@Charlie_L would say they're just 'hard to see' spots. The word 'blind' is often misunderstood; very, very few people are completely blind in the sense that they can't see anything. It's similar with vehicles, and, of course, if drivers had a second person in the cab who could watch the nearside, that lack of visibility would matter even less.
This is a very unusual crash type for London. Multiple vehicle pile-ups happen here exceedingly rarely. Sadly, there were two fatalities in this incident.
It always gets to me how desperately unlucky people can get, just by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There was a crash at the junction of Brixton Road and Loughbrough Road in front of Brixton Jam this noon.
London Air Ambulance and the fire services with jaws of life were in attendance.
People hit by vehicles when stood at bus stops seems to happen way more regularly than it should.
Also a hard working motorist being on remand doesn’t happen very often.
Bus crash at Victoria Station this morning. RIP unknown female pedestrian. Thoughts with your loved ones.
Victim of the crash above named as Melissa Burr, 32, from Rainham in Kent. So sad.
I don't want to speculate, but it sounds as if the front bus may have been shunted and caused to hit her. No way of seeing that coming, poor woman. When I first saw the report, I assumed she was a passenger, but it's horrible either way. Why does tragically bad luck exist, we could really do without it. :(
Don't read this if you don't want to read about a family destroyed:
American gentleman says what he sees:
BeamNG.drive is amazing.
Meh, it'll buff out
A horrendous story, amazing she survived. When drivers crash into trees, I think most of the crashes are quickly fatal. Unlike hitting a wall, this is a problem that making cars more crashworthy hasn't begun to solve yet (see the motor vehicles crashing into buildings thread; such crashes are very rarely fatal).
Here's another crash on a major A-road, which, despite not being built to motorway specification, like all such A-roads is used like a motorway. The article doesn't give the exact location of the crash, but in common with many other roads of this type, the A303 doesn't have a hard shoulder, so I can only imagine that the drivers had to stop in the nearside lane, in which they were then hit by an unattentive lorry driver. Utterly tragic.
And this is about as bad as it gets, it's unimaginable what the poor woman must have gone through.
I know this spot really well, can't imagine how fast they would have had have been going for this to happen.
Desperate driving in stolen SUV
Posted here by @bigshape.
That's utterly terrifying. Let's hope he/they get caught soon. It doesn't bear thinking about what might happen if they did something like this again.
Some write-ups of this:
It was in Benson Avenue, between Plaistow and East Ham:
Stolen and crashing into cars reminded me of this one from last year.
Yes, we had that somewhere, maybe even in this thread. I didn't realise the car was stolen, but I probably should have guessed.
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