Cleethorpes

A woman has been seriously injured after being hit by a bus in Cleethorpes.

It happened at about 4.15pm at the junction of Cambridge Street and Knoll Street on Wednesday, October 6 and police are now appealing for help to find the driver of a white Audi who may have seen the incident.

Humberside Police say the woman, a pedestrian, was taken to hospital to receive treatment for serious injuries, and would like to hear from anyone who saw either the collision itself or the vehicles prior to the collision.

Anyone with dash-cam footage showing the vehicles before the crash, should also get in touch. Call the non-emergency number, 101 quoting log 329 of Wednesday, October 6.

Neighbours in Humberston have come together to clean up the wreckage left by what they described as a miniature tornado.

Homes on Coniston Crescent, Buttermere Crescent and Derwent Drive were damaged and a three tonne motorhome was thrown into a startled home worker’s driveway during the freak storm on the morning of Monday, September 27.

In just a few seconds, high winds smashed windows, ripped at roofs and broke apart garden walls and furniture.

Severe damage was caused in just a few seconds | Photo: BBC News Hub

People living in the area told BBC reporters they had had no warning of the weather anomaly, and couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

Bob Salt said: “There were bins flying all over the place. It was a right mess.

“It was like a war zone. It was like an explosion.

“You wouldn’t think, in Humberston, that wind could blow a three tonne campervan into the next-door-neighbours’.

Andrew Saunders, who had been working in his front room when the camper was thrown into his drive, said: “I sat looking out of my window. The rain and the wind came, it literally lifted it up, dragged it across and it came down in front of the drive.  Shocking!”

People instantly came together to help repair the damages. | Photo: BBC News Hub

The vehicle also took out a nearby power line, leaving the area without WiFi.

Quick to act, many local people helped to find skips and remove the wreckage. Many scaled the roofs of nearby homes to collect salvageable building materials.

Visitors arriving in Cleethorpes by train will soon have direct access to the beachfront as Network Rail is installing a new footbridge to connect the station to the promenade.

Engineers put part of the new bridge in place over the railway at Suggitt’s Lane in the town over the weekend, as well as installing ramps on the promenade side.

Work began onsite in June after plans were approved by North East Lincolnshire Council, and the project is due to finish in December.

The footbridge was installed over the weekend. | Photo: Network Rail

Once complete, it is hoped the new footbridge will connect people living in or visiting Cleethorpes to the famous beachfront with greater ease.

The rest of the structure will be put in place, as well as lighting and CCTV, over the next two months ahead of completion.

Once complete, it will be a direct route to the beachfront. | Photo: Network Rail

Matt Rice, route director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “We’ve made great progress over the weekend to get a section of the new footbridge into place. I know the local community will be keen to see access over the railway at Suggitt’s Lane restored as soon as possible, and so we’re moving at pace with the project.

“We want to thank everybody in the community, as well as any passengers who were impacted, for their patience whilst this important stage of constructing the new bridge took place. We’re continuing to work closely with North East Lincolnshire Council to complete this project by December.”

CCTV, lighting and infrastructure works will take place in the coming months. | Photo: Network Rail

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, cabinet member for highways and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Things are obviously moving on quickly now with the bridge build, and like many others, I’ll be pleased to see it in place to reconnect our community in that area with the seafront – something that’s been missing for a while now.”

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