Exmouth woman thanks helpers after bus collision

PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 May 2017

Sylvia Moon, who was injured in a collision with a bus in Exmouth.

Sylvia Moon, who was injured in a collision with a bus in Exmouth.


An Exmouth grandmother says she would like to thank those who came to her aid after she walked into the path of a bus.

Sylvia Moon, 76, of Littledown Close, was crossing Salterton Road at the junction with Dinan Way last Tuesday, April 25, when the collision happened.

She says that, with traffic stopped waiting to turn right into Dinan Way, she thought it was safe to cross, but did not realise that traffic in the lane continuing west down Salterton Road was still moving.

She said: “I had no idea they were coming down there. I thought the traffic was stopped.

“I got to the edge and the bus hit me in the face.

“It threw me back amongst the parked cars waiting to turn right. I thought, ‘this is it, I’m going to die’.

“Then there was this man saying, ‘what’s your name’ and ‘you’ll be alright’...and everyone was all around me.

“People were so wonderful. There were so many people around me.”

Sylvia was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, where she was treated for facial injuries, but suffered no broken bones.

As well as thanking those who helped her, she also wants people to take care on the crossing,

She said: “I want to say thank-you to everybody who came to support me.

“I just don’t want it to happen again. I thought ‘how stupid can you be’, but it could happen to anyone.”

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