07 September 2007
Mum 'disgusted' over bus incident ruling
A mother has called the decision to fine a bus company £2,500 after her daughter fell from the back of one of its vehicles "disgusting", CheshireOnline reports.
Gemma Wilkes suffered a fractured skull after she tumbled off the rear of a moving GHA bus as it turned a corner at 30mph.
The incident occurred after a faulty seat tipped her forward, causing the 13-year-old to reach back in attempt to steady herself.
Unfortunately, in doing so Ms Wilkes grabbed the emergency door and was flung into the road.
She subsequently had to have four blood clots removed from her brain and woke up from a coma a week later.
Bus operator Eifion Lloyd-Davies pled guilty to using a vehicle when its condition caused injury.
In related news, six people sustained serious injuries following a National Express coach crash on Monday which occurred on the slip road of Newport Pagnell motorway services.