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Car crashes into building - please post your Local news stories

Running this one up the flagpole to see who salutes... 

I just don't remember this being a thing until recently, now it seems a daily occurrence.
Could it be that there are drivers not up to the job, too many cars; should houses be made to ride in single file, shops put on high viz, why are we putting newer buildings in danger like this, it's irresponsible. 
 

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/18649201.car-crash-wall-iceland-s...

'A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "Dorset Police was called at 12.48pm on Thursday, August 13, to a report of a collision involving a car and a wall outside Iceland on Poole Road in Bournemouth.

"It is reported that the vehicle was also in collision with a pedestrian, but they did not require medical treatment." ' 

 

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peted76 replied to hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

David9694 wrote:

Driver taken to hospital after car smashes into lamppost on the A21 in Lamberhurst near Tunbridge Wells

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/news/police-issues-warning-...

They can be difficult to see, so why don't they put a light on it or something?

The poor driver and such a naughty car! 

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ktache replied to hawkinspeter | 5 months ago
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Presumably he has got himself another fridge, this will have to be installed somehow, if new, you pay for them to take away the old one, or a second hand one, when someone brings it in you ask them to put the old one outside for the council. Unless he expects the council to install his new fridge too...

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Jogle replied to chrisonabike | 5 months ago
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chrisonatrike wrote:

Hirsute wrote:

This cycle rack should have made itself more visible

something, something shared responsibility for safety

Bike racks need more situational awareness...

And more helmets

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ktache replied to Simon E | 5 months ago
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Whenever there's a mass shooting in the land of the free, the first thing that tends to be claimed is that it is not terror related. It is wrong. The only point of a mass shooting is to instil terror.

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ktache replied to chrisonabike | 5 months ago
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No Sheffield stands were hurt in this one.

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andystow replied to hawkinspeter | 6 months ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

It's about time they just pulled down that 'woke' bridge that's getting in the way of hard-working, put-upon drivers. I bet it wears lycra in its spare time and joins Greta Thunberg's protests.

I wish I was a bridge, able to damage the cars of terrible drivers then be fully repaired afterwards. Or maybe more like this guy.
 

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andystow replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Not so lucky this time 

Fowey town centre blocked after lorry gets stuck between buildings

Not again...

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/fowey-town-centre-blocke...

"The lorry became stuck in Fowey around 12:40pm and has baffled onlookers ever since."

Who would be baffled? The lorry is too wide, and it's stuck. It's obvious that it didn't teleport there or fall from the sky.

If it was on the roof of a building, or upside-down, that might be baffling.

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David9694 replied to ktache | 5 months ago
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£39 for a council bulky item collection, which is rather less than is usually charged to recycle an old appliance if as you say, you're having a new one. 

 https://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/978/Bulky-waste-collection

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 5 months ago
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If it saves just one bike rack 

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David9694 replied to ktache | 5 months ago
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challenge accepted 

Crystal Peaks: Driver crashes into fence of children's playground after losing control in Sheffield car park

Thankfully no one was injured in the crash, which happened near the entrance to Sainsbury's on Saturday evening

Also, check this out - seems to be in its infancy at the moment:

https://dutchcyclinglifestyle.com/

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cycling-10-eye-catching-images-show-how-s...

 

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chrisonabike replied to andystow | 5 months ago
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andystow wrote:

"The lorry became stuck in Fowey around 12:40pm and has baffled onlookers ever since."

Who would be baffled? The lorry is too wide, and it's stuck. It's obvious that it didn't teleport there or fall from the sky.

You're clearly not a lawyer!  Luckily we have more logical types in the UK.  That's why there are vanishingly few prosecutions for driving on the pavement (actually it's also because the police are officially "not bothered").  The fact that your vehicle is there proves nothing.  A crane could have lifted it there, or a gust of wind...

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Jogle replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Also, check this out - seems to be in its infancy at the moment:

https://dutchcyclinglifestyle.com/

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cycling-10-eye-catching-images-show-how-s...

