Woman hit by bus in Brighton now fighting for her life

The accident on Lewes Road. Picture by Sam Stephenson.

Queues on Lewes Road. Picture by Sam Stephenson.

The air ambulance by Wild Park. Picture by Steve Winsor.

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UPDATE: A woman who was hit by a bus this morning is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital

She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions.

Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road.

It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious head injuries.

The road was closed in both directions for some time, with the northbound carriageway opened at about 10.15am. The southbound carriageway was partly reopened at about 11am. 

 

I feel physically sick actually in tears just seen a accident on Lewes road, ambulance men giving a girl CPR, I just hope she's okay👼

— Loren Standing (@lorenstanding) January 28, 2014

 

Collision on Lewes Road, air ambulance & someone clearly very injured. Hope no one dies and people don't just focus on traffic disruption.

— Duncan Moore (@DunKhan) January 28, 2014

Lewes Road has been closed while the accident is cleared and bus services are being diverted via Coldean Lane and Ditchling Road.

The 25 bus service is very limited, as its usual bendy buses can't travel along the diversionary route.

 

THERE IS A VERY LIMITED service on service 25. This is due to all Bendy Buses being withdrawn due to them being unsuitable for the diversion

— B&H Buses (@BrightonHoveBus) January 28, 2014

 

Accident has closed Lewes Road by Coldean Lane causing disruption and bus diversions. Prob best to use the train between @SussexUni & town

— Students' Union (@USSU) January 28, 2014

More to come.

 

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9:33am Tue 28 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......
BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ...... All 9 of me
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9:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

jillyb1 says...

Please people , just focus on sending positive vibes to this poor young woman and forget traffic problems for today .
Please people , just focus on sending positive vibes to this poor young woman and forget traffic problems for today . jillyb1
  • Score: 124

9:52am Tue 28 Jan 14

Crystal Ball says...

Hope the young lady is ok and recovers well.
Hope the young lady is ok and recovers well. Crystal Ball
  • Score: 92

10:45am Tue 28 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

All 9 of me wrote:
BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......
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[quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......[/p][/quote]**** Brighton1000
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10:56am Tue 28 Jan 14

grandma ma says...

My prayers that she may recover fully ...
The traffic holdups are not worth getting upset about, her life is far more important, my prayers also for the ambulance crew bless them who tried hard to save her life, and to all those involved.
Life is precious.
My prayers that she may recover fully ... The traffic holdups are not worth getting upset about, her life is far more important, my prayers also for the ambulance crew bless them who tried hard to save her life, and to all those involved. Life is precious. grandma ma
  • Score: 85

11:06am Tue 28 Jan 14

Brightonlad86 says...

Questions will be asked about how and why this happened.

I have my opinions but it's not appropriate to debate this whilst the lady is fighting for her life.

We can only hope this is investigated fully and the TRUTH behind the causes is made public knowledge. Especially IF it is found that the new road layout is to blame.

Thoughts are with the lady and her family at this time!!
Questions will be asked about how and why this happened. I have my opinions but it's not appropriate to debate this whilst the lady is fighting for her life. We can only hope this is investigated fully and the TRUTH behind the causes is made public knowledge. Especially IF it is found that the new road layout is to blame. Thoughts are with the lady and her family at this time!! Brightonlad86
  • Score: 53

11:18am Tue 28 Jan 14

minutetaker says...

My heart goes out the family of this young person, however I said this would happen!! When I asked just a few weeks ago who would take responsibility for a serious accident on this death trap of a road the council went quiet. I sit and watch the buses and taxis use this lane doing more then the speed limit, pulling in and out of the lane into the main stream of traffic, those of us that live on the road knew that it would happen and told the council so, I mean the day it opened there was a car in the railings at Woburn Place. Wake up Greens you got it wrong start admitting your short comings you are not god!!
My heart goes out the family of this young person, however I said this would happen!! When I asked just a few weeks ago who would take responsibility for a serious accident on this death trap of a road the council went quiet. I sit and watch the buses and taxis use this lane doing more then the speed limit, pulling in and out of the lane into the main stream of traffic, those of us that live on the road knew that it would happen and told the council so, I mean the day it opened there was a car in the railings at Woburn Place. Wake up Greens you got it wrong start admitting your short comings you are not god!! minutetaker
  • Score: 91

11:19am Tue 28 Jan 14

s&k says...

Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road.
Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road. s&k
  • Score: 8

11:49am Tue 28 Jan 14

Metro Reader says...

I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE.

What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers.

Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly.

The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.
I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus. Metro Reader
  • Score: 31

12:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Innocentbystander65 says...

Metro Reader wrote:
I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE.

What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers.

Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly.

The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.
So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.
[quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.[/p][/quote]So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being. Innocentbystander65
  • Score: -103

12:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
All 9 of me wrote:
BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......
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I rest my case
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......[/p][/quote]****[/p][/quote]I rest my case All 9 of me
  • Score: -19

12:38pm Tue 28 Jan 14

tooned_in says...

STOP, LOOK, LISTEN I learned that in 1982 still use it today...how many folk do you see crossing roads with ipods in their ears?!
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN I learned that in 1982 still use it today...how many folk do you see crossing roads with ipods in their ears?! tooned_in
  • Score: 57

12:50pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Bristol VR says...

I hope the poor person makes a full recovery from this incident. The headline seems a little misleading though because the bus in the picture is one owned by "Compass Bus" not "Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Co". why would the No.25 route have anything to do with this accident if she was hit by a bus which wasn't a 25??
I hope the poor person makes a full recovery from this incident. The headline seems a little misleading though because the bus in the picture is one owned by "Compass Bus" not "Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Co". why would the No.25 route have anything to do with this accident if she was hit by a bus which wasn't a 25?? Bristol VR
  • Score: -11

12:59pm Tue 28 Jan 14

kerryfee says...

Innocentbystander65 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote: I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.
So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.
Maybe they didn't stop because they were in the other carriage way going the other way and by stopping they would have to cross the dangerous road. Also Maybe they have no first aid skills so would have been in the way. Maybe other people had already stopped. You don't know the circumstances so don't be so rude Innocentbystander65
[quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.[/p][/quote]So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.[/p][/quote]Maybe they didn't stop because they were in the other carriage way going the other way and by stopping they would have to cross the dangerous road. Also Maybe they have no first aid skills so would have been in the way. Maybe other people had already stopped. You don't know the circumstances so don't be so rude Innocentbystander65 kerryfee
  • Score: 109

1:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

roystony says...

tooned_in wrote:
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN I learned that in 1982 still use it today...how many folk do you see crossing roads with ipods in their ears?!
Not saying this is the case here, but i agree heavily with this. STOP, LOOK, LISTEN. Some pedestrians just cross the road with out looking, then they get hooted by the car, then the pedestrian starts swearing at the car. I can't understand some people.

