Saturday, August 29, 2015

Another Day...Another Bus Crash.

Bus crashes into tree on busy east London street leaving at least 12 injured 

  • The single decker bus crashed into a tree near Manor Park station in east London. Police, paramedics, plus the air ambulance were all called to the scene.

  • At least 12 people were injured, with 10 taken to hospital and two in a serious condition
  • It is not known what caused the smash or whether the driver was injured 

Chaotic pictures show the front of the single decker bus crumpled against the tree, while shaken passengers watch from across the road. 

Two of the 12 injured are in a serious condition, with 10 being treated in hospital.

Among the injured are a man thought to be in his 40s with head injuries and a woman in her 60s with an injured hip. 

London Ambulance Service (LAS) declared a major incident, sending six ambulances and the air ambulance to the scene.

Police officers and the London Fire Brigade helped the 15 passengers and driver off of the red W19 bus and closed part of Station Road. 

It is not known what caused the crash, or what condition the driver is in. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First and foremost, my thoughts with the injured, the shocked and the driver, of course.
But, what is happening here? This was unheard of years ago, wasn't it ? Hearing of a London Bus crashing was very rare news. These days, it seems that its happening on a worryingly regular basis.

Is it professional driving standards ? Inappropriate driver training ? New Engineering Technology ? What ?

I tell you what though. Another case of our world not necessarily going forward, despite the latest technology, brightest ideas, and most innovative training modules.

Take note the, technology and "we have to keep up with the modern world and progress" supporters.

Many things in life today are as good now, as they were when they were first invented. Ask Steinway Pianos !

Know what I mean ?