Man was 'struck and almost crushed' by coach in St Ives
A CARBIS Bay man is appealing for witnesses after he claims he was hit by a tourist coach in the middle of St Ives.
Robert Andrew, 56, was walking on Tregenna Hill at around 9.30am on Friday morning when he says he was hit by the coach as it negotiated the bend near Frank's Barbers.
Mr Andrew claims he had to move quickly to avoid being crushed as the coach's back end swung across the narrow pavement, but was caught by the arm.
He is now hoping anyone who saw the incident will come forward.
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He said: "I was really lucky I wasn't completely crushed. I managed to tuck myself in to a gap where there is a lamppost.
"But it still took my shoulder and arm. I've had it checked out and it's not broken but it's badly bruised."
Mr Andrew said he chased after the coach to get the driver's details but was just given a bus number and insurance number to call.
He said: "The driver wouldn't give me his name and I couldn't write the phone number down because of my arm so one of the passengers had to do it for me.
"I want to warn people about how dangerous that corner is, buses and coaches do this all the time.
"I was very lucky, I could have been crushed."
The incident was reported to police.
A spokesperson for the coach company said: "We take concerns from members of the public very seriously and we are currently assessing the situation.
"We have been informed that the police will not be progressing the complaint.
"All of our drivers are professionally trained and operate to the highest safety standards."