Bus driver acquitted of careless driving after collision with elderly woman outside Bournemouth Hospital

Bournemouth Echo: COLLISION: The scene of the accident near Royal Bournemouth Hospital COLLISION: The scene of the accident near Royal Bournemouth Hospital

A BUS driver acquitted of careless driving after an elderly woman suffered serious head injuries in an accident has spoken of his relief.

Miguel Ferreira Perestrelo, of Spring Road, Bournemouth, was driving a single-decker Yellow Bus when it was involved in a collision with Celia Southern close to the Royal Bournemouth Hospital in March last year.

Mrs Southern, who was using the pedestrian crossing, was “thrown into the air” during the incident.

She then fell on to the road, hitting her head on the ground, and was in a coma for 48 hours afterwards.

Yesterday, magistrates dismissed a charge of driving without due care and attention after a one-day trial, during which the court heard that Mr Perestrelo had been navigating the “large and complex” junction in Castle Lane East prior to the collision.

Mr Perestrelo told the Echo after the case: “It was a tragic accident – it was nothing more.

“I feel relieved with the outcome, but it is something that I had already expected.”

Mrs Southern had visited Tesco after her husband’s appointment at the hospital was delayed by an hour and a half.

As she crossed the lanes, it is believed she may have fallen into Mr Perestrelo’s blind spot, the court heard.

He had been driving on a route which saw him travel along Holdenhurst Avenue and into Castle Lane East before crossing into Deansleigh Road.

The 30-year-old, who was dismissed from his job three days after the accident, had been driving without incident for almost eight years.

He now works as a waiter after being unable to find further work as a driver.

“When you’re driving a bus, there is so much to be aware of,” he told the Echo.

“At that junction, there are other cars from every direction, you are checking that the passengers are safe – everything you do considers everyone else’s well-being.”

During the trial at Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court, it was heard that Mrs Southern was left seriously ill after the collision.

Agent prosecutor Lucy Conroy alleged: “The victim was six-sevenths of the way across it, and a step away from the pavement, when the bus collided with her.”

Gaynor Smart, who had been sitting on the bus at the time of the collision, told the court: “As the bus started to turn [into Deansleigh Road], I suddenly saw a lady in front and I thought she didn’t seem to be aware that the bus was there.

“She was a million miles away.

“I thought, ‘Jump, jump up on to the sidewalk – this bus isn’t going to miss you’.”

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12:30pm Wed 14 May 14

muscliffman says...

It is of course very regrettable when ever someone is hurt on the roads but in a Court of law the bus driver involved in this accident was " acquitted of careless driving". However later in the article we also learn that he "was dismissed from his job three days after the accident, (and) had been driving without incident for almost eight years".

I think we can presume that a good lawyer is right now considering this former bus driver's situation!
It is of course very regrettable when ever someone is hurt on the roads but in a Court of law the bus driver involved in this accident was " acquitted of careless driving". However later in the article we also learn that he "was dismissed from his job three days after the accident, (and) had been driving without incident for almost eight years". I think we can presume that a good lawyer is right now considering this former bus driver's situation! muscliffman
  • Score: 74

12:31pm Wed 14 May 14

FNS-man says...

Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful. FNS-man
  • Score: -98

12:37pm Wed 14 May 14

djd says...

You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus.
The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light.
Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them.
Sadly this didn't happen in this case.
My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.
You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus. The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light. Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them. Sadly this didn't happen in this case. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else. djd
  • Score: 26

12:41pm Wed 14 May 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job.
Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 64

1:00pm Wed 14 May 14

Townee says...

I hope Bournemouth Buses will now take him back. They were quick to fire him before any court case, just goes to show they are more interested in what the public think than in the people they employ. I hope he takes them for a good amount of cash, just to show them they need to support their drivers.
I hope Bournemouth Buses will now take him back. They were quick to fire him before any court case, just goes to show they are more interested in what the public think than in the people they employ. I hope he takes them for a good amount of cash, just to show them they need to support their drivers. Townee
  • Score: 74

1:03pm Wed 14 May 14

funkyferret says...

