UPDATE: Orpington road reopens after woman is hit by car

The crash in Perry Hall Road happened at around 3.20pm

The crash in Perry Hall Road happened at around 3.20pm

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Perry Hall Road in Orpington has reopened after a woman was hit by a car this afternoon.

The accident happened at Cambray Road, by Poverest Park, at around 3.20pm.

A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said: "We were called just before 3.25pm to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car and a pedestrian.

"We sent an ambulance crew and single responder in a car.

"A 43-year-old woman was treated and taken to King's College Hospital as a priority.

"She was suffering from pelvic injuries and minor head injuries."

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7:11pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Slonik says...

Just as well the 20mph speed limit would have been it operation at that time.
Just as well the 20mph speed limit would have been it operation at that time. Slonik
  • Score: 3

7:12pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Slonik says...

IN operation even.
IN operation even. Slonik
  • Score: 2

8:39pm Tue 18 Mar 14

white rabbit9 says...

If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
If cars are slower then why was their an accident? white rabbit9
  • Score: 12

8:44pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa
lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: If cars are slower then why was their an accident?[/p][/quote]Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -16

10:26pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Marty1979 says...

If it was 3.25 then wouldn't the school crossing person have been there
If it was 3.25 then wouldn't the school crossing person have been there Marty1979
  • Score: 11

9:23am Wed 19 Mar 14

Slonik says...

Dr. Nick wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa

lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two.
The biggest problem there is the inconsiderate parking and laziness of a proportion of the parents. Rather than walk a few extra yards they park on and/or obstruct all the junctions and driveways and would rather take their chances with the traffic than use the official crossing right outside the school. It only take a moment's lack of attention for someone to get hit by a car. The 20mph zone does work to an extent but of course it only operates for short periods around school opening/closing time. It also only extends a short distance either side of the school entrance and we all know some drivers are far too important to trouble themselves with minor details like observing speed limits outside schools or anywhere else for that matter. Cars regularly and excessively speed along that section of the A208 as various council traffic studies have proved over the years. It was as a result of one of these studies that the part time 20mph zone (the first such zone in Bromley IIRC) was introduced way back in the time of Cllr John Holbrook.in the mid 1990's.
[quote][p][bold]Dr. Nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: If cars are slower then why was their an accident?[/p][/quote]Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two.[/p][/quote]The biggest problem there is the inconsiderate parking and laziness of a proportion of the parents. Rather than walk a few extra yards they park on and/or obstruct all the junctions and driveways and would rather take their chances with the traffic than use the official crossing right outside the school. It only take a moment's lack of attention for someone to get hit by a car. The 20mph zone does work to an extent but of course it only operates for short periods around school opening/closing time. It also only extends a short distance either side of the school entrance and we all know some drivers are far too important to trouble themselves with minor details like observing speed limits outside schools or anywhere else for that matter. Cars regularly and excessively speed along that section of the A208 as various council traffic studies have proved over the years. It was as a result of one of these studies that the part time 20mph zone (the first such zone in Bromley IIRC) was introduced way back in the time of Cllr John Holbrook.in the mid 1990's. Slonik
  • Score: 7

10:38am Wed 19 Mar 14

bnorther says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
If I drive a car at you at 20mph, trust me you would still want to get out of the way! Serious damage and death can occur at this speed, its just less likely than at 30mph.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: If cars are slower then why was their an accident?[/p][/quote]If I drive a car at you at 20mph, trust me you would still want to get out of the way! Serious damage and death can occur at this speed, its just less likely than at 30mph. bnorther
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

Slonik wrote:
Dr. Nick wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa


lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two.
The biggest problem there is the inconsiderate parking and laziness of a proportion of the parents. Rather than walk a few extra yards they park on and/or obstruct all the junctions and driveways and would rather take their chances with the traffic than use the official crossing right outside the school. It only take a moment's lack of attention for someone to get hit by a car. The 20mph zone does work to an extent but of course it only operates for short periods around school opening/closing time. It also only extends a short distance either side of the school entrance and we all know some drivers are far too important to trouble themselves with minor details like observing speed limits outside schools or anywhere else for that matter. Cars regularly and excessively speed along that section of the A208 as various council traffic studies have proved over the years. It was as a result of one of these studies that the part time 20mph zone (the first such zone in Bromley IIRC) was introduced way back in the time of Cllr John Holbrook.in the mid 1990's.
Agreed, but it is the same around most of the schools in Bromley. Speeding, not paying attention, bad parking, doors flying open, the list goes on. Seeing as Bromley is well known for having a lot (and I mean a lot) of good schools which are close to where the kids live, why is it that so many parents insist on driving? Is it that their lives are too busy (read: too lazy to walk, listen to the fear created by the media, too focused on their own little world to think of others, this list also goes on).

