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We need to clear roads quickly.

THE recent accident in Billingham raises an interesting question: How can it even be possible to justify road closure for so long. The injured lady could, and no doubt was, rapidly removed and the HGV was not a wrecked tow-job, so what was the problem in rapidly getting the road open? All that was required was spray marking of victim/ vehicle positions and photos which the police helicopter could have easily done from overhead and do any on-site checks off peak. All emergency services need to practise World War Two airfield wreck removal high-speed techniques.

At that time casualties were rapidly removed from the crash and the aircraft literally dragged off the runway before the remaining bombers started falling out of the sky due to dry fuel tanks.

There needs to be some speed in the crash clearances, although I'm well aware the problem is the litigation society which the UK has collapsed into, not helped by ambulance chasers touting these products, highly undesirable practices.

GB BUTLER, Stockton
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 9, 2013
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