Tourist struck by bus wing mirror on guided busway in Cambridge
PUBLISHED: 11:50 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:23 11 June 2018
Iliffe Media Ltd
The man has been taken to hospital and the busway is now open.
A man has been taken to hospital after being struck by a bus wing mirror.
The man, who is reportedly a tourist, was standing “close to the busway” when the incident happened.
Paramedics attended the scene.
A spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.17am this morning (June 11) to reports of a road traffic collision between the guided bus and a pedestrian near Purbeck Road in Cambridge.
“We sent an ambulance crew and an ambulance officer to the scene - arriving in under two minutes. They treated a man believed to be in his 30s at the scene with leg and shoulder injuries. He was then transferred to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for further care.”
Just last week newly-elected Trumpington councillor Katie Thornburrow said fences should be put up along the busway to keep cyclists and pedestrians separate from the buses.
However, a poll by the Cambridge Independent revealed that most readers are against the idea.
Andy Campbell, managing director, Stagecoach East, said: “We understand that a 39-year-old tourist was standing close to the busway track when he was caught by a bus wing mirror.
“He received medical attention at the scene and we wish him a swift recovery.
“We are awaiting CCTV footage for more details of the incident, but can confirm meanwhile that the track is fully open.”