A forklift truck hit a bus and flipped on to its side on the pavement, in Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, on Saturday

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The truck in Blackhorse Road, on Saturday morning The truck in Blackhorse Road, on Saturday morning

PEDESTRIANS and motorists were lucky to escape serious injury after a dramatic crash on Saturday.

A forklift truck hit a bus before careering into a tree and tipping over on its side, in Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow.

A 30-year-old man was taken by ambulance to Whipps Cross Hospital, where he was treated for minor head injuries.

Nobody else was hurt in the crash.

The accident, near Blackhorse Road tube station, happened shortly before 8am.

Comments (3)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:32pm Mon 10 Aug 09

andychurchill says...

Are the roadworks still ongoing here? doesn't surprise me, as there are idiots on this junction at the best of times, without the roadworks causing people to try and squeeze through long after the red lights have changed.
Are the roadworks still ongoing here? doesn't surprise me, as there are idiots on this junction at the best of times, without the roadworks causing people to try and squeeze through long after the red lights have changed. andychurchill

6:16pm Mon 10 Aug 09

Janet1 says...

These roadworks are lethal, especially for pedestrians. How can it be legal to have no safe crossing for pedestrians at a junction that size?

Last night I got off the tube-replacement bus with a blind man who was completely lost, because the bus had to stop on Forest Rd instead of where he expected on Blackhorse Rd.

Instead of a safe walk to his home, he had two main roads to cross without any pedestrian lights. Getting across was intimidating for me, let alone him. It was sheer luck we got off at the same stop and could help him. What are people supposed to do?
These roadworks are lethal, especially for pedestrians. How can it be legal to have no safe crossing for pedestrians at a junction that size? Last night I got off the tube-replacement bus with a blind man who was completely lost, because the bus had to stop on Forest Rd instead of where he expected on Blackhorse Rd. Instead of a safe walk to his home, he had two main roads to cross without any pedestrian lights. Getting across was intimidating for me, let alone him. It was sheer luck we got off at the same stop and could help him. What are people supposed to do? Janet1

10:21pm Mon 10 Aug 09

JonathanB says...

Shutting down pedestrian crossings right in front of a busy tube station. Mad.
Shutting down pedestrian crossings right in front of a busy tube station. Mad. JonathanB

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree