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Last Updated: Tuesday, 5 September 2006, 18:25 GMT 19:25 UK
Family mourns killed bus driver
Roy Trundell
Bus driver Roy Trundell had been making plans for his retirement
The family of a 62-year-old bus driver killed by a bus which reversed into him at a depot in East Sussex have said the accident should not have happened.

Roy Trundell, of Hailsham, who worked for Eastbourne Buses, was crushed between two vehicles early on Monday.

Police have said it was a tragic accident. Eastbourne Buses said it was supporting the ongoing HSE inquiry.

Mr Trundell's wife, Mary, said her husband lived for his family and had been due to retire in two years.

She said: "He had two years and one month to go before he retired, he was getting the bungalow ready for our retirement, and he was quite happy about it.

We're not coping because it shouldn't have happened
Mary Trundell

"He never went out on his own. It was always with us or the family.

"That's how he was. He lived for the family.

"It's very hard, because we were close.

"And we're not coping because it shouldn't have happened."

The couple had been married for more than 40 years, and for most of that time Mr Trundell worked as a bus driver.

Mr Trundell's daughter, Caroline Harty, said: "He wasn't supposed to go now."

Patrick Warner, chairman of Eastbourne Buses, who is also a borough councillor, said: "The police and Health and Safety Executive have been involved.

"Police have completed their investigation and are satisfied that it was sadly a tragic accident.

"The HSE investigation is ongoing and the company are keen to provide all support and cooperation for that, as much as possible."




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