Gran set to sue council over path fall

Halstead Gazette: Judy King with her husband Dave. Judy King with her husband Dave.

A grandmother is looking to sue a council after her second fall from a controversial Braintree path.

Judy King, 67, is housebound for six weeks and could take up to a year to recover after breaking her femur and suffering severe bruising after falling from a 6ft high path in the Blackwater Nature Reserve.

The Gilbert Way, who has enlisted a no win/no fee injury lawyer, had been walking her son’s Border Terrier dog, Bramble, when she tried to get down the steep slope from the path to pick up the dog’s mess.

A council spokesman said: "The new path itself has been created within all safety perimeters required for a cycleway of this nature.

 

“In creating the first stage of the cycleway safety and accessibility have always been a priority and whilst it is raised in parts to allow the gradient to be kept level, it is also 2.5 metres wide, meaning it can be safely accessed by pedestrians, cyclists, wheelchairs and pushchairs alike.”

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2:50pm Fri 2 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

I was there when this happened. She was with a large group of people who all made their way down the slope and absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess.

In the process of giving my information to the council to assist with any issues of fraudulent claims.
I was there when this happened. She was with a large group of people who all made their way down the slope and absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess. In the process of giving my information to the council to assist with any issues of fraudulent claims. Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: 10

2:51pm Fri 2 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

She didn't fall from the path, she slipped on the grass verge. Good luck on suing for that. I assume the article was supposed to say The Gilbert Way resident ......
She didn't fall from the path, she slipped on the grass verge. Good luck on suing for that. I assume the article was supposed to say The Gilbert Way resident ...... The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 6

2:52pm Fri 2 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

unless of course this was another instance that happened in exactly the same place on the same day with the ambulance parked in the same place.
unless of course this was another instance that happened in exactly the same place on the same day with the ambulance parked in the same place. Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: 2

3:14pm Fri 2 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Yellow Peril's Peril wrote:
unless of course this was another instance that happened in exactly the same place on the same day with the ambulance parked in the same place.
Yellow Peril's Peril - did you choose your name because you were a big fan of the original Yellow Peril?
[quote][p][bold]Yellow Peril's Peril[/bold] wrote: unless of course this was another instance that happened in exactly the same place on the same day with the ambulance parked in the same place.[/p][/quote]Yellow Peril's Peril - did you choose your name because you were a big fan of the original Yellow Peril? The Stinker Returns
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4:25pm Fri 2 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

I think we’re all pretty familiar with the phrase ‘No Brainer’.

Well I’m just about to coin a new one, and I’m going to call it ‘Blood Boiler’, because that just absolutely sums up the effect that this story has on me.

Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t wish Mrs King’s predicament on anyone under any circumstances - but that doesn’t ameliorate the anger I feel when I read that she and a pack of hyenas (for that is what I call these wretched ‘No Win – No Fee’ so called lawyers) are out to make a fast buck or two on the back of her unfortunate calamity.

Come off it Mrs King, I know you’re only 67 but surely that’s old enough to know right from wrong when it comes to expecting your fellow citizens to cough up and pay for your unexpected brush with gravity. If you really think you are suing the council I suggest you engage in a little bit of lateral thought and try to work out who the council is. They are simply the people we elect to look after our fiscal interests on our behalf. It is not their money you are hoping to plunder - it is the collective residue of Council Tax squeezed from (some of) the hard working citizens of the Borough.

Pray tell me why they should pay you for what happened. You’re not going to suggest that it was their fault are you?

Youth of today tut-tut! I really just don’t know what we are coming to!



Oh, and lest I forget, having your picture taken with that doleful expression alongside EE's Jim Branning really was below the belt! Did those dodgy lawyer buddies of yours put you up to that little stunt?

,
I think we’re all pretty familiar with the phrase ‘No Brainer’. Well I’m just about to coin a new one, and I’m going to call it ‘Blood Boiler’, because that just absolutely sums up the effect that this story has on me. Don’t get me wrong. I wouldn’t wish Mrs King’s predicament on anyone under any circumstances - but that doesn’t ameliorate the anger I feel when I read that she and a pack of hyenas (for that is what I call these wretched ‘No Win – No Fee’ so called lawyers) are out to make a fast buck or two on the back of her unfortunate calamity. Come off it Mrs King, I know you’re only 67 but surely that’s old enough to know right from wrong when it comes to expecting your fellow citizens to cough up and pay for your unexpected brush with gravity. If you really think you are suing the council I suggest you engage in a little bit of lateral thought and try to work out who the council is. They are simply the people we elect to look after our fiscal interests on our behalf. It is not their money you are hoping to plunder - it is the collective residue of Council Tax squeezed from (some of) the hard working citizens of the Borough. Pray tell me why they should pay you for what happened. You’re not going to suggest that it was their fault are you? Youth of today tut-tut! I really just don’t know what we are coming to! Oh, and lest I forget, having your picture taken with that doleful expression alongside EE's Jim Branning really was below the belt! Did those dodgy lawyer buddies of yours put you up to that little stunt? , OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 13

