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How is this not dangerous driving?

joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,919
edited June 2017 in The cake stop
Shocking bit of bus driving, and a very lucky man who walked away from this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england ... in-reading

No arrests were made!

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,174
    I guess the police know more than we do ?

    Looks like the bus is out of control to me ? Mechanical fault perhaps ?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,904
    Probably feels like he got hit by a bus.
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  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,919
    fenix wrote:
    I guess the police know more than we do ?

    Looks like the bus is out of control to me ? Mechanical fault perhaps ?

    That's true, maybe the accelerator jammed on, or the driver had a health issue.
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,736
    Wow, there has to be a fault/health problem. No sign of slowing at all. The speed was all scrubbed off by the impact
  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,919
    Looks less dramatic now... BBC have paused the full event and put up a warning; the original unedited footage looked much faster, and was pretty horrific.
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,268
    It's bizarre how he just gets up and carries on walking into the shop* (if that's where he was going in the first place). I'll bet some shock kicked in shortly afterwards

    *EDIT. No, it's a pub, and that's where he was going there at 9:12 am for a pint.


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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,607
    That guy can take a hit better than Chris Eubank, he shatters the windscreen with his head and gets back up and strolls away!
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  • joe2008joe2008 Posts: 1,919
    That guy can take a hit better than Chris Eubank, he shatters the windscreen with his head and gets back up and strolls away!

    Helmet saved his life :wink:
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,174
    Capt Slog wrote:
    It's bizarre how he just gets up and carries on walking into the shop* (if that's where he was going in the first place). I'll bet some shock kicked in shortly afterwards

    *EDIT. No, it's a pub, and that's where he was going there at 9:12 am for a pint.

    To be fair - even a lightweight like me might feel like a drink after that...
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,268
    fenix wrote:
    Capt Slog wrote:
    It's bizarre how he just gets up and carries on walking into the shop* (if that's where he was going in the first place). I'll bet some shock kicked in shortly afterwards

    *EDIT. No, it's a pub, and that's where he was going there at 9:12 am for a pint.

    To be fair - even a lightweight like me might feel like a drink after that...

    Yes, me too. But he was on his way there when it happened.


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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Is it the guy from Right Said Fred?
  • chris_basschris_bass Posts: 4,913
    Garry H wrote:
    Is it the guy from Right Said Fred?

    are you suggesting he is too sexy for his shirt?
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  • ProssPross Posts: 22,164
    I can't believe how easily he got back up and that he seemed completely unscathed. He was really luckily not to get hit into the lamppost or crushed against it. Bet he was stiff and sore later when the adrenaline ran out.
  • john80john80 Posts: 876
    That is not dangerous driving. In Britain you can do pretty much whatever you like with a vehicle and unless you hit the Queen you will be grand. Your fellow jurors will have full sympathy as to how you got involved in a accident such as this. Could have happened to anyone mate.

    Apologies for the sarcasm in advance.
  • dinyulldinyull Posts: 2,962
    Pross wrote:
    I can't believe how easily he got back up and that he seemed completely unscathed. Bet he was stiff and sore later when the adrenaline ran out.

    Could be down to him starting at 9am...the day before.

    Being serious though, isn't it the tensing up of the muscles that exaggerates* injuries. Not being aware your about to be hit is better as you and your muscles are all loose.

    But yes, lucky to not be killed and obviously a fault with the bus or medical episode for the driver. Scary.

    *maybe the wrong word?
  • trek_dantrek_dan Posts: 1,366
    So he goes into the pub;
    He drinks a Whiskey drink, he drinks a Vodka drink
    He drinks a Lager drink, he drinks a Cider drink
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  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,268
    dinyull wrote:

    Could be down to him starting at 9am...the day before.

    Being serious though, isn't it the tensing up of the muscles that exaggerates* injuries. Not being aware your about to be hit is better as you and your muscles are all loose.

    But yes, lucky to not be killed and obviously a fault with the bus or medical episode for the driver. Scary.

    *maybe the wrong word?

    exacerbate? :D

    But yes, I've heard the same.

    I used to ride a motorbike, and one day I was "being a hero in the wet" :roll: . It was all going well on a roundabout until I realised I was looking at the front wheel from the side. :shock:

    In those split seconds that last a long time I remembered Barry Sheen talking to Michael Parkinson about crashes. He said that the best thing to do in an accident is relax, so I did. I rolled down the road like a rag doll and then got up to see that the bike hadn't done so well.


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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,325 Lives Here
    I find it very difficult to relax when falling off, but I know I should.
    Regarding musical connections and this, made me think of:

    I get knocked down but I get up again
    Nothing's gonna bring me down....

    Possibly by Chumbawamba.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 5,900
    veronese68 wrote:
    I find it very difficult to relax when falling off, but I know I should.
    Regarding musical connections and this, made me think of:

    I get knocked down but I get up again
    Nothing's gonna bring me down....

    Possibly by Chumbawamba.
    Tubthumping.

    Will be walking along that there Gun St tomorrow evening en route Zero Degrees bar n microbrewery. Hope that bus driver is off shift.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,036
    orraloon wrote:
    Hope that bus driver is off shift.
    For some time, I suspect.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,223
    orraloon wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    I find it very difficult to relax when falling off, but I know I should.
    Regarding musical connections and this, made me think of:

    I get knocked down but I get up again
    Nothing's gonna bring me down....

    Possibly by Chumbawamba.
    Tubthumping.

    Will be walking along that there Gun St tomorrow evening en route Zero Degrees bar n microbrewery. Hope that bus driver is off shift.

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