First staff pay respects
As a mark of respect for those who lost their lives in the tipper truck incident in Bath on 9 February, First West of England drivers in the city will be swapping their normal uniforms to wear black on 23 February. In doing so, they will also be raising funds for the Air Ambulance, which attended the scene during the accident. The calamity unfolded in front of a bus operating as normal on Service 14. While not directly involved in it, the driver on that route was unfortunately a witness to the incident.
First’s MD, James Freeman, said, ‘What happened in Bath was truly devastating for all involved and so it’s right that we mark this in some way, paying our collective respects to those who lost their lives. We hope that any money we are able to raise will be well used by the Air Ambulance service, supporting the fantastic work that they do.’