Tulse Hill news, chitter chatter and gossip

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

  1. Hoss

    Hoss ...It was the blurst of times...

    This is horrendous. I cycled past as paramedics and cops were on scene but had no idea what had happened or the seriousness of it. I was running late yesterday because of the a shitty weather and normally would be going through about 6:45ish. Potentially would have caught this on my helmet cam.

    The whole junction is horrible - vehicles coming around that corner often speed up to beat the light change or just jump the red anyway.

    The poor woman and her family.

    Hope that the drivers are found.

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  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    An event for Tulse Hillians:

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  3. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    How do we know there were 4 vehicles involved?
     
  4. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    From the cop's release
     
  5. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Forensics of course.
     
  6. T & P

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

    It's likely witnesses might have also told police they saw four vehicles involved. And of course, the incident would have almost certainly been caught on camera.
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Sharp enough to catch the fucking bastards who run her over, I hope.

    Is there any kind of community action coming up? A short blockade of the road with banners might do a good job of drawing attention to the ongoing dangers of the junction and reminding drivers to slow the fuck down.
     
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  8. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    There's a cameraman and reporter out there now.....just wrapping up by the looks of it.....
     
  9. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    There are hundreds of thousands of vehicles every day. I think the only thing is to have police speed checks. Someone with a hairdryer speed gun on a regular basis.
     
  10. T & P

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

    There have long been plans to redesign the road layout and get rid of the one-way system. I think they had recently been pre-approved with a view of completing them by 2020. It can’t come quickly enough...
     
  11. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    I've had a leaflet through recently about the main South Circular junction. The website is so bad I can't find anything on it perhaps others can. They're hoping to start work on the gyratory in 2020 with a view of completion in 2021 :eek:. Perhaps the tragic events on Monday will move this along.

    The accident was featured on the TV tonight. I'm sure the atrocious weather played some part in it but it's still very shocking.
     
  12. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    It wasn't atrocious weather. It was cold, and it was snowing/sleet/raining. It wasn't even icy. It wasn't great conditions, but hardly atrocious.
     
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  13. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    As posted earlier, this is the general plan:

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    The junctions will need careful design to avoid conflicting movements. In all cases, traffic speed should be minimised. It certainly reduces the number of turns and lane changes that S.Circular traffic has to make, which will help a lot. My experience of driving the gyratory is nearly always one of pure terror as you have to get across 3-4 lanes of fast-moving traffic.
     
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    And if it was "atrocious", all the more reason for drivers to slow right down and exercise more caution.
     
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  15. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

    So very sad.

    I stopped cycling when I moved to the area and it takes a lot to stop me doing the things I enjoy.

    I drive all around London and I find this free for all gyratory scary even after all these years
     
  16. T & P

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

    i've done the gyratory on a pushbike often enough, and if there is one place in the world to be as assertive as possible, this is it. I mean, really assertive.

    IME it's the worst when you're travelling on Christchurch Road from Brixton Hill and enter the gyratory. Aside from the high speeds by all road users, the pronounced downhill slope and the very tight turn to enter the gyratory, as soon as you do so you have all traffic on your lane trying to join the right lane, and all the traffic on the right hand lane trying to join the left lane so they can turn into Tulse Hill towards Brixton. It's a free for all where nobody gives priority or even seems clear if anyone has priority.

    Having said that, going uphill from Tulse Hill station is no picnic either, as one has reduced speed vs the speeding cars, and in particular if you need to take the right hand lane instead of going straight.
     
  17. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    I pity the poor 201 bus driver who has to carve across all three lanes from an uphill standing start.
     
  18. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    When I have cycled that way, I’ve just got off the bike and used the zebra crossings.
     
  19. T & P

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

    Apparently two of the four drivers have now been found by the police:

    Two drivers traced in fatal hit-and-run

    The fact that they're appealing for dashcam footage from anyone in the area at the time sounds to me as if they do not have any existing CCTV footage that shows the number plates of the other two vehicles.
     
  20. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I hope they burn the fuckers...how could they live with themselves in the first place is what I can’t fathom. Terrible if there’s no proper cctv footage either. They seem to have great footage for smaller offences. The cctv there should be top notch.
     
  21. Nanker Phelge

    Nanker Phelge Monkey Boy

    They have just shown the cctv images on the bbc and they are fucking shit blurry rubbish
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Hopefully the vehicles will be picked up by other cameras along the way.

    They're looking for drivers of a SUV and Mercedes. They must know what they did. The fucking wankers.

    Fatal hit-and-run CCTV images issued
     
  23. T & P

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

    The CCTV footage looks to be coming from a private camera placed by the Co-Op. I'm astonished there appear to be no TFL/ local authority cameras monitoring the road at such a busy junction.
     
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  24. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    It looks like they have traced all 4 drivers.
    I went past on Friday. So sad to see the flowers on the railings.
    If this is where it took place, I could quite see how it is possible for someone to end up under a lorry. Of course we don't know what happened, but vehicles come very tight round that corner, accelerating up the hill. And some pedestrians stand right on the edge of the pavement.
    I was driving there that morning about 30 mins after the accident and it was dark with sleety rain, not great visibility.
    It also makes me realise that as a pedestrian wearing dark clothes as I often do, it can be difficult for drivers to see you
     
  25. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    I’m sure the visibility might have been poor but you know as a driver when you hit something small...let alone hitting a body. To not stop and to hit/drive over a body is pure vileness. I would love to know what was going through their minds right after they hit that poor lady.
     
  26. GarveyLives

    GarveyLives Well-Known Member

  27. Maharani

    Maharani Just like Heaven

    Fuck. And they’re relying on dashcam footage they don’t even know if anyone has? We really need to make a stand to at least have proper, efficient cctv there. Maybe a yougov petition? I’ll look into it.
     
  28. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Absolutely Maharani.
     
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  29. oldandjaded

    oldandjaded Active Member

  30. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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