So if the passenger saw her & had time to think & react, why didn't the driver who was sat in the optimal position?
Ultimately, he was driving towards her, she was 6/7ths the way across, and given her age, suspect she wasn't moving very quickly.
Bizarre decision IMHO
So if the passenger saw her & had time to think & react, why didn't the driver who was sat in the optimal position? Ultimately, he was driving towards her, she was 6/7ths the way across, and given her age, suspect she wasn't moving very quickly. Bizarre decision IMHO funkyferret
  • Score: -55

1:16pm Wed 14 May 14

the smiling assassin says...

djd wrote:
You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus. The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light. Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them. Sadly this didn't happen in this case. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.
Where does it say the lady subsequently died of her injuries???

It does make me laugh the way that people are so quick to offer condolences or sympathy for someone ther didn't even know but when you get those same people out there on the road they couldnt give two hoots for the people they meet!

Quesion: whats the opposite of an internet Troll??
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus. The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light. Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them. Sadly this didn't happen in this case. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Where does it say the lady subsequently died of her injuries??? It does make me laugh the way that people are so quick to offer condolences or sympathy for someone ther didn't even know but when you get those same people out there on the road they couldnt give two hoots for the people they meet! Quesion: whats the opposite of an internet Troll?? the smiling assassin
  • Score: 19

2:20pm Wed 14 May 14

smhinto says...

If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt.
If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt. smhinto
  • Score: 51

2:39pm Wed 14 May 14

nothingtofear says...

djd wrote:
You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus.
The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light.
Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them.
Sadly this didn't happen in this case.
My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.
Who is deceased then?
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus. The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light. Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them. Sadly this didn't happen in this case. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.[/p][/quote]Who is deceased then? nothingtofear
  • Score: 3

3:00pm Wed 14 May 14

ifucantbeatemjoinem says...

smhinto wrote:
If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt.
I can understand someone being suspended until the outcome of a case - but to decide to dismiss after three days seems a bit odd to me. Lets face it none of us commenting here know all of the facts but it does sound to me like this was a final excuse that the company had in order to dismiss someone - maybe there were other reasons for the dismissal besides this one? In other reports I have read on here about accidents with the bus company the driver has not been reported as being dismissed.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt.[/p][/quote]I can understand someone being suspended until the outcome of a case - but to decide to dismiss after three days seems a bit odd to me. Lets face it none of us commenting here know all of the facts but it does sound to me like this was a final excuse that the company had in order to dismiss someone - maybe there were other reasons for the dismissal besides this one? In other reports I have read on here about accidents with the bus company the driver has not been reported as being dismissed. ifucantbeatemjoinem
  • Score: 15

3:48pm Wed 14 May 14

BIGTONE says...

Yellow buses were a bit premature in hoofing him down the road.
A sniff of compo here.
Yellow buses were a bit premature in hoofing him down the road. A sniff of compo here. BIGTONE
  • Score: 26

3:56pm Wed 14 May 14

djd says...

Sorry, misread the story, apparently the lady lives...hooray !!
Sorry, misread the story, apparently the lady lives...hooray !! djd
  • Score: 17

4:23pm Wed 14 May 14

Bournemouth87 says...

FNS-man wrote:
Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace. Bournemouth87
  • Score: 41

4:51pm Wed 14 May 14

mac340v8 says...

Bournemouth87 wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.
My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV. mac340v8
  • Score: 24

5:57pm Wed 14 May 14

FNS-man says...

mac340v8 wrote:
Bournemouth87 wrote:
FNS-man wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.
My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.
The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly?

If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked.
[quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.[/p][/quote]The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly? If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked. FNS-man
  • Score: -36

6:22pm Wed 14 May 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

Surely the bus company should have suspended him on pay until the hearing if he had worked for them for 8 years they may have acted illegally!
Surely the bus company should have suspended him on pay until the hearing if he had worked for them for 8 years they may have acted illegally! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 14

9:58pm Wed 14 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

No,he ran someone over he should be sacked.

