A woman looks set to take legal action for compensation after falling down the stairs of a double-decker bus.
Caroline Bloomer was injured in the accident as she travelled on the 142 bus between London and Watford in April. The incident happened as she tried to leave the bus at Watford Junction station.
She was the last passenger to leave the bus, but the driver was seemingly unaware of her presence. She was thrown off balance as the driver pulled away from the stop whilst she was on the stairs.
The bus driver slammed on the brakes as he heard Mrs Bloomer’s shouts of distress. Unfortunately, the sudden braking caused her to fall the rest of the way down the stairs.
Mrs Bloomer suffered a shoulder injury in the accident, that she reports to the Watford Observer causes her constant discomfort. The injury has kept her off work, and caused her to make several trips to her GP.
The newspaper also claims that she is seeking bus accident compensation from Arriva. Mrs Bloomer claims that the incident occurred because the driver pulled up away from the regular stop since another bus was using it. She claims that as he was breaking regulations, he was keener to move off than normal.