That aside, I hope the person who got struck makes a full recovery.
[quote][p][bold]tooned_in[/bold] wrote: STOP, LOOK, LISTEN I learned that in 1982 still use it today...how many folk do you see crossing roads with ipods in their ears?![/p][/quote]Not saying this is the case here, but i agree heavily with this. STOP, LOOK, LISTEN. Some pedestrians just cross the road with out looking, then they get hooted by the car, then the pedestrian starts swearing at the car. I can't understand some people. That aside, I hope the person who got struck makes a full recovery. roystony
  • Score: 32

1:15pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

While we do not know the cause of the accident, a number of residents have raised concerns about various safety issues along the route.
These concerns have been raised with various local action teams, MP Simon Kirby at a public meeting he held recently and even some of the local cycling groups as well as individuals on this site.
Let's hope these groups can unite and have the route re examined with an open mind.
The same for the Gyratory. It's dangerous now so most cyclists avoid it which is the safe thing to do yet the council plan a cycle route along here which gives the impression the route will be safe yet the council have admitted there will be a zone of conflict with dangers. That is less safe than not using it at all.
I hope this poor lady makes a full recovery from this terrible incident.
While we do not know the cause of the accident, a number of residents have raised concerns about various safety issues along the route. These concerns have been raised with various local action teams, MP Simon Kirby at a public meeting he held recently and even some of the local cycling groups as well as individuals on this site. Let's hope these groups can unite and have the route re examined with an open mind. The same for the Gyratory. It's dangerous now so most cyclists avoid it which is the safe thing to do yet the council plan a cycle route along here which gives the impression the route will be safe yet the council have admitted there will be a zone of conflict with dangers. That is less safe than not using it at all. I hope this poor lady makes a full recovery from this terrible incident. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 20

1:53pm Tue 28 Jan 14

aBloke says...

wishing the woman all the best, hope she's ok
wishing the woman all the best, hope she's ok aBloke
  • Score: 15

3:18pm Tue 28 Jan 14

just-a-person says...

Please remove the picture of the girl laying in the road. That is someone's daughter and I'm sure not something they would want to see. Very disrespectful.
Please remove the picture of the girl laying in the road. That is someone's daughter and I'm sure not something they would want to see. Very disrespectful. just-a-person
  • Score: 72

3:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

GeorgeBTN says...

Totally agree. Picture not needed.
Totally agree. Picture not needed. GeorgeBTN
  • Score: 44

3:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok, Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 80

4:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
Well done you, Nice to know there are still good samaritans around. I hope she recovers. Its apparent that peoples anger at the mis management of this roads improvements comes out in any conversation, even if its not related to the incident.

Gods speed to the poor girl.
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]Well done you, Nice to know there are still good samaritans around. I hope she recovers. Its apparent that peoples anger at the mis management of this roads improvements comes out in any conversation, even if its not related to the incident. Gods speed to the poor girl. Brighton1000
  • Score: 40

4:22pm Tue 28 Jan 14

charlie smirke says...

I hope this lady recovers fully from her injuries.
As regards the picture, normally the Argus uses stock photos of emergency vehicles not actually relevant to the news item. This time they have a picture, pity it's one that NOBODY NEEDS TO SEE !!!
I hope this lady recovers fully from her injuries. As regards the picture, normally the Argus uses stock photos of emergency vehicles not actually relevant to the news item. This time they have a picture, pity it's one that NOBODY NEEDS TO SEE !!! charlie smirke
  • Score: 20

4:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Number Six says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
Olivia and Harrison can be proud of their Mum
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]Olivia and Harrison can be proud of their Mum Number Six
  • Score: 29

5:09pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

Brighton1000 wrote:
Mum2olivia&harri

son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
Well done you, Nice to know there are still good samaritans around. I hope she recovers. Its apparent that peoples anger at the mis management of this roads improvements comes out in any conversation, even if its not related to the incident.

Gods speed to the poor girl.
It was just a terrible sight and really was just a terrible accident, she was running across so my guessing is she was running for bus on the other side to take her to the university, like I said it could have been a normal 2 lane road with no bus lane she still would have been hit she didn't look sadly, I'm praying for this woman and can't get the horrendous images out my head :(
[quote][p][bold]Brighton1000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]Well done you, Nice to know there are still good samaritans around. I hope she recovers. Its apparent that peoples anger at the mis management of this roads improvements comes out in any conversation, even if its not related to the incident. Gods speed to the poor girl.[/p][/quote]It was just a terrible sight and really was just a terrible accident, she was running across so my guessing is she was running for bus on the other side to take her to the university, like I said it could have been a normal 2 lane road with no bus lane she still would have been hit she didn't look sadly, I'm praying for this woman and can't get the horrendous images out my head :( Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 23

5:11pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

Number Six wrote:
Mum2olivia&harri

son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
Olivia and Harrison can be proud of their Mum
Thanks xx
[quote][p][bold]Number Six[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]Olivia and Harrison can be proud of their Mum[/p][/quote]Thanks xx Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 8

5:21pm Tue 28 Jan 14

channellater says...

I hope the girl recovers and my thoughts are with her family and friends xxxxx
I hope the girl recovers and my thoughts are with her family and friends xxxxx channellater
  • Score: 9

5:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

fiddledeedee says...

What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her....
What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her.... fiddledeedee
  • Score: 21

5:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

jes_jk@hotmail.com says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
Nuttyraver wrote:
Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good!
What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?
Does it matter? The fact that the people of Brighton can predict an accident waiting to happen on this road, can actually see that it has become more dangerous, that common sense alone should be enough for something to be changed. but not only does it take an accident where someone's life is in danger, it has to be made a statistic and weighed up against other statistics in order for someone to acknowledge how serious it is. Surely one single accident is enough to say "there is a safety risk along this stretch of road". Sadly, this poor women's accident probably won't be enough for councillors to sit up and admit this was a bad idea. They will probably ask what is the record of accidents along this road? and use the answer to weigh up if it's worth spending their precious money on changing it back, or they ned a few more accidents to make a stronger statistic.
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttyraver[/bold] wrote: Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good![/p][/quote]What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?[/p][/quote]Does it matter? The fact that the people of Brighton can predict an accident waiting to happen on this road, can actually see that it has become more dangerous, that common sense alone should be enough for something to be changed. but not only does it take an accident where someone's life is in danger, it has to be made a statistic and weighed up against other statistics in order for someone to acknowledge how serious it is. Surely one single accident is enough to say "there is a safety risk along this stretch of road". Sadly, this poor women's accident probably won't be enough for councillors to sit up and admit this was a bad idea. They will probably ask what is the record of accidents along this road? and use the answer to weigh up if it's worth spending their precious money on changing it back, or they ned a few more accidents to make a stronger statistic. jes_jk@hotmail.com
  • Score: -2

5:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

fiddledeedee wrote:
What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her....
That poor driver off the bus was in absolute bits, I offered to stay with him untill somebody he knew came but he said he was ok (clearly wasn't) the poor driver was stood there watching as they struggles to bring the poor woman back to life, I assured him it wasn't his fault, I hope he's ok :(
[quote][p][bold]fiddledeedee[/bold] wrote: What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her....[/p][/quote]That poor driver off the bus was in absolute bits, I offered to stay with him untill somebody he knew came but he said he was ok (clearly wasn't) the poor driver was stood there watching as they struggles to bring the poor woman back to life, I assured him it wasn't his fault, I hope he's ok :( Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 32

5:49pm Tue 28 Jan 14

fiddledeedee says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
fiddledeedee wrote:
What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her....
That poor driver off the bus was in absolute bits, I offered to stay with him untill somebody he knew came but he said he was ok (clearly wasn't) the poor driver was stood there watching as they struggles to bring the poor woman back to life, I assured him it wasn't his fault, I hope he's ok :(
I bet he was, poor bloke... it just goes to show you never know how your day will pan out... I hope they both will be okay in time.
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fiddledeedee[/bold] wrote: What a terrible thing to have happened, like everyone else I sincerely hope she pulls through, but anyone spare a thought for the driver of the compass bus? Can`t see any comments about him/her....[/p][/quote]That poor driver off the bus was in absolute bits, I offered to stay with him untill somebody he knew came but he said he was ok (clearly wasn't) the poor driver was stood there watching as they struggles to bring the poor woman back to life, I assured him it wasn't his fault, I hope he's ok :([/p][/quote]I bet he was, poor bloke... it just goes to show you never know how your day will pan out... I hope they both will be okay in time. fiddledeedee
  • Score: 22

5:53pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mummyof4 says...

