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Barrow bus stop demolished after being hit by a car - driver charged

THE driver of a Mazda RX-8 that swerved across a main road, smashed into and demolished a Barrow bus stop, and ended up on the pavement yesterday afternoon has been charged by Cumbria Police.

The accident happened just after 3pm in Abbey Road, outside the main Post Office.

The car is believed to have been heading from Barrow town centre up the busy Abbey Road when it veered right across the carriageway and smashed into the bus stop.

The driver then fled the scene. 

Police have confirmed that Howard Ian McShane, 43,  of Highfield Road, Barrow, has been charged with driving a motor vehicle while above the drink drive limit.

He will appear at Furness Magistrates' Court on November 5. 

Sgt Andrew Travis of Cumbria Police said: "Police were called to reports of a road traffic accident where a vehicle had crashed into a bus stop at 3.10pm. A male driver has been seen to flee the scene and was arrested nearby."

Sgt Travis said: "Luckily no-one has been injured in the accident."

An eye-witness said: "I just heard a loud bang and I knew there had been an accident.

"I spoke to a man who was walking his dog and had seen the accident and he said it appeared that the driver had spun out of control."

Have your say

Getting drunk and driving a car into a bus stop is stupid and reckless behaviour not a mistake

Posted by Tom on 25 October 2013 at 08:10

Every one makes mistakes.

Posted by Ad on 22 October 2013 at 21:34

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