Elderly bus passenger dies in hospital after suffering broken neck in emergency stop
An elderly passenger who suffered a broken neck when a bus driver was forced into an emergency stop by a car apparently cutting across his path has died in hospital.
The 88-year-old woman had been in intensive care at Frenchay Hospital after hitting her head on the seat in front of her as the bus came to a sudden halt.
She was one of only two passengers on the First single-decker number 18 bus travelling along Southmead Road towards Golf Course Lane, Filton, at about 11.45am on Wednesday.
Police this afternoon confirmed that the woman has died in hospital, and renewed their appeal for witnesses to the incident.
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Police spokesman Wayne Baker said: "During its journey, a car driven by a woman is reported to have driven across the path of the bus into Golf Course Lane, forcing the bus driver to brake sharply.
"The driver of the car stopped and shouted something at the bus driver before driving off."
The car has been described by police as "a small dark coloured, rusty brown, red-orange vehicle" and officers are keen to speak to the driver so they can piece together what happened.
Anyone who can help should call the Avon and Somerset police collision investigation unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.