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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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Jogle replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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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 | 4 months ago
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could deliver a fridge 

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ktache replied to Jogle | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 months ago
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He does seem rather to be living beyond his means. 

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David9694 replied to chrisonabike | 4 months ago
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A POI or a VOI to the police? 

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hawkinspeter replied to essexian | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 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 | 4 months ago
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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 | 4 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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David9694 replied to peted76 | 4 months ago
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I know that we all know this is the most ridiculous thread in the world... and that it's been going for a while now.. but is the reporting getting 'worse'?

all publicity is good publicity, I guess. 

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andystow replied to Hirsute | 4 months ago
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Why are people waiting at a bus stop "pedestrians"? Were they walking around to stay warm?

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 4 months ago
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It's a fair point:

7Interference with use or operation of key national infrastructure

(1)A person commits an offence if—

(a)they do an act which interferes with the use or operation of any key national infrastructure in England and Wales, and

(b)they intend that act to interfere with the use or operation of such infrastructure or are reckless as to whether it will do so.

[…]

(6)In this section “key national infrastructure” means—

(a)road transport infrastructure […]

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David9694 replied to David9694 | 3 months ago
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Huge emergency service response after Audi ploughs into Ashford flats

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/huge-emergency-service-respons...

follow up story here 

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/ashford/news/mother-and-son-left-traumatise...

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chrisonabike replied to David9694 | 4 months ago
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They don't mean the kind of activists who do kill and maim people every day (but never mean it) though, they're concerned about the ones who don't kill or injure any people (but do mean to disrupt)!

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David9694 | 6 months ago
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Car crashes into house on Tithe Barn Road in Hardwick (picture) 

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23742623.live-car-crashes-house-t...

One person in hospital after car crashes into building as police urge drivers to stay away

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/one...

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David9694 | 6 months ago
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2000 posts  Wow! Please keep those stories coming. 

The brief is quite narrow, and nine out of 10 stories we see follow a similar pattern - the one in 10 is where a driver manages to do something extraordinary. 

Although we tend to feature stories where there is no serious injury, I’m getting to the “small wonder, eh?” stage when it comes to the ever-present “thank goodness no-one was standing/walking there”.  A world that no longer feels safe. 

Local journalism is under such terrible pressure in the C21st - I hope it has found a level now that will keep it going - else what record will there be of these goings-on? So in general, I’m grateful to local journalists. I have a soft spot for the nonsense that comes out when nothing is happening on a Tuesday morning in Somerset. 

I sometimes include the “there were and sirens everywhere, it was chaos” comments the articles pick up from bystanders and social media.  The 999 call that starts “There’s been a crash near the chip shop on the London road” needs so much unpicking before you can mobilise any resources.  That's again in part why we need local journalists. 

The ennui - most people are thoroughly conditioned to accepting the daily carnage on our roads - so long as it happens to someone else, of course. Somehow it’s all a price worth paying for all the amazing advantages cars may once upon a time have brought those able to run one. But that’s another story. 

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David9694 | 6 months ago
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Hirsute | 6 months ago
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Hirsute | 6 months ago
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Completely autonomous vehicle.

A car has been wrecked after crashing into a traffic light at a junction in Pokesdown.
No mention of a person in the article.

https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/23762046.car-crashes-traffic-ligh...

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David9694 | 6 months ago
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