11:56pm Fri 2 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

Have any of you seen the "path". I'm guessing Yellow Peril hasn't and I can promise her comments about being there when it happened are as true as me saying I was there when they discovered invisibility was not only real, but happened when you said the words, "Yellow Peril is making it up". Dear Yellow Peril. you are lying. You weren't there. You are making this up. On that basis, let me call you a lying, scum, troll. Let's be clear. lying, scum troll. Please sue me if there are any debatable inaccuracies in my description of you.
Have any of you seen the "path". I'm guessing Yellow Peril hasn't and I can promise her comments about being there when it happened are as true as me saying I was there when they discovered invisibility was not only real, but happened when you said the words, "Yellow Peril is making it up". Dear Yellow Peril. you are lying. You weren't there. You are making this up. On that basis, let me call you a lying, scum, troll. Let's be clear. lying, scum troll. Please sue me if there are any debatable inaccuracies in my description of you. cheesedecorator
  • Score: -10

12:03am Sat 3 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

don't normally get that irate, but I was the one that called the first ambulance. There wasn't a crowd at all untiL the ambulance came and then the biggest thing was how they could get Judy out. Judy has not taken council to court and may not, her decision. The path is possibly safe for those between 10 and 30 on a good day, but is in the wrong place (see flood pictures) and please can I ask yellow Peril to wait for e few days rain and then have a walk.... I'll pretend to witness her fall.
don't normally get that irate, but I was the one that called the first ambulance. There wasn't a crowd at all untiL the ambulance came and then the biggest thing was how they could get Judy out. Judy has not taken council to court and may not, her decision. The path is possibly safe for those between 10 and 30 on a good day, but is in the wrong place (see flood pictures) and please can I ask yellow Peril to wait for e few days rain and then have a walk.... I'll pretend to witness her fall. cheesedecorator
  • Score: -6

8:26am Sat 3 May 14

Fidget0610 says...

There's a big difference between 'falling' and 'trying to get down' so which one is it? Can't possibly be both! And why did she not walk to part of it that isn't such a high drop? It's clear in the picture that it lowers one end! She only has herself to blame and shouldn't be trying to sue the council when she could of prevented it from happening!
There's a big difference between 'falling' and 'trying to get down' so which one is it? Can't possibly be both! And why did she not walk to part of it that isn't such a high drop? It's clear in the picture that it lowers one end! She only has herself to blame and shouldn't be trying to sue the council when she could of prevented it from happening! Fidget0610
  • Score: 5

12:06am Sun 4 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

cheesedecorator wrote:
Have any of you seen the "path". I'm guessing Yellow Peril hasn't and I can promise her comments about being there when it happened are as true as me saying I was there when they discovered invisibility was not only real, but happened when you said the words, "Yellow Peril is making it up". Dear Yellow Peril. you are lying. You weren't there. You are making this up. On that basis, let me call you a lying, scum, troll. Let's be clear. lying, scum troll. Please sue me if there are any debatable inaccuracies in my description of you.
As God is my witness, I was there. I even directed the ambulance to the removable bollards on the Fairview which were subsequently unlocked for them to get through. I also shared a joke with the unfortunate patient when I slipped going back UP the slope! For further proof, if you have the time, please do contact EEAST to confirm the above.

Thanks very much for the permission to sue you for the debatable inaccuracies, but I'm happy to let it go. Along with your pleasant 'lying, scum, troll' comments.

Peace x
[quote][p][bold]cheesedecorator[/bold] wrote: Have any of you seen the "path". I'm guessing Yellow Peril hasn't and I can promise her comments about being there when it happened are as true as me saying I was there when they discovered invisibility was not only real, but happened when you said the words, "Yellow Peril is making it up". Dear Yellow Peril. you are lying. You weren't there. You are making this up. On that basis, let me call you a lying, scum, troll. Let's be clear. lying, scum troll. Please sue me if there are any debatable inaccuracies in my description of you.[/p][/quote]As God is my witness, I was there. I even directed the ambulance to the removable bollards on the Fairview which were subsequently unlocked for them to get through. I also shared a joke with the unfortunate patient when I slipped going back UP the slope! For further proof, if you have the time, please do contact EEAST to confirm the above. Thanks very much for the permission to sue you for the debatable inaccuracies, but I'm happy to let it go. Along with your pleasant 'lying, scum, troll' comments. Peace x Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: 9

12:16am Sun 4 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

cheesedecorator wrote:
don't normally get that irate, but I was the one that called the first ambulance. There wasn't a crowd at all untiL the ambulance came and then the biggest thing was how they could get Judy out. Judy has not taken council to court and may not, her decision. The path is possibly safe for those between 10 and 30 on a good day, but is in the wrong place (see flood pictures) and please can I ask yellow Peril to wait for e few days rain and then have a walk.... I'll pretend to witness her fall.
Actually, the ambulance wasn't the first vehicle to arrive. There was an estate car rapid response vehicle that arrived first, and was able to drive all the way down to the site. The ambulance crew were seconds behind, and debated about whether they could fit down the same route. They couldn't, so that's when I assisted with the bollards.

