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‘There’s no evidence to suggest our bus driver was at fault’ says Metrobus after Hawth Ave Crash in Crawley

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A Metrobus spokesperson has released a statement following the crash on the corner of Hawth Ave and Furnace Drive.

Marie Sansom from Brighton & Hove Buses said:

“A route 2 Metrobus bus and a van collided at the junction of Furnace Drive and Hawth Avenue in Crawley at 11.28am today. 

Six passengers were taken to hospital with minor injuries and our driver has been taken to hospital with knee injuries. 

There’s no evidence to suggest our bus driver was at fault. The van driver also sustained injuries.

Emergency services and senior Metrobus colleagues are on the scene. 

Please check the Metrobus website for details of service disruption.”

You can check the Metrobus website for updates here.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said:

“I can confirm ambulance crews including our Hazardous Area Response Team, (HART), attended the scene and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service following reports of an RTC involving a bus and a van.

The air ambulance was stood down shortly after arrival. We assessed and treated a total of 12 patients at the scene, the majority of whom were described as walking wounded.

The two drivers of the vehicles were taken to East Surrey hospital and are not thought to have suffered serious injuries. The walking wounded patients were taken to East Surrey Hospital and Crawley Hospital.”

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26-year-old man tasered and arrested at Crawley hotel after threatening people with hammer

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A 26-year-old man has been arrested at a Crawley hotel after he threatened people around him with a hammer.

Police were called to The Grange Hotel in Crawley at 3pm on Tuesday (4 August).

He was subsequently tasered to ensure the safety of members of the public and officers.

The man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of affray, criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He has since been released under investigation, but detained under the Mental Health Act.

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