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Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Nanker Phelge, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    I had to cancel my bt order as it was unusable. I've since changed to plusnet and it's much better.
    It's all to do with the connection at the wholesale (name escapes me) if you can get bt to give you a new connection as a new customer then it will improve. I gave up with bt in the end. The company is in too many pieces to know what the arm and elbo are doing.

    I wish Virgin would cable the area perhaps they might be the answer.
     
  2. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    On a different note passed midnight I was about to go to bed when there was a loud knocking on my door. I greeted the noise with some well chosen words as I thought at first someone was off there face given the slurred speach. We then noticed that it was an old man with a walking stick and slippers. It was below freezing, so I went out and, well, cut a long one short, he was in his 90s lost and confused. We gave him a cup of tea, a hot water bottle a blanket and called for an ambulance. Four hours later the ambulance arrives and we are able to go to bed.

    His name was Tommy and I do hope he found his home.
     
  3. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Good Samaritan :)
     
  4. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Good for you. Putting the Christmas spirit into action.
     
  5. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Looks like something bad has happened on the one way. Road closed. Police tent up at the crossing.
     
  6. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    Hit and run according to Twitter; woman killed :(
     
  7. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Oh shit. Horrible.

    There was a vehicle at the side of the road.

    Cars fly thru that corner....and people take too many chances. Not a good mix.
     
  8. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Thankfully they’re looking at doing something about it the gyratory, but we’ve been pointing out the insanity for years here.

    I was a bit annoyed at the public transport impact in the rain earlier, but some family’s day has been a million times worse than mine.
     
  9. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

  10. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

  11. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    That's absolutely horrific :(

    I'm sure there must be CCTV/ traffic cameras monitoring the junction, so they should be able to identify the vehicles involved.
     
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  12. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That is truly horrific. I can't imagine there's any way that the drivers wouldn't know they've just run over a body in the street:

    I hope all of these fuckers are tracked down and get the full vengeful thump of the law in their faces.
     
  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    At 06:48 it's still night. A body in the street could be indistinguishable from a bag of rubbish :(
     
  14. Thimble Queen

    Thimble Queen Angry brown femme ^_^

    That's absolutely terrible :(
     
  15. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It could be, but a body is a solid lump that a car would definitely notice running over, and the accident happened right by a pedestrian crossing where drivers should be ready to slow down and be more observant.
     
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  16. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Absolutely. Not victim blaming at all, but I imagine there's plenty of drivers who don't care that their car goes THUMP now and then cos they've got important places to be. Out of sight, out of mind.
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Let's hope that these particular careless fuckers get it right in their sight in the form of a court summons.
     
  18. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    Not at that crossing.....they speed through it and proceed to speed up even more on the approach to Christchurch road.
     
  19. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If I ruled the world spikes would rise up under the tarmac to puncture the tyres of such speeding cars. And when they'd ground to a smouldering halt, they'd have a few moments to vacate their vehicle before a laser wielding eco-robot would transform it into something useful to the local community.
     
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  20. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    That crossing terrifies me with the kids. That poor woman and her poor family. Just horrible.
     
  21. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I cross there all the time. So many fuckers just don’t stop. That poor, poor woman.
     
  22. Cat Fan

    Cat Fan New Member

    This is disgusting. Someone needs to sort out this crossing, and not wait until 2020 to do it.
     
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  23. simonSW2

    simonSW2 Well-Known Member

    I was just crossing the road down there and thinking of that poor woman that was killed this morning.
    Of all the places to die, that atrociously designed, utterly banal, grimy fucking gyratory. The site of many deaths, collisions and crashes for years. And plans to change it have sat still on council desks, with meek and mild consultations and zero action. All the while overworked and underpaid drivers go increasingly faster and take more risks. A disgusting, shameful situation and a family destroyed.
     
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  24. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Standard has a bit more, but they're saying the woman's body was found in Station Rise, which is clearly wrong according to this picture.

     
  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  26. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    That picture also fails to tell where it took place. That's just the coppers blocking traffic from turning right. The dreadful police tent that gets erected in such incidents was right outside the Ladbrokes. So kind of opposite Station Rise, but actually at the beginning of Christchurch Rd. and right on the pedestrian crossing.

    It is a tight turn yet one allowing two lanes of traffic in the same direction over a narrow bend. I've seen countless heavy vehicles kiss the edge of the kerb while turning, and sometimes mount the pavement. It's particularly dodgy as fuck during rush hour.

    That poor woman :(
     
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  27. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I've crossed that junction many a time and always feel uncomfortable. Cars seem to cone from every angle.
     
  29. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    And for drivers, you are coming from one or two lanes into three and the road splits immediately once you get through the light. Add a bus stop and it’s shocking design. I don’t like driving it.

    But worse than the design are the drivers. As it’s one-way, on a hill and people are taking off from a start, people seem to floor their cars and get up to the speed limit in as short a distance possible. It’s a TFL route so the speed limit is 30 and not 20. People are doing 35 by the time they reach Probyn Road, just to reach the queue at Roupell more quickly.
     
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  30. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I thought it was the crossing on Thurlow. This is exactly where a friend of mine was hit by a bus a few years ago. She went under the wheel but somehow managed to be alive. Broke her back and was in a wheelchair for 6 months though.

    They still haven’t tracked this poor women’s family...it’s totally fucked up.
     

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