Shortly before this, I helped pass down one of the coats the patient wore (there were two given, weren't there?), and also saw a mum ask the car paramedic if her son could borrow his large fluorescent jacket.

Other than trying to provide atmospheric DNA evidence, or offering laboratory research on the soil in my shoes from the slope, I don't know if I can offer any more proof...

So yes, I'm totally making it up - obviously because there's loads of personal benefit to me in doing so.
[quote][p][bold]cheesedecorator[/bold] wrote: don't normally get that irate, but I was the one that called the first ambulance. There wasn't a crowd at all untiL the ambulance came and then the biggest thing was how they could get Judy out. Judy has not taken council to court and may not, her decision. The path is possibly safe for those between 10 and 30 on a good day, but is in the wrong place (see flood pictures) and please can I ask yellow Peril to wait for e few days rain and then have a walk.... I'll pretend to witness her fall.[/p][/quote]Actually, the ambulance wasn't the first vehicle to arrive. There was an estate car rapid response vehicle that arrived first, and was able to drive all the way down to the site. The ambulance crew were seconds behind, and debated about whether they could fit down the same route. They couldn't, so that's when I assisted with the bollards. Shortly before this, I helped pass down one of the coats the patient wore (there were two given, weren't there?), and also saw a mum ask the car paramedic if her son could borrow his large fluorescent jacket. Other than trying to provide atmospheric DNA evidence, or offering laboratory research on the soil in my shoes from the slope, I don't know if I can offer any more proof... So yes, I'm totally making it up - obviously because there's loads of personal benefit to me in doing so. Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: 8

1:15am Sun 4 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone.
"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone. cheesedecorator
  • Score: -8

1:15am Sun 4 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone.
"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone. cheesedecorator
  • Score: -4

1:15am Sun 4 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone.
"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone. cheesedecorator
  • Score: -6

1:35am Sun 4 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

cheesedecorator wrote:
"large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone.
Okay, I'm beginning to think you like me a little too much by the fact you've written the same thing on here three times.

I'm also in awe of your ability to just know that someone isn't telling the truth solely by their typing. Again, it's obvious that I've made it all up because there is so much for me to gain in doing so - Columbo would be jealous, a simply amazing deduction!

So, here goes for the real truth...

I am actually a little attracted to you as well, and hope that we perhaps can go out for a stroll some time soon. I know a newly-constructed path that would be just perfect...

So let me know when your carers are next having their break and I'll make it a date

x
[quote][p][bold]cheesedecorator[/bold] wrote: "large group of people" not true, "absolutely DID NOT go down with the purpose of clearing up dog mess."... so what did one of the paramedics tread in? You may have seen the ambulances (first responder is an ambulance but usually comes in an estate car) but you were clearly not there when it happened. Perjury. Bear in mind no one has actually contacted a solicitor yet and may not do, but if they do?. You set out to make it sound like a deliberate attempt to feign injury. Pretend broken femur? Do it on demand? All are entitled to an opinion whether others agree or not, hence no comment re Stinker, Ompita or Fidget, but you are clearly not telling the truth Peril, so bad they named it twice. One coat, but you obviously saw the aftermath or spoke to someone.[/p][/quote]Okay, I'm beginning to think you like me a little too much by the fact you've written the same thing on here three times. I'm also in awe of your ability to just know that someone isn't telling the truth solely by their typing. Again, it's obvious that I've made it all up because there is so much for me to gain in doing so - Columbo would be jealous, a simply amazing deduction! So, here goes for the real truth... I am actually a little attracted to you as well, and hope that we perhaps can go out for a stroll some time soon. I know a newly-constructed path that would be just perfect... So let me know when your carers are next having their break and I'll make it a date x Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: 8

1:49am Sun 4 May 14

Yellow Peril's Peril says...

We regret to inform readers that this user is no longer available, due to them spending every spare moment planning an upcoming civil ceremony to part-time detective 'cheesedecorator', inpatient at Broomfield secure mental unit.

We wish them all the very best in their future together, and that 'cheesdecorator' is released long enough for the ceremony to take place.


