Two hurt in busway incident

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Two people suffered minor injuries when a bus hit a fence on part of the Dunstable section of the guided busway yesterday, Wednesday, February 19.

It is believed that six people were on the Centrebus vehicle at the time of the accident, which happened

at around 2pm in the Boscombe Road area.

Onlookers said that both the fence and the front of the bus were damaged. The bus windscreen was smashed in the accident.

Services were disrupted for a time.

Police, ambulance and fire service personnel went to the scene.

An investigation will be held into the accident.

The busway tweeted alerts about the disruption and thanked bus travellers for their patience while the situation was dealt with.

The £90 million controversial busway was opened in September last year.
Since then there have been issues with motorists inadvertently ending up on the busway after becoming lost or using their sat navs.
A motorist also went through the wooden fence on Hatters Way, causing some disruption.