Double-decker crashes outside bus station

Vehicle defect being blamed for Barnstaple bus crash.

A VEHICLE defect is being blamed after a double-decker bus crashed outside Barnstaple bus station yesterday evening (Wednesday).

The Stagecoach bus left the road by the mini roundabout at Belle Meadow Road and came to rest on shrubbery next to the main bus station building.

Police said the driver wan uninjured and that bus was out of service at the time of the incident, which happened at 7.05pm.

The road was closed for around 40 minutes to enable recovery of the vehicle.

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