Fenland recruitment agency bus recovered from Welney Wash - but boss speaks out in support
THE owner of a Fenland recruitment agency whose bus became stranded in the Welney Wash today said in support of his driver: "We are human – we all make mistakes."
THE owner of a Fenland recruitment agency whose bus became stranded in the Welney Wash today said in support of his driver: "We are human - we all make mistakes."
Robert Divkovic, the owner of Roberto Mac Recruitment in March, spoke out after one of his buses needed recovering from the freezing cold waters yesterday.
The bus was transporting workers from Three Holes to a factory in Littleport - and we captured the driver entering the water when we paid a trip to Welney.
Mr Divkovic said: "We had a driver off sick so a driver who wasn't as experienced took the journey. He tried to go through the water but the brakes failed, the engine flooded and the bus needed recovering.
"We always take the safety of people very seriously, but sometimes people make wrong decisions. We are human - we all make mistakes.
"Nobody was hurt, the bus is at our workshop and we had a big discussion with the driver to not risk his life or the lives of other people with an action like that.
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"We have informed all our drivers to not use this road until further notice."
Mr Divkovic said that the driver, for now, will continue trips around the March area.
Over the last week a number of plucky motorists have tried to coast their way through the water. Some have been lucky and got through, but others soon reversed out of the water after realising it was too deep.
It is not a criminal offence to ignore the temporary road closure warnings, but a Norfolk County Council spokesman said: "We strongly advise people not to ignore the warnings. If they do, it is at their own risk.
"The depth of water can vary. It is sometimes affected by events a long way upstream. So you cannot simply tell by the weather at home that there is not going to be more water across the road at one particular time.