A Trolley Bus driver is in a bitter dispute with his employers after he lost his job over an attack on a bus.
John Pemberton, 52, was driving a Trolleybus from Birmingham to the City of Birmingham on February 12 when a trolley bus crashed into the back of his car.
He said it was “very scary” and “the worst thing you could imagine” after the crash.
He has not spoken to his wife and son, but has been in a legal battle with his employer.
He said his wife had a stroke two weeks ago and the loss of work is a big blow to them.”
We’ve been in limbo for the past six weeks, we’re all distraught.”
He said his wife had a stroke two weeks ago and the loss of work is a big blow to them.
John told the Birmingham Mail: “It’s a very hard time and I feel quite powerless to say anything about it.”
I’m really devastated, I haven’t spoken to my wife and I haven, my son hasn’t spoken.
The bus driver has been the face of the TrolleyBus for years.
He has been with the company for 20 years and has a lot of experience.
“Mr Pemberston said he has a good relationship with his managers and has worked with the firm for more than 30 years.
In a statement, Trolley Coach said: “On Wednesday 2 February, a Trol bus driver was seriously injured in a collision with a Tolu Bus driver at approximately 10.40am.
Following the incident, a full investigation into the incident is ongoing and Trolley coach has asked for the public’s patience.
“The company said it is committed to “cooperating fully” with the investigation.
The Birmingham Mail reports the bus driver, who was wearing a seat belt, suffered a fractured rib and a dislocated shoulder.
A spokesman for the Birmingham City Council said: ”There are no further details at this time.
The incident has now been reported to the Police and a full inquiry will take place.
‘A very sad day’A spokesman from the National Transport Safety Bureau (NTSB) said: “The incident is being treated as a collision and a number of people were injured and the driver was taken to hospital.
NTSBs investigation is ongoing.
“A spokesman said there had been no reports of damage or injuries to passengers or staff at the time of the crash or the driver’s actions.
A Birmingham City University spokesman said: ‘We have been working with the Trol Bus Company and its owners, Trolbus, to understand what went wrong and we have been reassured that the safety of all of our employees and passengers is our top priority.’
A Trolley’s spokesman said the driver is working at the company’s London office and that the company was ‘deeply saddened by the loss’ and was working to establish a replacement.