Pedestrian suffers 'potentially life-changing injuries' following collision in Forest Road, Walthamstow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Members of the public treat attend to the woman in the immediate aftermath of the collision Members of the public treat attend to the woman in the immediate aftermath of the collision

A woman was hit by a double decker bus during this morning's rush hour.

The bus collided with the pedestrian, a 17-year-old Walthasm Forest College student, in Forest Road, Walthamstow, near Thorpe Coombe Hospital, at 8.40am.

She suffered leg and pelvic injuries and is being treated at Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel for what are described as potentially life-changing injuries.

Witness said the woman was crossing the road when she was hit by a 123 bus heading towards Woodford New Road.

The front window of the bus was smashed by the impact.

Hafeez Janjua, 46, of Cassiobury Road in Walthamstow, was driving in Forest Road towards Blackhorse Road when he saw the accident.

He said: “I saw this woman walking across and then the front of the bus hit her.

"A lot of people came to her rescue. It looked as though the front corner of the bus is damaged.”

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: "A Woman was taken to Royal London Hospital as a priority after being treated at the scene for leg and pelvic injuries. She was breathing and conscious."

Forest Road was blocked eastbound.

The 123, 212 and 275 bus services were placed on diversion.

 

 

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10:52am Fri 31 Jan 14

Hartsmatch says...

She was 17 not 30!
She was 17 not 30! Hartsmatch
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10:53am Fri 31 Jan 14

Hartsmatch says...

My thoughts are with her and her family x
My thoughts are with her and her family x Hartsmatch
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11:01am Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen.
Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life.
Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there?
The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen. Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life. Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 1

11:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

Dave mp says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen.
Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life.
Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there?
Them pedestals in my garden just can't keep still!
I certainly agree with the situation at The Bakers Arms especially the corner opposite where The Dolphin was. Traffic coming from Whipps Cross has to virtually go over the road to negotiate the bend. Dangerous when two buses or lorries get there at the same time.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen. Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life. Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there?[/p][/quote]Them pedestals in my garden just can't keep still! I certainly agree with the situation at The Bakers Arms especially the corner opposite where The Dolphin was. Traffic coming from Whipps Cross has to virtually go over the road to negotiate the bend. Dangerous when two buses or lorries get there at the same time. Dave mp
  • Score: 4

12:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

escapefrome17 says...

When people wonder why this sort of accident happens, just take a look at the picture- it's clearly been taken from the driving seat of a car by someone not concentrating on the road and more interested in somebody elses misfortune. Now why is the guardian using this pic only days after running a story about gawkers being nicked on the M11 for doing the self same thing? It's irrespondible, especially on forest road in the rush hour with students running in and out of the road all the time. Whoever snapped this pic clearly has no business being behind the wheel of a car.
When people wonder why this sort of accident happens, just take a look at the picture- it's clearly been taken from the driving seat of a car by someone not concentrating on the road and more interested in somebody elses misfortune. Now why is the guardian using this pic only days after running a story about gawkers being nicked on the M11 for doing the self same thing? It's irrespondible, especially on forest road in the rush hour with students running in and out of the road all the time. Whoever snapped this pic clearly has no business being behind the wheel of a car. escapefrome17
  • Score: 3

12:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

HottRedMan says...

Dave mp wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen.
Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life.
Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there?
Them pedestals in my garden just can't keep still!
I certainly agree with the situation at The Bakers Arms especially the corner opposite where The Dolphin was. Traffic coming from Whipps Cross has to virtually go over the road to negotiate the bend. Dangerous when two buses or lorries get there at the same time.
I agree Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen. Since idiots in the council seem to want to boost their CV's and careers to warrant their bonuses by saying they done something to the area.

The road layout is a flipping mess, it would create more traffic, especially since removing the filter lane from Hoe Street turning left into Lea Bridge Road. If I were a cyclist I would avoid the junction or ride on the pavement, since the road layout is made narrow, it puts you on a collision course with vehicles trying to get past you.

ZERO out of 10 LBWF.

