This week in 1974: Twelve injured in Bognore bus crash

Bus crashes into an iron gate at Bognor train station, injuring tweleve passengers.
Bus crashes into an iron gate at Bognor train station, injuring tweleve passengers.

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Twelve people were taken to hospital with minor injuries after the Southdown bus they were travelling on crashed into a brick wall at Bognor Regis.

The accident occurred at the railway station as the driver, Leslie Biggins, was turning a bend on a one way system.

An iron gate at the entrance to the station’s taxi rank was pushed off its hinges by the impact and a 20ft section of wall was demolished.

The crash happened at the same spot where a similar accident occurred involving another bus.

Mr Biggins and one of the passengers, Michael Scutt, of Longford Road, were injured trying to release the vehicle’s doors which jammed on collision.