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OMG......a bus fell over near sandbanks Poole this morning....

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psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 13:08:17


hoping my link works.

thank god no serious injuries, could have been soooooooooo much worse!!!

edam Thu 31-Jul-08 13:10:47

Blimey! I've seen safety tests on double deckers and they can lean at a hell of a angle before they topple over... whatever happened must have been very odd indeed.

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 13:14:26

they only were sayaing this on something I was listening to the other of those 'strange but true' thingies.

IIRC they said that buses can lean over further than anything before toppling as they are made with a very low centre of gravity.

this bus has proven them wrong today!

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:05:03

it was an open topped bus....


I never realised it was open topped!!!

two cars involved, one driver has been arrested for dangerous driving.

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 31-Jul-08 15:10:54

oh goodness! was there a couple of days ago - saw an open top bus going over on the chainbridge ferry.

Had never been on a chainbridge ferry before and was a bit startled about the bus being on it as the water was pretty choppy.

mummylin2495 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:22:25

it looks like the bus toppled onto the grassy area rather than on the road ,which may of helped to prevent anyone having more serious injuries.thank god no-one was killed.has anyone heard who was at fault ,the cars or the bus ??? How frightening for everyone involved and the poor children must of been terrified.

littlelapin Thu 31-Jul-08 15:23:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mummylin2495 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:24:10


claricebeansmum Thu 31-Jul-08 15:26:57

I've been on that bus and amazed that is rolled just because it is all rather sleepy around there and jam packed with holiday makers etc.

So they are questioning the driver of the Porsche rather than the family in the VW or the bus driver...

psychomum5 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:31:45

it was on the otherside of the chainlink ferry that this happened.

the ferry is closed still, and will be for the forseable time right now according to the news.

DH said that when he came home from work there were more emergency vehicals heading that way still!!

mummylin2495 Thu 31-Jul-08 15:39:41

im just so glad that nobody has been killed.when i firstheard it i though maybe the bus had crushed people and they had died.Thankgod its not any worse.We go on the ferr a lot because we love wandering round swanage and corfe

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