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Pedestrian and bus collide in Plymouth

By This is Devon  |  Posted: July 09, 2012

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A major road in Plymouth has been disrupted after a collision between a bus and a pedestrian.

Police and an ambulance are currently at the scene of the incident on North Hill, just outside the Spar shop.

Police say they were called to the collision at around 1.15pm today after a bus and a male pedestrian collided.

It is understood the man suffered only minor injuries to his hand in the accident involving a single-decker Plymouth Citybus.

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  • jabbathebutt  |  July 10 2012, 7:05PM

    @ wickerman.... and just how many accidents at that spot the last hundred years ? I should imagine it was a few bombs from germany . Dont hold your breath "waiting for the accident to happen" .

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  • paulmh66  |  July 10 2012, 6:43PM

    Actually some students are still making there presence felt in my street, rowdy partying until 4 am, bins and contents spread about the back alley. So no, not all have gone back.

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  • FOXFAN99  |  July 10 2012, 6:17PM

    If there had been major injuries then it would have been newsworthy but a minor hand injury isnt. Come on Herald must try harder. Incidentally bus drivers have to pass stringent tests before they are allowed behind the wheel. They have to pass a medical, a theory and practical test, a hazard perception test amongst other things. It takes a while to be fully trained. A lot of the problem is people not looking where they are going.

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  • Bob_Wickerman  |  July 10 2012, 3:33PM

    Incidentally there's an accident waiting to happen at the junction of Citadel Rd East and Friars Lane because CRE at its east end where it joins New St is a narrow cobbled alley one-car wide and people (especially tourists and their kids) think it's pedestrian only. As a result they step out into it blind from Friars Lane and from the adjacent set of steps, and could get hit by a car coming up from the New St direction. I regular walk it and see some cars and taxis doing about 35 mph, what's their hurry? It badly needs a sign saying "Danger Blind Junction, slow down" placed about 40 yards before the junction.

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  • Nevman  |  July 10 2012, 3:22PM

    I was one years ago, moyztedbear, as it happens, although it's got nothing to do with my comment. Clearly you weren't, or you might have been able to come up with a sensible comment. To enlighten the non-academically-minded, term is over. Outside term-time you'll always find a few students about: some postgrads, people doing resits, and prospective students visiting open days. Most, though, go home. Of course, that means that a lot of local students who study elsewhere are in Plymouth for the summer - and not all young people go on to uni. (Or art college, jaygeek1 - they have terms and holidays too, believe it or not.) So you might be gratuitously insulting your fellow Plymothians. It's a shame so many Plymouth residents have a massive chip on their shoulder about intelligence and education. But then, the bright ones generally get out if they possibly can, don't they, because there's nothing for them here.

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  • moyztedbear  |  July 10 2012, 1:47PM

    wrong nevman they are still here in their droves maybe you are one of them after that comment

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  • itar5127  |  July 10 2012, 1:33PM

    There are also the athletic mindless idiots vying for their own Darwin Awards that leap over the divide on Royal Parade and in Mutley Plain. Also where are the crossing improvements promised in the wake of the killed old age pensioner in the Royal Parade central crossing - there are still non-english speaking numbty's en-gaggle that cross four abrest even though there is not the space between van and bus!

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  • LBG11  |  July 10 2012, 12:50PM

    My uncle has just finished his (quite lengthy and thorough) bus driver training and now works as a bus driver in London and it sounds like a very skilled and responsible job. It would just be nice if people could be more aware of their surroundings to make the bus drivers' lives a bit easier. Quite often I see people wander out in the road along Exeter high street, unaware of any approaching buses. And believe it or not I've known a guy who somehow managed to walk right into the side of a bus as it was driving along. Yes, the bus drivers are very well trained, but some accidents can be out of the driver's control.

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  • jaygeek1  |  July 10 2012, 11:49AM

    Nice try Nevman, you know full well there are still lots of students in Plymouth right now, also take into account all of the students who go to college rather than University. Note that there is a College of Art & Design over the road from the University also. I don't personally "hate" students, or anyone for that matter. Hate is a strong word and should be used less, especially the way you are using it. I just dislike pedestrians who have no thought for following the basic green cross code.........just seems a lot of them are adult students or children.

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  • Nevman  |  July 09 2012, 11:40PM

    Sorry to disappoint the usual chorus of student haters, but they went home weeks ago. Wake up at the back, there!

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