Caitlin bus death driver still off work

The bus driver involved in the death of Caitlin Hunt is off work and receiving grief counselling

The bus driver involved in the death of Caitlin Hunt is off work and receiving grief counselling

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THE bus driver involved in the incident in which nine-year-old Caitlin Hunt was killed is still off work and receiving counseliing, his employers have confirmed.

The pupil, from Rodbourne Cheney Primary School, was killed last month in tragic accident involving a Thamesdown Transport bus.

Paul Jenkins, managing director of Thamesdown Transport, said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with the family following this tragic accident, which has affected the entire team at Thamesdown.

“We’re offering pastoral support to our employees through our Chaplain as even though they were not directly involved, many people have been very moved by this.

“We are supporting the driver to help him come to terms with what happened and he is having counselling arranged through his GP.

“The driver has been badly shaken and is currently signed off on full pay while he recovers. We are in regular contact with him to assist his return to work but it’s too early to look at the long term.

“When he is ready, he will be eased back into driving and he will be supported by colleagues until he is confident to be on his own again.

“It is a long process that we will be taking step by step.”

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2:54pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Strange language in the story "still off work" what exactly are you trying to say?
He has gone through a horrific event which he will most likely never recover from.
How long would you say is reasonable length of time to recover after taking a life?
Well done Thamesdown transport for supporting your employee.
Strange language in the story "still off work" what exactly are you trying to say? He has gone through a horrific event which he will most likely never recover from. How long would you say is reasonable length of time to recover after taking a life? Well done Thamesdown transport for supporting your employee. Badgersgetabadname
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8:34pm Wed 9 Apr 14

umpcah says...

Badgersgetabadname wrote:
Strange language in the story "still off work" what exactly are you trying to say?
He has gone through a horrific event which he will most likely never recover from.
How long would you say is reasonable length of time to recover after taking a life?
Well done Thamesdown transport for supporting your employee.
Some people would say that he wasn`t to blame and should get back into the driver`s seat straightaway. He is obviously upset because he was involved in this tragedy and , unlike some in similar circumstances , needs long term counselling . " Reasonable length of time " ? That has to depend on the person i.m.o. Like most " senior " car drivers I`ve hit birds and animals on country roads and it always saddens me for the rest of the day. Please God spare me from an experience similar to this poor bus driver`s.
[quote][p][bold]Badgersgetabadname[/bold] wrote: Strange language in the story "still off work" what exactly are you trying to say? He has gone through a horrific event which he will most likely never recover from. How long would you say is reasonable length of time to recover after taking a life? Well done Thamesdown transport for supporting your employee.[/p][/quote]Some people would say that he wasn`t to blame and should get back into the driver`s seat straightaway. He is obviously upset because he was involved in this tragedy and , unlike some in similar circumstances , needs long term counselling . " Reasonable length of time " ? That has to depend on the person i.m.o. Like most " senior " car drivers I`ve hit birds and animals on country roads and it always saddens me for the rest of the day. Please God spare me from an experience similar to this poor bus driver`s. umpcah
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10:04pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Badgersgetabadname says...

Well some would be void of thought of course this will take time to get over.
What are you trying to say?
That he deserves counseling because you know his circumstance?

Who would of had a similar circumstance and not deserved counselling?
Do you actually have any knowledge on this topic or is your opinion derived from your "senior" status?
Well some would be void of thought of course this will take time to get over. What are you trying to say? That he deserves counseling because you know his circumstance? Who would of had a similar circumstance and not deserved counselling? Do you actually have any knowledge on this topic or is your opinion derived from your "senior" status? Badgersgetabadname
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