Your logic is twisted.
No,he ran someone over he should be sacked. Your logic is twisted. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -14

1:58am Thu 15 May 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Townee wrote:
I hope Bournemouth Buses will now take him back. They were quick to fire him before any court case, just goes to show they are more interested in what the public think than in the people they employ. I hope he takes them for a good amount of cash, just to show them they need to support their drivers.
Yep I think an employment tribunal will probably take yellows to the cleaners and the driver will get a tidy sum.
[quote][p][bold]Townee[/bold] wrote: I hope Bournemouth Buses will now take him back. They were quick to fire him before any court case, just goes to show they are more interested in what the public think than in the people they employ. I hope he takes them for a good amount of cash, just to show them they need to support their drivers.[/p][/quote]Yep I think an employment tribunal will probably take yellows to the cleaners and the driver will get a tidy sum. misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 0

1:58am Thu 15 May 14

misplacedspaniard says...

FNS-man wrote:
mac340v8 wrote:
Bournemouth87 wrote:
FNS-man wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.
My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.
The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly?

If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked.
She should have looked where she was going! Being elderly is no excuse!
[quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.[/p][/quote]The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly? If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked.[/p][/quote]She should have looked where she was going! Being elderly is no excuse! misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 3

5:58am Thu 15 May 14

anotherfatslob says...

She was on the pedestrian crossing;,no excuses.
She was on the pedestrian crossing;,no excuses. anotherfatslob
  • Score: -2

8:44am Thu 15 May 14

spooki says...

So if he was negotiating a complex junction, WHY DONT THE COUNCIL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE JUNCTION? We've all been moaning about that bit of road for ages and nothings been done.
I'm assuming he had the right of way in which case she shouldn't have been on the road.
Who invented those stupid crossings where the green man is on the side you've just left? At least the older ones had a visible sign on the other post you could see.
Use the lights. They're there for everyone's use.
So if he was negotiating a complex junction, WHY DONT THE COUNCIL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE JUNCTION? We've all been moaning about that bit of road for ages and nothings been done. I'm assuming he had the right of way in which case she shouldn't have been on the road. Who invented those stupid crossings where the green man is on the side you've just left? At least the older ones had a visible sign on the other post you could see. Use the lights. They're there for everyone's use. spooki
  • Score: 3

8:03pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

Why doesn't everyone stop making judgement without full knowledge of the facts. Just be careful when crossing a road on a green light, don't presume you are safe.
Why doesn't everyone stop making judgement without full knowledge of the facts. Just be careful when crossing a road on a green light, don't presume you are safe. Captcooke
  • Score: 1

8:06pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

spooki wrote:
So if he was negotiating a complex junction, WHY DONT THE COUNCIL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE JUNCTION? We've all been moaning about that bit of road for ages and nothings been done.
I'm assuming he had the right of way in which case she shouldn't have been on the road.
Who invented those stupid crossings where the green man is on the side you've just left? At least the older ones had a visible sign on the other post you could see.
Use the lights. They're there for everyone's use.
Your assumption is 100% wrong - fact. Too many people make assumptions without knowing the full facts.
[quote][p][bold]spooki[/bold] wrote: So if he was negotiating a complex junction, WHY DONT THE COUNCIL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE JUNCTION? We've all been moaning about that bit of road for ages and nothings been done. I'm assuming he had the right of way in which case she shouldn't have been on the road. Who invented those stupid crossings where the green man is on the side you've just left? At least the older ones had a visible sign on the other post you could see. Use the lights. They're there for everyone's use.[/p][/quote]Your assumption is 100% wrong - fact. Too many people make assumptions without knowing the full facts. Captcooke
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

djd wrote:
You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus.
The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light.
Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them.
Sadly this didn't happen in this case.
My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.
The fact is the crossing showed green - don't assume without knowing the full facts.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: You can't blame the poor bus driver. He has to have his ryes everywhere and it does appear that the poor lady wasn't even aware of the bus. The pedestrian crossing is light controlled and incorporated into the traffic light phasing. If the bus was turning on a green light, the pedestrians certainly had a red light. Perhaps he could have driven more carefully, but it is the responsibility of every road user to be aware of what is happening around them. Sadly this didn't happen in this case. My thoughts are with the family of the deceased and also with the driver who was involved in an accident, nothing else.[/p][/quote]The fact is the crossing showed green - don't assume without knowing the full facts. Captcooke
  • Score: 0

8:11pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job.
When a person crosses on a GREEN light they presume they are safe so get your facts right before you comment.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job.[/p][/quote]When a person crosses on a GREEN light they presume they are safe so get your facts right before you comment. Captcooke
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
FNS-man wrote:
mac340v8 wrote:
Bournemouth87 wrote:
FNS-man wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.
Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.
My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.
The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly?

