Police: Bus stop crash caused 'public safety hazard'

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Bridgeport police say a bus stop shelter on Park Avenue was demolished when a driver crashed into it over the weekend, causing a "lingering public safety hazard."

The twisted metal and broken glass blocked sidewalk access for five days, residents say, forcing people to enter the street to get by.

When News 12 reported the situation to police Thursday morning, city workers immediately cleaned it up.

Residents say the bus company should have taken care of the mess right away.

Doug Holcolm, the head of Greater Bridgeport Transit, apologized on Thursday, saying his company is responsible and should have cleaned it up right after the crash. He says the company is working on getting a replacement shelter installed.

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