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Yellow Bus skids to a halt after wheel comes off in Glenferness Avenue

Bournemouth Echo: The wheel which came off a Yellow Buses The wheel which came off a Yellow Buses

RESIDENTS of a Bournemouth street were shocked to see a bus wheel rolling along the pavement on Monday.

The wheel came off a Yellow Buses single deck bus as it was travelling down Glenferness Avenue towards Branksome Wood Road at around 5pm, causing the vehicle to skid to a halt a few metres further on.

Fortunately the bus was not in service and had no passengers on board.

Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “I was just walking out of the front door of a neighbour’s house when I saw the wheel spinning past the driveway.

“It was travelling very fast and if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury.

“The driver was pretty shaken up, he said it had come off about 50m up the road and the bus bumped and skidded all the way along.

“They had some mechanics along to fix it up pretty quickly and the whole thing was cleared away in about five minutes.”

Jenni Wilkinson, head of marketing for Yellow Buses, said the incident was still being investigated.

“We can confirm that there was an incident with a vehicle’s wheel just after 5pm yesterday in Glenferness Avenue,” she said.

“As the vehicle was not in service there were no passengers on board and no injuries were caused. We are currently investigating exactly what happened.”

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11:25am Wed 30 Apr 14

Hurn08 says...

The wheels on the bus go round and round, bouncing around, all round town...
The wheels on the bus go round and round, bouncing around, all round town... Hurn08
  • Score: 30

11:56am Wed 30 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Someone did not check their nuts................
.....(wheel nuts)..... :-)
Someone did not check their nuts................ .....(wheel nuts)..... :-) TheDistrict
  • Score: 10

12:09pm Wed 30 Apr 14

leew1990 says...

sounds wheely awful
sounds wheely awful leew1990
  • Score: 11

12:18pm Wed 30 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

"if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury"

If it had have done, it might possibly have been newsworthy. A big word, is if.
"if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury" If it had have done, it might possibly have been newsworthy. A big word, is if. speedy231278
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Tripod says...

As a regular Yellow Bus user this really doesn't surprise me.
As a regular Yellow Bus user this really doesn't surprise me. Tripod
  • Score: -6

1:42pm Wed 30 Apr 14

speedy231278 says...

Tripod wrote:
As a regular Yellow Bus user this really doesn't surprise me.
Do the wheels fall off often in your experience? In ten years of using the buses in Bournemouth on a regular basis I do not recall a single instance of any part of any bus ever dropping off, Yellow or blue.
[quote][p][bold]Tripod[/bold] wrote: As a regular Yellow Bus user this really doesn't surprise me.[/p][/quote]Do the wheels fall off often in your experience? In ten years of using the buses in Bournemouth on a regular basis I do not recall a single instance of any part of any bus ever dropping off, Yellow or blue. speedy231278
  • Score: 27

1:45pm Wed 30 Apr 14

richt says...

Hurn08 wrote:
The wheels on the bus go round and round, bouncing around, all round town...
Or maybe,The wheels on the bus go round and round except on Sundays and evenings when the services have been cut out in some areas, and when the bus doesn't turn up because it has broken down
[quote][p][bold]Hurn08[/bold] wrote: The wheels on the bus go round and round, bouncing around, all round town...[/p][/quote]Or maybe,The wheels on the bus go round and round except on Sundays and evenings when the services have been cut out in some areas, and when the bus doesn't turn up because it has broken down richt
  • Score: 5

2:02pm Wed 30 Apr 14

funkyferret says...

♫ "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..." ♫
♫ "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..." ♫ funkyferret
  • Score: 34

5:47pm Wed 30 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway.

Right old bone shakers.

Time to scrap the old ones.
Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway. Right old bone shakers. Time to scrap the old ones. BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

6:08pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Phixer says...

"Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury."

Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed.
"Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury." Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed. Phixer
  • Score: 9

6:09pm Wed 30 Apr 14

chris100 says...

Vosa need to do spot checks on the buses as the other night one of there buses had no rear lights and another had the indicators stuck on when I mentioned about the bus with no rear lights yellow buses said the bulbs can go at any time yet the rear lights are led
Vosa need to do spot checks on the buses as the other night one of there buses had no rear lights and another had the indicators stuck on when I mentioned about the bus with no rear lights yellow buses said the bulbs can go at any time yet the rear lights are led chris100
  • Score: -2

6:22pm Wed 30 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

Phixer wrote:
"Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury."

Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed.
That's no good, you end up with bed sores :-(
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury." Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed.[/p][/quote]That's no good, you end up with bed sores :-( breamoreboy
  • Score: -2

6:40pm Wed 30 Apr 14

arthur1948 says...

When privatization came safety check got decreased....

You reap what you sow.....
When privatization came safety check got decreased.... You reap what you sow..... arthur1948
  • Score: 1

7:07pm Wed 30 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway.

Right old bone shakers.

Time to scrap the old ones.
scrap the old ones
you should know at 79 George
well put you know
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway. Right old bone shakers. Time to scrap the old ones.[/p][/quote]scrap the old ones you should know at 79 George well put you know nickynoodah
  • Score: 2

9:29pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Lord Spring says...

What no photos of the skid marks.
What no photos of the skid marks. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:37am Thu 1 May 14

spooki says...

"We are currently investigating exactly what happened.”
Uh...I'm no mechanic but I think the wheel came off.
"We are currently investigating exactly what happened.” Uh...I'm no mechanic but I think the wheel came off. spooki
  • Score: 3

8:38am Thu 1 May 14

spooki says...

funkyferret wrote:
♫ "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..." ♫
That earns a "lol"! 😀
[quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: ♫ "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel..." ♫[/p][/quote]That earns a "lol"! 😀 spooki
  • Score: 3

8:51am Thu 1 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Park it on bornmuffs 18 yard line
got to be a massive improvement you know
it will soon be 100 goals conceded.
Park it on bornmuffs 18 yard line got to be a massive improvement you know it will soon be 100 goals conceded. nickynoodah
  • Score: -3

11:14am Thu 1 May 14

speedy231278 says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway.

Right old bone shakers.

Time to scrap the old ones.
The new ones do as well. A lot of that is down to the council spending zero money on potholes, and loads of money on green paint!
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Those old yellow buses feel as though they have no wheels on anyway. Right old bone shakers. Time to scrap the old ones.[/p][/quote]The new ones do as well. A lot of that is down to the council spending zero money on potholes, and loads of money on green paint! speedy231278
  • Score: 4

11:16am Thu 1 May 14

speedy231278 says...

Phixer wrote:
"Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury."

Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed.
If someone had been cycling on the pavement, they'd have done a forward roll. IF.
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: "Resident Robert Tisshaw said: “... if it hit someone it could have caused a serious injury." Life is full of 'ifs'. If life bothers you then don't get out of bed.[/p][/quote]If someone had been cycling on the pavement, they'd have done a forward roll. IF. speedy231278
  • Score: -1

12:31pm Thu 1 May 14

GAHmusic says...

I guess that is what happens if they go over 20 mph :-)
I guess that is what happens if they go over 20 mph :-) GAHmusic
  • Score: -1

10:36am Fri 2 May 14

madras says...

Was it the Chelsea bus? I understand the wheels have started to come off recently...
Was it the Chelsea bus? I understand the wheels have started to come off recently... madras
  • Score: 1

10:50am Sat 3 May 14

nickynoodah says...

Lord Spring wrote:
What no photos of the skid marks.
look in yo under pants George for dem skid marks.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: What no photos of the skid marks.[/p][/quote]look in yo under pants George for dem skid marks. nickynoodah
  • Score: 0

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