Bus scare shocks pensioner

A PENSIONER claimed she got the shock of her life yesterday when the door of her travelling bus flew open right in front of where she was sitting.

Beatrice Worboys, 73, said she was making her way back to her Brassall home on Westside bus 06 just after midday when the incident happened.

“I just grabbed something so I would not have fallen out of the door,” Mrs Worboys said.

“If a little child was near the door he would have rolled right out.”

She said during the journey other passengers had commented about how the bus was shaking and how hot it was due to the lack of air-conditioning.

“It was just like going into a sauna it was so hot,” she said.

“Elderly people could die.”

She said the incident had left her in a state of shock.

“I use the bus all the time and like using the bus but I will not ever get back on that bus again,” she said.

“This bus should not be on the road.”

She said when she rang up Westside Bus Company to complain she was so upset the employee on the other end of the line offered to call her an ambulance.

But a Westside Bus Company spokesman refuted the claims about the bus, saying the buses were unable to drive when the doors were open.

He said the bus was stationary when the door had swung open and had only done so because the driver was letting a passenger off.



Everything you need to know about Bundamba election

Premium Content Everything you need to know about Bundamba election

Still making up your mind? Here’s what you need to know about the race for...

Energex calls for back-up after fierce storms cut power

Premium Content Energex calls for back-up after fierce storms cut power

Hundreds of Ipswich homes remain without power today following Sunday’s severe...

Rangers players make Qld squad as coach ponders future

Premium Content Rangers players make Qld squad as coach ponders future

Tenacious women recognised as experienced mentor reflects on unfinished business...