Corrie crash, bang, wallop! The Coronation Street minibus crash pt. 3

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Scratch what we previously said about Norris. He would not make a good lawyer. What a piece of work he was in Monday night’s Corrie as he dripped poison over poor Steve, openly blaming him for the accident and saying he was cowardly in running off and not helping in the rescue. In reaction, Steve just maintained his sad bewildered expression, looking much like a blood hound who has lost his sense of smell.

At least Michelle stuck up for him, blaming the boy racers for the accident but she got little support for this view. The silence was deafening as the tumbleweed swept across the Rovers bar and none of the regulars spoke up.

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Corrie crash, bang, wallop! The Coronation Street minibus crash pt. 2

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Friday’s dose of Corrie started rather poignantly with Ken fussing around daughter Tracy, enjoying greatly the novelty of being proud of her. Viewers couldn’t fail to be reminded of Deidre and what her reaction would have been (undoubtedly it would have included a celebration tea of stuffed marrow).

However the rest of the episode quickly returned to the main subject – locals blaming Steve for the bus accident. This served to demonstrate that you do find out who your real friends are when you’re down and out on the cobbles.

As the front seat passenger, Carla was best placed to stick up for Steve and blame the young hoodlums, but she stayed uncharacteristically quiet . We think she was still in a state of shock after being rescued by her frenemy Tracy.

At this point we have a serious HEALTH WARNING for Carla – Tracy is NOT, and never will be your friend!

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Corrie crash, bang, wallop! The Coronation Street minibus crash pt. 1

We can’t help feeling sorry for the accountants and stunt people on Coronation Street who have gone to a lot of time and trouble staging the spectacular minibus crash only to have it rightly overshadowed by the news of Corrie legend Anne Kirkbride’s untimely death.

Here’s hoping Deirdre is somewhere propping up the bar, rolling her eyes at her mother Blanche.

This week’s episodes had the distinct feel of impending doom à la The Poseidon Adventure (for the oldies) or Titanic (for the youngsters) as the factory girls (and boys) set off in their glad-rags to the posh do.

Beth Sutherland has Tina Charles, a pair of platform shoes and some badly fitted carpet to thank for preventing her from boarding the ill-fated vehicle.

Any feminist’s heart would have been gladdened at the sight of such female heroism as the women took the crash in their stride leaving the men either gormlessly blank (Kirk), wooden (Sean) or glazed (Steve).

Who would have thought that Maddie would be the heroine of the night, so calmly taking charge that the only real excitement in the rescue efforts was the heartfelt slap she gave to mum-in-law Sally?

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A very personal injury

It was of course only a matter of time before gormless goody goody Tyrone Dobbs was a victim of pantomime villain Todd Grimshaw, who for good measure has also caused his goody goody gormless brother Jason a lot of grief too. With talk of a no win no fee personal injury solicitor in the offing should Jason have cause to panic?

The storyline of Todd getting Jason’s building firm to use the wrong building materials to build Tyrone’s loft extension has been a surprisingly realistic example of how small family businesses like Jason’s can come unstuck with their own insurers.

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What cost a coma?

As if poor Nick hasn’t got enough on his plate as the potential father of his own baby niece, there is now the financial effects of his van crash to consider as Nick starts to come round and become animated (or as animated as he ever can be) .

His car was literally in the wrong place at the wrong time when the lorry ploughed into it as he and David fought manfully over the steering wheel. This means the bit-part lorry driver could claim compensation for his injuries and any lost earnings against Nick’s insurers on the basis that Nick (or rather dastardly David) was in the wrong. We say this confident in the knowledge that goody goody Nick is bound to have done the right thing and have insurance cover for his van despite his weakness for the wrong Mrs Tilsley. Continue reading What cost a coma?