Monday, March 11, 2013
Why we waited
Returning from Brighton yesterday, we were held up in long queues south of the Dartford crossing, where we found the bridge was closed. I have now learned the cause of our delay. A man wanted to commit suicide by jumping from the bridge and the police and negotiators closed the bridge and spent four hours trying to dissuade him. This sad story is only relieved by the thought tat the authorities tried so hard to save this man. I do not begrudge our long wait in a queue of cars if it gave him the chance of living, which sadly he did not take.