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Injuries prompt calls to move bus stop

Bus stop in Bridge Street, Downham. Where they are looking to move the bus stop.
left Mayor David Sharman and right Tony White County Councillor for Downham Market ANL-140313-140257001

Bus stop in Bridge Street, Downham. Where they are looking to move the bus stop. left Mayor David Sharman and right Tony White County Councillor for Downham Market ANL-140313-140257001

A woman falling into the road and scores of injuries from pedestrians has prompted calls for a Downham bus stop to be moved.

Traders and councillor Tony White wants to see the bus stop in Bridge Street removed before someone is seriously injured.

At least eight people have banged their heads or needed stitches after falling over the raised pavements around the bus stop, which was installed two years ago.

Janine Gough and the team at Fotostop have helped to patch up pedestrians.

The bus stop is also causing the shop problems as the queues often block the doorway.

Mrs Gough said: “We would like it to be moved to a safer location as there is a serious accident waiting to happen.

“We have had people falling directly outside that have needed assistance. People have banged their heads and one lady needed stitches.

“Another lady came off the pavement in her mobility scooter and fell into the road. ”

Mr White is calling for the bus stop to be removed and for people to use the stop at the nearby Hollies car park and wants to hear residents’ views.

Mr White said: “In my opinion it is dangerous as sooner or later someone is walk off in the path of traffic.

“The paths are always very crowded while they are waiting for a bus.”

Norfolk County Council’s highways department says its officers are working closely with Mr White and Norfolk Green to come up with a solution.

 

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