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Car v. Bus at the Mall

By johnboy - 5 October 2011 99

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Caitlin has sent in these pictures with this explanation:

So here are the pictures I took of the aftermath. It happened at the top of the hill where the Cohen street extension comes past the Westfield Bus Station.

It’s a horrible intersection, and while cars are meant to give way to any buses coming or going, they just don’t.

I’ve witnessed a lot of near misses, and it was only a matter of time before something this bad happened.

The car ran into the bus around 2.15 this afternoon, it was the bus before ours, doing the 71 route.

Apparently another car went in front of the bus, and the bus honked at it, this girl hesitated then tried to make it through before the bus and this happened.

There were 3 passangers in the car, and they all walked away from the accident, and were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

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Car v. Bus at the Mall
arescarti42 9:30 pm 05 Oct 11

Gerry-Built said :

…all the signage in the world isn’t going to stop accidents there… it is a very confusing intersection to approach, what; with all the give way signs and big red patch on the road, it’s hard to work out who should go first. And it is only a huge bus you risk hitting if you get it wrong… more needs to be done! [TFIC]

I hope that is laced with sarcasm.

Mysteryman 9:14 pm 05 Oct 11

JC said :

Bloody silly intersection, which is an accident waiting to happen, especially the speed at which buses come up the hill towards the bus station. Maybe what is needed to balance things out is a speed bump on the bus lane just before the intersection, a bit like the speed bump in the car lane heading the other way.

Yep. Agreed. It was only matter of time before this happened. Such a stupidly designed intersection.

Henry82 9:11 pm 05 Oct 11

Ian said :

I actually think its quite simple. You give way to any buses you see.

What he said.

Plus those give way signs look abnormally large, im quite surprised somebody can miss them. They won’t, but it would be nice if they (the car owner) got a fine for negligent driving.

trentanh 8:55 pm 05 Oct 11

This was bound to happen,

I ride past it every day and avoid crossing there with a passion (wait at the traffic lights instead of cutting across using the ‘bike path’).

I’ve driven down that way too in a car (where the accident is) and you have to be extremely careful at the junction.

At least it wasn’t a person getting hit this time! (Chan St Crossing!)

Classified 8:11 pm 05 Oct 11

Ian said :

Gerry-Built said :

…all the signage in the world isn’t going to stop accidents there… it is a very confusing intersection to approach, what; with all the give way signs and big red patch on the road, it’s hard to work out who should go first. And it is only a huge bus you risk hitting if you get it wrong… more needs to be done! [TFIC]

I actually think its quite simple. You give way to any buses you see. They are bigger and hurt you more than you hurt them

Pretty simple, isn’t it…?

JC 7:38 pm 05 Oct 11

Bloody silly intersection, which is an accident waiting to happen, especially the speed at which buses come up the hill towards the bus station. Maybe what is needed to balance things out is a speed bump on the bus lane just before the intersection, a bit like the speed bump in the car lane heading the other way.

Ian 7:26 pm 05 Oct 11

Gerry-Built said :

…all the signage in the world isn’t going to stop accidents there… it is a very confusing intersection to approach, what; with all the give way signs and big red patch on the road, it’s hard to work out who should go first. And it is only a huge bus you risk hitting if you get it wrong… more needs to be done! [TFIC]

I actually think its quite simple. You give way to any buses you see. They are bigger and hurt you more than you hurt them

TimmehS 7:21 pm 05 Oct 11

How can a give way sign be confusing?? Personally I would have a stop sign there, but that still might confuse people??

Jivrashia 6:44 pm 05 Oct 11

Classified said :

Of course, it is a pretty silly accident.

I hope that the next accident isn’t her running over her 5 y.o. by confusing brake and gas pedal…

Gerry-Built 5:55 pm 05 Oct 11

…all the signage in the world isn’t going to stop accidents there… it is a very confusing intersection to approach, what; with all the give way signs and big red patch on the road, it’s hard to work out who should go first. And it is only a huge bus you risk hitting if you get it wrong… more needs to be done! [TFIC]

Postalgeek 5:33 pm 05 Oct 11

Cars are obviously vulnerable, flippant about road rules, and have the potential to cause serious accidents. They should be banned from public roads for their own safety.

carnardly 5:28 pm 05 Oct 11

how can you not see a bloody bus right in front of you?

Classified 5:24 pm 05 Oct 11

It’s just a car, as long as no-one was hurt that’s the main thing.

Of course, it is a pretty silly accident.

BenMac 5:09 pm 05 Oct 11

Bus 1. Car 0.

buzz819 5:00 pm 05 Oct 11

Tsk tsk tsk…

One more person that will learn what give way means I guess!

Buzz

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