Alison suffered injuries to her left shoulder and ribs after a bus crashed into the side of the tram she was driving.
The bus drove into the front left-hand side of the tram with such force that it derailed, throwing Alison from the driver’s seat, leaving her with a dislocated her collar bone and damage to her ribs and tendon in her left shoulder.
She couldn’t work for two months and needed a course of physiotherapy to help her to recover from her physical injuries. Due to her ordeal, Alison remains nervous on the roads. Working with ASLEF, Alison’s trade union, Thompsons secured £5,000 in compensation for her.
Alison said: “It takes over 60 tonnes to derail a tram, which gives some indication of the speed the bus was travelling at. The repair work to the tram took over 12 months to complete and I have been left with on-going trauma as a result of the accident.”