Why did she just run across the road, there's a crossing right by where she got hit!!!!! Hope she recovers
Why did she just run across the road, there's a crossing right by where she got hit!!!!! Hope she recovers mummyof4
  • Score: 4

6:14pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Tracey Thorpe says...

jillyb1 wrote:
Please people , just focus on sending positive vibes to this poor young woman and forget traffic problems for today .
when i saw this accident this morning.. watching the ambulance crew doing c.p.r. in the rain... my heart sank my thoughts went out to family.. but most the crew that was working so hard.. i could not stop thinking about it all day ( it just goes to show how the ambulance men and women are so important in every day life ) i could not wish this very sad news on any family... as ive been in that saddness my heart will be with them and also the crew that was there... thinking of you all.
tracey thorpe
[quote][p][bold]jillyb1[/bold] wrote: Please people , just focus on sending positive vibes to this poor young woman and forget traffic problems for today .[/p][/quote]when i saw this accident this morning.. watching the ambulance crew doing c.p.r. in the rain... my heart sank my thoughts went out to family.. but most the crew that was working so hard.. i could not stop thinking about it all day ( it just goes to show how the ambulance men and women are so important in every day life ) i could not wish this very sad news on any family... as ive been in that saddness my heart will be with them and also the crew that was there... thinking of you all. tracey thorpe Tracey Thorpe
  • Score: 19

6:33pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES says...

Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour.
Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour. SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES
  • Score: -7

6:36pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES says...

Bristol VR wrote:
I hope the poor person makes a full recovery from this incident. The headline seems a little misleading though because the bus in the picture is one owned by "Compass Bus" not "Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Co". why would the No.25 route have anything to do with this accident if she was hit by a bus which wasn't a 25??
The compass bus was just behind the bus involved in this incident & as the service 25's are more frequent on this road it's possibly likely to be a B&H bus that was involved rather than the compass bus seen in the picture.
[quote][p][bold]Bristol VR[/bold] wrote: I hope the poor person makes a full recovery from this incident. The headline seems a little misleading though because the bus in the picture is one owned by "Compass Bus" not "Brighton & Hove Bus & Coach Co". why would the No.25 route have anything to do with this accident if she was hit by a bus which wasn't a 25??[/p][/quote]The compass bus was just behind the bus involved in this incident & as the service 25's are more frequent on this road it's possibly likely to be a B&H bus that was involved rather than the compass bus seen in the picture. SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES
  • Score: -12

6:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mrpurplestorm says...

s&k wrote:
Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road.
so what would you suggest?
[quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road.[/p][/quote]so what would you suggest? mrpurplestorm
  • Score: 3

6:42pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES says...

Valerie Paynter wrote:
Nuttyraver wrote:
Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good!
What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?
A lot less than they are now.
[quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttyraver[/bold] wrote: Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good![/p][/quote]What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?[/p][/quote]A lot less than they are now. SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES
  • Score: -2

6:46pm Tue 28 Jan 14

mrpurplestorm says...

jes_jk@hotmail.com wrote:
Valerie Paynter wrote:
Nuttyraver wrote:
Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good!
What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?
Does it matter? The fact that the people of Brighton can predict an accident waiting to happen on this road, can actually see that it has become more dangerous, that common sense alone should be enough for something to be changed. but not only does it take an accident where someone's life is in danger, it has to be made a statistic and weighed up against other statistics in order for someone to acknowledge how serious it is. Surely one single accident is enough to say "there is a safety risk along this stretch of road". Sadly, this poor women's accident probably won't be enough for councillors to sit up and admit this was a bad idea. They will probably ask what is the record of accidents along this road? and use the answer to weigh up if it's worth spending their precious money on changing it back, or they ned a few more accidents to make a stronger statistic.
They've painted a line down the middle of the road. Not exactly wholesale changes
[quote][p][bold]jes_jk@hotmail.com[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttyraver[/bold] wrote: Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good![/p][/quote]What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?[/p][/quote]Does it matter? The fact that the people of Brighton can predict an accident waiting to happen on this road, can actually see that it has become more dangerous, that common sense alone should be enough for something to be changed. but not only does it take an accident where someone's life is in danger, it has to be made a statistic and weighed up against other statistics in order for someone to acknowledge how serious it is. Surely one single accident is enough to say "there is a safety risk along this stretch of road". Sadly, this poor women's accident probably won't be enough for councillors to sit up and admit this was a bad idea. They will probably ask what is the record of accidents along this road? and use the answer to weigh up if it's worth spending their precious money on changing it back, or they ned a few more accidents to make a stronger statistic.[/p][/quote]They've painted a line down the middle of the road. Not exactly wholesale changes mrpurplestorm
  • Score: 5

6:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
There never this amount of accidents in one year on this Lewes Road section as there is today since these alterations people who live there often see buses using the bus & taxi lane as a rat run to make up time for late running barrelling down the bus lane at what looked like well over the speed limit.

No matter where the blame lies this road has become a death trap both for pedestrians & drivers alike the DVLA said that letting local councils take over road planning in their jurisdiction would be a big mistake.
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]There never this amount of accidents in one year on this Lewes Road section as there is today since these alterations people who live there often see buses using the bus & taxi lane as a rat run to make up time for late running barrelling down the bus lane at what looked like well over the speed limit. No matter where the blame lies this road has become a death trap both for pedestrians & drivers alike the DVLA said that letting local councils take over road planning in their jurisdiction would be a big mistake. SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERVICES
  • Score: 1

6:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Withdean-er says...

Is that a 20mph area? If so, I hope the bus driver was abiding with that law.

On some bus lanes e.g. the London Road, from Preston Park northbound, and southbound, buses going at well over 30mph often whizz pass other traffic in the general use lane. Such as National Express coaches, driven by Sebastian Vettel wannabees. Stupidity.

I hope the young women makes a full recovery.
Is that a 20mph area? If so, I hope the bus driver was abiding with that law. On some bus lanes e.g. the London Road, from Preston Park northbound, and southbound, buses going at well over 30mph often whizz pass other traffic in the general use lane. Such as National Express coaches, driven by Sebastian Vettel wannabees. Stupidity. I hope the young women makes a full recovery. Withdean-er
  • Score: -11

6:57pm Tue 28 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV
ICES
wrote:
Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour.
This is so tragic and my heart really does go out to the girl and her family - in the meantime perhaps you can tell us wtf you are on about re 'fast moving buses'?! I am sure that they generally drive at or within the 30mph limit and for you to suggest otherwise is total rubbish! As for havingto 'make up time...........were less congested........' this doesnt make any sense!!
[quote][p][bold]SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV ICES[/bold] wrote: Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour.[/p][/quote]This is so tragic and my heart really does go out to the girl and her family - in the meantime perhaps you can tell us wtf you are on about re 'fast moving buses'?! I am sure that they generally drive at or within the 30mph limit and for you to suggest otherwise is total rubbish! As for havingto 'make up time...........were less congested........' this doesnt make any sense!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 3

7:02pm Tue 28 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
While we do not know the cause of the accident, a number of residents have raised concerns about various safety issues along the route.
These concerns have been raised with various local action teams, MP Simon Kirby at a public meeting he held recently and even some of the local cycling groups as well as individuals on this site.
Let's hope these groups can unite and have the route re examined with an open mind.
The same for the Gyratory. It's dangerous now so most cyclists avoid it which is the safe thing to do yet the council plan a cycle route along here which gives the impression the route will be safe yet the council have admitted there will be a zone of conflict with dangers. That is less safe than not using it at all.
I hope this poor lady makes a full recovery from this terrible incident.
Most cyclists avoid what?! How on earth can a cyclist avoid the Gyratory if coming from central Brighton if travelling out towards Moulsecoomb, Coldean or the Uni's?! The Gyratory IS a 'zone of conflict' now - are you suggesting that improvements to assist cyclists shouldn't be made - because it certainly seems so?!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: While we do not know the cause of the accident, a number of residents have raised concerns about various safety issues along the route. These concerns have been raised with various local action teams, MP Simon Kirby at a public meeting he held recently and even some of the local cycling groups as well as individuals on this site. Let's hope these groups can unite and have the route re examined with an open mind. The same for the Gyratory. It's dangerous now so most cyclists avoid it which is the safe thing to do yet the council plan a cycle route along here which gives the impression the route will be safe yet the council have admitted there will be a zone of conflict with dangers. That is less safe than not using it at all. I hope this poor lady makes a full recovery from this terrible incident.[/p][/quote]Most cyclists avoid what?! How on earth can a cyclist avoid the Gyratory if coming from central Brighton if travelling out towards Moulsecoomb, Coldean or the Uni's?! The Gyratory IS a 'zone of conflict' now - are you suggesting that improvements to assist cyclists shouldn't be made - because it certainly seems so?! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MissClark says...

