Child injured in collision in Winchester High Street

Child injured in collision in Winchester High Street

Child injured in collision in Winchester High Street

Child injured in collision in Winchester High Street

The air ambulance landing. Photo by Melissa Pell

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A CHILD has been injured in Winchester after a collision with a bus.

Paramedics treated a boy after the collision with a Stagecoach number three bus in the High Street shortly before 2pm.

The injuries did not appear to be life threatening and the boy was conscious and responding to questions from medics.

The incident happened next to the market stalls and blocked the High Street with buses having to be diverted.

The child, thought to be around ten years old and from the Winchester area, was taken by stretcher to an air ambulance that landed on Cathedral Close. He was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.

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3:26pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Yves1977 says...

this was always an accident waiting to happen up mixing the market stalls and the buses. Why cant the buses be re-routed out of the bus station along Friarsgate?
this was always an accident waiting to happen up mixing the market stalls and the buses. Why cant the buses be re-routed out of the bus station along Friarsgate? Yves1977
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4:15pm Fri 25 Jan 13

GoonerGazzer says...

Hope the boy recovers quickly thoughts with the family.........was an accident waiting to happen! Can't ask the buses to reroute as bus stops outside marks and Spencer's and just down from McDonald's but would definitely get the market moved so its all in the high streets. The stalls at the bottom all hide the road! Get it moved the next one might not be so lucky!
Hope the boy recovers quickly thoughts with the family.........was an accident waiting to happen! Can't ask the buses to reroute as bus stops outside marks and Spencer's and just down from McDonald's but would definitely get the market moved so its all in the high streets. The stalls at the bottom all hide the road! Get it moved the next one might not be so lucky! GoonerGazzer
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4:15pm Fri 25 Jan 13

GoonerGazzer says...

Hope the boy recovers quickly thoughts with the family.........was an accident waiting to happen! Can't ask the buses to reroute as bus stops outside marks and Spencer's and just down from McDonald's but would definitely get the market moved so its all in the high streets. The stalls at the bottom all hide the road! Get it moved the next one might not be so lucky!
Hope the boy recovers quickly thoughts with the family.........was an accident waiting to happen! Can't ask the buses to reroute as bus stops outside marks and Spencer's and just down from McDonald's but would definitely get the market moved so its all in the high streets. The stalls at the bottom all hide the road! Get it moved the next one might not be so lucky! GoonerGazzer
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4:52pm Fri 25 Jan 13

campfreddie says...

Thank goodness this boy is alright. I remember reading in the letters page of the Chronicle a letter from a man who predicted that this would happen. Hopefully now the Council will get these trashy stalls moved before someone is killed.
Thank goodness this boy is alright. I remember reading in the letters page of the Chronicle a letter from a man who predicted that this would happen. Hopefully now the Council will get these trashy stalls moved before someone is killed. campfreddie
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6:20pm Fri 25 Jan 13

iantait says...

The problem existed long before the market stalls moved to the lower part of the High Street. It has always been an accident waiting to happen and sadly some of the bus drivers go much too fast. The ridiculous thing is that the legal speed limit here is 30 mph so how to introduce 20 mph elsewhere but leaving this street at 30 mph. I made my views very clear to the Council just before Christmas so sadly I feel vindicated.
I have to wonder where campfreddie shops as the stalls along this part of the High Street are far from trashy and without being a snob where does Block Busters figure in the quality stacks?
The problem existed long before the market stalls moved to the lower part of the High Street. It has always been an accident waiting to happen and sadly some of the bus drivers go much too fast. The ridiculous thing is that the legal speed limit here is 30 mph so how to introduce 20 mph elsewhere but leaving this street at 30 mph. I made my views very clear to the Council just before Christmas so sadly I feel vindicated. I have to wonder where campfreddie shops as the stalls along this part of the High Street are far from trashy and without being a snob where does Block Busters figure in the quality stacks? iantait
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6:22pm Fri 25 Jan 13

ReverendPaul says...

The has been an issue of why the buses are allowed in a pedestrianised area for a long time. Maybe its not the case of relocating the market stalls but time that the buses were re-routed along Eastgate street into Friarsgate and use loading bay by Iceland as an alternative stop or people can walk down to the Broadway -I am sure that the few minutes walk wouldn't cause issues. Allowing buses in the area has been an issue for years and lots of near misses in the past even when no stalls in te area.
The has been an issue of why the buses are allowed in a pedestrianised area for a long time. Maybe its not the case of relocating the market stalls but time that the buses were re-routed along Eastgate street into Friarsgate and use loading bay by Iceland as an alternative stop or people can walk down to the Broadway -I am sure that the few minutes walk wouldn't cause issues. Allowing buses in the area has been an issue for years and lots of near misses in the past even when no stalls in te area. ReverendPaul
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6:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Stevie G B says...

