We were just
trudging walking back from the shops after lunch when the urgent sound of a police siren made itself known, getting rapidly louder as it neared us from behind. A police transit van rushed past us at a great rate of knots, blue lights flashing, then turned abruptly into the road that we were about to take to get home.
By the time we reached the corner we could see two or three other police vehicles with lights flashing. They had effectively blocked the road from the turning we were going to take up to the next junction. Several police officers were climbing out of their cars, some speaking into radios affixed to their shoulders, others checking equipment on their cumbersome "tool" belts.
I thought it prudent to carry on up the main road and take the next turning to get home rather than intrude on this hive of activity but P was all for walking past so that he could have a good nosey.
I left him to it and carried on, but he evidently thought better of it and caught up with me instead.
There is as yet no mention of the incident on local media and we are both very curious to know what is going on, although I am not going to trot down there to take a look.
It seems that a car had crashed into the Manx Utilities electrical fuse box at the side of the road. Shocking!
Oh dear, this made me laugh. My husband has been known to pull on his boots and coat and head right out the door to "have a nosey".ReplyDelete
They like to know what's going on don't they?Delete
Perhaps they had just been to the chippy and turned the blue lights on and siren to stop their food getting cold?ReplyDelete
"Irish stew who?"
"I arrest you in the name of the law".
Dave, you have a joke for every occasion.Delete
As I am sure you are aware, The Isle of Man is becoming a real hotspot when it comes to criminality. I have been having a look at social media and it seems that some ruthless villains left their wheelie bin out too long. How could they?ReplyDelete
I blame the increase in crime on all those imported sheep. Darn foreigners.Delete
I'd have had to go and see what was happening , otherwise would have spent all day wonderingReplyDelete
I resisted temptation but will probably keep checking the local social media gossip!Delete
Darn, when something like that happens you just have to find out what's what. Hope someone let's you know.ReplyDelete
Here it would be all around the island before we got in the front door.
Anyone local on Facebook?
One report suggests it may have been a road traffic collision but we didn't see any obvious signs of that. We shall just have to wait to find out more.Delete
I hope the driver is all right! Good you didn't walk down that street.ReplyDelete
The report said the driver had minor injuries but they had to wait for the utility company to isolate the supply before they could get him out of the car.Delete
Oh dear - fry before you die 😊Delete
Police there must not have much to do if it took three vehicles for a minor accident. You need to step up on the crime! I think those tool belts are called utility belts (at least that is what Batman called it).ReplyDelete
I suppose they needed to keep people away from the scene until the electricity unit could be deactivated. At least it wasn't raining for a change.Delete
I’m another who’d have taken a slow gentle walk up the street rather than ignore it. Half the street would’ve been out as wellReplyDelete
When I see TV coverage of incidents with all the rubberneckers looking on it makes me determined not to become one myself!Delete
An ambulance whizzed past me yesterday with its sirens blazing. It raced along the road (a cul-de-sac) then hurriedly turned around and turned into a road that wasn't a dead end, which I presume is where they were supposed to go. I hope the poor person hadn't died before they got there. Surely they should have Sat-Nav.ReplyDelete
Oh well, at least they got an ambulance eventually, unlike some areas where the wait time is several hours.Delete
I would have just walked by, and hoped I'd see or hear something about it later.
My father always used to say that unless you can help, you don't clutter up the area rubber-necking!
My thoughts too. Although I would be so very curious.Delete
Exciting times on the IOM, hope everyone involved was OK ..... I walked out of our lounge a few months back and saw blue flashing lights and three policemen in our front garden. They had been chasing someone and he had run into our front garden then tried to jump the fence between the houses.... they caught him but didn't think to knock on our door to let us know what was going on !!!! Just to say, that sort of thing isn't a regular occurrence round our way ! XXXXReplyDelete
That would be quite disconcerting I should think. I would add extra locks on my doors! xxxDelete
At least you weren't off-power for ages to add to the drama.ReplyDelete
Thankfully we weren't but the people in the block of flats there in the photo had their power cut off until repairs could be made.Delete