I can understand people are upset with the road lay out and are using this as ian excuse to have a good go at the Green Party !! I am a driver and hate the new road layout! However there is a young girl of my age that is fighting for her life and I do hope she makes a full recovery, this is not the time to be having a dig at the Green Party this is a time to show support and thoughts for this girl and her family!!!
I can understand people are upset with the road lay out and are using this as ian excuse to have a good go at the Green Party !! I am a driver and hate the new road layout! However there is a young girl of my age that is fighting for her life and I do hope she makes a full recovery, this is not the time to be having a dig at the Green Party this is a time to show support and thoughts for this girl and her family!!! MissClark
  • Score: 19

7:05pm Tue 28 Jan 14

sussexram40 says...

Hoping for the best.
Hoping for the best. sussexram40
  • Score: 6

7:06pm Tue 28 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV
ICES
wrote:
Valerie Paynter wrote:
Nuttyraver wrote:
Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good!
What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?
A lot less than they are now.
Prove it with some stats!!
[quote][p][bold]SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV ICES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttyraver[/bold] wrote: Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good![/p][/quote]What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?[/p][/quote]A lot less than they are now.[/p][/quote]Prove it with some stats!! brighton bluenose
  • Score: 0

7:12pm Tue 28 Jan 14

All 9 of me says...

monkeymoo wrote:
All 9 of me wrote:
BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......
All 9 of ME.....
...You are a total C U Next Tuesday. Im sure you'll understand what im saying.

Have some respect for the woman and her family.
Lord Chief Justice monkeymoo
I'm not being disrespectful to the girl who got injured, I'm being disrespectful to all you freaks who comment here, being judgemental, making assumptions, don't you get it chump ?
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]All 9 of me[/bold] wrote: BREAKING NEWS : Argus keyboard judge & jury delayed by tailbacks ......[/p][/quote]All 9 of ME..... ...You are a total C U Next Tuesday. Im sure you'll understand what im saying. Have some respect for the woman and her family.[/p][/quote]Lord Chief Justice monkeymoo I'm not being disrespectful to the girl who got injured, I'm being disrespectful to all you freaks who comment here, being judgemental, making assumptions, don't you get it chump ? All 9 of me
  • Score: -16

7:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

BURIRAM says...

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV
ICES
wrote:
Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour.
All roads are dangerous if you run into them without looking, I live on the Lewes road and most of the traffic sticks to the speed limit including the Buses. Hope the Driver and Lady are ok
[quote][p][bold]SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV ICES[/bold] wrote: Maybe the council should now not bother with further wasting money on so called road safety improvements due to recent event's when a woman who was hit by a bus this morning the 28/01/2014 is now said to be fighting for her life in hospital, Which could now be very Damaging for the green party run Brighton & Hove city council after being repeatedly told that the Lewes Road was Lethal after so called safety improvements have clearly not worked, She suffered serious head injuries after being hit on Lewes Road, leading to the road being closed in both directions, Emergency services were called at 8.36 this morning to Lewes Road, Brighton. The collision happened between Coldean Lane and Ringmer Road, It is understood the woman in her 20s was hit by a bus and is being treated for what appears to be serious very head injuries it was only a matter of time before this happed as a car driver it's lethal enough with buses carving you up in both directions & either side of you at traffic light junctions the Lewes Road section has been a Multipack of accidents waiting to happen let just hope this Woman who is fighting for her life wins her battle after being hit by fast moving bus, Residents of Ringmer Road said buses were often seen speeding down these bus lanes over the 30mph limit to make up time for late running when the Lewes Road bus lanes were less congested after rush hour.[/p][/quote]All roads are dangerous if you run into them without looking, I live on the Lewes road and most of the traffic sticks to the speed limit including the Buses. Hope the Driver and Lady are ok BURIRAM
  • Score: 10

7:25pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Use the crossings bluenose as I do but please do not create systems which give the perception of safety and then admit the are unsafe zones.
With regards to this horrific accident today, when the scheme first began, I posted on these forums that I was very concerned about the number of school children and students who had began walking into the carriageway for some inexplicable reason. I had never seen this before. They stand in between the bus lane and vehicle lane and meander through slow moving queues of traffic, particularly near Natal Road, The Avenue and Ringmer Road and near the uni buildings on the route, despite crossings being nearby. I even suggested that the council would have to install railings along the whole stretch to feed pedestrians to the crossings.
I don't know why this started to happen, perhaps the traffic being slowed suggests to people that it's safe to walk into the road. I plead with the three Labour councillors representing this ward to spend a few days during school and college hours and see the risks.
In the meantime, I hope this girl makes a full recovery and my thoughts are with her family, the bus driver and the person at the scene who helped this poor lady.
Use the crossings bluenose as I do but please do not create systems which give the perception of safety and then admit the are unsafe zones. With regards to this horrific accident today, when the scheme first began, I posted on these forums that I was very concerned about the number of school children and students who had began walking into the carriageway for some inexplicable reason. I had never seen this before. They stand in between the bus lane and vehicle lane and meander through slow moving queues of traffic, particularly near Natal Road, The Avenue and Ringmer Road and near the uni buildings on the route, despite crossings being nearby. I even suggested that the council would have to install railings along the whole stretch to feed pedestrians to the crossings. I don't know why this started to happen, perhaps the traffic being slowed suggests to people that it's safe to walk into the road. I plead with the three Labour councillors representing this ward to spend a few days during school and college hours and see the risks. In the meantime, I hope this girl makes a full recovery and my thoughts are with her family, the bus driver and the person at the scene who helped this poor lady. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 17

7:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Brighton1000 says...

brighton bluenose wrote:
SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV

ICES
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Valerie Paynter wrote:
Nuttyraver wrote:
Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good!
What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?
A lot less than they are now.
Prove it with some stats!!
stats stats stats, not even 1 word for the poor girl laying in hospital.

you make me sick you really do.

guttertrash
[quote][p][bold]brighton bluenose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV ICES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Valerie Paynter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nuttyraver[/bold] wrote: Since these bus lanes were introduced to Lewes Road it's made Lewes Road a death trap and now the congestion is awful. No one wanted these bus lanes in the first place and they weren't needed. Lewes Rd was one of the better roads in Brighton. Instead of wasting taxpayers money on bus lanes how about re-surfacing the roads to fill-in all the pot holes? They didn't even do that when they carried out the works on Lewes road. Shame on you Green Party for wasting taxpayers money and your to blame for all the accident that have occurred since the road was changed. Roll-on the next local elections, Let's get the Green Party out for good![/p][/quote]What is the exact accident record since bus lanes compared with before?[/p][/quote]A lot less than they are now.[/p][/quote]Prove it with some stats!![/p][/quote]stats stats stats, not even 1 word for the poor girl laying in hospital. you make me sick you really do. guttertrash Brighton1000
  • Score: -5

7:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Valerie Paynter says...

