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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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mdavidford replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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This bit of sarcasm's quite good for a local news report:

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No one was on the bus –which was displaying the Government advice Stay Alert on its electronic signage- at the time of the incident.

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brooksby | 3 years ago
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/sep/14/driver-dies-child-critic...

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One of the firefighters on the scene, Nathan Hobson, a station commander, said: “It was a challenging incident and it appears that a lorry collided with two cars and crashed into a house.

“Specialist urban search and rescue crews attended the scene and efforts were made to free the lorry driver but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

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AlsoSomniloquism replied to brooksby | 3 years ago
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Heart Attack at the wheel is my suspicion. I just hope the others pull through.

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brooksby replied to AlsoSomniloquism | 3 years ago
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Hope so.

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hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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Un point, seulment.

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hawkinspeter replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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David9694 wrote:

Un point, seulment.

Who's winning so far?

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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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It's early days 

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ktache replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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From the picture, that looks as though someone has decided to protect a signpost with two seemingly effective metal bollards.

Needed too...

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David9694 | 3 years ago
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motorized mayhem brevet card

score two points for car collides with building Photo story - one bonus point if it's an Audi; one bonus point if the driver left the scene

one point for car left the road (e.g. ended up in ditch)

daily traffic mayhem: for three stories from one newspaper in the same 24 hour period score four points, (five points for four stories, and on) - all comers - speeding, uninsured, drink/drug driving, collisions

LTNs and other new restrictions : score four points if "my two mile journey now takes x minutes" longer, three for three miles, two for four; bonus point for emergency services access alleged to be compromised, school coaches, etc

Four extra points if Scocrati or Booboo can be enticed to make a negative comment e.g. "it was a cyclist's fault" or bikes should be road taxed/insured/riders licenced/ banned 

(no serious injuries must be reported to have accrued.)

prizes : 1st a day cycling in Wandsworth; 2nd two days

 

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ktache replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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Bonus points for removal of any human agency from the reporting?

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David9694 replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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I was expecting by now a picture of a red squirrel with a little hat and his press pass tucked in the band, and a little notebook/ pencil...

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hawkinspeter replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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Just seen this: https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/local-news/crash-near-clevedon-pier-cyclist-4519163

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A cyclist has been rushed to hospital with 'serious' injures after he collided with a vehicle.

Wishing him a speedy recovery

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stonojnr | 3 years ago
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the bridges at Manningtree and Needham Market are forever being hit and cause delays to the trains as Network Rail have to assess the damage, but this was a new one this week https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/van-stuck-under-railway-bridge-in-pound-hill...

but even higher bridges struggle to avoid collisions when youve got a van on to top deck of a vehicle transporter

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/bramford-road-ipswich-car-transporter...

and finally car ends up in a garden, youd have thought at some point they might have tried using the brakes having shot across a very wide road, pavement and then into the garden https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/car-crashes-into-garden-in-woodbridge...

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Hirsute replied to stonojnr | 3 years ago
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Vans !

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OnYerBike replied to stonojnr | 3 years ago
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I'd like to add Hawk's Bridge in Ely to this list: https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/cambridgeshires-most-ba...

Maybe it should have been more visible?

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ktache replied to OnYerBike | 3 years ago
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As I understand the most crashed into rail bridge in the UK.

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Sriracha replied to OnYerBike | 3 years ago
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I can see how those Day-Glo chevrons could blend in with the sky.

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Hirsute replied to OnYerBike | 3 years ago
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The sun was in his eyes.

 

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David9694 replied to Hirsute | 3 years ago
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How a, I ment to keep a 3 year old quiet talk to my mum on the phone and not hit this ridiclus bridg???? Fumin surprise

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David9694 | 3 years ago
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a case for Cycleimg Mikey?

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/politics/bekki-fairley-asks-drivers-to-stop...

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich-courier-speaks-of-relief-after-van-...

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/wall-smashed-in-bacton-by-driver-1-6834005

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cyclist suffers punctured lung: police spokesman said: “A 31-year-old man, the driver of the Audi, was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, causing injury by dangerous driving and failing a drug test.”

all in a single visit to the Eastern Daily Press, looking for something else.

 

 

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Hirsute replied to David9694 | 3 years ago
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That bekki fairley one is insane.
If I lived nearby, I'd be up there stopping them.

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Simon E | 3 years ago
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A 2-car collision on A49 in Hadnall (30 mph limit), near Shrewsbury on last month. I know this road well, no excuses.

https://twitter.com/OPUShropshire/status/1293631605286871046

No buildings involved but 4 days later this incompetent idiot lost control in the wet, rolled their car down a bank on the A5.

https://twitter.com/OPUShropshire/status/1294921562483757056

The railway bridge by Shrewsbury station has had its share of stuck lorries over the years.

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HoarseMann | 3 years ago
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This is from a few years ago. If my average speed had been a smidge quicker, I would have been stood exactly where the car is. Saved by being a bit unfit.

Call me superstitious, but I don't use that crossing anymore!

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Tom_77 | 3 years ago
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There's a bridge in Romsey that has been hit more than 20 times:

https://www.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/news/18032717.20-lorries-15-years-get...

 

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hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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Bristol again, a bus and a bridge (possibly trying to be a James Bond film)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-54109763?utm_source=ground.news&utm_medium=referral

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ktache replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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I know school bus drivers have only just got off furlough but...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54099591

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hawkinspeter replied to ktache | 3 years ago
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ktache wrote:

I know school bus drivers have only just got off furlough but...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-54099591

That's horrific

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hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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David9694 replied to hawkinspeter | 3 years ago
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I like the re-purposed wheelie-bins!

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