Echo, February 23, 1989
A young Haverhill mum was getting over the shock of a narrow escape for her two-year-old son when a lorry crushed his pushchair in the High Street.
Police were appealing for help in tracing the vehicle, which went on to the kerb as it was turning from swan Lane in High Street at 11.15am on a Monday.
Vicky Livett had been waiting to cross the street from the Co-op side when the back wheel of the lorry hit the front of the pushchair, crushing the wheels and smashing part of the frame.
Vicky said: “The wheel was only an inch or two from my baby Steven. How he wasn’t injured I don’t know.”
A devastated 76-year-old grandmother claimed she had been banned from using buses in Haverhill.
Dorothy Taylor, of Jay Close, boarded a Cambus Hopper to take her to the Clements estate and was told by the driver that she would not be accepted as a passenger again because she had complained about bus fares.
Mrs Taylor had then become housebound as she feared getting turned away from future buses.