If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked.
She should have looked where she was going! Being elderly is no excuse!
Don't don't comment until you know the facts. The lady crossed on a green light - do you look both ways when you are 2 steps away from the pavement when on a pedestrian crossing ?
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mac340v8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FNS-man[/bold] wrote: Maybe if there's a lot going on you should drive a bit more slowly and carefully? Absolutely disgraceful.[/p][/quote]Blind spot, read the article. Tragic case for all concerned however the driver has been cleared for dangerous driving, therefore it was an accident.Your cooment is the disgrace.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. Words of a person who has never driven PCV.[/p][/quote]The lady was elderly and crossing the road, and was nearly across. So it's fine that if a pedestrian can't make it across in time before the lights change you can run them over? Bournemouth has a fair chunk of elderly people: surely you should be expecting people to be crossing the road slowly? If you run over an old lady who is just crossing the road then of course you should be sacked.[/p][/quote]She should have looked where she was going! Being elderly is no excuse![/p][/quote]Don't don't comment until you know the facts. The lady crossed on a green light - do you look both ways when you are 2 steps away from the pavement when on a pedestrian crossing ? Captcooke
  • Score: 0

8:42pm Thu 15 May 14

Captcooke says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job.
How do you know the lady wasn't looking - DONT comment without knowing the full facts i.e. She crossed on a GREEN light and presumed as you would that she was safe.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: Disgusting that because of someone crossing the road without looking this guy lost his job.[/p][/quote]How do you know the lady wasn't looking - DONT comment without knowing the full facts i.e. She crossed on a GREEN light and presumed as you would that she was safe. Captcooke
  • Score: 0

10:14pm Thu 15 May 14

AdelaidePete says...

I've just returned home from Bmth. As a visitor I was amazed at the skill of your bus drivers who negotiated streets packed with parked cars, roundabouts really too small for comfort and junctions which required other vehicles to pull over a bit to get the bus round. I cannot of course comment on this particular case but I salute your bus drivers in general and the majority of other road users who share the roads with them.
I've just returned home from Bmth. As a visitor I was amazed at the skill of your bus drivers who negotiated streets packed with parked cars, roundabouts really too small for comfort and junctions which required other vehicles to pull over a bit to get the bus round. I cannot of course comment on this particular case but I salute your bus drivers in general and the majority of other road users who share the roads with them. AdelaidePete
  • Score: 1

3:45am Fri 16 May 14

mj34 says...

ifucantbeatemjoinem wrote:
smhinto wrote: If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt.
I can understand someone being suspended until the outcome of a case - but to decide to dismiss after three days seems a bit odd to me. Lets face it none of us commenting here know all of the facts but it does sound to me like this was a final excuse that the company had in order to dismiss someone - maybe there were other reasons for the dismissal besides this one? In other reports I have read on here about accidents with the bus company the driver has not been reported as being dismissed.
This bus company does not support its drivers or really care for them , sad fact
[quote][p][bold]ifucantbeatemjoinem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: If he has been aquitted or found that there was no charge to answer and subsequently, it was just a an accident, then surely he should be reinstated by the bus company. Can anybody think of a reason why he should'nt.[/p][/quote]I can understand someone being suspended until the outcome of a case - but to decide to dismiss after three days seems a bit odd to me. Lets face it none of us commenting here know all of the facts but it does sound to me like this was a final excuse that the company had in order to dismiss someone - maybe there were other reasons for the dismissal besides this one? In other reports I have read on here about accidents with the bus company the driver has not been reported as being dismissed.[/p][/quote]This bus company does not support its drivers or really care for them , sad fact mj34
  • Score: 1

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