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#441786 - 7th Nov 2010 4:21pm HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS
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The recent post about the Lloyd's Corner bus accident reminded me of an earlier one. My mother remembered it and was quite young when it happened so probably about 1927/8 or there abouts. A man was travelling on the bus with his wife around the junction of Seabank Road and King Street when standing on the rear platform he observed some clothing in the road and turned to tell his wife about it but she wasn't there. What he had seen was his wife's mangled remains lying int he road. She had fallen through an open hatch inside the bus and got mangled up by the drive shaft and other mechanical bits. Her remains were picked up and put in a sack and taken to a local cake shop. My mother said for years afterwards people in Wallasey sat with their feet up on the bus. Anyone else know about this?


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#441794 - 7th Nov 2010 5:01pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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That sounds a horror show - and some! Must admit, I haven't heard of that before. The only hatches on the older (proper) buses I can recall was the one over the gearbox/bell housing. It was at the front end. Usually had the bodywork maker's name cast on it. Massey Bros. Wigan, Leyland Motors etc. She would have had to be of slender build to get through that though ! Interesting.

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#441808 - 7th Nov 2010 6:11pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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I have read an account of it somewhere. From my mother's account (and she witnessed the bits being picked up) I always imagined it was a bus coming from New Brighton but I think the book stated heading for New Brighton. I think the book may have been the same one that has the acount of the Lloyd's Corner accident. What struck me as rather odd was that the people present at the scene should have taken her remians to the cake shop!

'Can we leave the remains of this lady here please?'
'Yes of course, what's that love? Sausage roll and two pasties'

The mind boggles.

The remains were distributed on the road from about number 12 Seabank up to the Gaumont.

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#441813 - 7th Nov 2010 6:42pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Mmmmmm. I was just about to have my tea ! Thanks.

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#441823 - 7th Nov 2010 7:37pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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Oops sorry!

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#441839 - 7th Nov 2010 8:18pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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Originally Posted By: Pinzgauer
Mmmmmm. I was just about to have my tea ! Thanks.
Originally Posted By: tigertiger1953
Oops sorry!
lol laugh well i was eating cake laugh
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#441841 - 7th Nov 2010 8:33pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
PaulWirral
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Page 12 in T.B Maund's Wallasey Buses has some details on the incident

"{the Karrier DD6]...were withdrawn suddenly in August 1931 following a dreadful accident in King Street when the trap over the rear bogie of a double-decker gave way and a passenger fell through with fatal consequences".

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#441851 - 7th Nov 2010 9:01pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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Thanks Paul. All good stuff.

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#441877 - 7th Nov 2010 10:57pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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#441880 - 7th Nov 2010 11:45pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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#441887 - 8th Nov 2010 12:52am Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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No, This was a Karrier and a different design to the one that you are describing.

They had a double rear axle, so twin sets of wheels on the rear end of the bus.

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#441942 - 8th Nov 2010 11:42am Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: Worzel]
PaulWirral
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Originally Posted By: panther
No, This was a Karrier and a different design to the one that you are describing.

They had a double rear axle, so twin sets of wheels on the rear end of the bus.



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#442057 - 8th Nov 2010 7:25pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: ]
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Awesome machine! I remember the Atlanteans coming into service. I remember a gang of us kids (what would be 'hoodies' today) calling into the little bus office in Virginia Road and asking the inspector how many buses there were in Wallasey. Can't remember his name - think it was Lenny someone - he drank in the Clarence years later. Really nice fella and years ahead of his time in PR because other inspectors would have said P... o... to a gang of kids. But he reeled off all the buses, Atlanteans, old Leyland open back ones, Single deckers and then added....'and of course the little Bunny Bus!' That was the little 13 seater they had.


Edited by tigertiger1953 (8th Nov 2010 7:31pm)

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#443173 - 13th Nov 2010 2:14am Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: tigertiger1953]
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From the Birkenhead Advertiser, Saturday 22nd August 1931...


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#443401 - 14th Nov 2010 12:04pm Re: HORRIFIC ACCIDENT ON BUS [Re: marty99fred]
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A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned, it was obviously someones fault (design fault, poor maint, whatever), if it happened today the lawyers would have a field day.

Dave

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