Runaway bus smashes into Salvation Army store in New Westminster
Police say the transit driver had set the brakes and parked the bus near the New Westminster SkyTrain station, but it began to roll, smashing into several poles and signs as it rolled down the hill.
I just could not resist the picture.
I used to watch bus drivers at the 22nd St Station loop carefully put a large wooden chock in front of a wheel, before they went off to do the sorts of things bus drivers do when they finally get a break. I often wondered why. It was not something I had seen on other systems. The story does not say if this Novabus was also chocked – or even if this is still required practice at CMBC.
And, by the way, before it was the Salvation Army, this was the former BCER station.