Double decker bus roof ripped off after railway bridge crash

Double decker bus roof ripped off after railway bridge crashSolent


A double decker bus had its roof ripped clean off after it crashed into a railway bridge.

The driver of the First vehicle attempted to pass under the tracks near Portchester Railway Station, but unfortunately his efforts left him with an open-top bus.

Fortunately, however, there were no passengers on the bus at the time of the incident, although other drivers were left having to avoid the mass of metal and glass that fell to the floor in front of them, and the driver of the bus was treated for shock at the scene.

Daniel Tonks, who drove past the scene on his way to work, told the Daily Mail: "I came around the corner of the road and saw what had been a double decker bus pulled up at the side of the road.

"The crumpled roof was lying in the road on the other side of the bridge.

"The bus was a complete wreck and it looked like someone had ripped the lid off a tin of sardines."

Another man who lives nearby and was in his garden at the time of the crash said it "sounded like a bomb going off".

A spokesman from First Bus told the paper: "The exact cause of the incident is not yet known. This will be thoroughly investigated and we would like to offer our sincere apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced by the incident."

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