The 380 bus route, wiggling its way through the back streets of Charlton, is a lifeline for many residents. But for some, it’s been getting a bit too close for comfort. A couple of weeks ago, Clare dropped me a line to ask…
“A parked car was hit by a 380 bus this afternoon outside my house on Woodland Terrace, the back bumper was taken off the car and there is red paint all over the side of the car. The bus driver didnt stop so having spoken to the police its unlikely that they will be pursuing it any further.
“This is the third incident of a 380 hitting a parked car along my road so just thought it might be interesting to hear if other residents have had similar issues?”
Longer buses have been used on the route in recent years, including the five hybrids which now ply the route – but are some corners just too tight for them?