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Bus crash drama in town centre.

A CAKE shop owner in Pembrokeshire was left stunned yesterday after a bay window above her store came crashing down after being hit by a bus.

Police attended the accident at the Grade II-listed Bees Knees in North Gate Street, Pembroke, just after 2.55pm.

The bus, run by Silcox Coaches, based in Pembroke Dock, was believed to be carrying about 20 passengers at the time of the incident. No-one was injured.

Owner of the shop, cake-maker Lou Hardie, said the coach was making way for an ambulance when it mounted the pavement and hit the bay window above her shop.

"The traffic had come to standstill after a fire engine passed through. Shortly after that an ambulance was trying to get through. It appears that the coach driver mounted the pavement to make access for the ambulance but that, while he cleared the shop, he did not see the over-hanging window which came crashing down. It all looks pretty awful and the whole of the centre of the window is gone. It made an almighty crash."

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The aftermath of the bus crash, top and above, in Northgate Street, Pembroke, yesterday

Martin Caveney
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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 27, 2014
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