UPDATE: Catford Gyratory reopened after crash between car and pedestrian

News Shopper: The scene at the Catford Gyratory, picture courtesy of TFL Traffic News The scene at the Catford Gyratory, picture courtesy of TFL Traffic News

The Catford Gyratory has reopened following a collision involving a car and a pedestrian this morning (March 20).

London Ambulance Service (LAS) staff are at the scene after being called to the junction of Brownhill Road and Rushey Green at around 10.55am.

LAS sent a single responder in a car and an ambulance to the scene.

There was no right turn for drivers on to A205 Brownhill Road from A21 Rushey Green but the road has now been cleared.

More to follow.

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12:26pm Thu 20 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change.
Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future.
This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change. Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Thu 20 Mar 14

RosieB123 says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change.
Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future.
I actually witnessed this today, from what I saw the light had turned red when the elderly man began to cross but at the time the couple in the car turned in left and hit him. The man was laying in the road for a while and the couple looked like they were in shock.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change. Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future.[/p][/quote]I actually witnessed this today, from what I saw the light had turned red when the elderly man began to cross but at the time the couple in the car turned in left and hit him. The man was laying in the road for a while and the couple looked like they were in shock. RosieB123
  • Score: 3

5:34am Fri 21 Mar 14

sarfflondonbird says...

RosieB123 wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change.
Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future.
I actually witnessed this today, from what I saw the light had turned red when the elderly man began to cross but at the time the couple in the car turned in left and hit him. The man was laying in the road for a while and the couple looked like they were in shock.
Thanks for the info. If the lights had turned red, surely one of the parties was in the wrong then? Did the driver 'jump' the lights? Or did the man cross when the lights w went to'don't cross' mode? If so, it seems the driver must have still 'jumped' the lights! All the same, hope the,man is going to be Ok. I used to work near this junction at one time, and had witnessed many an incident where pedestrians had nearly come a 'cropper', mainly it has been their own fault though.
[quote][p][bold]RosieB123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: This junction is a bit of a hot spot for accidents like such waiting to happen. All too often, people will just step off the pavement without giving a thought because they need to get across the road to catch the bus, or get to a certain shop etc. and are too impatient to wait for the lights to change. Apart from that, and I am surmising this could be what happened, it may be that it is not, I hope the pedestrian involved wasn't badly injured and will make a quick recovery., and the driver of the vehicle is ok too, if not a bit more wary on approaching that junction in future.[/p][/quote]I actually witnessed this today, from what I saw the light had turned red when the elderly man began to cross but at the time the couple in the car turned in left and hit him. The man was laying in the road for a while and the couple looked like they were in shock.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the info. If the lights had turned red, surely one of the parties was in the wrong then? Did the driver 'jump' the lights? Or did the man cross when the lights w went to'don't cross' mode? If so, it seems the driver must have still 'jumped' the lights! All the same, hope the,man is going to be Ok. I used to work near this junction at one time, and had witnessed many an incident where pedestrians had nearly come a 'cropper', mainly it has been their own fault though. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: 3

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