I absolutely hate those stalls in the high st! Born and bred Wintonian here, and now I hate having to go the high st! I plan it to get to the shop I want for essentials then out through one of the side streets! Normally I would browse seeing what new shops have opened up, but now do not bother because the stalls and the lingerers obscure the street so any new shop opened passes me by as I am trying to get out of the claustrophobic high st as soon as possible! Time for a rethink where to dump the market, as you know,with chains going bust frequently, its the shops that need the footfall,remember councilors,who pays the most in business taxes ect? The way its going the high st will end up a ghost st!
I absolutely hate those stalls in the high st! Born and bred Wintonian here, and now I hate having to go the high st! I plan it to get to the shop I want for essentials then out through one of the side streets! Normally I would browse seeing what new shops have opened up, but now do not bother because the stalls and the lingerers obscure the street so any new shop opened passes me by as I am trying to get out of the claustrophobic high st as soon as possible! Time for a rethink where to dump the market, as you know,with chains going bust frequently, its the shops that need the footfall,remember councilors,who pays the most in business taxes ect? The way its going the high st will end up a ghost st! Stevie G B
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6:48pm Fri 25 Jan 13

jade 27 says...

I hope the boys will recover quickly. This has been an accident waiting to happen as there is a blind spot for everyone if going between the market stalls. I think they should be moved to make it easier for everyone and prevents any more accidents like this one happening again.
I hope the boys will recover quickly. This has been an accident waiting to happen as there is a blind spot for everyone if going between the market stalls. I think they should be moved to make it easier for everyone and prevents any more accidents like this one happening again. jade 27
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6:56pm Fri 25 Jan 13

iantait says...

Stevie G B should do his home work before he has a go at Councillors. Business rates are paid to Central Government and WCC gets back around 10% of what is collected (£4.5m of the £45m collected). We probably make more from the market than we do from the shops in the High St. Also if Stevie G B talked to the shop workers he may find that they support the market because is brings them footfall. I too am a Wintonian and we had a very successful shop in the Town so I do know a bit about business in Winchester.
Stevie G B should do his home work before he has a go at Councillors. Business rates are paid to Central Government and WCC gets back around 10% of what is collected (£4.5m of the £45m collected). We probably make more from the market than we do from the shops in the High St. Also if Stevie G B talked to the shop workers he may find that they support the market because is brings them footfall. I too am a Wintonian and we had a very successful shop in the Town so I do know a bit about business in Winchester. iantait
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7:27pm Fri 25 Jan 13

adav1672 says...

The bus had just gone past me when the young lad was hit and it was pleasing to hear that he came round quite quickly.

The market on the High Street is a good thing but allowing it in an area where traffic flows is wrong. Surely it should be restricted to pedestrian areas of the High Street?
The bus had just gone past me when the young lad was hit and it was pleasing to hear that he came round quite quickly. The market on the High Street is a good thing but allowing it in an area where traffic flows is wrong. Surely it should be restricted to pedestrian areas of the High Street? adav1672
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9:13pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Stevie G B says...

iantait wrote:
Stevie G B should do his home work before he has a go at Councillors. Business rates are paid to Central Government and WCC gets back around 10% of what is collected (£4.5m of the £45m collected). We probably make more from the market than we do from the shops in the High St. Also if Stevie G B talked to the shop workers he may find that they support the market because is brings them footfall. I too am a Wintonian and we had a very successful shop in the Town so I do know a bit about business in Winchester.
You're the expert on obstruction Tait, especially when it involves stopping police officers from doing their duty,is this a conservative policy?
[quote][p][bold]iantait[/bold] wrote: Stevie G B should do his home work before he has a go at Councillors. Business rates are paid to Central Government and WCC gets back around 10% of what is collected (£4.5m of the £45m collected). We probably make more from the market than we do from the shops in the High St. Also if Stevie G B talked to the shop workers he may find that they support the market because is brings them footfall. I too am a Wintonian and we had a very successful shop in the Town so I do know a bit about business in Winchester.[/p][/quote]You're the expert on obstruction Tait, especially when it involves stopping police officers from doing their duty,is this a conservative policy? Stevie G B
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9:54pm Fri 25 Jan 13

winchlad says...

