SE23.com - The Official Forum for Forest Hill & Honor Oak, London SE23
Online since 2002  -  10,000+ members

Home | SE23 Topics | Shops & Services | Wider Topics | Offered/Wanted/Lost/Found | Advertising | Contact
Geddes Hairdressing & Barbering Studio One Armstrong & Co Solicitors Adult Learning Lewisham


Post Reply  Post Topic 
Accident with Skip on Perry Rise
Author Message
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #1
12-05-2008 01:56 PM

About midday today, out for a walk with the dog, just turned off Perry Rise, and heard a mighty thump. Thinking for a moment and almost not bothering to look, I decided to turn back anyway.
As I walked back onto Perry Rise, from Preistfield road I noticed a skip at a rather awkward angle.
Thinking it had lust been moved by workman, I carried on, but only for a second.

Looking up the hill to Paxton Road, it was suddenly apparent.
A single decker bus, for one reason or another had struck the skip.
Walking to the front of the bus.... what a mess.

Very frustrating moment for me, im usually the first to help with these things, but broken glass everywhere, and having the dog with me was a poor combination. So the best I could do was call 999.

Took a couple of pictures too, not of people etc, just the actual bus. Apologies if anyone thinks this is poor taste.
No apparent injured is the good news Smile

Find all posts by this user Reply
Elizabeth25


Posts: 212
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #2
12-05-2008 04:29 PM

I hope no one was hurt. A lot of old people that that bus to Bell Green Sainsbury's

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #3
12-05-2008 04:36 PM

No one appeared injured to be honest, but an elderly lady took a big tumble trying to get out of the emergency exit at the rear of the bus, as the driver was calling the accident in, and not helping clear the bus. Not sure what the procedure is after an accident, but first things first in my mind, check for casualties and get them all off and safe.

Find all posts by this user Reply
grahamw


Posts: 58
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #4
12-05-2008 06:00 PM

I hope the skip was licensed and with proper warnings etc.....

Find all posts by this user Reply
shzl400


Posts: 729
Joined: Oct 2007
Post: #5
12-05-2008 07:31 PM

Not a bendy bus, just bent....

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #6
12-05-2008 07:46 PM

shzl400 Wrote:
Not a bendy bus, just bent....


Indeed, maybe even an idea for Boris.....
Maybe the new generation of routemasters needs to have the doors on the front corner, so the driver can monitor passengers.....

As for the skip, it indeed needs a licence, and most skip companies will not deliver one to public land without one these days, however signage is a tough one. Whats needed at 12 in the afternoon?

Find all posts by this user Reply
thenutfield


Posts: 235
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #7
12-05-2008 11:43 PM

nice photos, Snazy. On a sunny day even a bashed up bus can look appealing!
I have been trying to think up a witty one-liner involving a skip and a bus, but failing miserably so far.
There must be a joke in this somewhere.......anyone......?
tom

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #8
13-05-2008 12:02 AM

thenutfield Wrote:
nice photos, Snazy. On a sunny day even a bashed up bus can look appealing!
I have been trying to think up a witty one-liner involving a skip and a bus, but failing miserably so far.
There must be a joke in this somewhere.......anyone......?
tom


Perry Rise to Lewisham hospital, just a skip away (as in very short journey) Smile
How about that one?

Not sure about nice photo's though, took the wrong lense with me sadly, so had to do the best I could, especially as they would not move out of the way to get the picture of the bus.

These however are more my thing Smile
http://gallery.csoc.co.uk/thumbnails.php?album=43

Find all posts by this user Reply
Sherwood


Posts: 1,350
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #9
13-05-2008 09:54 AM

When I had a skip outside my house two police officers knocked at my door and said I needed to lamp it. Hopefully, our police force is still as vigilant as it used to be.

Find all posts by this user Reply
michael


Posts: 3,199
Joined: Mar 2005
Post: #10
13-05-2008 10:56 AM

Sherwood Wrote:
When I had a skip outside my house two police officers knocked at my door and said I needed to lamp it.


I believe the bus lamped this one already!
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lamp

But it is hardly causing a problem not having lanterns on the skip in the middle of the day.

Find all posts by this user Reply
ForestGump


Posts: 202
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #11
13-05-2008 10:59 AM

Bus driver doesn't skip for joy?

Skipper of a bus goes for a joy ride?

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #12
13-05-2008 11:09 AM

lol @ some of the suggestions !

Na, I agree with Michael, even if it DOES need lamps, not seeing it in the middle of the day is a poor excuse.

Amazingly the skip has today been replaced, however this time its on the side road!

Find all posts by this user Reply
gingernuts


Posts: 505
Joined: Nov 2007
Post: #13
07-07-2009 11:06 AM

Thanks for the photos - clearly a stupid and irresponsible place to put a skip.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Gaz


Posts: 86
Joined: Jul 2008
Post: #14
07-07-2009 11:51 AM

Judging from the 2nd photo, it looks like the skip may have been left a bit too close to the traffic island. However, surely other buses had navigated past it previously?

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #15
04-08-2009 11:45 AM

Everything had navigated past it before hand, there was indeed room to pass. Unfortunatly, as is the case with a lot of buses these days I think the bus was travelling a little too fast, and trying to be a bit over enthusiastic with their manouvre.
Given the damage to the bus I would suggest no effort had been made to slow to a safe passing speed.

I would not say the skip was placed in a dangerous position, rather that the driver was being rather careless. I have seen much smaller gaps left by skips and delivery lorries before.
In an ideal world it would have been further up or down the road, but there are post and a raised kerb preventing that.

Find all posts by this user Reply
Snazy


Posts: 1,495
Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #16
04-08-2009 11:47 AM

PS I should point out that the skip had only been there a short while, but had been passed by many vehicles in that time.

Find all posts by this user Reply

Friends of Blythe Hill Fields


Possibly Related Topics ...
Topic: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Water Leak - Perry Rise - Road Closed shaman 19 5,348 22-03-2016 02:26 PM
Last Post: John Daker
  Another accident on Perry Vale appetite4 35 10,555 25-09-2015 12:15 PM
Last Post: Perryman
  Filming on Perry Rise m00ky 5 3,025 25-08-2015 03:46 PM
Last Post: m00ky
  Accident on Perry Vale Friday 12th June pm rshdunlop 18 8,257 18-06-2015 10:46 AM
Last Post: ladywotlunches
  Triumph Speed Triple - stolen - Perry Rise BartS 3 2,481 25-08-2014 04:43 PM
Last Post: shaman
  Lightning strike on Perry Rise Snazy 9 5,104 01-07-2014 11:03 AM
Last Post: mcbain23
  Perry Rise/Perry Hill Buses InTheForest 17 8,707 10-01-2013 11:10 PM
Last Post: SeanThomas
  Thieves operating in Perry vale/Perry rise kmamac 0 1,899 06-07-2011 09:15 PM
Last Post: kmamac
  Brockley Rise accident 25/1/11 derbybill 4 4,289 26-01-2011 12:53 PM
Last Post: brian
  Car accident Mayow Road/Perry Vale roundabout rbmartin 9 6,784 08-06-2010 02:17 AM
Last Post: Perryman
  Yet another accident on Perry Vale Perryman 0 2,490 06-06-2010 03:49 PM
Last Post: Perryman
  Perry Vale accident PVP 7 5,621 14-05-2010 03:45 PM
Last Post: Perryman
  Vandalised Bus Stop on Perry Rise Mio 2 2,441 08-07-2009 04:38 PM
Last Post: Contrary Mary