SNARESBROOK: Photos reveal extent of crash impact

Crash scene on Hollybush Hill

Crash scene on Hollybush Hill

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

PHOTOS of a collision between a bus and a car at the junction of Hollybush Hill and Snaresbrook Road outside the Eagle Pub show the full extent of the impact.

Three ambulances attended the crash at around 1.50pm last Thursday (June 23).

A pregnant woman was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital with neck pain, while several passengers on the bus were treated for minor injuries.

Ken Wright, 70, of Malcolm Way took photos of the scene.

He said: “I was in my garden when I heard a massive thump.

“Police and ambulances were there very quickly and the road was closed for quite a while.”

Police are treating the incident as an accident.

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5:16pm Mon 27 Jun 11

Eppingforest1234 says...

What is the car doing on the wrong side of the road? Looks like the car was trying to turn right, and underestimated the speed of the bus.
What is the car doing on the wrong side of the road? Looks like the car was trying to turn right, and underestimated the speed of the bus. Eppingforest1234
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8:26am Mon 4 Jul 11

ScaredAmoeba says...

Eppingforest1234 wrote:
What is the car doing on the wrong side of the road? Looks like the car was trying to turn right, and underestimated the speed of the bus.
Exactly, from the position, it looks exactly like the sort of crazy driving I see on a daily basis.

Just like the drivers who overtake me and then immediately turn left; or those who overtake me and then stop; or pull-out in-front of me; drive the wrong way around roundabouts; or drive the wrong way down one way streets; or the idiots who tail-gate at motorway speeds; or crashed through a brick wall; or drive at night without lights; or drive at night with fog-lights front and back; or drive on the pavement ; drive while barely able to stand-up; or drive with a frozen windscreen having cleared only a tiny square ; or overtake on the wrong side of double white lines; or jump red lights; overtake over pedestrian crossings; drive over pedestrian crossings between pedestrians; or who undertake queueing traffic on the hard shoulders of motorways.

Yes I have seen and experienced other doing all these and more. All these idiots should be banned and not be allowed to drive until they have taken and successfully passed the extended test.
[quote][p][bold]Eppingforest1234[/bold] wrote: What is the car doing on the wrong side of the road? Looks like the car was trying to turn right, and underestimated the speed of the bus.[/p][/quote]Exactly, from the position, it looks exactly like the sort of crazy driving I see on a daily basis. Just like the drivers who overtake me and then immediately turn left; or those who overtake me and then stop; or pull-out in-front of me; drive the wrong way around roundabouts; or drive the wrong way down one way streets; or the idiots who tail-gate at motorway speeds; or crashed through a brick wall; or drive at night without lights; or drive at night with fog-lights front and back; or drive on the pavement [BTW those who park on the pavement, drive on it]; drive while barely able to stand-up; or drive with a frozen windscreen having cleared only a tiny square [I saw one of these idiots drive into a lorry - it clearly hurt the driver a lot – good! They could have killed someone!]; or overtake on the wrong side of double white lines; or jump red lights; overtake over pedestrian crossings; drive over pedestrian crossings between pedestrians; or who undertake queueing traffic on the hard shoulders of motorways. Yes I have seen and experienced other doing all these and more. All these idiots should be banned and not be allowed to drive until they have taken and successfully passed the extended test. ScaredAmoeba
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2:22pm Mon 4 Jul 11

ScaredAmoeba says...

I would like to point-out that my comment "drive while barely able to stand-up", was aimed at those who drive while under the influence of drink or drugs.
I have detained two such people and waited for the Police.

People need to realise that driving is a privilege, not an inalienable right. There are too many who believe it is the latter. In my experience, such people typically:
a) grossly overestimate their abilities
b) are multiply incompetent drivers and
c) a menace to Public safety.
I would like to point-out that my comment "drive while barely able to stand-up", was aimed at those who drive while under the influence of drink or drugs. I have detained two such people and waited for the Police. People need to realise that driving is a privilege, not an inalienable right. There are too many who believe it is the latter. In my experience, such people typically: a) grossly overestimate their abilities b) are multiply incompetent drivers and c) a menace to Public safety. ScaredAmoeba
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8:44am Tue 5 Jul 11

ScaredAmoeba says...

Here is the result of a recent Freedom of Information request about the number of drivers currently driving with 12 or more points on their licences. Normally 12 points are sufficient to lose one's licence. The numbers below apply for a date in May.

Current No. of
Points Drivers
12 6,983
13 809
14 870
15 1,075
16 297
17 144
18 233
19 37
20 46
21 39
22 10
23 15
24 24
25 3
27 3
28 1
30 4
33 1
36 2

My question is why are these maniacs still driving and breaking the law?
Here is the result of a recent Freedom of Information request about the number of drivers currently driving with 12 or more points on their licences. Normally 12 points are sufficient to lose one's licence. The numbers below apply for a date in May. Current No. of Points Drivers 12 6,983 13 809 14 870 15 1,075 16 297 17 144 18 233 19 37 20 46 21 39 22 10 23 15 24 24 25 3 27 3 28 1 30 4 33 1 36 2 My question is why are these maniacs still driving and breaking the law? ScaredAmoeba
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8:52am Tue 5 Jul 11

ScaredAmoeba says...

The formatting went wrong on posting.
The number of drivers runs from 6,983 with 12 points each (disqualification x 1); through 24 drivers with 24 points each (disqualification x 2); to 2 drivers with 36 points each (disqualification x 3).

These drivers are clearly incompetent and their driving poses an unwarranted continued danger to the public.
The formatting went wrong on posting. The number of drivers runs from 6,983 with 12 points each (disqualification x 1); through 24 drivers with 24 points each (disqualification x 2); to 2 drivers with 36 points each (disqualification x 3). These drivers are clearly incompetent and their driving poses an unwarranted continued danger to the public. ScaredAmoeba
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