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Accident in the fog

What we know about this image :

This West Hartlepool Corporation bus was travelling from the town along the Tees Road to Port Clarence when, in very thick fog, the driver had to swerve to avoid a van near Graythorp. Amazingly there were only 6 minor casualties who were taken to Cameron Hospital West Hartlepool.

The driver, Robert Hughes,44, of Thirsk Grove said he was lucky to be alive and when he swerved in bad visibility, the bus toppled over.

Date (of image) : 16/3/1953

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service

Creator : NDM


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