 

That's great. Here's the M6 at Spaghetti Junction

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David9694 replied to chrisonabike | 5 months ago
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could deliver a fridge 

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ktache replied to Jogle | 5 months ago
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I remember with great fondness my rides around brums myriad canals, quite a few link up below spaghetti junction. Giant concrete pillars are the only thing to remind you of the hurriedness and congestion above, whilst below was calmness and green.

Foot and mouth put a stop to my excursions, riding as far as I could, and either riding back or catching the train.

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 5 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

challenge accepted 

Also, check this out - seems to be in its infancy at the moment:

https://dutchcyclinglifestyle.com/

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cycling-10-eye-catching-images-show-how-s...

 

Awesome! Will maybe give it a try on something tricky - like somewhere in the Royle Borro of Ken and Chelsey - to see if it breaks down and gives up.

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Jogle replied to chrisonabike | 5 months ago
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chrisonatrike wrote:
David9694 wrote:

challenge accepted 

Also, check this out - seems to be in its infancy at the moment:

https://dutchcyclinglifestyle.com/

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/cycling-10-eye-catching-images-show-how-s...

 

Awesome! Will maybe give it a try on something tricky - like somewhere in the Royle Borro of Ken and Chelsey - to see if it breaks down and gives up.

Oh, I did that one and forgot to post it. Also, I didn't want the normal, hard-working, taxpayers to confuse it with an actual plan and think that the cycling lobby had won

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David9694 replied to Jogle | 5 months ago
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You don't want people thinking that we can have nice things. 

 

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 6 months ago
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I expect it supports Jeremy Corbyn (if he walks across it) and is vegan. 

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

I expect it supports Jeremy Corbyn (if he walks across it) and is vegan. 

Probably not vegan

https://veganfoundry.com/is-cement-vegan/

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chrisonabike replied to hawkinspeter | 6 months ago
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hawkinspeter wrote:

Probably not vegan

https://veganfoundry.com/is-cement-vegan/

Wasn't that Mike Graham saying you can grow concrete though? So it might be made of vegetable products?

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David9694 replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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He does seem rather to be living beyond his means. 

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David9694 replied to chrisonabike | 5 months ago
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A POI or a VOI to the police? 

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hawkinspeter replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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essexian wrote:

On a less ranty note, I do love one of the comments below the piece: "" It became apparent he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers could smell alcohol on his breath and he had been using his indicators".... School boy error that for any BMW driver. I am surprised he knew where they were.... it took me years to find them on my car!

Well I never - I always thought they were merely decorative on BMWs and Audis

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essexian replied to hawkinspeter | 6 months ago
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You are warned when you collect a new BMW not to use them as it confuses other drivers. I tend to indicate left when I am turning right just for a laugh as it double confuses the poor people who can't afford German cars. 

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David9694 replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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I guess even Audi and BMW drivers have to keep at least one hand on the wheel. 

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polainm replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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I thought Audi and BMW drivers could drive hands free as they are able to steer with the dick on their forehead?

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polainm replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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There is a high level of depression at the BMW factories, with the staff that fit indicators. They know their job is utterly pointless. Even replacement robots have spontaneously blown fuses. 

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wtjs replied to essexian | 6 months ago
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"A four year ban"
This seems to me to be a reasonable punishment! I am mortified to find myself failing to condemn the magistrates

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andystow replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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David9694 wrote:

Cannabis-filled van crashes into Chingford house with man inside

An occupant in his early 60s was treated for shoc

https://www.essexlive.news/news/essex-news/cannabis-filled-van-crashes-c...

So apparently vans can't drive [themselves] competently on THC either!

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brooksby replied to David9694 | 6 months ago
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Driver ‘denies speeding’ despite destroying car in roundabout wall crash

https://www.wiltshire999s.co.uk/driver-denies-speeding-roundabout-wall-c...

"denies speeding"!??!!?? 

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