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Bus Collides With Police Station

Bus Collides With Police Station, Offender Arrested In A Flash

A flasher's behaviour that terrified a female bus passenger appears to have played a major part in a bus colliding with a Police Station in North Hamilton this morning.

Police at the North Hamilton Community Policing Centre didn't have to wait for a call to 111 to know something was amiss when the Orbiter bus struck the arch above their station's entranceway shortly after 10am.

The incident started when a male passenger allegedly exposed himself to a fellow passenger causing her to scream.

The driver immediately phoned his company office who advised him to take the bus to the nearest Police Station, in this case located at the Flagstaff shops on River Rd.

With the woman screaming the bus driver stopped his bus in the station car park and believing the vehicle to be in neutral activated the emergency door lock.

Unfortunately for the driver the bus was still in gear and it rolled into the entranceway of the station cracking its windscreen and causing minimal damage to the building.

No-one was injured in the incident and the man was arrested- in a flash.


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