September 25th, 2008


Posted in The Job - General by 200

Just when I’m sitting on the couch looking for inspiration, Traffic Cops comes on.

Did you see those Swedish women on the motorway? If you hadn’t seen it you wouldn’t believe it.

HATOs & Police get a call to 2 females walking down the central reservation. The motorway cameras pick them up, it’s during the day, traffic is busy both directions. Inexplicably, they climb over the central res barrier & walk into lane 3, one gets hit & knocked over almost straight away, the other runs across in front of heavily braking cars.

HATO officers arrive and stop them on the hard shoulder, the traffic cops arrive & speak to one of the HATOs while the second one stands beside the women, who are both now standing on the hard shoulder as if nothing has happened.

While the police are getting the S/P on what’s gone on, one of the women runs into the carriageway, the HATO tries to grab her but gets her coat which thankfully comes off & thus not dragging him into the carriageway too, she runs across lane one straight into the side of a 44ton artic which then runs over her dragging her underneath. The second female (the one who was knocked down previously) then runs into the carriageway too and gets hit by a car smashing & denting the windscreen & roof.

The officers are clearly stunned at all this but aid is given to both females.

The one under the truck then comes round & appears to have a compound fracture to a leg, she starts swearing at the police, spitting & trying to hit out as well as get up.

The second one (the one who’s been knocked over twice) comes round & gets up, she tries to run off & is grabbed by a female traffic officer who is promptly pushed onto her arse while the female runs across the other carriageway, dodging cars to avoid a third knockdown. She then fights with the officers & members of the public join in, it takes 6 of them to grab her & carry her back across the motorway where they cuff her. All the while she is shouting & screaming & – unbelievably – calling for the police.

I have no idea what they were on & how they weren’t killed. But next time you see or hear about it taking half a dozen officers to detain one person & hear the shouts of police brutality, take a look at this episode of Traffic Cops, it might open your eyes a bit.

It should be in BBC’s iPlayer for the next week.

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  1. Sergeant Simon says:

    ha funny enough I’ve just posted on exact the same programme. How ludicrously lucky was that one with the red coat? Runs across three active motorway carriageways, gets hit by two cars, and barely needs a few hours in hospital??!? I need to find her and get her me to pick my euromillions numbers.

    Both must have been on cocaine or a derirative. Hyper, impervious to pain, aggressive…. it’s a first aiders “excited delirium” dream

    September 25th, 2008 at 23:16

  2. John says:

    They needed to be talked-to to calm them down, not viciously assaulted by various government employees. (etc etc etc….rant-rant-rant)

    September 26th, 2008 at 07:36

  3. XTP says:

    Weird, wasn’t it? Oh – and does anyone else think that one of the female PCs needed slightly fewer cheeseburgers? :-)

    September 26th, 2008 at 08:37

  4. sntpc says:

    That was UNbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like that in my life. What were they on? I did love her screaming “call the police”, says it all about how rational she was capable of being.

    XTP – unnecessary and harsh – the uniform flatters nobody.

    September 26th, 2008 at 18:40

  5. anon says: you have an e mail address?

    September 26th, 2008 at 19:32

  6. 200 says:

    not from Planet Earth I take it?

    not a detective I see….try the ‘About’ page, link top left

    September 26th, 2008 at 21:18

  7. PCSO Bloggs says:

    Just watched it. Madness.

    September 27th, 2008 at 01:55

  8. John says:

    200, John said that with tongue in cheek… (sorry)
    Oh, did you note that the two illegals failed to report to that immigration place ?
    So, that would be theft of the train tickets ?

    September 27th, 2008 at 07:37

  9. 200 says:

    Ah, sorry John, sometimes difficult to guage a response from a one-liner.

    September 27th, 2008 at 10:41

  10. John says:

    Sorry again. I’ll use :-) next time…

    September 27th, 2008 at 11:11

  11. Tony F says:

    Blimy, how did either of them survive?

    September 27th, 2008 at 18:30

  12. Gastank says:

    XTP – I agree at one point she struggles to to lift her leg up to follow over the central reservation having collpased like a sack of potatoes after a very weak hand off delivered from a static position. No wonder it takes so many people if that is the level of fitness and strength. The other one also seemed out of puff as well.

    By the way I have to tackle and put down people bigger than me (“5″ “9″ 15st 10lbs) every Saturday.

    September 30th, 2008 at 21:57

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