Man in hospital after being struck by a bus

A MAN is recovering in hospital after being struck by a bus.

Police and paramedics were called to Magdalen Street at about 6.30pm on Friday after reports of a crash.

The pedestrian, a man aged in his 20s, was rushed to Colchester General Hospital following the crash.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "A section of road was closed for 30 minutes while emergency services dealt with the incident.
 

“The man is now in a stable condition.
 

“Officers are trying to establish his identity.”
 

Anyone with information call Colchester police station on 101.

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12:33pm Tue 18 Feb 14

HIF1907olympia says...

Not really a shock as the way some of these bus drivers from First drive around the town is **** right dangerous !!! The bend by the war memorial and tourist office regularly has buses up on the pavement and also up on the path by the new noodle bar in Queens st !!! You maybe called First but that doesn't mean you have to drive like morons to get there First !!!
Not really a shock as the way some of these bus drivers from First drive around the town is **** right dangerous !!! The bend by the war memorial and tourist office regularly has buses up on the pavement and also up on the path by the new noodle bar in Queens st !!! You maybe called First but that doesn't mean you have to drive like morons to get there First !!! HIF1907olympia

11:32pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Harry-Brown says...

HIF1907olympia wrote:
Not really a shock as the way some of these bus drivers from First drive around the town is **** right dangerous !!! The bend by the war memorial and tourist office regularly has buses up on the pavement and also up on the path by the new noodle bar in Queens st !!! You maybe called First but that doesn't mean you have to drive like morons to get there First !!!
yep im in on that one there is one with dreadlocks who hangs out the window giving verbal to all & sundry... they know who he is!!!!
the ethnic minority bods they bought in a few years ago think they are cutting up 3 wheelers in thailand....
i sh*t myself sometimes when im on them with some of the wannabe fangio's on board.
thank G*d they did not learn to fly jumbo's
first bus know all about the issue but do sod all about it you have to complain to some 0845 call centre.
the local foreman does not want to know
it was bound to happen sooner or later
they break far too late at junction never give way to anyone
they think they have this buses pull out first right of way
thats rubbish
even blue lamp vehicles cant jump lights without complete safety
the onus is on the drivers
but they act like anus's
[quote][p][bold]HIF1907olympia[/bold] wrote: Not really a shock as the way some of these bus drivers from First drive around the town is **** right dangerous !!! The bend by the war memorial and tourist office regularly has buses up on the pavement and also up on the path by the new noodle bar in Queens st !!! You maybe called First but that doesn't mean you have to drive like morons to get there First !!![/p][/quote]yep im in on that one there is one with dreadlocks who hangs out the window giving verbal to all & sundry... they know who he is!!!! the ethnic minority bods they bought in a few years ago think they are cutting up 3 wheelers in thailand.... i sh*t myself sometimes when im on them with some of the wannabe fangio's on board. thank G*d they did not learn to fly jumbo's first bus know all about the issue but do sod all about it you have to complain to some 0845 call centre. the local foreman does not want to know it was bound to happen sooner or later they break far too late at junction never give way to anyone they think they have this buses pull out first right of way thats rubbish even blue lamp vehicles cant jump lights without complete safety the onus is on the drivers but they act like anus's Harry-Brown

11:03am Wed 19 Feb 14

cynicalsubber says...

If anyone thinks the way they drive round town is bad, hang around near the two tight bends in Turner Road. Hint to the drivers: you are NOT Lewis Hamilton and that is NOT a chicane.
Hope the accident victim is recovering.
If anyone thinks the way they drive round town is bad, hang around near the two tight bends in Turner Road. Hint to the drivers: you are NOT Lewis Hamilton and that is NOT a chicane. Hope the accident victim is recovering. cynicalsubber

3:07pm Wed 19 Feb 14

rhetoric says...

If a bus hits a pedestrian, it's not a "crash" but an accident whether culpable or otherwise.

If we are being totally pedantic, the sound of such a collision would be a dull thud and not a "crashing" sound.

We also have cars hitting pedestrians when the incident is reorted as a "collision", which I would have thought more accurately used when both objects are moving at a fairly equivalent speed?

Probably the Gazette is speaking a new "English" and I am out of date.
If a bus hits a pedestrian, it's not a "crash" but an accident whether culpable or otherwise. If we are being totally pedantic, the sound of such a collision would be a dull thud and not a "crashing" sound. We also have cars hitting pedestrians when the incident is reorted as a "collision", which I would have thought more accurately used when both objects are moving at a fairly equivalent speed? Probably the Gazette is speaking a new "English" and I am out of date. rhetoric

6:26pm Wed 19 Feb 14

cynicalsubber says...

rhetoric, when I was a very young journalist back in the 70s - when local papers still had very high standards - we were told that in the case of any accident, we had to report that the two entities had 'been in collision with' - even when one of them was stationary - because we weren't allowed to imply blame. These days 'collided with' appears as depressingly often as a completely inaccurate reference because neither reporter nor sub has the local knowledge, nor the time to check. Blame the bean counters who persuaded owners that they could cut staff to the bone and still provide a service.
rhetoric, when I was a very young journalist back in the 70s - when local papers still had very high standards - we were told that in the case of any accident, we had to report that the two entities had 'been in collision with' - even when one of them was stationary - because we weren't allowed to imply blame. These days 'collided with' appears as depressingly often as a completely inaccurate reference because neither reporter nor sub has the local knowledge, nor the time to check. Blame the bean counters who persuaded owners that they could cut staff to the bone and still provide a service. cynicalsubber

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