VIDEO: Bus company vows action after driver’s red light dash is caught on camera in Northampton

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A bus company has apologised after one of its drivers was caught on camera speeding through a red light in Northampton.

The video footage, taken by cyclist Steve Montgomery on Friday, November 25, clearly shows the Stagecoach double-decker head through a pelican crossing on Walter Tull Way, Sixfields.

Stagecoach has apologised for the actions of the number 50 bus driver, caught on camera heading through a set of red lights in Sixfields.

Stagecoach has apologised for the actions of the number 50 bus driver, caught on camera heading through a set of red lights in Sixfields.

Mr Montgomery, who uses a hand cycle and wears a mounted camera on his helmet, was just about to cross the road at the time.

The 48-year-old of Mapperley Drive, Wakes Meadow, said it was lucky no one was hurt.

He said: “Potentially I could have been hit. It was just at the point where the beep had just started to sound and the lights had already turned red.

“If it had been different circumstances, it could have easily been a fatality.”

The incident took place at the crest of the hill in Walter Tull Way.

The incident took place at the crest of the hill in Walter Tull Way.

Mr Montgomery shared the video with the Chronicle & Echo to warn people to be vigilant at that crossing, but also to highlight what he felt was unacceptable driving by the number 50 bus.

The video footage clearly shows the vehicle packed with passengers.

However Stagecoach has apologised on behalf of the driver and has vowed to take action.

A spokesman for the firm said: “We are extremely disappointed to see the standard of driving shown in this video.

“It falls far below the level we expect our drivers to deliver. The heath and safety of all road users is of the utmost importance to us and we will be taking appropriate action to ensure this isn’t repeated.”

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