Thursday 21st December 2017 – 9.30am – Claire Brown.
It’s not every day you find the roof of a bus on a road, but that’s exactly what the emergency services discovered when they attended a road traffic collision in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Ambulance Service received a call from the fire service shortly before midnight yesterday to Bournville Lane, Bournville, Birmingham to reports of a double-decker bus which had collided with a railway bridge. A paramedic officer, an ambulance and the mental health triage car, which was nearest to the incident at the time, were responded to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found a double-decker bus with it’s roof completely sliced off, which had landed on the road. Thankfully, there were no passengers on the bus at the time. The driver, a man in his 30s, was checked over by ambulance staff but was uninjured.
“This was a remarkable incident for emergency services to respond to. It was incredibly lucky that the bus was empty as it could’ve resulted in a very serious or even fatal incident.”
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Pictures courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service