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Old Nov 5th 2011, 1:50 am
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Just reading numerous reports all over the internet. I know that we have some members who are currently living in the Taunton area, or have lived there (myself included). Hope all are safe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Somerset.html
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Just reading numerous reports all over the internet. I know that we have some members who are currently living in the Taunton area, or have lived there (myself included). Hope all are safe

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Somerset.html
Just hearing about this on the BBC, 27 vehicles involved, several people dead and up to 35 hurt. Awful

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Not a 27 car crash with "several" killed?
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Indeed! And apparently it will affect the fireworks festival!
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Oh really

Thank you so very much for those caring and sharing words for people finding themselves in terrible circumstances now. Was this horrible moment not large enough then? Not enough people? Not enormous enough?

I've been in those horrific RTA circumstances. My parents were severe burn victims in another incident but hey , doesn't count for anything does it but a mocking response.

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Oh really

Thank you so very much for those caring and sharing words for people finding themselves in terrible circumstances now. Was this horrible moment not large enough then? Not enough people? Not enormous enough?

I've been in those horrific RTA circumstances. My parents were severe burn victims in another incident but hey , doesn't count for anything does it but a mocking response.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-15603124

News still iffy as intense fire was involved........

The term 'Life changing injuries' just frightens me.........

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I just caught a news report about this on the TV. Dreadful, dreadful accident. My heart goes out to all those involved. There is no good outcome from a tragedy like that
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Not a good time to be in Bridgwater right now, a friend has contacted me to let me know her family is all okay, and added that they nearly had to evacuate their house earlier that evening due to a flood threat when a riverside wall collapsed:

http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/n...vacuate_homes/
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To be fair it was several people on the other side of the world, several among 7 billion just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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Thanks for that Charismatic, I'm sure they reacted in just that way over the Christchurch earthquake. Except I know that they didn't, cos my friends who live in Taunton and Bridgwater got straight onto the internet to check that we were okay and also anyone that we might know in Christchurch.

I started this thread as I was genuinely worried about my friends, and BE members who I know could have been on that stretch of road at that time, I thought that others who know those members might not have heard about it.

What a twat.
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Terrible - just awful.

God there are some stupid drivers in the UK. "I could hardly see a thing" - so drive slower you halfwit. Trouble is, you do the right thing, and some crap-for-brains rear ends you.
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Terrible - just awful.

God there are some stupid drivers in the UK. "I could hardly see a thing" - so drive slower you halfwit. Trouble is, you do the right thing, and some crap-for-brains rear ends you.
Agreed even in the dry most of them have never heard of the two second rule...
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To be fair it was several people on the other side of the world, several among 7 billion just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
What a hard and totally uncaring person you appear to be. Hope you never find yourself in the middle of a personal disaster and find that people respond to you in the same manner. Actually they would not because on average the people on BE are friendly and caring.

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