Woman Stunned After Looking Out Window To See Coach In Her Smashed Up Front Garden
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A woman has spoken of her shock after an out of control bus drove into her garden and narrowly missed her house.
Healthier Macdonald, 45, from Airedale in Nottinghamshire, was left in a state of disbelief when she looked outside her window on 18 June to find a coach had crashed into her front garden, leaving damage that looked like a 'tornado' had hit it.
The incident left parts of the coach strewn across the grass, destroyed her fence and car, and knocked down a street lamp and her neighbour’s wall.
Heather says she has now been left terrified of her kids playing in the garden after the vehicle narrowly avoided smashing into her house and destroying her children’s climbing frame and swings.
She said: "The police have told me that the driver has been ticketed. He was saying all along at first that he didn’t know what had happened.
“It’s shocking. It’s like something you would see on telly, not something that has happened in your own garden.”
Her garden is still covered in shards of glass, and she has said she is 'absolutely petrified' of her 11-year-old son Lucas playing in the garden.
She said: “We also have a little baby in the family who was born last October, and this year will probably be toddling around the garden but there is no chance that will happen.
“I’ve invited friends around before the accident to come and play in the garden or summer, but I’m not having anyone coming over now, I’m scared.
“I am just so glad that it ended the way it did and that nobody got hurt.”
Emergency services were quickly called to the scene to attend to the male driver, who luckily escaped with no injuries.
The coach was towed away at around 2.30am, four hours after the incident.
Nottinghamshire Police conducted an investigation into the incident and issued the driver with a ticket for driving without due care and attention.
Inspector Hayley Crawford, district commander for Bassetlaw, said: “Officers were called to reports of a collision involving a bus in Airedale, Worksop, on June 18, shortly before 10.45pm.
“We worked alongside other emergency services and thankfully no one was injured during the incident.
“Response officers investigating issued a ticket at the roadside to the driver for driving without due care and attention.”
LADbible has contacted the coach company Johnson Bros for a comment.