Disabled brothers left stranded after seven drivers refused to let them board bus | DisabledGo News and Blog


Two disabled brothers were left stranded miles from home after seven different bus drivers refused to let them board together in their wheelchairs. Travis, 12, and Braydon McDowell, eight, who both have cerebral palsy, had finished a day of shopping with their carers when they were told they couldn’t use the public transport. Each of the First Bus drivers blamed regulations which prevent them from taking two wheelchair users at once – despite the fact the boys had travelled together on the outbound journey to Portsmouth city centre. The brothers father, Robert Bennett, was outraged and said the incident could have threatened their lives after they almost missed taking vital medication for their epilepsy. Mr Bennett, also of Gosport, Hants, said: “This could have been life-threatening. “They were late for their medication and this could have brought on a seizure – they could have gone into epileptic shock and needed to be hospitalised or needed their rescue meds. “The boys should be

Source: Disabled brothers left stranded after seven drivers refused to let them board bus | DisabledGo News and Blog

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