East Yorkshire bus driver left young girl stranded at night…

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East Yorkshire bus driver left young girl stranded at night…

East Yorkshire bus driver left young girl stranded at night despite desperate plea to get home
2021-11-11 05:00:00
A young girl was left stranded and alone at night after an East Yorkshire bus driver refused to let her board the last bus home. The 16-year-old girl desperately pleaded with the driver to let her travel on the service from Beverley Bus Station to Dunswell, but her pleas fell on deaf ears and he sounded his horn to get her to move out the way. For the latest traffic and travel news, click here. A police officer at the station at the time witnessed the incident and tried to intervene. The girl's dad, Gary Hockney, said: “She was so upset. It happened on Sunday night and on Monday she didn't go to college. “She was frightened to go on the bus because she goes on a public bus and she was worried that she would bump into this driver. She came back on Monday and she was in tears about it and explained that was why.” The teenager tried to board the East Yorkshire bus service from Beverley Bus Station to Dunswell at 9.30pm on Sunday, November 7, after visiting her friends. She claims that as she reached the bus, it began to pull away. The girl stood in front of the bus while it was still in the parking bay so she was visible to the driver. But, she claims he refused to let her on and instead continually beeped the horn, flashed his lights and revved the engine while she was in tears. The driver of an East Yorkshire bus would not let the 16-year-old girl on the bus “Can you just open the door, I need to get home,” she can be heard saying in a video. A police officer believed to have been dealing with another incident at the station came over after witnessing the incident unfold and spoke with the bus driver, who said that he could not open the doors due to health and safety reasons. Speaking about the incident, Mr Hockney said: “In her words, which isn't wrong going by the footage, the bus was still in the parking bay and as she approached it, it began to pull away. “She was directly in front of the doors and in full view of the driver. He looked at her, he saw her and carried on pulling out. “She started crying at one point and he's revving his engine, flashing his lights, beeping his horn and then fortunately a police officer in the station at the time came over and asked what was going on. “If you look at the footage, she challenged the driver and he just referred to this blunt health and safety policy.” Fortunately for the girl, the police officer gave her a lift back home. Mr Hockney said: “I want to draw attention to his actions but also the officers, because it's such a positive thing that she did, I would have picked her up but it was such a nice gesture. “Having thought about it might be that the bus company doesn't allow that sort of discretion, which is stupid. They should give their employees the confidence to make those decisions. “I'm sure he would have let his own daughter on in that situation or if he saw somebody being chased or something surely at some point there's a cut off and you show some discretion.” Hull Live has contacted East Yorkshire Buses following the allegations made. A company spokeswoman said: “On Sunday night one of our buses was in the process of leaving Beverley Bus Station at its scheduled departure time when a late arriving passenger ran out in front of it to try to stop it leaving. “For safety reasons, our drivers are advised not to allow any more passengers to board once they have closed the doors and reversed off the bus station stand

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