Blackfen double-decker bus collision with two cars injures two passengers

The Peugeot was left badly damaged by the crash.

The Peugeot was left badly damaged by the crash.

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A collision between two cars and a double-decker bus in Blackfen caused injuries to two passengers.

A silver Peugeot was left with its bonnet hanging off by the lights in the middle of the junction with Westwood Lane.

A 48-year-old woman was taken to a south London hospital suffering lower back pain and has since been discharged. A second passenger, a 38-year old woman, was treated at the scene for abdominal pain.

Kathryn Bruce, 26, was on her way to the shops with children Rhys, 7, and Phoebe, 5, when the family came across the aftermath of the crash at around 2.10pm on Thursday.

The mother-of-two, who lives in Blackfen Road, said: “You just don’t feel quite safe because people do drive around here like loonies.

“It’s awful for driving at that junction with those lights.

“I’m surprised there aren’t more accidents there to be honest.”

The crash happened just a day after a three-car rush hour smash caused Blackfen Road to be closed in both directions. 

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12:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

j.j. says...

There are clear problems on this spot. The timing of the lights is less than optimal and rat-runners cutting the queues on Blackfen Road via Days Lane make things much worse. Both problems could be quite easily resolved, but Bexley council doesn't seem to bother until there is plenty of blood on the road.
There are clear problems on this spot. The timing of the lights is less than optimal and rat-runners cutting the queues on Blackfen Road via Days Lane make things much worse. Both problems could be quite easily resolved, but Bexley council doesn't seem to bother until there is plenty of blood on the road. j.j.
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5:58pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bestbaz says...

Are Bexley Council concerned by any junction ? Just look how they have re planned Bexleyheath Broadway, it could not be any worse
Are Bexley Council concerned by any junction ? Just look how they have re planned Bexleyheath Broadway, it could not be any worse Bestbaz
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12:10pm Wed 5 Mar 14

highway warrior says...

Actually the junction is fairly good by most standards.
Traffic going from East to West or West to East have their own seperate phasing, the only bad part is North to South and South to Northhave to turn across active lanes, which could be easily remidied by letting them have their own filters.

Oh and FYI all automated traffic signals in the borough are the responsibility of TFL not the council.......
Actually the junction is fairly good by most standards. Traffic going from East to West or West to East have their own seperate phasing, the only bad part is North to South and South to Northhave to turn across active lanes, which could be easily remidied by letting them have their own filters. Oh and FYI all automated traffic signals in the borough are the responsibility of TFL not the council....... highway warrior
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