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616 of 624  Mon 20th Mar 2017 9:27am  
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Bus ploughs into Coventry house Oh my
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Dreamtime
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617 of 624  Mon 20th Mar 2017 11:17am  
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Oh, that is terrible, what a blessing no one was killed. I am afraid that is a regular occurrence here in WA. I know well where that happened, probably peak hour traffic too. You don't expect that whilst having your breakfast do you. Oh my
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618 of 624  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 11:59am  
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Now, a school bus crash Oh my All safe Smile
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PhilipInCoventry
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619 of 624  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 3:03pm  
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Hi all & thank you MR, for that. Three bus mishaps within five days. What does concern me is that we never appear to get the info on what really happened. The death of two souls when a stagecoach bus went into a shop wall in Trinity St a while back, we still don't really know what was the cause. The similarity between the Keresley Rd incident this week & the Trinity St tragedy is uncanny. Both cases involve a bus moving under power & out of control. I have no authority to state an opinion on this, lacking in technical & circumstance information, as are most folk, but I just wish that we could learn from whatever was the cause. If we don't, the next mishap maybe another tragedy, not just a half demolished home as bad as that is.
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Slim
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620 of 624  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 3:50pm  
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Philip, I suspect they dare not print a reason, until proven, for fear of legal repercussions. I have my own suspicions about the bus crashing into the house; over the weekend, I was on the 72 bus in London, when our driver suddenly braked and swerved. From my side of the bus I could see why. The lights at the main side road were on red, but an idiot bloke on a bike carrying a long piece of wood and cycling one-handed thought he could shoot through and beat our bus. He had to swerve to avoid going underneath our bus, and our driver helped by swerving the bus a bit.
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MisterD-Di
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621 of 624  Wed 22nd Mar 2017 5:57pm  
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Slim, I believe that driver was 77 years old. Oh my I was wondering only recently why we hadn't heard anything about that incident for a while. I'm surprised the inquest hasn't been concluded.
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Midland Red

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622 of 624  Mon 10th Apr 2017 11:24am  
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I wonder if there will be any complaints about this news Wink
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623 of 624  Mon 10th Apr 2017 9:13pm  
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Hi all Wave Well, I never! This is frightening. If you are ok to watch, click on the first picture for the video.
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624 of 624  Tue 16th May 2017 11:45am  
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Pleased to see our good friend NeilsYard back with us today on the forum, following his recent absence due to a bout of illness Big grin Cheers
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