A Norfolk Green bus driver has been praised for his quick-thinking following a ‘stand-off’ with a motorist at Weston.
John Wright was travelling on a bus that had been diverted by a multi-vehicle collision on Wednesday just after 2pm on the High Road junction with the A151.
He posted on Twitter: “Praise 2 your driver 4 diverting us via a single-lane Fen Road with oncoming traffic @stagecoachgroup.
“There was a stand-off, but all ended safely/amicably. Skilful driving/negotiation/ ’navigation’ Well done!
“Deserves a mention @LincsFreePress”
Mr Wright later explained: “My companion and I were travelling to Spalding from Holbeach when our bus came to a halt (due to a traffic jam) whilst approaching Weston. We could see the problem in the distance and blue lights flashing.
“As luck would have it we were able to turn left and down a ‘road’ which was only suitable for single-file traffic. After a few hundred metres we were confronted by oncoming traffic. They stopped. We stopped.
“After a few minutes of being stationary the woman in the leading car got out and had words with our driver. “What do you want me to do?” she said.
“The driver explained that if he ‘gave way’ the bus would sink into the neighbouring field (to the left) or fen (to the right). She returned to her car and manoeuvred towards the field. The three cars behind her followed suit.
“However, space was still very limited and our driver had to inch-forward very slowly to prevent us toppling over into the Fen. Heroic stuff!”
A spokesman for Stagecoach was not available to comment at the time of going to press.