Double decker crash

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  1. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    A double decker has crashed into sainsbury's on trinity street, mowed down a couple of pedestrians and sources say at least 2 are dead and multiple are injured. People on the top deck are trapped on at the minute.

    Shocking news

    http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/live-double-decker-bus-crashes-10189468

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  2. Otis

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    What?

    What the hell! Shocking. Was this tonight?

    Awful news.
     
  3. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    Yes tonight. People are still trapped.

    The missus just saw the story on Facebook.


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  4. Johnnythespider

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    Varying reports saying 2 or 3 dead. Including an old lady and kids. Awful
     
  5. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    Latest from the telegraph

    Police have confirmed that eight people have been injured in the horrific bus crash.
    Three of those are said to be "serious injured" after the bus crashed in to a number of parked cars and a lamppost before ploughing in to the side of Sainsbury's.
    A statement from West Midlands Police said: "Three people have been seriously injured after a double decker bus collided with a Coventry supermarket this evening.
    "The bus was travelling along Hale Street when it collided with a number of stationary cars and a lamppost before crashing into Sainsburys on Trinity Street at 6pm.
    "A number of people were trapped on the top of the double decker; three people are seriously injured and five other people have more minor injuries.
    "West Midlands Police is working with fellow emergency services including fire and ambulance.
    "There is a cordon in place while an investigation has been launched to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision. There are a number of road closures in place and buses are currently unable to drive into the city centre."
    Any witnesses, or who is concerned for loved ones, should contact police on 101.
     
  6. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    West Midlands Ambulance Service say that they are in the process of taking six people to hospital.
    A spokesman added that two people have been assessed and discharged at the scene.
     
  7. Otis

    Otis Well-Known Member

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    So, no-one dead then?

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    How? Crash past parked Cars and direct into Sainsbury's... Terrible
     
  9. Nick

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    Just seen about this, awful news :(

    I wonder if the driver passed out or something? Says it hit cars and a lampost before going into the shop.
     
  10. chiefdave

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    Terrible news.

    Guess something must have happened to the driver or a massive mechanical failure. Don't see how it could have happened otherwise.
     
  11. rob9872

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    Pictures look like daylight so must have been a few hours ago. If so lucky there wasn't even more people about. Awful news but could have been do much worse.
     
  12. Rich

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    6pm apparently Rob
     
  13. BackRoomRummermill

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    This could have been worse than Glasgow
     
  14. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    It's major news on Sky.
     
  15. Nick

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    Confirmed 2 dead :(
     
  16. skybluetony176

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    On the news now.
     
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    2 confirmed dead now, shocking news
     
  18. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    Confirmed in the telegraph.

    Two now confirmed dead
    Two people have been confirmed dead with another fighting for life in hospital following the bus crash in Coventry.
    West Midlands Police confirmed there had been "two fatalities".
    A spokeswoman said: "We are dealing with two fatalities. The relatives of those who have died do now know."

    Another fighting for their life and one child has been rushed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital
     
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    Det Sgt Paul Keasey will hold a press conference on scene at 11pm
     
  20. SkyBlue_Bear83

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    Any information on what caused the accident?
     
  21. Jack Griffin

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    No comment, I might misspeak.
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  22. Nick

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    Looks like he must have deleted that quickly.

    He will be in the job centre monday!
     
  23. Houchens Head

    Houchens Head Fairly well known member from the Isle of Wight

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    I have absolutely no idea what this post is about. Can you explain?
     
  24. Nick

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    I assume because hes a cabinet member for highways, and he said he should have diverted the England Team bus to coventry. ie for it to crash and kill people.
     
  25. Houchens Head

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    Ah. I think I understand Nick. Thanks. ;)
     
  26. Nick

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    8 year old lad and woman confirmed dead :(
     
  27. Sumo the Micky Quinn

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    latest from the telegraph

    Police statement
    West Midlands Police has tonight confirmed two people have died after a double decker bus collided with a Coventry supermarket this evening (Saturday 3 October).
    An eight-year-old boy from Leamington, who was travelling on the top of the bus, died at the scene as a result of his injuries. A woman from Nuneaton, believed to be in her 70s who was a pedestrian in Trinity Street, also died at the scene. Specialist officers are supporting the families at this time.
    The collision occurred at 6pm this evening after the bus travelled along Hale Street colliding with a number of stationary cars and a lamppost before crashing into Sainsbury’s supermarket.
    Five other people suffered minor injuries and are receiving hospital treatment, one further person was treated and discharged at the scene.
    A cordon remains in place while an investigation continues to establish the circumstances around the collision. There are a number of road closures in place and buses are currently unable to drive into the city centre.
    Superintendent Paul Keasey, head of the Central Motorway Police Group, said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by this evening’s tragic event; we have specially trained officers with the families at this difficult time.
    “We hope to carry out a swift investigation and I would like to thank people who have already come forward who witnessed the collision.
    “This is a busy area of Coventry city centre and we hope to keep disruption to a minimum as our investigation continues; no-one has been arrested at this stage.”
    Anyone with information, or anyone who may be concerned about relatives, should contact police on 101.
     
  28. Houchens Head

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    Sky News just been in conversation with our own Simon Gilbert.
     
  29. Jack Griffin

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    Seems reminiscent of Glasgow bin lorry incident. :(

    And more sad news.
     
  30. rob9872

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    Of course only my speculation, but a Leamington lad on the bus at that time could have been travelling home from the match.
     
  31. stupot07

    stupot07 Well-Known Member

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    Such tragic news RIP and my condolences to their families and friends.


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  32. Sub

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    Very sad news RIP:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(
     
  33. rob9872

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    Echo that stu, should have been said earlier on thread. Apologies for contributing to the debate and not having already said similar .

    RIP
     
  34. sw88

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    Tragic news! To think someone could go shopping to town with a child and not come home with them! Thoughts wit the family of the little one, and the elderly lady who also fell victim of this tragedy.
     
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    Very sad news.
     

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