Bless you, Mum2olivia&harrison, for your instincts to help at that accident and for your close witness account of it here. I wish you and that poor bus driver some peace.
Bless you, Mum2olivia&harrison, for your instincts to help at that accident and for your close witness account of it here. I wish you and that poor bus driver some peace. Valerie Paynter
  • Score: 15

7:56pm Tue 28 Jan 14

brighton bluenose says...

Maxwell's Ghost wrote:
Use the crossings bluenose as I do but please do not create systems which give the perception of safety and then admit the are unsafe zones.
With regards to this horrific accident today, when the scheme first began, I posted on these forums that I was very concerned about the number of school children and students who had began walking into the carriageway for some inexplicable reason. I had never seen this before. They stand in between the bus lane and vehicle lane and meander through slow moving queues of traffic, particularly near Natal Road, The Avenue and Ringmer Road and near the uni buildings on the route, despite crossings being nearby. I even suggested that the council would have to install railings along the whole stretch to feed pedestrians to the crossings.
I don't know why this started to happen, perhaps the traffic being slowed suggests to people that it's safe to walk into the road. I plead with the three Labour councillors representing this ward to spend a few days during school and college hours and see the risks.
In the meantime, I hope this girl makes a full recovery and my thoughts are with her family, the bus driver and the person at the scene who helped this poor lady.
The Gyratory is not that dangerous if you are a reasonably confident cyclist who is aware of what is going on around you - any safety measures that will be installed can only be for the better! As todays unfortunate accident proves we ALL have to look, read the road properly and anticipate what others are like to do!
[quote][p][bold]Maxwell's Ghost[/bold] wrote: Use the crossings bluenose as I do but please do not create systems which give the perception of safety and then admit the are unsafe zones. With regards to this horrific accident today, when the scheme first began, I posted on these forums that I was very concerned about the number of school children and students who had began walking into the carriageway for some inexplicable reason. I had never seen this before. They stand in between the bus lane and vehicle lane and meander through slow moving queues of traffic, particularly near Natal Road, The Avenue and Ringmer Road and near the uni buildings on the route, despite crossings being nearby. I even suggested that the council would have to install railings along the whole stretch to feed pedestrians to the crossings. I don't know why this started to happen, perhaps the traffic being slowed suggests to people that it's safe to walk into the road. I plead with the three Labour councillors representing this ward to spend a few days during school and college hours and see the risks. In the meantime, I hope this girl makes a full recovery and my thoughts are with her family, the bus driver and the person at the scene who helped this poor lady.[/p][/quote]The Gyratory is not that dangerous if you are a reasonably confident cyclist who is aware of what is going on around you - any safety measures that will be installed can only be for the better! As todays unfortunate accident proves we ALL have to look, read the road properly and anticipate what others are like to do! brighton bluenose
  • Score: -4

8:28pm Tue 28 Jan 14

JustRuss says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Is that a 20mph area? If so, I hope the bus driver was abiding with that law.

On some bus lanes e.g. the London Road, from Preston Park northbound, and southbound, buses going at well over 30mph often whizz pass other traffic in the general use lane. Such as National Express coaches, driven by Sebastian Vettel wannabees. Stupidity.

I hope the young women makes a full recovery.
Firstly, I'd like to wish this young girl a full and speedy recovery. I didn't witness the accident but saw the paramedics working on the girl as I was driving to work this morning. I haven't stopped thinking about it all day and how we all take life for granted.

It was recently changed from 40mph to 30mph when the new works were completed. Also this last week I've noticed new temporary signs saying 'Now 30'
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Is that a 20mph area? If so, I hope the bus driver was abiding with that law. On some bus lanes e.g. the London Road, from Preston Park northbound, and southbound, buses going at well over 30mph often whizz pass other traffic in the general use lane. Such as National Express coaches, driven by Sebastian Vettel wannabees. Stupidity. I hope the young women makes a full recovery.[/p][/quote]Firstly, I'd like to wish this young girl a full and speedy recovery. I didn't witness the accident but saw the paramedics working on the girl as I was driving to work this morning. I haven't stopped thinking about it all day and how we all take life for granted. It was recently changed from 40mph to 30mph when the new works were completed. Also this last week I've noticed new temporary signs saying 'Now 30' JustRuss
  • Score: 4

8:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Roger Francais says...

Spare a thought for the driver too!

Interesting to note that Compass have been in the Worthing paper clucking on about 20 mph speed limits .
Spare a thought for the driver too! Interesting to note that Compass have been in the Worthing paper clucking on about 20 mph speed limits . Roger Francais
  • Score: 7

9:13pm Tue 28 Jan 14

ttt121orig says...

I was walking 50 metres from the hit girl literally minutes after the collision.
I was there way before the ambulance which only took about 10 minutes to arrive.
I was walking on Barcombe Road on my way to the gym at like 08:30.
I saw the poor thing in the road, she looked so peaceful, i couldnt see any blood, but her face was facing in my direction.
Cant get that image out of my head...
Please god let her be ok.
I was walking 50 metres from the hit girl literally minutes after the collision. I was there way before the ambulance which only took about 10 minutes to arrive. I was walking on Barcombe Road on my way to the gym at like 08:30. I saw the poor thing in the road, she looked so peaceful, i couldnt see any blood, but her face was facing in my direction. Cant get that image out of my head... Please god let her be ok. ttt121orig
  • Score: 10

9:39pm Tue 28 Jan 14

MissClark says...

I keep looking on news and here for updates on how she is doing god knows what's going through her family's mind poor poor girl. It was a tragic accident and was clearly witnessed by a lot of people who are concerned about her my brother being one of them seen the whole thing and can't bet it out of his head my thoughts go out to the driver also as he is probably in complete shock with it all fingers crossed the girl is ok xx
I keep looking on news and here for updates on how she is doing god knows what's going through her family's mind poor poor girl. It was a tragic accident and was clearly witnessed by a lot of people who are concerned about her my brother being one of them seen the whole thing and can't bet it out of his head my thoughts go out to the driver also as he is probably in complete shock with it all fingers crossed the girl is ok xx MissClark
  • Score: 4

9:52pm Tue 28 Jan 14

ttt121orig says...

Just want to add, 50 metres is a gross exaggeration.

I was on barcombe road, so probably more like 15-20 metres from the girl.

Just felt like adding that, not that it matters, but yeah..
Just want to add, 50 metres is a gross exaggeration. I was on barcombe road, so probably more like 15-20 metres from the girl. Just felt like adding that, not that it matters, but yeah.. ttt121orig
  • Score: -1

10:06pm Tue 28 Jan 14

daniio says...

2 days ago I was driving on lewes road and a bus overtook me from the left side with at least 50mph, I was driving little bit faster than 30, more like 35, but that idiot just blow me away.

All bus lanes should be suspended!
2 days ago I was driving on lewes road and a bus overtook me from the left side with at least 50mph, I was driving little bit faster than 30, more like 35, but that idiot just blow me away. All bus lanes should be suspended! daniio
  • Score: 4

11:54pm Tue 28 Jan 14

PaulOckenden says...

Could the problem be that the new road layout has the fast and slow traffic the opposite way round to normal. With a normal road you'd have slow traffic on the left, and faster traffic overtaking on the right. In the Lewes Road that situation is not completely reversed.

I wonder whether, psychologically, someone sees slow moving traffic in lane two and simply doesn't expect other traffic to be zooming past on the left, in lane one.

It's something I could easily see myself doing.

I hope the young lady makes a full and fast recovery.
Could the problem be that the new road layout has the fast and slow traffic the opposite way round to normal. With a normal road you'd have slow traffic on the left, and faster traffic overtaking on the right. In the Lewes Road that situation is not completely reversed. I wonder whether, psychologically, someone sees slow moving traffic in lane two and simply doesn't expect other traffic to be zooming past on the left, in lane one. It's something I could easily see myself doing. I hope the young lady makes a full and fast recovery. PaulOckenden
  • Score: 19

12:01am Wed 29 Jan 14

Nellie's Grandson says...

