Car Crash During Street Pedestrian Safety Protest

Submitted by: fundumper 9 years ago in

100 protesters demand a pedestrian crossing after a kid was hit by a car and an crash occurs while the camera is rolling
There are 45 comments:
Female 62
What are we supposed to be seeing here? Obviously no one was hit by the damaged car, we SEE it slow and stop, and no one moves toward it. If someone was hit, people would be trying to help the victim. It looks like the car hit a parked truck, which says nothing about the safety of the crossing.
Also the reporter says "The driver wasn`t hurt, but after the brief shock, was able to tell us what happened...", but the woman she speaks to is obviously standing on the curb BEFORE the crash and is NOT the driver. (The driver appears to be a man) The woman tells about her son`s accident, treatment, and long-term prognosis, so she`s talking about something that happened in the PAST! This is absolutely shoddy journalism trying to sensationalize a nothing story about a curb-crossing. Yay BBC.
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Female 488
we didnt even see the crash ):
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Male 1,275
Gotsta love it
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Male 1,275
=/
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Male 1,275
Ironnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnny
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Female 2,220
£100,000 or a life...

I`m gonna go for the life. Spend that money you heartless Midland council.

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Male 53
O those English... always good for a laugh
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Female 60
God! The sickening `thump` soundtrack made my heart miss a beat. We have a road junction close to where I live where people lose their lives on a regular basis...I do so hope that the protesters win this one.
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Male 1,803
Heh, that`s about 1 mile from my house :)
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Male 2,395
Yikes. Poor kid...
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Male 287
Almost hit by 1000 lbs. of Irony (454 kilos for all you Europeans)
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Male 54
Groogle, they are Belisha Beacons which are situated at pedestrian crossings to warn motorists they are approaching one. The black `sign` would be to make it more visible in bright daylight I should imagine.
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Female 325
how is putting in a light going to cost a hundred grand? that`s horsepoop. someone needs to go over their budget, methinks.
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Female 15
We do get taught how to cross the road over here. That is a pelican crossing although i dont understand myself why there was black signs at the top, i`ve never seen them like that. Anyway cars are supposed to stop when they see someone wanting to cross at the pelican crossing. So if you`re stood there, looking...looking, no traffic, ok lets walk then WHAM! a car comes speeding down the road out of nowhere.

It may or may not have been the pedestrain`s fault but the matter is that that road needs adjusting to make it safer for both drivers and pedestrain`s.

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Male 149
I think it`s ironic when one European makes fun of another European`s accent.
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Male 2,172
The only question I got is "What are those big yellow light bulb doing inside those road signs?"

British traffic lights? No womder they get so many accidents.

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Male 686
lol traffic lights is the Debul
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Male 277
*thud*
"There we go!"

Satan just counted another victim off his list.

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Male 4,012
It`s not ironic at all. It`s supporting their protest in fact.

They want their road crossing fixed because accidents are happening frequently over there, and voila, an accident just got recorded for viewing. With this video being shown worldwide, the city council better fix it or make a fool of themselves.

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Male 666
Just don`t cross the street when there`s a car coming at 80mph. Plain and simple. Just teach your kids to look both ways like we do here in the states.

I`ve seen much worse crossings (actual blind corners) with cars at much faster speeds around where I live, but we don`t have a problem, because instead of wasting our time protesting, we`re more busy teaching our kids not to step in front of a car.

So you fix one crossing, but your kid may just get hit in another crossing somewhere else because you didn`t teach him the proper way of crossing a road. Teach him how to cross a road, and he`ll be able to cross all other crossings too, fixed or not.

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Female 387
Good old Midlands Today. We have the best news.
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Female 184
Yipes.

Well it went well for the protesters, I`m sure.

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Female 252
The applause kind of undermined what they were protesting
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Male 384
I wonder if they planned it, seems just too perfect. I doubt it though.
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Male 1,152
that red car behind the reporter was going like 60 through the crosswalk...lol
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Male 1,837
so, wheres the car accident with the reporter irony? no? nothing? well then. not considered a crash if we didnt see anything.
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Male 2,113
thats a sad story but a funny moment
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Female 2,074
LOL at how the lady went

**"GASSSSSSPPPP"***

all high-pitched when the crash happened...

then the applause..haha.

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Male 1,365
WTF, for 10,000 American, you can get a really nice crosswalk that goes over the road, and it will always keep the kids safe.
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Female 2,144
Isn`t It Ironicccccc?
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Female 108
proves the point.
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Male 2,551
almighty:
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or e-mail [email protected]

I suppose you could call enquireys and ask for the other number.

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Male 695
Uhhuhuhuhuhuh... She said hamstring... uhuhuhuhuhuh...
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Male 4,290
£100k for some blinking lights and anti-skid surfaces?

Someone get me the number for Birmingham City Council, I`ll do it next week for £50k.

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Male 79
sounded like blood pouring out and hitting the pavement. But that could just be because I`m tired and need to go to bed. I kind of get a sadistic mind at this time of night.
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Male 85
all i heard was "thump" and the car was all beat up. did she hit a kid or what?
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Male 189
talk about timing....
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Male 26
i love how the people cheered when they saw the crash.
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Male 2,576
What happened exactly, did a car smash into that one or was it that car which smashe dinto something else?

Because We didn`t really see anything

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Male 82
Why is it that only old women protest stuff? Dont they have anything better to do? Like make me cookies
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Male 1,036
Sounds like most the accidents here are related to speeding and inattention by drivers.
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Male 52
lol yea yo.. proves their point..
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Female 451
well thats ironic.
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Male 50
I hope they get it... The interview couldn`t have gone better for the protesters.
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Male 200
Link: Car Crash During Street Pedestrian Safety Protest [Rate Link] - 100 protesters demand a pedestrian crossing after a kid was hit by a car and an crash occurs while the camera is rolling
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