Bus crashes into a bar in Railway Road, King’s Lynn

Emergency services on the scene of a bus crash on Railway Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Emergency services on the scene of a bus crash on Railway Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The owner of Camilo's Bar which was hit by a bus yesterday has said he would not be surprised if a more serious accident were to happen at the junction.

Emergency services on the scene of a bus crash on Railway Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Emergency services on the scene of a bus crash on Railway Road, King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Yesterday's crash caused a build-up of traffic on a key route into the middle of the town, holding up the school run and commuters.

Norfolk police attended the scene at Camilo's Bar on Railway Road, where the double-decker Stagecoach bus scraped past a ledge jutting out from the building, smashing the vehicle's upper windows.

Bar owner Camilo Soares, who was at the back of the premises when the accident happened, said: 'It was going to happen at some point because I don't think there is enough room for the buses.'

He added he thought it would not be too long before someone was seriously injured at the junction because people often thought they had time to cross the road, running a risk of being hit by an oncoming bus.

Jurgen Ashworth-Lucht, who was having a drink when the crash happened, said: 'I saw a double decker bus coming round the corner. I heard a massive crash and it looked like the front of the building was coming down.'

Mr Ashworth-Lucht, a technician, said he rushed outside to help and he could see the wheels of the bus spinning.

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The 56-year-old added it was a shocking accident but, luckily, the damage to the family-friendly bar was only 'cosmetic'.

'The driver of the bus was in shock.

'You have to take a wide angle coming out of here. I thought sooner or later an accident would have happened here.'

There were no passengers on the bus and no injuries were reported.