DISCLAIMER
While we are certain the above story is true, we had better put it as 'allegedly' to protect ourselves.
After all, the user's new fiancee assures us she is a liar - but then again, the fiancee is as nutty as a fruitcake. Allegedly.
We regret to inform readers that this user is no longer available, due to them spending every spare moment planning an upcoming civil ceremony to part-time detective 'cheesedecorator', inpatient at Broomfield secure mental unit. We wish them all the very best in their future together, and that 'cheesdecorator' is released long enough for the ceremony to take place. DISCLAIMER While we are certain the above story is true, we had better put it as 'allegedly' to protect ourselves. After all, the user's new fiancee assures us she is a liar - but then again, the fiancee is as nutty as a fruitcake. Allegedly. Yellow Peril's Peril
  • Score: -1

2:19am Sun 4 May 14

cheesedecorator says...

exactly. More deja moo...... no further comment to be made. We both know the truth. You choose to say something that isn't true. If it wasn't so serious, maybe.... but a friend has been seriously injured by a path that does not meet planning.I wasn't part the protest group, but am now
exactly. More deja moo...... no further comment to be made. We both know the truth. You choose to say something that isn't true. If it wasn't so serious, maybe.... but a friend has been seriously injured by a path that does not meet planning.I wasn't part the protest group, but am now cheesedecorator
  • Score: -5

5:27am Sun 4 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Strewth.

Romeo and Juliet got nuffink on this one!
Strewth. Romeo and Juliet got nuffink on this one! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 2

10:55am Sun 4 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Dear Mr Editor.

Sometimes I wonder why I bother to give you the benefits of all my worldly wisdom so freely and frequently as I do - but here I go again.

You really have missed a golden opportunity to generate an even more emotive and intense story on this subject than it already is.

Why of why didn’t it occur to one of your ‘bright sparks’ to get along to the scene of this unfortunate occurrence to establish whether perhaps poor Mrs King came to grief as a result of inadvertently stepping on some slippery dog faeces on the sloping grass verge alongside the pathway?

It seems to me that this could be very a plausible explanation for why she fell. For example, I note that ‘cheesedecorator
has implied (no less than three times in fact) that even a Paramedic at the scene had the misfortune to tread in the wretched stuff. Yeuch!

Just think, if that were the situation what a tasty extra dimension could have been added to this story.

I reckon you have missed the ‘Dog Poop Scoop’ (sorry about that) of the decade here. Just can’t believe how you could have overlooked it. Maybe it’s time to commit your current dodgy crew to the ‘Slippery Slope’ and replace them with some fresh blood?

How about Yellow Peril; /@|_|@\ and me slip you our CVs at the BWT Summer Ball? (It’ll save on the postage).

Hope you don’t mind, but we thought we’d ask Bhudeeka along as well. However, just want to make it absolutely clear that she will be /@|_|@\’s responsibility throughout the night, so if she bites anyone don’t come whinging to me or Yellow Peril - it will be /@|_|@\’s third party insurance footing the bill for that!

Here's hoping the invitations don’t get lost in the post like what happened last Christmas!
Dear Mr Editor. Sometimes I wonder why I bother to give you the benefits of all my worldly wisdom so freely and frequently as I do - but here I go again. You really have missed a golden opportunity to generate an even more emotive and intense story on this subject than it already is. Why of why didn’t it occur to one of your ‘bright sparks’ to get along to the scene of this unfortunate occurrence to establish whether perhaps poor Mrs King came to grief as a result of inadvertently stepping on some slippery dog faeces on the sloping grass verge alongside the pathway? It seems to me that this could be very a plausible explanation for why she fell. For example, I note that ‘cheesedecorator has implied (no less than three times in fact) that even a Paramedic at the scene had the misfortune to tread in the wretched stuff. Yeuch! Just think, if that were the situation what a tasty extra dimension could have been added to this story. I reckon you have missed the ‘Dog Poop Scoop’ (sorry about that) of the decade here. Just can’t believe how you could have overlooked it. Maybe it’s time to commit your current dodgy crew to the ‘Slippery Slope’ and replace them with some fresh blood? How about Yellow Peril; /@|_|@\ and me slip you our CVs at the BWT Summer Ball? (It’ll save on the postage). Hope you don’t mind, but we thought we’d ask Bhudeeka along as well. However, just want to make it absolutely clear that she will be /@|_|@\’s responsibility throughout the night, so if she bites anyone don’t come whinging to me or Yellow Peril - it will be /@|_|@\’s third party insurance footing the bill for that! Here's hoping the invitations don’t get lost in the post like what happened last Christmas! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 1

9:27am Wed 7 May 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Please be aware that Yellow Peril's Peril is not the original Yellow Peril
Please be aware that Yellow Peril's Peril is not the original Yellow Peril The Stinker Returns
  • Score: 0

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