Sunday, September 08, 2019

Another Day Another Bus Collision Another Pedestrian Taken To A&E. When Will TfL Act?

Another TfL Bus has ploughed into a pedestrian waiting at a bus stop, this time outside Tottenham Hale tube station. 

When are TfL going to revert back to the old Met system that forbid Bus drivers to also hold a PHV or Taxi licence. 

We’ve seen an increase in Bus collisions lately and we’ve also noticed many PHVs with TfL roundels, parked outside London Bus garages. 

Report below from the Sun app. 

A MAN has been taken to hospital after a double decker bus crashed into a bus shelter outside Tottenham Hale tube station.

Images from the scene showed the front of the bus badly damaged and the ground covered with glass from the shelter.

The collision occurred on Saturday evening, with police called to the Ferry Lane station just before 8pm.

London Ambulance service confirmed that a pedestrian was taken to a major trauma centre with leg injuries.

The station was closed in the wake of the incident.

One witness tweeted footage that appeared to show crowds gathered around someone lying on the ground next to the shattered bus stop.

She said: "Literally just witnessed this driver go straight into the bus stop and a few people.

"I’m shaking from the sound and noise.
"My heart dropped in my stomach."

It is not yet known what caused the crash.

Transport for London said the bus station had been closed and a number of routes diverted.

A spokesperson added: "We are working closely with the bus company, Go Ahead London, and the police to investigate this incident and understand its cause.
"Any death or serious injury on London's roads is one too many, which is why we are committed to a Vision Zero approach to eliminate this by 2041."
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 7.51pm today to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian at Tottenham Hale bus station, Haringey.
"We sent an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.

"We treated a man at the scene for leg injuries and took him to a major trauma centre."
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called to Tottenham Hale bus station on Ferry Lane, at 7.51pm on Saturday, 7 September to reports of bus crashing into the bus station.
"Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
"One man was found injured.

This below from twitter today:
I’ve just been told by my very reliable source why this is happening with the Routemasters! 

Just sent this! They power surge & @TfL are refusing to admit there’s a problem! 

They literally take off on their own and the driver completely helpless! 

Just like the Croydon tram cover up!

@BBCTomEdwards I’ve got a story for you if you want to investigate these routemaster crashes which @TfL are trying to cover up, as they’re suffering from power surges which basically causes them to take off on their own but TfL are refusing to admit this! 

Have a very reliable source!

What my source stated is exactly this when whatsapping earlier 

"Yes mate, it's supposed to be electric up to about 10mph the diesel engine kicks in, but you can get an unexpected surge and it takes off, TFL are denying any such thing"

Is this driver fatigue or a technical problem, only an third party investigation will get to the bottom of this as TfL alone can’t be trusted. 

We will have to see if the BBC are willing to investigate this problem. 

1 comment:

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