76-year-old pedestrian suffers 'life changing injuries' after collision on Marlow Bypass

Bucks Free Press: 76-year-old pedestrian suffers 'life changing injuries' after car collision 76-year-old pedestrian suffers 'life changing injuries' after car collision

AN elderly pedestrian has suffered ‘life changing’ injuries after being involved in a collision with a car on the Marlow Bypass.

The collision took place on the southbound carriageway of the A404, Marlow, at about 5.35pm last Friday, January 17.

A black BMW was travelling from the Handy Cross roundabout towards Marlow.

While on this stretch of road, a pedestrian collided with the vehicle.

The pedestrian, a 76-year-old man, suffered life changing injuries to his right leg as a result of the collision.

He is being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Thames Valley Police is appealing to anyone who saw the vehicle or pedestrian before the collision, or witnessed the collision itself to contact police officers on 101.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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2:40pm Fri 24 Jan 14

tigeran says...

It is a tragedy but what was the pensioner doing on the dual carriage way in the first place?
It is a tragedy but what was the pensioner doing on the dual carriage way in the first place? tigeran
  • Score: 5

2:53pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

>Pedestrian
>A404

These two things shouldn't be in the same sentence.
>Pedestrian >A404 These two things shouldn't be in the same sentence. Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 6

4:07pm Fri 24 Jan 14

MunsterX says...

The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly.
The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly. MunsterX
  • Score: -3

4:18pm Fri 24 Jan 14

BucksComment says...

Not sure I would ever use the footpath crossing half way down the hill....
Not sure I would ever use the footpath crossing half way down the hill.... BucksComment
  • Score: 3

5:02pm Fri 24 Jan 14

Ivor'sbestfriend says...

MunsterX wrote:
The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly.
There is a crossing, and there shouldn't be.
[quote][p][bold]MunsterX[/bold] wrote: The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly.[/p][/quote]There is a crossing, and there shouldn't be. Ivor'sbestfriend
  • Score: 4

6:22pm Fri 24 Jan 14

tigeran says...

MunsterX wrote:
The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly.
Have you actually driven down that road?!!! Sounds like you haven't a clue where it is!! Yes there is a crossing but you would need have a death wish to use it and only a hundred or so meters further down there is a tunnel you could use perfectly safely. I actually feel very sorry for the motorist in this instance as I doubt anyone including yourself would EVER expect to see a pedestrian on the stretch of road.
[quote][p][bold]MunsterX[/bold] wrote: The A404 is meant for use by pedestrians, there is even a pedestrian crossing at one point. We are all thinking this chap is a loon but he has as much right to be there as a motorist, who should slow down accordingly.[/p][/quote]Have you actually driven down that road?!!! Sounds like you haven't a clue where it is!! Yes there is a crossing but you would need have a death wish to use it and only a hundred or so meters further down there is a tunnel you could use perfectly safely. I actually feel very sorry for the motorist in this instance as I doubt anyone including yourself would EVER expect to see a pedestrian on the stretch of road. tigeran
  • Score: 4

7:05pm Fri 24 Jan 14

KrissieJS says...

tigeran wrote:
It is a tragedy but what was the pensioner doing on the dual carriage way in the first place?
There is a footpath crossing half way down..... this accident was waiting to happen unfortunately.
Hope the man is recovering ok.
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: It is a tragedy but what was the pensioner doing on the dual carriage way in the first place?[/p][/quote]There is a footpath crossing half way down..... this accident was waiting to happen unfortunately. Hope the man is recovering ok. KrissieJS
  • Score: 0

10:08am Sat 25 Jan 14

mushroom12 says...

Please don't knock this chap.

It's something he's done every day, twice a day walking his dog and done this for years. Obviously somehow misjudged and as a result lost his leg.

My thoughts go to his family and wish him a speedy recovery. His life will never be the same.
Please don't knock this chap. It's something he's done every day, twice a day walking his dog and done this for years. Obviously somehow misjudged and as a result lost his leg. My thoughts go to his family and wish him a speedy recovery. His life will never be the same. mushroom12
  • Score: 1

10:42am Sat 25 Jan 14

Mr Methane says...

The road was built on the cheap. Footpaths that crossed its route were mainly ignored. Pump Lane was cut in half and the footbridge near Globe Park was only built when a local company provided the cash. Best wishes to the gentleman involved.
The road was built on the cheap. Footpaths that crossed its route were mainly ignored. Pump Lane was cut in half and the footbridge near Globe Park was only built when a local company provided the cash. Best wishes to the gentleman involved. Mr Methane
  • Score: 1

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