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Author Topic: Lorry crashes onto ECML near Edinburgh, 23rd June 2022  (Read 446 times)
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« on: June 23, 2022, 03:36:32 pm »

Fortunate that fewer trains are running today as this could have been a very nasty incident. That said, the linespeed here is 125mph and there were still passenger services running on the ECML (East Coast Main Line) to/from Edinburgh. Lucky escape.

Wallyford, east of Edinburgh.



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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 05:28:15 pm »

I hope the driver is being investigated by the Police....
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 05:38:24 pm »

I hope the driver is being investigated by the Police....

I hope he's not badly injured.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 05:59:34 pm »

He is in hospital, sadly. Injuries so far unknown.
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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 06:07:17 pm »

I hope the driver is being investigated by the Police....

That rather presupposes he's to blame. The incident will be investigated. Then charges may be brought against any party deemed at fault. Far too early to be pinning blame on the lorry driver.

Here's hoping he's okay.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 06:10:35 pm »

No it doesn't! As the vehicle that blocked the line, he will be the first port of call, and then the incident (if any others were involved!). I quite deliberately said 'investigated' for that reason, there may be no others involved. It does not pre-suppose anything.
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2022, 06:29:21 pm »

No it doesn't! As the vehicle that blocked the line, he will be the first port of call, and then the incident (if any others were involved!). I quite deliberately said 'investigated' for that reason, there may be no others involved. It does not pre-suppose anything.

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I hope the driver is being investigated by the Police....

That rather presupposes he's to blame. The incident will be investigated. Then charges may be brought against any party deemed at fault. Far too early to be pinning blame on the lorry driver.

Here's hoping he's okay.

The Police will do what is necessary to discover the cause and arrest, charge etc if required to do so
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 10:13:50 am »

No offence to any individual operators or drivers of them: as soon as a vehicle of that type's in sight, it's good to have your eyes out on stalks.

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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 09:56:45 pm »

I'd try to keep out of the vicinity of any vehicle whose two front two wheels can point in those directions... Grin

But srsly, thoughts go to all injured and affected parties.
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