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Bus collides with wall and car

09:39 23 August 2012

Recovery teams get to work removing the vehicles in Newport Road.

Recovery teams get to work removing the vehicles in Newport Road.

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Newport Road blocked following early morning incident.

A BUS collided with a wall and came to rest on the back of a parked car in a Barnstaple street this morning (Thursday).

The single-decker Stagecoach bus was thought to have been carrying three passengers when it was involved in an incident with a blue BMW 3 Series and a stationary black Audi in Newport Road at around 7am.

Resident Tina Squire, whose front wall and gatepost was also partially destroyed in the collision, said she heard a loud bang before dashing out of her home to check for casualties.

“We heard a really loud bang and my son looked out of the window and saw the bus on the back of our car,” she said.

“The lamp post was wobbling like crazy and half of our front wall had been completely taken out.

“Luckily no-one was hurt – there were a few people on the bus but they were all fine, just a bit shaken.

“It was lucky that it happened at the time of day it did – any later and there could have been youngsters walking up the road going to nursery.”

Police confirmed that there were no causalities and that the driver of the BMW had been reported for driving without due care and attention.

The road was closed to traffic to enable recovery teams to remove the vehicles but it has since re-opened.

1 comment

  • It might help if stagecoach slowed down when they go up through Newport

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    Mervyn Newton

    Friday, August 24, 2012

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