9 hurt in Westcliff bus crash

First published in News

NINE people were hurt in a bus crash.
The woman bus driver and a passenger were among those who needed treatment at Southend Hospital.
The crash, involving a number 29 bus and a Lexus, happened in Westbourne Grove, Westcliff, at its junction with Fairfax Drive, at about 11.15am.
Four bus passengers were placed on spinal boards as a precaution, but their injuries are not thought to be serious.
The passenger side of the blue Lexus RX400 and the driver’s side of the bus were badly damaged.
Firefighters were called as fluid was seen leaking from the red single-decker bus, but it turned out to be coolant from the radiator.

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8:25pm Thu 29 Nov 12

largo1 says...

i wish everyone who was involved a speedy recovery without any last effects.
i wish everyone who was involved a speedy recovery without any last effects. largo1
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9:24pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Exactly!
Exactly! Olivia2847
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9:53pm Thu 29 Nov 12

largo1 says...

largo1 wrote:
i wish everyone who was involved a speedy recovery without any last effects.
*lasting
[quote][p][bold]largo1[/bold] wrote: i wish everyone who was involved a speedy recovery without any last effects.[/p][/quote]*lasting largo1
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10:38pm Thu 29 Nov 12

BusMan101 says...

Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries.
Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries. BusMan101
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11:07pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Ray Von says...

BusMan101 wrote:
Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries.
Correct the only local red buses to mind are Regal Busways. But then Fairfax Drive only has the one bus service. I guess we'll just have to put this down to the mysterious editorial decisions at the Echo!
[quote][p][bold]BusMan101[/bold] wrote: Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries.[/p][/quote]Correct the only local red buses to mind are Regal Busways. But then Fairfax Drive only has the one bus service. I guess we'll just have to put this down to the mysterious editorial decisions at the Echo! Ray Von
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5:10am Fri 30 Nov 12

Westcliff Man says...

I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident
I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident Westcliff Man
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6:42am Fri 30 Nov 12

another council tax payer says...

Westcliff Man wrote:
I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident
It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst
[quote][p][bold]Westcliff Man[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident[/p][/quote]It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst another council tax payer
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7:58am Fri 30 Nov 12

Nebs says...

another council tax payer wrote:
Westcliff Man wrote:
I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident
It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst
Here are the traffic light sequences for the Essex version of the highway code
Red for more than 3 seconds, stop
Red and amber, go
Green, go
Amber, go
Red, go, quickly, go go go
Red for more than 3 seconds, stop
[quote][p][bold]another council tax payer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Westcliff Man[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident[/p][/quote]It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst[/p][/quote]Here are the traffic light sequences for the Essex version of the highway code Red for more than 3 seconds, stop Red and amber, go Green, go Amber, go Red, go, quickly, go go go Red for more than 3 seconds, stop Nebs
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11:05am Fri 30 Nov 12

trucker1 says...

Nebs wrote:
another council tax payer wrote:
Westcliff Man wrote:
I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident
It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst
Here are the traffic light sequences for the Essex version of the highway code
Red for more than 3 seconds, stop
Red and amber, go
Green, go
Amber, go
Red, go, quickly, go go go
Red for more than 3 seconds, stop
red only means stop if there is a camera and it is not only essex
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]another council tax payer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Westcliff Man[/bold] wrote: I wrote to the Council Highways Department just 2 weeks ago to complain about the timing at these traffic lights - I hope this had nothing to do with this accident[/p][/quote]It seems to be acceptable to drive through red lights now , London road in the rush hour being the worst[/p][/quote]Here are the traffic light sequences for the Essex version of the highway code Red for more than 3 seconds, stop Red and amber, go Green, go Amber, go Red, go, quickly, go go go Red for more than 3 seconds, stop[/p][/quote]red only means stop if there is a camera and it is not only essex trucker1
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12:36pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

I presume that the woman driver comment has been removed - thank you!
I presume that the woman driver comment has been removed - thank you! Olivia2847
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12:37pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Just waiting for the cyclist riding on the pavement hits car, pedestrian or whatever to occur ......
Just waiting for the cyclist riding on the pavement hits car, pedestrian or whatever to occur ...... Olivia2847
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12:50pm Fri 30 Nov 12

guygrim says...

either the echo, the witness or both are wrong because arriva do not have red busses in southend as people have said
either the echo, the witness or both are wrong because arriva do not have red busses in southend as people have said guygrim
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7:13pm Fri 30 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Nice to see we have a Brumie here! Busses ! ;-)
Nice to see we have a Brumie here! Busses ! ;-) Olivia2847
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9:15pm Fri 30 Nov 12

goahead100 says...

BusMan101 wrote:
Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries.
The only time you see red arriva buses is in Grays or London not southend just like the echo there don't always get the story rite maybe southend shoud move to london L.O. L
[quote][p][bold]BusMan101[/bold] wrote: Since when do Arriva have any red buses? That aside, I wish the injured passengers & driver speedy recoveries.[/p][/quote]The only time you see red arriva buses is in Grays or London not southend just like the echo there don't always get the story rite maybe southend shoud move to london L.O. L goahead100
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