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Only just heard that last week london United Scania "SLE52" (YN55 NKZ) was deroofed trying to negotiate a low railway bridge in West London.

A fitter was taking the bus on a test run following maintenance so luckily no passengers on board,bridge was clearly marked as not suitable for double deckers.

One wonders how such a mistake can happen as the fitter possibly lives in the area and might be aware of the bridge.

From the photo's I have seen of the bus it looks quite badly damaged.
 
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The same reason it always happens I guess, lack of attention. Same reason train Drivers sometimes don't spot the big red light ahead of them; just good old human nature :-/

Sadly for the fitter though, I'd imagine he's lost his PCV and will probably be in Court sometime soon to discuss a dangerous driving charge. Not a nice situation to be in. Was it a full deroofing or did he just crunch the front end? Most pics involving newish vehicles inevitably seem to show the whole lot coming off in once piece, presumably they're so lightweight now that they don't offer enough resistance to actually wedge the bus and bring it to a stop before it gets all the way under. Either a repair or an open top conversion coming up I would have thought?!
 

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The same reason it always happens I guess, lack of attention. Same reason train Drivers sometimes don't spot the big red light ahead of them; just good old human nature :-/
It's not as simple as not spotting the 'big red light'. You're making commenting on something you have no experience of.
 

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The same reason it always happens I guess, lack of attention. Same reason train Drivers sometimes don't spot the big red light ahead of them; just good old human nature :-/

Sadly for the fitter though, I'd imagine he's lost his PCV and will probably be in Court sometime soon to discuss a dangerous driving charge. Not a nice situation to be in. Was it a full deroofing or did he just crunch the front end? Most pics involving newish vehicles inevitably seem to show the whole lot coming off in once piece, presumably they're so lightweight now that they don't offer enough resistance to actually wedge the bus and bring it to a stop before it gets all the way under. Either a repair or an open top conversion coming up I would have thought?!
Whole roof removed,not sure if rest of chassis damaged although didn't look too bad in photo's.
 

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It's not as simple as not spotting the 'big red light'. You're making commenting on something you have no experience of.
Oh dear :roll:

DING DING, opportunity to start an argument alert....

It was a general observation that these type of incidents, be they bridge bashes or SPADs, can and often do occur due to a lack of concentration/attention. Nothing more needs to be read into it.
 
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