I think there should be an incentive to make both parents and children walk or cycle to the school - most of the time cycling would be quicker than driving anyway as there is too much stationary traffic. Go figure.
[quote][p][bold]Slonik[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dr. Nick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: If cars are slower then why was their an accident?[/p][/quote]Even though it is a part time 20mph (when lights show), cars rarely slow down - that is a nightmare bit of road to cross/cycle/drive/wa lk at times - I think it really could do with a speed bump or two.[/p][/quote]The biggest problem there is the inconsiderate parking and laziness of a proportion of the parents. Rather than walk a few extra yards they park on and/or obstruct all the junctions and driveways and would rather take their chances with the traffic than use the official crossing right outside the school. It only take a moment's lack of attention for someone to get hit by a car. The 20mph zone does work to an extent but of course it only operates for short periods around school opening/closing time. It also only extends a short distance either side of the school entrance and we all know some drivers are far too important to trouble themselves with minor details like observing speed limits outside schools or anywhere else for that matter. Cars regularly and excessively speed along that section of the A208 as various council traffic studies have proved over the years. It was as a result of one of these studies that the part time 20mph zone (the first such zone in Bromley IIRC) was introduced way back in the time of Cllr John Holbrook.in the mid 1990's.[/p][/quote]Agreed, but it is the same around most of the schools in Bromley. Speeding, not paying attention, bad parking, doors flying open, the list goes on. Seeing as Bromley is well known for having a lot (and I mean a lot) of good schools which are close to where the kids live, why is it that so many parents insist on driving? Is it that their lives are too busy (read: too lazy to walk, listen to the fear created by the media, too focused on their own little world to think of others, this list also goes on). I think there should be an incentive to make both parents and children walk or cycle to the school - most of the time cycling would be quicker than driving anyway as there is too much stationary traffic. Go figure. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -16

3:26pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Dr. Nick says...

bnorther wrote:
white rabbit9 wrote:
If cars are slower then why was their an accident?
If I drive a car at you at 20mph, trust me you would still want to get out of the way! Serious damage and death can occur at this speed, its just less likely than at 30mph.
By that logic you could just drive at 70mph everywhere - that way you would save the NHS money too. Tell you what, let's do a scientific test; I will hit you in my car at 20mph and then ask you if you still want me to go faster the next time I hit you... tbph, 20mph is fast enough on all urban roads.
[quote][p][bold]bnorther[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: If cars are slower then why was their an accident?[/p][/quote]If I drive a car at you at 20mph, trust me you would still want to get out of the way! Serious damage and death can occur at this speed, its just less likely than at 30mph.[/p][/quote]By that logic you could just drive at 70mph everywhere - that way you would save the NHS money too. Tell you what, let's do a scientific test; I will hit you in my car at 20mph and then ask you if you still want me to go faster the next time I hit you... tbph, 20mph is fast enough on all urban roads. Dr. Nick
  • Score: -18

9:44pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Indigenous UK Pensioner. says...

I used to ride my bike dahn Scads Hill on me way to the Cricketers in Chislehurst Road. No school there then and a farm where all them houses is now on the right. On me way home I'd have a gypsies kiss in there before pushing me bike up that hill.

BTW, I hope the lady is doing alwright now.
I used to ride my bike dahn Scads Hill on me way to the Cricketers in Chislehurst Road. No school there then and a farm where all them houses is now on the right. On me way home I'd have a gypsies kiss in there before pushing me bike up that hill. BTW, I hope the lady is doing alwright now. Indigenous UK Pensioner.
  • Score: -16

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