I tried to cross Lewes Road near B & Q last week for the first time in 5 years, it was a nightmare, trying to get across the various lanes. Used to do it daily and did not feel unsafe, the road is now a nightmare for pedestrians. I only hope the poor girl is okay, along with the driver and the poor souls who helped her.
I tried to cross Lewes Road near B & Q last week for the first time in 5 years, it was a nightmare, trying to get across the various lanes. Used to do it daily and did not feel unsafe, the road is now a nightmare for pedestrians. I only hope the poor girl is okay, along with the driver and the poor souls who helped her. Nellie's Grandson
  • Score: 5

12:14am Wed 29 Jan 14

ttt121orig says...

I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb.
Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes..
I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was).
Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there.
Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested.
So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus.
Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up.
One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation.
But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit.
Anyway, however you cut it...
The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway.
Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road.
How fast was the driver going?
Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed.
Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas.
But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.
I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb. Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes.. I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was). Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there. Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested. So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus. Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up. One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation. But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit. Anyway, however you cut it... The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway. Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road. How fast was the driver going? Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed. Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas. But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is. ttt121orig
  • Score: 0

5:46am Wed 29 Jan 14

fiddledeedee says...

mrpurplestorm wrote:
s&k wrote:
Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road.
so what would you suggest?
Possibly put a high fence in the middle of Western Road along the stretch by Marks and Spencers to stop people crossing the road where the buses are weaving in and out of the stops, didn't they do that by the war memorial down the Old Steine? Just a suggestion...
[quote][p][bold]mrpurplestorm[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]s&k[/bold] wrote: Tragic and let's hope she is OK! Brighton is quite dangerous with buses, particulary around Chruchill Square - sometimes there's just too many of them on the road.[/p][/quote]so what would you suggest?[/p][/quote]Possibly put a high fence in the middle of Western Road along the stretch by Marks and Spencers to stop people crossing the road where the buses are weaving in and out of the stops, didn't they do that by the war memorial down the Old Steine? Just a suggestion... fiddledeedee
  • Score: 0

5:50am Wed 29 Jan 14

fiddledeedee says...

SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV
ICES
wrote:
Mum2olivia&harri

son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
There never this amount of accidents in one year on this Lewes Road section as there is today since these alterations people who live there often see buses using the bus & taxi lane as a rat run to make up time for late running barrelling down the bus lane at what looked like well over the speed limit.

No matter where the blame lies this road has become a death trap both for pedestrians & drivers alike the DVLA said that letting local councils take over road planning in their jurisdiction would be a big mistake.
Ive seen countless taxis doing more than 30 in the bus lane then just overtaking buses going in the "normal" lane... funnily enough the speed camera by Moulsecoomb NEVER flashes! How odd!!! What makes them so special?
[quote][p][bold]SOUTHDOWN_MOTOR_SERV ICES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]There never this amount of accidents in one year on this Lewes Road section as there is today since these alterations people who live there often see buses using the bus & taxi lane as a rat run to make up time for late running barrelling down the bus lane at what looked like well over the speed limit. No matter where the blame lies this road has become a death trap both for pedestrians & drivers alike the DVLA said that letting local councils take over road planning in their jurisdiction would be a big mistake.[/p][/quote]Ive seen countless taxis doing more than 30 in the bus lane then just overtaking buses going in the "normal" lane... funnily enough the speed camera by Moulsecoomb NEVER flashes! How odd!!! What makes them so special? fiddledeedee
  • Score: 1

7:04am Wed 29 Jan 14

HJarrs says...

Argus, when a serious accident like this happens, it is incredibly disrespectful to allow comments. The comments section must be horrid thing for friends and family to come across when their lives have just been turned upside down in such an awful way.

Leave the comments until we have an article about what actually happened. Not too difficult.
Argus, when a serious accident like this happens, it is incredibly disrespectful to allow comments. The comments section must be horrid thing for friends and family to come across when their lives have just been turned upside down in such an awful way. Leave the comments until we have an article about what actually happened. Not too difficult. HJarrs
  • Score: 6

7:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

mummyof4 says...

Nellie's Grandson wrote:
I tried to cross Lewes Road near B & Q last week for the first time in 5 years, it was a nightmare, trying to get across the various lanes. Used to do it daily and did not feel unsafe, the road is now a nightmare for pedestrians. I only hope the poor girl is okay, along with the driver and the poor souls who helped her.
Why couldn't you just walk a little down the road to the traffic lights....???? That IS what they are there for.......
This is how accidents happen
[quote][p][bold]Nellie's Grandson[/bold] wrote: I tried to cross Lewes Road near B & Q last week for the first time in 5 years, it was a nightmare, trying to get across the various lanes. Used to do it daily and did not feel unsafe, the road is now a nightmare for pedestrians. I only hope the poor girl is okay, along with the driver and the poor souls who helped her.[/p][/quote]Why couldn't you just walk a little down the road to the traffic lights....???? That IS what they are there for....... This is how accidents happen mummyof4
  • Score: 4

7:08am Wed 29 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

ttt121orig wrote:
I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb.
Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes..
I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was).
Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there.
Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested.
So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus.
Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up.
One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation.
But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit.
Anyway, however you cut it...
The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway.
Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road.
How fast was the driver going?
Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed.
Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas.
But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.
I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her !
[quote][p][bold]ttt121orig[/bold] wrote: I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb. Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes.. I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was). Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there. Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested. So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus. Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up. One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation. But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit. Anyway, however you cut it... The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway. Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road. How fast was the driver going? Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed. Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas. But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.[/p][/quote]I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her ! Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 0

7:11am Wed 29 Jan 14

Mum2olivia&harrison says...

michas_yau wrote:
Mum2olivia&harri

son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
HI there,

May I ask if the woman who was hit is of Caucasian or Asian ethnicity?
Your answer will be of great help to me, many thanks!
Hi she was Chinese Thai looking lady x
[quote][p][bold]michas_yau[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]HI there, May I ask if the woman who was hit is of Caucasian or Asian ethnicity? Your answer will be of great help to me, many thanks![/p][/quote]Hi she was Chinese Thai looking lady x Mum2olivia&harrison
  • Score: 0

7:17am Wed 29 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

HJarrs whatever the cause of this accident, people must still be able to highlight dangers they believe should be rectified.
You may not wish this because you are a member of the Green Party and this was one of your party policies so I understand your interest in protecting the scheme so please have some respect that people see and experience challenges on this road for both pedestrians and cyclists and these need remedying immediately - we've already had a cyclist breaking his neck on this new route who believes he was struck by a vehicle in the cycle lane. We need an independent safety expert brought in immediately.
This is not a political issue, the health and safety issues on this route affect all road users and are nothing to do with politics.
With regards to pedestrians using the route, I posted the following on his site in September 2013 when the new system started operating: I stopped on my bike this morning and watched the Bevendean junction as it was appalling for almost all road users. The most shocking phenomenon now is the number of pedestrians wandering among the traffic. It's bizarre. It's almost as if people think the road is safe because the traffic is so slow. Teenagers were standing between the vehicle and bus lane, wandering across roads ignoring the crossings. People were running across. It's like an arcade game.
I truly fear that there will be an accident on this road when the dark nights start.
The council officers and safety officers should visit this scene because whatever your politics whatever you believe, this design has actually created a less safe route for many people.
As for reading the other comments praising it, please stop and watch. You will see for yourselves.
HJarrs whatever the cause of this accident, people must still be able to highlight dangers they believe should be rectified. You may not wish this because you are a member of the Green Party and this was one of your party policies so I understand your interest in protecting the scheme so please have some respect that people see and experience challenges on this road for both pedestrians and cyclists and these need remedying immediately - we've already had a cyclist breaking his neck on this new route who believes he was struck by a vehicle in the cycle lane. We need an independent safety expert brought in immediately. This is not a political issue, the health and safety issues on this route affect all road users and are nothing to do with politics. With regards to pedestrians using the route, I posted the following on his site in September 2013 when the new system started operating: I stopped on my bike this morning and watched the Bevendean junction as it was appalling for almost all road users. The most shocking phenomenon now is the number of pedestrians wandering among the traffic. It's bizarre. It's almost as if people think the road is safe because the traffic is so slow. Teenagers were standing between the vehicle and bus lane, wandering across roads ignoring the crossings. People were running across. It's like an arcade game. I truly fear that there will be an accident on this road when the dark nights start. The council officers and safety officers should visit this scene because whatever your politics whatever you believe, this design has actually created a less safe route for many people. As for reading the other comments praising it, please stop and watch. You will see for yourselves. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 4

7:34am Wed 29 Jan 14

HJarrs says...

