School bus crashes into railway bridge in Winchester

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https://news.sky.com/story/several-s...shire-12067933

3 have been seriously injured and around a dozen more hurt in the incident that occurred at around 8am this morning.
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The bus was full? How does that work with social distancing?

Hopefully the driver is prosecuted.

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One thing we know is humans make mistakes and this stuff is going to happen, even with warning signs. It happens to buses and lorries all over the country year after year.
The real people to blame are the authorities.
Years ago low bridges near us, as well as signs, used to have a simple low cost warning device about 15m before the bridge consisting of two posts, one either side of the road, and a bar stretched between them, higher than the bridge that vehicles drove under.
Hanging from the bar were several 1m lengths of chain that left a gap under, that was the height of the bridge.
Any high lorry or double decker bus going under the bar would hit the chains making a clatter that would warn the driver. Once fitted no vehicles ever hit the bridge.
For some reason authorities chose to remove the devices and rely on warning signs.
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(Original post by Just my opinion)
One thing we know is humans make mistakes and this stuff is going to happen, even with warning signs. It happens to buses and lorries all over the country year after year.
The real people to blame are the authorities.
Years ago low bridges near us, as well as signs, used to have a simple low cost warning device about 15m before the bridge consisting of two posts, one either side of the road, and a bar stretched between them, higher than the bridge that vehicles drove under.
Hanging from the bar were several 1m lengths of chain that left a gap under, that was the height of the bridge.
Any high lorry or double decker bus going under the bar would hit the chains making a clatter that would warn the driver. Once fitted no vehicles ever hit the bridge.
For some reason authorities chose to remove the devices and rely on warning signs.
It was probably removed for cost saving, sacrificial devices need to be maintained and with council budgets cut so much it was probably costing more than is saved. Since whoever strikes the bridge is liable for the costs on the balance of cost alone it would make more sense for the vehicle to hit the bridge and pay for it then the council to pay for the safety structure.

It is ****ing stupid but that is modern Britain.
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