PICTURED: delivery van ploughs into Abbey Wood bus stop

Image by Robbie Gun.

Image by Robbie Gunn.

Image by Robbie Gunn.

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A delivery van ploughed into a bus stop in Abbey Wood.

The bright red Parcelforce vehicle was heading north when it slammed into a metal pole supporting the roof covering Stop C in Harrow Manor Way at around 3.15pm.

The front of the Mercedes van was badly crumpled in the incident.

A person was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Woolwich with minor injuries, though the London Ambulance Service was unable to confirm whether this was the driver.

However it is not thought any waiting bus passengers were hurt.

Transport for London workers were seen helping to empty the van.

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8:34pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

That's why they're called Parcelfarce.
That's why they're called Parcelfarce. Hove Ex-Pat
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9:07am Thu 14 Aug 14

Rosco Ranger says...

The work which is currently been undertaken on the flyover by Cross Rail has been reported as an accident waiting to happen. I have seen many people walking out in front of traffic. Pushing buggies up the roadway rather than using the walkways provided.

The centre barriers were put in place for a reason i.e. to prevent accidents,

Cross Rail could place a temporary barrier in the centre reservation which would help solve the problem of jay walking. It seem like Cross Rail don't not understand the meaning of Public Safety but are only interested the safety of their workforce.

Wake up the management of Cross Rail and in particular the staff of their office block at Abbey Wood Station, the work on the flyover is an accident waiting to happen!!!!!!!!!!!
The work which is currently been undertaken on the flyover by Cross Rail has been reported as an accident waiting to happen. I have seen many people walking out in front of traffic. Pushing buggies up the roadway rather than using the walkways provided. The centre barriers were put in place for a reason i.e. to prevent accidents, Cross Rail could place a temporary barrier in the centre reservation which would help solve the problem of jay walking. It seem like Cross Rail don't not understand the meaning of Public Safety but are only interested the safety of their workforce. Wake up the management of Cross Rail and in particular the staff of their office block at Abbey Wood Station, the work on the flyover is an accident waiting to happen!!!!!!!!!!! Rosco Ranger
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9:09am Thu 14 Aug 14

highway warrior says...

confused by Crossrails roadworks up there no doubt. Saves them the job of demolishing the canopy now......
confused by Crossrails roadworks up there no doubt. Saves them the job of demolishing the canopy now...... highway warrior
  • Score: 0

3:41pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Wombles4000 says...

Rosco Ranger wrote:
The work which is currently been undertaken on the flyover by Cross Rail has been reported as an accident waiting to happen. I have seen many people walking out in front of traffic. Pushing buggies up the roadway rather than using the walkways provided.

The centre barriers were put in place for a reason i.e. to prevent accidents,

Cross Rail could place a temporary barrier in the centre reservation which would help solve the problem of jay walking. It seem like Cross Rail don't not understand the meaning of Public Safety but are only interested the safety of their workforce.

Wake up the management of Cross Rail and in particular the staff of their office block at Abbey Wood Station, the work on the flyover is an accident waiting to happen!!!!!!!!!!!
Why should crossrail have to account for the stupidity of people? In the UK we always have to make allowances for idiots. Sod em
[quote][p][bold]Rosco Ranger[/bold] wrote: The work which is currently been undertaken on the flyover by Cross Rail has been reported as an accident waiting to happen. I have seen many people walking out in front of traffic. Pushing buggies up the roadway rather than using the walkways provided. The centre barriers were put in place for a reason i.e. to prevent accidents, Cross Rail could place a temporary barrier in the centre reservation which would help solve the problem of jay walking. It seem like Cross Rail don't not understand the meaning of Public Safety but are only interested the safety of their workforce. Wake up the management of Cross Rail and in particular the staff of their office block at Abbey Wood Station, the work on the flyover is an accident waiting to happen!!!!!!!!!!![/p][/quote]Why should crossrail have to account for the stupidity of people? In the UK we always have to make allowances for idiots. Sod em Wombles4000
  • Score: 1

8:16am Tue 19 Aug 14

shezza.t says...

It was a good job there were no trains running so not many people at the bus stop.
It was a good job there were no trains running so not many people at the bus stop. shezza.t
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