Bridgwater mum's shock as bus shelter window explodes next to her

This is The West Country: Pauline James by the bus shelter this morning Pauline James by the bus shelter this morning

A BRIDGWATER mum got the fright of her life when a bus shelter window shattered next to her, showering her with plastic.

Pauline James had finished her shift at Poundland and was walking past the shelter near the Somerset Bridge Medical Centre in Taunton Road, towards her home in Stockmoor Village, when the incident happened on Tuesday night.

Pauline, 47, said: “I walked past the window and all of a sudden it went bang and flew out.

“The glass went in my ear, on my face, all over me.

“I thought ‘has somebody shot me?’ “I have never been so scared in all my life.

“I was very lucky I wasn’t injured.

“I was wearing a big thick coat and a scarf, which protected me.

“I was very shaken up and when I got home I poured myself a large vodka.”

Pauline said it remains a mystery what caused the window to shatter, but said it was possible somebody fired an object at it.

She added: “There weren’t many people about. There were a couple of cars travelling on the opposite side of the road but nobody on my side of the road.

“It still shakes me up. I would like to know what happened.”

Sedgemoor District Council’s Clean Surroundings team said it would be sending somebody out to clear up the damage today.

The council will also contact Adshel, the company responsible for maintaining the shelter.

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6:42pm Thu 31 Jan 13

jimeee says...

Everything will be ok now she has had a large vodka.. :s
Everything will be ok now she has had a large vodka.. :s jimeee

7:05pm Thu 31 Jan 13

ohdearithappenedagain says...

jimeee wrote:
Everything will be ok now she has had a large vodka.. :s
classy...
[quote][p][bold]jimeee[/bold] wrote: Everything will be ok now she has had a large vodka.. :s[/p][/quote]classy... ohdearithappenedagain

9:37pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Doverbeme says...

Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. Guessing even by Bridgwater standards it was a slow news week?
Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill. Guessing even by Bridgwater standards it was a slow news week? Doverbeme

12:22am Wed 6 Feb 13

File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth says...

In the USA there would probably be a huge compensation claim for an incident of this kind. This lady could have been badly injured - maybe worth getting a no-claims-no-fees lawyer to get on the case?.
In the USA there would probably be a huge compensation claim for an incident of this kind. This lady could have been badly injured - maybe worth getting a no-claims-no-fees lawyer to get on the case?. File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth

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