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messageBuggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Kelpie November 02, 08:38PM

A bit late to post this, perhaps, but maybe it will be of some use.

My mother witnessed an incident at Goose Green roundabout on 24 October at about 10.30am. A man was crossing at the Zebra crossing in front of her, pushing a buggy. A Mercedes saloon came through the roundabout and didnít stop, hitting the buggy (containing a child) in the process. The driver continued although they must have known they had hit something. Had the man not retained control of the buggy there could have been a very different outcome. He was understandably very shaken. My mother gave him what she knew of the registration number, but not her name or contact details. I suppose neither of them were thinking clearly at the time. If anyone knows this man, please let him know he can get in touch via the forum if he is pursuing this through the police.

Thanks



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was november 02, 08:44pm by Kelpie.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by monica November 03, 09:03AM

Im sorry to hear that, how awful it must of been for the guy with the buggy, and your mum.
Where that particular zebra crossing is, there should be a pedestrian or traffic lights. More often then not, drivers do stop at the zebra, however I have used the zebra in the past, when taking my nieces to the toy shop, and on a few occasions, the driver stopped, when I was on the zebra.
Since the council installed the traffic lights, at the ED Grove, Lordship Lane Jct, accidents have reduced.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Pugwash November 03, 10:07AM

As a car driver, this roundabout really annoys me as cars do not indicate which direction they are travelling and many a time I have had to brake sharply . Many years ago Southwark wanted to change the roundabout - cannot remember whether they wanted to reduce it or replace it with traffic lights ( this was about 10/15 years ago) Local residents argued against this as it made ED different to other Southwark areas (retained its 'village appeal!)

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Ginster November 03, 10:47AM

I had a near miss on there as a pedestrian too, I could touch the car jumping back as it passed me! Got the number plate and reported it but nothing happened. I just hoped at least if they were stopped for something else it would be on record but shame more can't be done. I am now even more careful than before and I was quite freaked out as I was on my way to collect my children from nursery so kept thinking what if had been on the way back with the buggy. I am so glad that the Dad you mention was able to keep his buggy and child safe!

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Angelina November 03, 01:13PM

Jesus Christ. A driver hit a buggy and drove off/ Do any of the shops have cctv?

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by natty01295 November 03, 02:38PM

Car drivers might have - Dash Cam Footage

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Abe_froeman November 04, 11:40AM

The council could do a lot more to make the crossings obvious, like keeping the paintwork up to scratch. It might also be better of the crossings were moved at least one car's length back from the roundabout

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by rahrahrah November 04, 11:51AM

The crossing is obvious, there is a blooming big roundabout. It barely needs stating, but cars should not be hitting people and then driving off.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by SpringTime November 04, 01:07PM

Kelpie Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> A bit late to post this, perhaps, but maybe it
> will be of some use.
>
> My mother witnessed an incident at Goose Green
> roundabout on 24 October at about 10.30am. A man
> was crossing at the Zebra crossing in front of
> her, pushing a buggy. A Mercedes saloon came
> through the roundabout and didnít stop, hitting
> the buggy (containing a child) in the process. The
> driver continued although they must have known
> they had hit something. Had the man not retained
> control of the buggy there could have been a very
> different outcome. He was understandably very
> shaken. My mother gave him what she knew of the
> registration number, but not her name or contact
> details. I suppose neither of them were thinking
> clearly at the time. If anyone knows this man,
> please let him know he can get in touch via the
> forum if he is pursuing this through the police.
>
> Thanks


What was the reg number please? Or what portion of it does Mum have please?

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by KidKruger November 04, 01:28PM

that stretch, between the roundabout and the traffic lights at the end of CP Road is a dangerous rat-run. Cars regularly exceed 40 (and sometimes 50) mph there in each direction.
un-policed/un-enforced, so free reign for dangerous drivers.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher November 04, 01:36PM

The chemist has CCTV.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Sue November 04, 01:45PM

There are three (I think) zebra crossings at that roundabout.

Which one are we talking about? I had assumed it was the one on Lordship Lane, but am not sure now.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by cella November 04, 02:43PM

I try to avoid the very first one outside the ED Tavern as the angle of it means you can't immediately see if cars are coming up on the inside/outside of the one you can see. A few times cyclists and mopeds have carried on despite the car being stopped.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Rosyposie November 04, 03:35PM

Hi Kelpie

Thanks so much for posting this! My husband is the one that had the near miss and he was really shaken up. He did mention that a lovely lady had taken the reg and helped him calm down a bit. Unfortunately, when he called the police later that day they couldn't trace the car with the information he gave.

He wants to pass on his thanks to your mum for being so lovely and helpful.

If anyone does have more information on this, we'd be really grateful so we can update the police. They were crossing between Just Williams and the EDT. Absolutely no reason for a car to be going faster than 20mph and miss a bright yellow pushchair.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Sue November 04, 07:31PM

Rosyposie Wrote:
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> They were crossing between Just Williams and the
> EDT.


In that case the chemist mentioned by Peckhamgatecrasher above may still have a CCTV record, depending on how far back the record goes?

Really glad your husband and child are OK, it must have been awful. I hope the driver is caught.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Rosyposie November 05, 12:27PM

Thanks Sue and PeckhamGateCrasher, that's a great idea - I'm going to pop in and ask if they have the footage.

messageRe: Buggy near-miss Goose Green 24/10
Posted by Kelpie November 05, 05:33PM

Rosyposy, flag to have found you! Have sent you a PM.


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