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07-22-2012, 09:32 PM #1
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David Clark - On Citynews
I was looking at the news and saw this picture.
The thing that caught my eye was the fishing net.
Is this you?
07-22-2012, 11:09 PM #2
Ya I got an email from David today about it! Crazy story I'm sure will share it when he's on next!
07-22-2012, 11:30 PM #3
see what happens to a ttc bus when it messes with me on one of my fishing outings!
i end up writing police reports as i was doing there.
the bus missed me barely...i was hit with debris...
i was able to get on the bus in about thirty seconds and begin first aid and extraction.
i managed the club across the street in my younger days...thats my turf...as the bus found out.
07-22-2012, 11:35 PM #4
seriously it was as close a call as one would ever want...i was in shock after....i went home to send another police report by email...then i went fishing...i was terrified riding my bike the rest of the day...but you gotta face those irrational fears. i caught a pike on corn while carp fishing....was my lucky day today....happy to be alive to fish!
07-22-2012, 11:37 PM #5
TTC Bus Accident: intersection of Peter and Richmond Streets Sunday July 22, 2012
Sunday July 22, 2012 10:10 am (approx.)
My name is David Clark d.o.b. August 23, 2012
I was riding my bicycle southbound on Peter Street mid way between Queen Street and Richmond Street as I heard an impact crash and focused my attention on a northbound bus that was impacting and removing the front bumper of a grey car (4 door) .
The full front of the bus was facing me, the front of the grey car was facing west as it was impacted on the left drivers side bumper tearing the bumper and parts off the front of the grey car. The grey car remained stopped in its tracks facing west. The bus remained travelling north at a high rate of speed yet it had deflected to the west and was travelling northbound into the southbound lane straight towards me. A co-op taxi was travelling southbound between the bus and I. The taxi appeared to go left (east) slightly as the bus approached impact. I was facing the oncoming bus head on with the cab between us. As the bus impacted the cab on the cab’s right front side it spun the cab around and to the east slightly, the bus veered slightly more to the west at this point. The bus went completely through the southbound lane and over the curb, sidewalk, into the p-lot and into the exterior south wall of the building that houses Nicky’s Coffee Shop. The bus was travelling at a high rate of speed, I am not sure if it was travelling as fast when it made its initial impact with the grey car but it certainly blew through the grey car, the taxi and pounded the wall of the building. I suppose the driver may have braced upon initial impact and his foot was on the gas because the bus seemed to gain momentum and burst through things rather than slow down with the impacts. I seriously did not know whether to go right or left. I slowed to a stop during the impacts and last fraction of a second chose to remain in the middle of the street. I chose well as the taxi spun out to the left and the bus to the right. Debris from the impact of the bus and the building spit outwards between the two and hit me. The metal and glass did not injure me. After the accident I looked quickly around and yelled across the street to staff of Peter Pan Restaurant and some pedestrians to call 911 and send ambulances then confirm with me they had done so. I surveyed the bus for fire and access. Deemed it to be safe I got the occupants to open a window and back door. There was no longer a front entrance. I saw three passengers on the bus and told them not to move and I looked through the bus for anyone else. Three passengers were on the bus one male in his twenties with a cut to his head. One female in her twenties on the floor of the bus legs bent under her and she was hurt. She was complaining she thought her leg was broke and her lower back hurt. She was in obvious pain and discomfort. Her leg had abrasions that led me to believe she had hit something during the accident. It was decided that she should remain as is and not be moved in any way. The third passenger was female and seemed uninjured but when asked said she had hit her head. She was attending to the other female passenger on the ground and I asked her to remain with her. I went to check on the driver of the bus who I assumed may have been dead or seriously injured upon impact of the bus with the wall. The driver of the bus was conscious and moving around to free himself from his seat. I tried to get him to stay still but he insisted that he must see to his passengers. I walked with him in case he collapsed. He checked on everyone and then called his dispatch on the radio. I figured he was in shock and may have injuries that had not yet shown themselves so I kept an eye on him. The bus driver had a head injury but with glass in it. I did not treat the injury as it did not appear life threatening and the glass could injure him further if pressed upon. I could hear sirens the emergency responders were very quick. Upon the arrival of the responders I informed them of the # of people on the bus and a summary of the accident.
The accident happened quickly and my observations were made while insuring my own safety.
Quite the experience, staring down a bus that is plowing though the cars in front of you and turns away from you after the last impact only to explode into a wall of the building next to you, debris flying towards you.
07-22-2012, 11:41 PM #6
when death stares you in the eyes ...your life does not flash before your eyes.... just the impending doom of the situation ...and your mind questioning you ...what to do.
Last edited by tangledline; 07-22-2012 at 11:45 PM.
07-23-2012, 11:06 AM #7
07-23-2012, 04:39 PM #8
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Wow, Good job helping the people involved in the accident and way to remain calm after something like that.
Biking in the city is dangerous these day's. Gotta have eye's 360 degree's around your head.
You are for sure an asset to this City and good on your for all your help (Fishing rights, promoting outdoors for everyone and with this situation.)
08-02-2012, 11:41 PM #9
08-03-2012, 11:50 AM #10