LOUGHTON: Man charged over pedestrian death

POLICE have charged a man with causing death by careless driving after an accident in which an elderly pedestrian was killed.

Walter Morris, 76, from Loughton, was hit by a number 20 double decker bus in Church Hill, Loughton, at around 8am on August 23, 2010, and died in Queens Hospital, Romford, a three days later.

It is claimed that Mr Morris had been using the pedestrian crossing outside Homebase in Church Hill.

The 42-year-old man from north-west London is bailed to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on July 15.

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7:35pm Sat 25 Jun 11

Phoney Investigations says...

What is a "pedestrian bus?"
Reportese is all very well but this is going it a bit!
Surely the word "man" should have been the gender neutral "person?"
What is a "pedestrian bus?" Reportese is all very well but this is going it a bit! Surely the word "man" should have been the gender neutral "person?" Phoney Investigations
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9:09pm Sat 25 Jun 11

Eppingforest1234 says...

Calm down lol
Whats wrong with using 'man' instead of 'person'? Not exactly sexist
I think someone has too much time on their hands!
Calm down lol Whats wrong with using 'man' instead of 'person'? Not exactly sexist I think someone has too much time on their hands! Eppingforest1234
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1:58pm Sun 26 Jun 11

G_Whiz says...

The story makes more sense to me than Phoney Investigations little waffle.

Another tragic bus incident and should not be trivialised, Over the last few years accidents involving buses have risen massively. Whats going on?
The story makes more sense to me than Phoney Investigations little waffle. Another tragic bus incident and should not be trivialised, Over the last few years accidents involving buses have risen massively. Whats going on? G_Whiz
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3:20pm Sun 26 Jun 11

Thunderbird4 says...

How big is massive?
How big is massive? Thunderbird4
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4:57pm Sun 26 Jun 11

clives1947 says...

more accidents? you have to realise these people drive for 10/13hrs per day,every day, the odds on something happening i quite high, not wishing to be little the incedent,you understand(very sad ),the driving standard is quite high even to-day,how ever it is not what it was when i was trained by london transport,this how ever this does not make you immune from these type of accedents,which i found to my own cost many years ago, also happened to 2 colleagues of mine over the years working on the buses...clive..
more accidents? you have to realise these people drive for 10/13hrs per day,every day, the odds on something happening i quite high, not wishing to be little the incedent,you understand(very sad ),the driving standard is quite high even to-day,how ever it is not what it was when i was trained by london transport,this how ever this does not make you immune from these type of accedents,which i found to my own cost many years ago, also happened to 2 colleagues of mine over the years working on the buses...clive.. clives1947
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10:19am Mon 27 Jun 11

Thunderbird4 says...

Yes, Clive, I understand the system wants people to work longer hours, at the expense of personal and public safety, which is wrong. I could not understand the concept of accidents, "massively" increasing. To me, it seemed the wrong word.
Yes, Clive, I understand the system wants people to work longer hours, at the expense of personal and public safety, which is wrong. I could not understand the concept of accidents, "massively" increasing. To me, it seemed the wrong word. Thunderbird4
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11:36pm Mon 27 Jun 11

G_Whiz says...

Massive, is as big as my overdraft - so in other words.....Huge!
Huge amount's of hours these drivers work - so that's what's is going on, Bus companies profiteering at the expense of safety?
Massive, is as big as my overdraft - so in other words.....Huge! Huge amount's of hours these drivers work - so that's what's is going on, Bus companies profiteering at the expense of safety? G_Whiz
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