UPDATED: Bus crashes into scaffolding

Bus crashes into scaffolding

Bus crashes into scaffolding

First published in Local news

A BUS has crashed into scaffolding in Colchester town centre.

The First double-decker service collided with scaffolding which surrounds a building on the corner of Head Street and St John's Street.

Head Street is partially blocked because of the accident and is adding to existing traffic delays in the area caused by emergency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill.

PC Jo Jaggo, at the scene, said the current estimate was for the bus to be removed within the next hour once scaffolders had disentangled the bus.

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6:56pm Mon 26 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Emegency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill ? The burst water main was at the top on Southway.
Emegency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill ? The burst water main was at the top on Southway. PROOFREADER
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6:56pm Mon 26 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Emegency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill ? The burst water main was at the top on Southway.
Emegency water main works at the bottom of Balkerne Hill ? The burst water main was at the top on Southway. PROOFREADER
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8:37pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Fatboyr10 says...

You stupid boy!,,,
You stupid boy!,,, Fatboyr10
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11:33pm Mon 26 Nov 12

greenbroker says...

Bigh321 wrote:
Hahaha stupid bus driver
It could have been the scaffolders fault?
[quote][p][bold]Bigh321[/bold] wrote: Hahaha stupid bus driver[/p][/quote]It could have been the scaffolders fault? greenbroker
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11:22am Tue 27 Nov 12

Bert_Stimpson says...

Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding.

Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses.

Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter.
Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding. Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses. Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter. Bert_Stimpson
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11:30am Tue 27 Nov 12

Pjclarke says...

Should of gone to Specsavers!.
Should of gone to Specsavers!. Pjclarke
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5:31pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Im_Like_HELLO says...

It could just be the angle of the camera or the lens but that scaffolding does look like its sticking out into the street rather dangerously!
It could just be the angle of the camera or the lens but that scaffolding does look like its sticking out into the street rather dangerously! Im_Like_HELLO
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6:13pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Grabber says...

The road does camber on this junction which I think has caused the bus to catch the scaffold and pull it into the road are buses now turning right into St Johns Street to access the towns state of the art bus station ? Who ever thought that was a good idea clearly hasn't a clue !
The road does camber on this junction which I think has caused the bus to catch the scaffold and pull it into the road are buses now turning right into St Johns Street to access the towns state of the art bus station ? Who ever thought that was a good idea clearly hasn't a clue ! Grabber
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7:57pm Tue 27 Nov 12

keith1957 says...

stupid place to put scaffolding right on a busy junction.....doesnt surprise me that a bus has crashed into it.

ex colchester resident
stupid place to put scaffolding right on a busy junction.....doesnt surprise me that a bus has crashed into it. ex colchester resident keith1957
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11:27pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Boris says...

keith1957 wrote:
stupid place to put scaffolding right on a busy junction.....doesnt surprise me that a bus has crashed into it.

ex colchester resident
If work has to be done on that building, would you do it without scaffolding? That sounds pretty stupid, too.
What they should have done was cone off part of the road, but that would have interfered with the sacred traffic flow.
So they didn't, and they ended up with a much bigger problem.
No surprise there, then.
[quote][p][bold]keith1957[/bold] wrote: stupid place to put scaffolding right on a busy junction.....doesnt surprise me that a bus has crashed into it. ex colchester resident[/p][/quote]If work has to be done on that building, would you do it without scaffolding? That sounds pretty stupid, too. What they should have done was cone off part of the road, but that would have interfered with the sacred traffic flow. So they didn't, and they ended up with a much bigger problem. No surprise there, then. Boris
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11:32pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Boris says...

Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding.

Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses.

Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter.
Buses do not go up and down St Johns Street in both directions.
At least, I've never seen that happen yet. Have you?
[quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding. Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses. Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter.[/p][/quote]Buses do not go up and down St Johns Street in both directions. At least, I've never seen that happen yet. Have you? Boris
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11:43pm Tue 27 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Boris wrote:
Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding.

Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses.

Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter.
Buses do not go up and down St Johns Street in both directions.
At least, I've never seen that happen yet. Have you?
Boris you are right buses are only going in one direction in St Johns Street ie going towards Head Street not coming from Head Street.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Scaffolding looks close to edge of pavement with no real warning signs or lights on it. Having said that, no excuse for bus driver to be off the highway, unless the road camber has tilted back of the bus into overhanging scaffolding. Stupidest thing is having buses going up and down St. Johns Street in both directions. I guess that's why this bus was forced to navigate this tight turn that is not really suitable for buses. Why not send the bus up Head Street, High Street, Queen Street to get to Barton's Folly? Would also give passengers the chance to get off in the town centre itself if they wanted to rather than at Gala Bingo's £2m smoking shelter.[/p][/quote]Buses do not go up and down St Johns Street in both directions. At least, I've never seen that happen yet. Have you?[/p][/quote]Boris you are right buses are only going in one direction in St Johns Street ie going towards Head Street not coming from Head Street. PROOFREADER
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10:50am Wed 28 Nov 12

Bert_Stimpson says...

Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste
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r.ashx?id=8348&p=0
Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/CHttpHandle r.ashx?id=8348&p=0 Bert_Stimpson
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8:54pm Wed 28 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste

r.gov.uk/CHttpHandle

r.ashx?id=8348&p
=0
The bus in the picture is on the corner of Head Street and the High Street and
was about to turn right into the High Street, St Johns Street is at the other end of Head Street!
[quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/CHttpHandle r.ashx?id=8348&p =0[/p][/quote]The bus in the picture is on the corner of Head Street and the High Street and was about to turn right into the High Street, St Johns Street is at the other end of Head Street! PROOFREADER
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9:06pm Wed 28 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

PROOFREADER wrote:
Bert_Stimpson wrote:
Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste


r.gov.uk/CHttpHandle


r.ashx?id=8348&p

=0
The bus in the picture is on the corner of Head Street and the High Street and
was about to turn right into the High Street, St Johns Street is at the other end of Head Street!
I was incorrect the bus in on the corner of Headgate and St Johns Street, Buses in Colchester do not turn right down St Johns Street. They go along Head Street and either go down North Hill or turn right into the High Street.
[quote][p][bold]PROOFREADER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bert_Stimpson[/bold] wrote: Are you all sure? That bus looks like it is turning right to me. Look at the angle of the front wheel in the picture. I guess the bus company can shed some light on it. I looked at the CBC leaflet. http://www.colcheste r.gov.uk/CHttpHandle r.ashx?id=8348&p =0[/p][/quote]The bus in the picture is on the corner of Head Street and the High Street and was about to turn right into the High Street, St Johns Street is at the other end of Head Street![/p][/quote]I was incorrect the bus in on the corner of Headgate and St Johns Street, Buses in Colchester do not turn right down St Johns Street. They go along Head Street and either go down North Hill or turn right into the High Street. PROOFREADER
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9:34pm Wed 28 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

The bus in the picture service 70 from Chelmsford turns right from Head Street into the High Street and stops at the stop outside Angel Court.
The bus in the picture service 70 from Chelmsford turns right from Head Street into the High Street and stops at the stop outside Angel Court. PROOFREADER
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9:34pm Wed 28 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

The bus in the picture service 70 from Chelmsford turns right from Head Street into the High Street and stops at the stop outside Angel Court.
The bus in the picture service 70 from Chelmsford turns right from Head Street into the High Street and stops at the stop outside Angel Court. PROOFREADER
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8:44am Thu 29 Nov 12

PROOFREADER says...

All buses and coaches enter the new bus station via St Botolphs Street.
All buses and coaches enter the new bus station via St Botolphs Street. PROOFREADER
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12:38pm Thu 29 Nov 12

TheCaptain says...

And the scaffolding has been there for weeks, the bus was going straight on. I would say thats just careless driving.
And the scaffolding has been there for weeks, the bus was going straight on. I would say thats just careless driving. TheCaptain
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