Norfolk coach company boss says vehicle involved in yesterday’s A14 crash was not faulty

A Norfolk coach company boss said the vehicle involved in yesterday's crash on the A14 was not faulty, and had just undergone its 12-month test.

As reported, between 40 and 50 members of Norwich's King's Community Church had a lucky escape after the coach they were travelling in crashed with a lorry at Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire at about 9am.

Church members, based at the King's Centre in King Street, were on board the coach on their way to a 3-day conference in North Wales.

No one was hurt in the crash, although the coach driver had to be cut free as he was trapped by his steering wheel, and another coach arrived to take the group on to Prestatyn.

Robert Easton, one of the directors of Eastons, based in Stratton Strawless, near Norwich, said: 'There was no problem with the vehicle as it just had its 12-month test. The driver is OK. We gave him a few days off. 'We will wait for the police report. We are just pleased that no one was injured.'

One of the coach passengers, Claire Jones, 17, from Thorpe St Andrew, texted her mother Lynn Jones last night to say that everything was fine.

The group is expected to return to Norwich on Friday.

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