King’s Lynn bar owners calls after bus crash

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The landlord of a Lynn bar which was hit by a turning bus earlier this week is calling for improvements to be made to the road.

Camilo Soares watched on as the Stagecoach double decker caught the side of his bar in Railway Road as it left Lynn Bus Station on Monday afternoon.

Police had to put a cordon around Camilo’s Bar while the empty bus was removed.

Luckily the bar was not damaged but Mr Soares is now calling for the northern exit to be widened to make it easier for buses leaving the station.

Mr Soares, who has recently donated £400 to Oxafam, said: “I was near the pool table and heard a noise and when I looked out the bus was at the front door and couldn’t move.

“This is the first time something like this has happened. It is an accident waiting to happen.

“I think the best thing is to take the island out and give the buses more room for when they turn. The turning is not big enough for buses.

“There is going to be a serious crash if we get snow. The road slopes down and the buses would not be able to break.”

Emergency crews were called to the junction of Albion Street and Railway Road at around 3.20pm

Eyewitness Neil Robinson said: “The bus, which was leaving the bus station, appeared to turn too sharply and the upper deck impacted on the shop’s signage, causing damage to both the bus and the shop.

“Although the road remains open, one lane is closed and delays could be expected come rush hour.”