things to say about their recruitment. Mi_Coc

2:03pm Thu 5 Jul 12

SusieO says...

I agree with julesoutthere a man died and two young men were seriously hurt-your comments are out of place.
I agree with julesoutthere a man died and two young men were seriously hurt-your comments are out of place. SusieO

4:09pm Thu 5 Jul 12

ianeggbert says...

Apologies - I would never deliberately offend anyone
Apologies - I would never deliberately offend anyone ianeggbert

2:31pm Fri 6 Jul 12

localmcnocal says...

I think people get over involved in the augments on tease sites, petty tit for tats, mostly by the bored, with ill informed opinions.

Am sure commentators don't mean to offend, but this is a local news site, and don't forget our comments are potentially upsetting others
I think people get over involved in the augments on tease sites, petty tit for tats, mostly by the bored, with ill informed opinions. Am sure commentators don't mean to offend, but this is a local news site, and don't forget our comments are potentially upsetting others localmcnocal

3:10pm Fri 6 Jul 12

localmcnocal says...

julesoutthere says...
10:17am Thu 5 Jul 12

Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that.
julesoutthere says... 10:17am Thu 5 Jul 12 Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that. localmcnocal

11:16am Sat 7 Jul 12

hevjay says...

julesoutthere wrote:
Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that.
Well said, that is just what I was thinking, it is about a person being killed and 2 lads injured, 1 with a broken back, we should be wishing them well, not bickering about the police. I have been to a fatal R.T.A and the police did a good job. Please remember people the police did not cause tha accident.
[quote][p][bold]julesoutthere[/bold] wrote: Can you people moaning about the police please note that this story is about a tragic accident. You seem to have forgotton that.[/p][/quote]Well said, that is just what I was thinking, it is about a person being killed and 2 lads injured, 1 with a broken back, we should be wishing them well, not bickering about the police. I have been to a fatal R.T.A and the police did a good job. Please remember people the police did not cause tha accident. hevjay

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