Lucky no-one killed in bus col­li­sion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your Views -

The driver at the wheel of a dou­ble decker bus that went through a red light and crashed into a Peu­geot car has kept his driv­ing li­cence and was given a fine of £147. Philip Onions (21) had been a bus driver for 13 months and was re­spon­si­ble for a num­ber of pas­sen­gers in­clud­ing school chil­dren. Thank­fully no-one was se­ri­ously hurt in the ac­ci­dent, and that is ex­tremely for­tu­nate be­cause dash­cam footage of the crash taken from the Peu­geot, which can be viewed on our web­site, shows what a sick­en­ing im­pact it was and just how lucky it was that no-one was killed or se­ri­ously in­jured. He lost his job and Mr Onions was re­morse­ful and, it is true, any­one can make a mis­take. But many might think keep­ing his li­cence and a fine that amounts to less than a cou­ple of speed­ing tick­ets was a mod­est pun­ish­ment for this ter­ri­fy­ing in­ci­dent.

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