it looked pretty serious-I hope the person involved is ok
that crossing there is bad as the light to tell you to cross the road does not actually work in sync with the bus lane so it may say cross but the bus lane is green for traffic-i had a big row with a bus driver there once when my son and i were crossing the road and he actually got out and looked and agreed with me-he did say he would be very careful there in future.
you would think with 3 primary and a secondary school in close proximity that this would be as safe as they could make it-also if you do not know the area you may not be aware buses will be coming against the traffic flow
As you can see in the photos, the front window of the bus was bullseyed by the pedestrian's head, and I saw this again on the bus involved in the second accident. This third time, yesterday, the front of the coach was metal at head height, not glass, with no visible damage.
The pedestrian in the first accident was a Greek student, and his treatment for his serious injuries was featured on the TV programme "24 hours in A&E".
One of my neighbours has been in touch with Simon Hughes MP and others to try and get TfL to remove the contraflow bus lane, which has apparently only been in place for 7 or 8 years. I think Simon Hughes is progressing it with TfL.
My neighbour is convinced, and I have come to agree with him, that this contraflow bus lane is causing the high level of accidents.
This road design seems to confuse pedestrians, who only look the other way, before stepping straight in front of a bus, which is what seems to have happened for all three of these poor people.
It's really horrible. The first time I only saw the bus, but I felt deeply shocked. This time I saw a crowd of people around the man who had been hit, and people were describing blood flowing from his head, but, truthfully, all I thought, was, oh dear, another one?
This really shouldn't be something that has started to feel routine. I hope he recovers OK.