HC Deb 22 July 1908 vol 193 cc65-6
MR. B. S. STRAUS (Tower Hamlets, Mile End)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that two fatal motor-bus accidents have taken place in the Mile End Road since Friday; and whether he can instruct the police to avoid the continuance of this danger by more carefully controlling the motor-bus traffic.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone). A fatal accident occurred in the Mile End Road on the 17th instant, when, owing to the skidding of his bicycle, a man was thrown beneath the wheels of a motor omnibus. In this case the coroner's jury returned a verdict of accidental death and entirely exonerated the driver. On the 18th instant a man fell beneath the wheels of a motor omnibus in the Mile End Road and was killed. The coroner's inquest has yet to be held. The police are paying special attention to omnibus traffic in the East End, but I am advised that no police precautions could have averted these accidents.