As in this bus accident in Forest Rd, was it a college student, I have seen so many of them run in front of vehicles to cross the road and to make matters worse a crossing is only yards away, it just is not worth it imo to gamble with your life. Judging by the damage on the bus, it looks like a very horrible injury the girl got.
[quote][p][bold]Dave mp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: The altered paving at the Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen. Buses swinging out and pedestals running out of the way for dear life. Last weekend at 10pm was a man with a huge stall set out at 8pm selling fruit and veg out of bowls obstructing the view of motorists. Has he got a licence to be there?[/p][/quote]Them pedestals in my garden just can't keep still! I certainly agree with the situation at The Bakers Arms especially the corner opposite where The Dolphin was. Traffic coming from Whipps Cross has to virtually go over the road to negotiate the bend. Dangerous when two buses or lorries get there at the same time.[/p][/quote]I agree Bakers Arms is an accident waiting to happen. Since idiots in the council seem to want to boost their CV's and careers to warrant their bonuses by saying they done something to the area. The road layout is a flipping mess, it would create more traffic, especially since removing the filter lane from Hoe Street turning left into Lea Bridge Road. If I were a cyclist I would avoid the junction or ride on the pavement, since the road layout is made narrow, it puts you on a collision course with vehicles trying to get past you. ZERO out of 10 LBWF. As in this bus accident in Forest Rd, was it a college student, I have seen so many of them run in front of vehicles to cross the road and to make matters worse a crossing is only yards away, it just is not worth it imo to gamble with your life. Judging by the damage on the bus, it looks like a very horrible injury the girl got. HottRedMan
  • Score: 4

2:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

escapefrome17 says...

I'm speculating, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a student. For years they've been stepping out en-masse in front of the traffic, as if they're daring peope to run them down. I'm surprised there hasn't been a fatality along there, it's only a matter of time.
I'm speculating, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was a student. For years they've been stepping out en-masse in front of the traffic, as if they're daring peope to run them down. I'm surprised there hasn't been a fatality along there, it's only a matter of time. escapefrome17
  • Score: 6

2:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

jackblack007 says...

since when has common sense and LBWF gone hand in hand
since when has common sense and LBWF gone hand in hand jackblack007
  • Score: 6

4:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

These schemes are a disaster, a Polish Paving contractor told me himself before Christmas that there were concerns about the bakers Arms design as it means the buses have to swing out and as the contributor above says, this is perilous for cyclists and pedestrians. Pedestrians will always jay walk and road design has to allow for stupidity as Motorists have to give way for pedestrians (despite what motorists think in practice), I mean how many times do you see car drivers proceed aggressively over a junction, albeit, green light in their favour? The green light is not a licence to run people over. This design encourages recklessness and at least it is now documented here that there are no barriers and lives are in danger.

As the previous contributor suggests, cyclist should ride on the pavement and pedestals should take great care to avoid serious injury.
These schemes are a disaster, a Polish Paving contractor told me himself before Christmas that there were concerns about the bakers Arms design as it means the buses have to swing out and as the contributor above says, this is perilous for cyclists and pedestrians. Pedestrians will always jay walk and road design has to allow for stupidity as Motorists have to give way for pedestrians (despite what motorists think in practice), I mean how many times do you see car drivers proceed aggressively over a junction, albeit, green light in their favour? The green light is not a licence to run people over. This design encourages recklessness and at least it is now documented here that there are no barriers and lives are in danger. As the previous contributor suggests, cyclist should ride on the pavement and pedestals should take great care to avoid serious injury. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

5:20pm Sun 2 Feb 14

alexb424 says...

It always surprises me when people are run-over by a big red buses. Its difficult to understand how they didn't see it?
It always surprises me when people are run-over by a big red buses. Its difficult to understand how they didn't see it? alexb424
  • Score: -2

7:38am Wed 5 Feb 14

Sinking says...

alexb424 wrote:
It always surprises me when people are run-over by a big red buses. Its difficult to understand how they didn't see it?
That's really helpful mate
[quote][p][bold]alexb424[/bold] wrote: It always surprises me when people are run-over by a big red buses. Its difficult to understand how they didn't see it?[/p][/quote]That's really helpful mate Sinking
  • Score: 5

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