WITH VIDEO: A Brighton bus driver who missed road closed signs ended up taking chunks out of his bus and knocking over two bollards in an attempt to get back en route.
The driver turned off the seafront into Preston Street on Sunday afternoon – but as he drove up, he soon realised the top of the road was closed for roadworks.
He tried to turn around by turning off into Stone Street then into Castle Street. But when he tried to turn back down Preston Street, disaster struck.
Marie Sansom, communications manager for Brighton and Hove Buses said: “The bus was travelling along the A259 Coast Road on route 77 to Devils Dyke on Sunday April 28 at around 14.28.
“The bus turned up Preston Street, which was closed due to water works at the top of the street, before driving down Stone Street and following Castle St to the end.
“As the bus tried to turn left down Preston Street it hit two concrete bollards.
“We are currently conducting a full internal investigation of the incident with the help of our driver and Sussex Police.”
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