Maxwell, you prove my point. You are blinded by obsession with the Lewes Rd, desperate to any make irrelevant points to suit your agenda while someone lies in a hospital critically, perhaps mortally injured.

We can leave all the arguing about the Lewes Rd to a later date, when we know the details in a follow up article. How hard can this be?

Argus, it is about time you acted responsibly and took away the ability to comment in the immediate aftermath of an accident, when so little is known. By all means have a follow up article with comments later, when facts are known.
Maxwell, you prove my point. You are blinded by obsession with the Lewes Rd, desperate to any make irrelevant points to suit your agenda while someone lies in a hospital critically, perhaps mortally injured. We can leave all the arguing about the Lewes Rd to a later date, when we know the details in a follow up article. How hard can this be? Argus, it is about time you acted responsibly and took away the ability to comment in the immediate aftermath of an accident, when so little is known. By all means have a follow up article with comments later, when facts are known. HJarrs
  • Score: -2

9:16am Wed 29 Jan 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

I am obsessed with safety not politics. You have been a member of two political parties I have never been affiliated to any.
The fact is locals are still raising safety concerns which are being managed by the local action teams, ward councillors and Simon Kirby.
They are from a number of parties. We don's care who sorts out the issues, just do it and stop procrastinating.
I am obsessed with safety not politics. You have been a member of two political parties I have never been affiliated to any. The fact is locals are still raising safety concerns which are being managed by the local action teams, ward councillors and Simon Kirby. They are from a number of parties. We don's care who sorts out the issues, just do it and stop procrastinating. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: -2

10:49am Wed 29 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

Hope lady get better and big well done to the lady that went to her and the ambulance crews thats worked hard to save her.
Hope lady get better and big well done to the lady that went to her and the ambulance crews thats worked hard to save her. angrymonkey
  • Score: 4

10:58am Wed 29 Jan 14

wendy-uk says...

I hope the lady makes a full recovery. My thoughts are also with the bus driver, he must be in such a state.
I hope the lady makes a full recovery. My thoughts are also with the bus driver, he must be in such a state. wendy-uk
  • Score: 7

12:51pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Mr.Logical1 says...

I'm a bit late onto this one, and I wish the girl well, but why was the whole road closed? I don't understand why, after ensuring emergency services are dealing with the unfortunate patient, there can't be traffic management enabling people to continue on their journeys. Are we so short of resources? I guess so
I'm a bit late onto this one, and I wish the girl well, but why was the whole road closed? I don't understand why, after ensuring emergency services are dealing with the unfortunate patient, there can't be traffic management enabling people to continue on their journeys. Are we so short of resources? I guess so Mr.Logical1
  • Score: -8

1:27pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Bill in Hanover says...

Innocentbystander65 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE.

What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers.

Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly.

The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.
So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.
I became a First Aider many years ago after seeing someone collapse with a heart attack near Brighton Station. I didn't stop and help him as I had no idea what to do and would possibly have made it worse if I'd tried but the other reason I walked past was because he was already surrounded by a crowd of people who, like myself, obviously didn't have a clue about what to do. Only stop and help if you CAN help otherwise keep clear or you could make a bad situation worse.
[quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.[/p][/quote]So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.[/p][/quote]I became a First Aider many years ago after seeing someone collapse with a heart attack near Brighton Station. I didn't stop and help him as I had no idea what to do and would possibly have made it worse if I'd tried but the other reason I walked past was because he was already surrounded by a crowd of people who, like myself, obviously didn't have a clue about what to do. Only stop and help if you CAN help otherwise keep clear or you could make a bad situation worse. Bill in Hanover
  • Score: 8

3:52pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ghost bus driver says...

Bill in Hanover wrote:
Innocentbystander65 wrote:
Metro Reader wrote:
I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE.

What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers.

Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly.

The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.
So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.
I became a First Aider many years ago after seeing someone collapse with a heart attack near Brighton Station. I didn't stop and help him as I had no idea what to do and would possibly have made it worse if I'd tried but the other reason I walked past was because he was already surrounded by a crowd of people who, like myself, obviously didn't have a clue about what to do. Only stop and help if you CAN help otherwise keep clear or you could make a bad situation worse.
Absolutely agree with you Bill. In fact there is a lot that people don't realise about CPR, like the fact that you could often end up breaking someone's ribs in the process. And the First Aider course is a week long as well.
[quote][p][bold]Bill in Hanover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Innocentbystander65[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Metro Reader[/bold] wrote: I passed this possibly just after it happend on the way to Falmer area. No emergency services in attendance just a person in the road. NOT NICE. What ever the reason for the incident, I hope the person recovers. Their seem to be a lot of accidents on the so called improved roads of late, can we have some serious questions asked and answered? I am not saying point the blame, just find out what is going wrong - and then fix it, properly. The argus reports but never reports on what was the cause / outcome of the police investigation. Time to change argus.[/p][/quote]So it didn't occur to you to stop and help her? What kind of person just keeps driving? Hope where ever you were going was so much more important than the life of a young lady. You pathetic excuse for a human being.[/p][/quote]I became a First Aider many years ago after seeing someone collapse with a heart attack near Brighton Station. I didn't stop and help him as I had no idea what to do and would possibly have made it worse if I'd tried but the other reason I walked past was because he was already surrounded by a crowd of people who, like myself, obviously didn't have a clue about what to do. Only stop and help if you CAN help otherwise keep clear or you could make a bad situation worse.[/p][/quote]Absolutely agree with you Bill. In fact there is a lot that people don't realise about CPR, like the fact that you could often end up breaking someone's ribs in the process. And the First Aider course is a week long as well. ghost bus driver
  • Score: 2

4:42pm Wed 29 Jan 14

dingdong2 says...

Wouldn't surprise me if it was due to the ridiculous new style pelican crossings (puffin crossings) which have made life far more dangerous for pedestrians. You only have to stand at churchill square to realize that nobody can see when to cross, people ignore them and they encourage pedestrians to only look one way rather than both,
Wouldn't surprise me if it was due to the ridiculous new style pelican crossings (puffin crossings) which have made life far more dangerous for pedestrians. You only have to stand at churchill square to realize that nobody can see when to cross, people ignore them and they encourage pedestrians to only look one way rather than both, dingdong2
  • Score: 0

4:51pm Wed 29 Jan 14

angrymonkey says...

