On 24th June I published a post that reported an incident between a bus and a pushchair wielding hysterical woman in Leiston. If you haven't read the post, or forgotten it I implore to click here and familiarise yourself with the events before reading on. It's important.
Now I would imagine that like me you would have expected the incident to be quickly forgotten, just a mother not concentrating on what was going on around her. Dear God she's not alone is she - take a walk down any High St and see just how many buggies are apparently being operated on autopilot while Facebook pages are being updated etc. Oh I'm sure I had a toddler with me when I left home!!
But no. While in Ipswich yesterday I saw the driver, who to be blunt looked terrified. It turns out the case is going to Court, although as yet I am unaware if it is a civil or criminal case. Luckily I was talking to a Supervisor at he time who was aware of the incident, although not of the developments, then realised who I was and that I had previously offered to defend the driver. It transpired that the driver was not a Union member and as such was trying to fight this on his own, despite English not being his first language, and I imagine knowledge of English Law quite minimal. I am confident that with the help of that Supervisor he IS now a Union member and will be receiving legal assistance and representation as a matter of urgency.
I would like to make one thing quite clear;
I WOULD CRAWL ON HANDS AND KNEES ACROSS BROKEN GLASS TO DEFEND THAT DRIVER IN COURT IF I HAD TO.
I'll keep you updated.