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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 90050 times)
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« Reply #285 on: December 04, 2019, 05:50:19 pm »

Any raising of bridges will be too late for this poor English bus, as reported by The Argus

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Top floor of double decker bus destroyed in Hassocks 'accident'
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Top floor of double decker bus destroyed in Hassocks 'accident' . Picture by Simon Fenton


THE roof of a double decker school bus collapsed after an "accident" near a bridge.

The top deck of the bus was destroyed and left crumpled and misshapen following the incident this morning.

A spokesman for Heritage, the coach company which owns the bus involved, said: "The driver was returning from the school run with an empty bus which was out of service.

"We cannot comment further."

An AA spokesman warned of delays in the area as a result of the crash.

He said: "The road is partially blocked and there are delays due to an accident involving a bus on the B2116 Keymer Road, outside Hassocks station."


Apparently this one may be driver not to fault. Eyewitness accounts Iíve read elsewhere was that he was lined up to go centre under the arch and a pedestrian ran in front of the bus and he swerved to avoid pedestrian.
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« Reply #286 on: December 07, 2019, 12:23:13 am »

Apparently this one may be driver not to fault. Eyewitness accounts Iíve read elsewhere was that he was lined up to go centre under the arch and a pedestrian ran in front of the bus and he swerved to avoid pedestrian.

"I swerved to avoid an accident."

Is there a quote from the pedestrian who somewhat inadvisably ran in front of a speeding double decker bus heading towards a single decker bridge?
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« Reply #287 on: December 07, 2019, 11:15:39 am »

Is there a quote from the pedestrian who somewhat inadvisably ran in front of a speeding double decker bus heading towards a single decker bridge?

"I was madly waving my arms, shouting 'Stop - Stop!!' "  Wink
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