A WOMAN has called for first aid equipment on buses after an elderly passenger suffered a bloody injury.
Anne Adlington was travelling on Stagecoach’s number 96 bus from Chesterfield to Alfreton when the driver stopped suddenly to avoid a crash.
The jolt resulted in a pensioner being thrown forward and falling to the floor, cutting her scalp and neck.
Mrs Adlington, of Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield, who went to the woman’s aid, said: “I was surprised to find out the bus didn’t have a first aid box – this should be a mandatory requirement on all public transport, in my view.
“Fortunately the bleeding wasn’t heavy, otherwise it could have been a very different story.”
The pensioner was rushed to hospital.
A Stagecoach spokesman said: “In this particular incident, the driver was forced to take evasive action as a result of another vehicle’s behaviour.”
The spokesman added that local bus services were not required to carry first aid kits but stressed Stagecoach staff call for professional medical help if passengers require treatment.