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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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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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Seems like a case for additional safety measures e.g. at least some feedback if you try to cross into a lane with oncoming vehicles.  Although without actual barriers between lanes this might not have changed the outcome here.  And even then possibly the car driver would still have been hurt.

Unfortunately there's a general feeling of "sadly accidents happen ... but not to me and mine!"  Until one does.

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brooksby replied to Jogle | 3 months ago
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Jogle wrote:

Car crashes through downstairs bedroom window of elderly woman's home in Twickenham https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/twickenham-car-crash-jeremy-vine-...

I read this earlier (can't bring myself to follow all the way through to the Heil):

The Sun wrote:

The dangerous crash reportedly happened when the driver was trying to park and accidentally pressed down on the accelerator - revving the motor straight into the house. 

Neighbours said the pensioner living inside was in another room when it happened so was unharmed and the driver was also left injury-free, reports the Daily Mail.

…which rather begs the question of (1) how hard she had intended to apply the brake, and (2) how hard she actually pressed the accelerator.

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ktache replied to brooksby | 3 months ago
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It was the run up to the ramp that seems difficult to explain...

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David9694 replied to brooksby | 3 months ago
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When you also look at a couple of the recent stories downthread, from Ringwood and from Abingdon, a likely pattern emerges - automatic car, elderly driver and I'm further guessing, unused to automatics (daughter -"it'll be easier for you, mum") and some poor technique (e.g. use of left foot).  Guessing further still convinced they're on the brake, they press even harder on the accelerator as panic sets in.

These houses sit at the end of the cul de sac - have a Google to see. 

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ktache replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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Electric cars soon, which for some reason will just HAVE to be able to accelerate to 60mph in 4-5 seconds...

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chrisonabike replied to ktache | 3 months ago
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...because er... it causes pollution otherwise (is this right?).  And for safety - if there's a cyclist in front so you have to overtake them you need to get past as quickly as possible to avoid oncoming traffic...

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Hirsute replied to Jogle | 3 months ago
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Vine created this mock up

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with the comments

Imagine if a bicycle did this. There would be *Questions in Parliament *Calls for a new law to restrict bicycle speeds *The prosecution and jailing of the rider *Demands for a curfew on cycling

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 months ago
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Hirsute wrote:

Vine created this mock up

//pbs.twimg.com/media/GKPThT3XkAAx2Gg?format=jpg&name=small)

with the comments

Imagine if a bicycle did this. There would be *Questions in Parliament *Calls for a new law to restrict bicycle speeds *The prosecution and jailing of the rider *Demands for a curfew on cycling

No, because the cyclist had a short-lived medical episode, so everyone agreed to just be grateful that it wasn't worse. 

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David9694 | 3 months ago
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Emergency response after woman smashes into shop window

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/24153229.emergency-response-woman...

EDIT : follow up story - he's less pleased with the authorities now:

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/24195383.westover-gallery-owner-f...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car crashes into house on Swinyard Road in Malvern

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/24153735.car-crashes-house-swinyard...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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doctor, doctor I think I might be an incompetent  driver 

Car hits Lincoln doctors' surgery
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/czkz7x3ne2xo

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car crashes through railings near Pizza Hut, Hereford

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/24159084.car-crashes-railings-near-pi...

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Simon E | 4 months ago
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Another Sunday, so we have more local drivers making the news in the Shropshire Star:

  • Saturday night fun & frolics in Oswestry, where at around 11.30pm a car collided with a wall and railings in Beatrice Street. No mention of a driver.
  • 2 fire engines and paramedics were required after a saloon car crashed into a parked car and came to rest on side on Admaston Road in Telford at 4pm on Sunday.
  • At the same time Shrewsbury fire crew attended a 2-car collision where one vehicle had hit a wheelie bin (presumably this object was blocking the pavement, not placed in the middle of the road).

And after clicking through to David9694's Hereford Times link, it seems a lorry went off the A417 near Trumpet yesterday. The article adds that "The A465 was temporarily closed between Burley Gate and Bromyard after a van overturned, while there were also problems on the A44 between Bringsty and Knightwick."

 

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Sriracha | 4 months ago
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stonojnr | 4 months ago
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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Copper in Royal Stoke after unmarked police car she was driving careers into shop

The police officer is believed to have suffered a broken wrist

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/copper-royal-st...