Busses have been going up their for years.the markets can be moved up.all these clueless people saying divert the busses.friarsgate is congested enough without busses going up there.its the gaps between the stalls that caused this.luckilly the bus driver was crawling through.i say barriers behind the stalls.
Busses have been going up their for years.the markets can be moved up.all these clueless people saying divert the busses.friarsgate is congested enough without busses going up there.its the gaps between the stalls that caused this.luckilly the bus driver was crawling through.i say barriers behind the stalls. winchlad
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7:16am Sat 26 Jan 13

campfreddie says...

iantait wrote:
The problem existed long before the market stalls moved to the lower part of the High Street. It has always been an accident waiting to happen and sadly some of the bus drivers go much too fast. The ridiculous thing is that the legal speed limit here is 30 mph so how to introduce 20 mph elsewhere but leaving this street at 30 mph. I made my views very clear to the Council just before Christmas so sadly I feel vindicated.
I have to wonder where campfreddie shops as the stalls along this part of the High Street are far from trashy and without being a snob where does Block Busters figure in the quality stacks?
I'm no highway safety expert, but I bet the city councils highway officers would not let development be approved where a pedestrian access comes straight out onto a road were buses pass through, with no visibility for the pedestrians coming out onto the road. As to where I shop, mostly at Waitrose, and Blockbusters? who needs it. We have a thing called the internet, to down load films. The stalls here are trash. Second hand painted furniture. Yeah right.
[quote][p][bold]iantait[/bold] wrote: The problem existed long before the market stalls moved to the lower part of the High Street. It has always been an accident waiting to happen and sadly some of the bus drivers go much too fast. The ridiculous thing is that the legal speed limit here is 30 mph so how to introduce 20 mph elsewhere but leaving this street at 30 mph. I made my views very clear to the Council just before Christmas so sadly I feel vindicated. I have to wonder where campfreddie shops as the stalls along this part of the High Street are far from trashy and without being a snob where does Block Busters figure in the quality stacks?[/p][/quote]I'm no highway safety expert, but I bet the city councils highway officers would not let development be approved where a pedestrian access comes straight out onto a road were buses pass through, with no visibility for the pedestrians coming out onto the road. As to where I shop, mostly at Waitrose, and Blockbusters? who needs it. We have a thing called the internet, to down load films. The stalls here are trash. Second hand painted furniture. Yeah right. campfreddie
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8:07pm Sun 27 Jan 13

mike o says...

As someone quoted 'an accident waiting to happen ' you only have to look at the speed some buses occasionally go through there. WCC only seem interested in grabbing as much money as they can, without a second thought about peoples safety/ welfare! Perhaps they could put double yellow lines down the high street instead of the intention around Tesco's at Kingsworthy or the up and coming Abbots Barton parking isues come to that!
As someone quoted 'an accident waiting to happen ' you only have to look at the speed some buses occasionally go through there. WCC only seem interested in grabbing as much money as they can, without a second thought about peoples safety/ welfare! Perhaps they could put double yellow lines down the high street instead of the intention around Tesco's at Kingsworthy or the up and coming Abbots Barton parking isues come to that! mike o
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12:27pm Mon 28 Jan 13

jonone says...

Never, ever seen a bus speeding along this stretch - pretty good considering most happily speed elsewhere. Glad the boy is OK, but stop blaming the bus or the market - he ran in front of the bus without looking, therefore blame lies with him. I speak as one who takes care for my and my families safety - why was a school age child running around in town in school hours on a school day? Nobody seems very keen to answer the question - guess it might shift blame to the "wrong" person.
Never, ever seen a bus speeding along this stretch - pretty good considering most happily speed elsewhere. Glad the boy is OK, but stop blaming the bus or the market - he ran in front of the bus without looking, therefore blame lies with him. I speak as one who takes care for my and my families safety - why was a school age child running around in town in school hours on a school day? Nobody seems very keen to answer the question - guess it might shift blame to the "wrong" person. jonone
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7:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

JAXGEE says...

I was hit by a bus outside of Paperchase. I was stood in front of the bus when he decided to pull away - even though the lights were red!
I was hit by a bus outside of Paperchase. I was stood in front of the bus when he decided to pull away - even though the lights were red! JAXGEE
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