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Author Topic: Railway bridges struck by road vehicles - merged topic, ongoing discussion  (Read 92400 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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« Reply #288 on: December 12, 2019, 01:14:55 pm »

A very nasty one in Swansea today. Several people hurt, one with life threatening injuries.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50759983



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« Reply #289 on: December 12, 2019, 09:07:09 pm »

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?

It was an independent eye witness passing by quoted
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« Reply #290 on: December 18, 2019, 06:42:25 pm »


Another one today as reported in the
Swindon Advertiser at Whitehouse Bridge near Swindon Station.



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Road closed after lorry crashes and gets stuck under Corporation Street bridge

A LORRY has crashed into the bridge in Corporation Street and is stuck.
It is causing major traffic problems in the surrounding area and all the way past the Transfer Bridges as far as Elgin Drive.
Corporation Street southbound is closed from Station Road to Manchester Road.
The northbound side is open, but police are recommending drivers approach it with care.
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« Reply #291 on: December 23, 2019, 12:11:50 pm »

A very nasty one in Swansea today. Several people hurt, one with life threatening injuries.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50759983


Sad to report that one person has now died following this incident.

BBC News - Swansea bus crash: Injured Jessica Jing Ren dies
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-50891866
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« Reply #292 on: January 10, 2020, 05:15:03 pm »

Bristol's turn today, and the scene at Whitby Road earlier today, courtesy of Penny Courtenay.
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