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chrisonabike | 4 months ago
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Guzzibear | 4 months ago
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https://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/24005689.car-crashes-bungalow-sa...

Driver presses the accelerator instead of the brakes when visiting a friend. 

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car crashes through telegraph pole into garden in Kempsey

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/24162290.car-crashes-telegraph-pole...

Police arrest woman after crash on road in Kempsey

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/24162362.police-arrest-woman-crash-...
 

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Drink driver more than four times over legal limit crashes car into trees

The driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/drink-driver-more-four-...
 

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Live: Car crashes into Cheltenham pharmacy and blocks road both ways

Emergency services are at the scene this morning, Wednesday, March 6.

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/live-car-cras...

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Jogle | 4 months ago
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Car crashes with tree on Church Street, Westhoughton

Quote:

Cllr David Wilkinson, of Westhoughton South, said: “It could have been a collision, it could have been a clip.

“You’d be amazed, I’ve seen cars that are in bits because of clips and cars these days just disintegrate.”

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Cllr Wilkinson said that the road can be difficult to navigate because of “kinks” in the surface and because of bends

#NoDriverInvolved

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/24168180.car-crashes-tree-church-st...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Uninsured driver crashes into tree on Cambridgeshire road

The passenger was injured and taken to hospital

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/uninsured-driver-crashe...

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Jogle | 4 months ago
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Shock as electric vehicle crashes in Witney car park

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/24169051.shock-electric-vehicle-crashe...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Driver smashes into wall in the Cotswolds and is taught a 'hard lesson'

The driver told a police officer after the crash that he was "never doing this again". He was breathalysed at the scene and arrested.

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/driver-smashe...

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Public services saddos like me might enjoy this story.  Bourton on the Water Parish Council want to ban certain coaches from some roads in the village, having recently lost the only coach park. I say certain coaches because they seem to want to ban coaches they don't like, but allow ones they do.  

This issue comes up with bus lanes where councils basically say it's a local bus lane for local buses (nothing for you here).  I'm not sure I've got to the bottom of the difference between a coach and a bus - they can be physically similar, are over a certain capacity, but a bus has fare-paying passengers works to a route and timetable whereas a coach is more like a large private hire taxi - not sure the purpose of travel counts for anything? 

Not sure you can, in the eyes of the law, distinguish this in the way described in the article.  Any RTO experts here able to frame a distinction?

Another approach in Dorset, permits for coaches -https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/travel/public-transport/coaches/purbeck...

'No-go zone' for tourist coaches a step closer in Cotswold village amid 'free for all parking chaos'

Bourton-on-the-Water Parish Council has voted to explore restrictions banning coaches from the village

The proposed restrictions would not include public service buses such as school, sports and social clubs transport. 

Parish councillors stress they are not "anti-coaches" but that it needs to be done in the interests of the health and safety of residents and visitors

...earlier this week a coach hit one of the filling pumps at the petrol station.

"Welcome to Bourton-on-the-Water, but only if you can come in a car and have loads of money. Please don’t come if you are visiting from overseas on a coach tour. Please don't come if you’re a pensioner on a coach trip visiting for an affordable day out."

Andy Pulham, owner of Pulhams & Sons Coaches, called for some parish councillors to be removed from being party to any discussions on the issue due to their perceived bias against coaches.

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/cheltenham-news/no-go-zone-to...

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stonojnr | 4 months ago
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Simon E | 4 months ago
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Rail replacement bus hits the railway bridge in Albrighton (near Wolverhampton) on the first day the service was put in place. [article]

How did the driver think they'd get a huge bus under the bridge on Station Road with just 3.2m to spare? [street view]

An electric Jaguar car's brakes failed on the M62, the vehicle was brought to a halt by being sandwiched between 2 police vehicles. [article] Apparently the same thing to Big Brother star Craig Phillips's I-Pace on New Year's Eve, says this BBC article.

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Man arrested after Buckingham Palace gate crash

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68527261

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David9694 | 4 months ago
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Car accident at Sunnyside Road results in two casualties

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to a report of a collision involving one car and a garden fence in Sunnyside Road yesterday afternoon. 

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/24174734.car-accident-sunnyside-r...

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