Woman injured and left having nightmares after bus forced to brake hard by vehicle in Colchester

The 77-year-old victim was walking in Attlee Gardens when the suspect approached her from behind and

The 77-year-old victim was walking in Attlee Gardens when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed her bag.

A woman has been left scared of travelling on buses and is having “nightmares” after being injured on a bus in north-east Essex, police have said.

Officers are investigating after a First Essex bus was forced to brake hard to avoid a silver vehicle that pulled into its path in Colchester last week.

A passenger, a woman in her 60s, was thrown from her seat and fell to the floor, suffering serious shoulder injuries.

Investigating officer Pc Nick Luff, of Essex Police, said: “A silver vehicle pulled across the path of the bus causing the driver to brake hard.

“The woman sustained fractured bones around her left shoulder, a dislocated shoulder and a bump on the head.


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“She is still receiving medical treatment and is having nightmares and cannot sleep. She is also scared of travelling on buses again.”

The incident took place on Wimpole Road at the junction with Barrack Street shortly after 11.20am on Tuesday last week.

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