Teenager hit by bus in Cwmbran

South Wales Argus: COLLISION: The bus which hit the 17-year-old boy near the Working Men’s Club in Chapel Street, Pontnewydd COLLISION: The bus which hit the 17-year-old boy near the Working Men’s Club in Chapel Street, Pontnewydd

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy was hit by a bus in Cwmbran yesterday.

The collision, near the Working Men’s Club in Chapel Street, Pontnewydd, happened at around 2.45pm and ambulance crews were on the scene within 60 seconds.

Gwent Police confirmed that the boy and a 57-year-old passenger on the bus were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with minor injuries.

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4:47pm Sun 16 Sep 12

Flash heart says...

Ambulance crews at the scene within 60 seconds?
Proud to be British. Bang on!
Ambulance crews at the scene within 60 seconds? Proud to be British. Bang on! Flash heart
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5:31pm Sun 16 Sep 12

Postee says...

it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene
it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene Postee
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9:31pm Sun 16 Sep 12

samijane123 says...

Postee wrote:
it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene
They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus .
[quote][p][bold]Postee[/bold] wrote: it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene[/p][/quote]They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus . samijane123
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12:32pm Mon 17 Sep 12

rhinestine says...

samijane123 wrote:
Postee wrote:
it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene
They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus .
Hope he is ok, what was the boy doing in the road?
[quote][p][bold]samijane123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Postee[/bold] wrote: it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene[/p][/quote]They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus .[/p][/quote]Hope he is ok, what was the boy doing in the road? rhinestine
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12:35pm Mon 17 Sep 12

and2ys says...

samijane123 wrote:
Postee wrote:
it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene
They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus .
Press 99% of the time get it wrong.
[quote][p][bold]samijane123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Postee[/bold] wrote: it was more like 8 mins and then 15 minz before the 2 Ambulances were on the scene[/p][/quote]They did take about 8 mins to arrive on the scene no 60 seconds like its been stated i know as it was my father who was taken to hospital off that bus .[/p][/quote]Press 99% of the time get it wrong. and2ys
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6:22pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Aquarius says...

Speaking of "Press 99% of the time get it wrong".....this *couldn't* have happened yesterday,as the report says, could it????

Today is Monday. Yesterday was Sunday. Service 1 (as stated on the front of the bus) doesn't even run on a Sunday. Surely therefore, this happened on Saturday?

Apart from that... It would be very rare these days - given the state of the Ambulance Service - for a vehicle to be on scene in 60 seconds, unless they happened to be passing!
Speaking of "Press 99% of the time get it wrong".....this *couldn't* have happened yesterday,as the report says, could it???? Today is Monday. Yesterday was Sunday. Service 1 (as stated on the front of the bus) doesn't even run on a Sunday. Surely therefore, this happened on Saturday? Apart from that... It would be very rare these days - given the state of the Ambulance Service - for a vehicle to be on scene in 60 seconds, unless they happened to be passing! Aquarius
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6:25pm Mon 17 Sep 12

Aquarius says...

For the purpose of clarity, I should add that my comment on what day this incident happened relates to the story in today's *printed* Argus...not the report online here, which was I believe posted on Sunday.

In addition to my best wishes for the boy and passenger, I should also hope that the bus driver is too.
For the purpose of clarity, I should add that my comment on what day this incident happened relates to the story in today's *printed* Argus...not the report online here, which was I believe posted on Sunday. In addition to my best wishes for the boy and passenger, I should also hope that the bus driver is too. Aquarius
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1:02pm Tue 18 Sep 12

aliparry says...

8 minutes ? thats good, my daughter was bleeding out and after 4 calls to 999 it still took an hour for the ambulance to arrive , in which time my daughter was gone in my arms. The only good thing i can say is that they brought her back. apart from that not a good word to say about them
8 minutes ? thats good, my daughter was bleeding out and after 4 calls to 999 it still took an hour for the ambulance to arrive , in which time my daughter was gone in my arms. The only good thing i can say is that they brought her back. apart from that not a good word to say about them aliparry
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4:25pm Wed 19 Sep 12

jonesyofgwent says...

aliparry wrote:
8 minutes ? thats good, my daughter was bleeding out and after 4 calls to 999 it still took an hour for the ambulance to arrive , in which time my daughter was gone in my arms. The only good thing i can say is that they brought her back. apart from that not a good word to say about them
as tragic as your incident is and very glad that the out come was good is not the Ambulance crew's who are at fault. There is a system in which they work too and i know that the road staff are not happy with the way that calls are categorized . There are a number of issues which could help the Ambulance Service which for example getting G. P's to do more too treat their patients at home and members of the public actually calling 999 for what it's there for such as life threatening emergencies and limb threatening injuries.
It's also my understanding of this incident is that the boy actually jumped out in front of the bus which the argus has failed to mention.
[quote][p][bold]aliparry[/bold] wrote: 8 minutes ? thats good, my daughter was bleeding out and after 4 calls to 999 it still took an hour for the ambulance to arrive , in which time my daughter was gone in my arms. The only good thing i can say is that they brought her back. apart from that not a good word to say about them[/p][/quote]as tragic as your incident is and very glad that the out come was good is not the Ambulance crew's who are at fault. There is a system in which they work too and i know that the road staff are not happy with the way that calls are categorized . There are a number of issues which could help the Ambulance Service which for example getting G. P's to do more too treat their patients at home and members of the public actually calling 999 for what it's there for such as life threatening emergencies and limb threatening injuries. It's also my understanding of this incident is that the boy actually jumped out in front of the bus which the argus has failed to mention. jonesyofgwent
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