Mr.Logical1 You low life scum think about more than self and if late somewhere
Mr.Logical1 You low life scum think about more than self and if late somewhere angrymonkey
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Wed 29 Jan 14

just-a-person says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
ttt121orig wrote:
I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb.
Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes..
I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was).
Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there.
Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested.
So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus.
Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up.
One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation.
But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit.
Anyway, however you cut it...
The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway.
Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road.
How fast was the driver going?
Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed.
Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas.
But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.
I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her !
Your theory is crap. Mum to Olivia and Harrison has given an accurate account of what happened. If you know the road so well you would know it's one lane and a bus lane now not two and a bus lane. You would also know it's hard to speed along there at that time of the day due to the congestion. I hope the girl recovers and the bus driver gets the help he may need mentally. Respect to the lady who stopped to help.
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ttt121orig[/bold] wrote: I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb. Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes.. I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was). Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there. Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested. So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus. Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up. One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation. But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit. Anyway, however you cut it... The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway. Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road. How fast was the driver going? Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed. Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas. But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.[/p][/quote]I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her ![/p][/quote]Your theory is crap. Mum to Olivia and Harrison has given an accurate account of what happened. If you know the road so well you would know it's one lane and a bus lane now not two and a bus lane. You would also know it's hard to speed along there at that time of the day due to the congestion. I hope the girl recovers and the bus driver gets the help he may need mentally. Respect to the lady who stopped to help. just-a-person
  • Score: 10

5:58pm Wed 29 Jan 14

ttt121orig says...

just-a-person wrote:
Mum2olivia&harri

son
wrote:
ttt121orig wrote:
I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb.
Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes..
I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was).
Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there.
Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested.
So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus.
Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up.
One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation.
But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit.
Anyway, however you cut it...
The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway.
Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road.
How fast was the driver going?
Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed.
Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas.
But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.
I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her !
Your theory is crap. Mum to Olivia and Harrison has given an accurate account of what happened. If you know the road so well you would know it's one lane and a bus lane now not two and a bus lane. You would also know it's hard to speed along there at that time of the day due to the congestion. I hope the girl recovers and the bus driver gets the help he may need mentally. Respect to the lady who stopped to help.
Yep fair dinkum, i got confused when i said two lanes, i know theres only two lanes there.
Anyway, the whole thing arouses emotions in me because of what i saw, so forgive me for being a little incoherent.
[quote][p][bold]just-a-person[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ttt121orig[/bold] wrote: I didnt see the accident, i was there literally 120 seconds after it, but heres my two cents as i know the road well and have crossed many times at that point because i use the gym at moulsecoomb. Right..this is just conjecture but..here goes.. I believe she MAY have been crossing from the central reservation/grass bit, and heading towards barcombe road (where i was). Which means...if she was in the centre she would have been more focused on the cars, i know i am when im crossing from there. Now, when youre focusing on two lanes of traffic because the cars are whizzing past, all youre really concerned about is getting past those two lanes safely. I believe she did that, but, she hadnt accounted for the bus lane, as its less well known (especially to an 18 year old) and because its less conjested. So she made it past the first two lanes but was so focused on those that she didnt bother acknowledging the bus. Remember a bus in the distance (if she'd seen it) and in a third lane, might look like a bus thats pulled up or pulling up. One of the comments here though might disporve my theory because she said she was driving alongside the bus driver and saw the girl just step out, meaning the girl might not have come from the central reservation. But, when on the ground she was facing barcombe road, which if she had been hit might suggest her coming from the central grassland bit. Anyway, however you cut it... The bus lane played a part in this, somehow, someway. Also, she might have had headphones on, but again, you dont need ears when crossing the road. How fast was the driver going? Theres cameras all along that road i think, hopefully they'll be used and the matter can be assessed. Its a dangerous road to cross, im 29 and honestly, i dont enjoy crossing that road, not even at the designated crossing areas. But when crossing anywhere, you really need your wits about you because believe it or not for some reason, its hard to decipher the speed of some of the cars on that road, i dont know why, it just is.[/p][/quote]I saw it all , and she ran straight out heading across to wild park. I was with her the second it happened I left my car and ran straight to her ![/p][/quote]Your theory is crap. Mum to Olivia and Harrison has given an accurate account of what happened. If you know the road so well you would know it's one lane and a bus lane now not two and a bus lane. You would also know it's hard to speed along there at that time of the day due to the congestion. I hope the girl recovers and the bus driver gets the help he may need mentally. Respect to the lady who stopped to help.[/p][/quote]Yep fair dinkum, i got confused when i said two lanes, i know theres only two lanes there. Anyway, the whole thing arouses emotions in me because of what i saw, so forgive me for being a little incoherent. ttt121orig
  • Score: 0

7:13pm Wed 29 Jan 14

VALETTA says...

Mr.Logical1 wrote:
I'm a bit late onto this one, and I wish the girl well, but why was the whole road closed? I don't understand why, after ensuring emergency services are dealing with the unfortunate patient, there can't be traffic management enabling people to continue on their journeys. Are we so short of resources? I guess so
Air ambulance!
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Logical1[/bold] wrote: I'm a bit late onto this one, and I wish the girl well, but why was the whole road closed? I don't understand why, after ensuring emergency services are dealing with the unfortunate patient, there can't be traffic management enabling people to continue on their journeys. Are we so short of resources? I guess so[/p][/quote]Air ambulance! VALETTA
  • Score: -3

1:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Michael Inkpin-Leissner says...

Mum2olivia&harri
son
wrote:
I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,
Well done. I wished more people were like this lady. And more people would register for first aid courses. In a lot of countries you are obliged to present a first aid certificate before you get a driving licence and I agree with that. Imagine, you are the victim and nobody knows how to administer first aid.
[quote][p][bold]Mum2olivia&harri son[/bold] wrote: I was first on the scene at this terrible accident, I went straight to her as soon as she was hit by the bus, I just want to say it was NOT the bus drivers fault as I was driving alongside him , I was on the barcombe road, the young girl sadly ran straight out in front of the bus, he stopped straight away but it was to late she got hit, the bus lane is nothing to do wiv wot happened if it was still 2 lanes she still would have been hit, she didn't look I saw with my own eyes and as a witness who saw everything told this to the police, I went straight to her covered her up with my coat and held her hand but she was unconscious and struggling to breathe and also bleeding very heavily from her head,I was so relieved when ambulance turned up,it was just horrific, they were doing CPR on her for over 10 minutes, she was worked on in the road then they put her in helicopter, I'm praying this young girl will be ok,[/p][/quote]Well done. I wished more people were like this lady. And more people would register for first aid courses. In a lot of countries you are obliged to present a first aid certificate before you get a driving licence and I agree with that. Imagine, you are the victim and nobody knows how to administer first aid. Michael Inkpin-Leissner
  • Score: 3

2:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

wellnesscoach007 says...

I was driving out of Brighton when I saw people gathering on the opposite side of the road. As I passed by, I saw this poor girl lying on the road and no emergency services. pulled on the side and run to see whether they need ANY HELP. I am a nurse, working in A&E so that I went through what we normally do in Basic Life Support and helped until emergency services arrived. YOU DON`T HAVE TO BE TRAINED TO STOP AND ASK WHETHER YOU CAN HELP? IT IS A MUST!!! There is always something you can do! Please care for each other, life is precious
I was driving out of Brighton when I saw people gathering on the opposite side of the road. As I passed by, I saw this poor girl lying on the road and no emergency services. pulled on the side and run to see whether they need ANY HELP. I am a nurse, working in A&E so that I went through what we normally do in Basic Life Support and helped until emergency services arrived. YOU DON`T HAVE TO BE TRAINED TO STOP AND ASK WHETHER YOU CAN HELP? IT IS A MUST!!! There is always something you can do! Please care for each other, life is precious wellnesscoach007
  • Score: 4

9:50pm Wed 5 Feb 14

ghost bus driver says...

In France all cars must carry a hi-viz vest (in the car, not in the boot) and a first aid kit.
In France all cars must carry a hi-viz vest (in the car, not in the boot) and a first aid kit. ghost bus driver
  • Score: 0

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