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Tourist struck by bus wing mirror on guided busway in Cambridge


By Ben Comber


Guided Busway, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell
Guided Busway, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell

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.”



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