Top news Uk:Christmas Shoppers hurt as Bus crashes under Bridge in Swansea, Man Arrested at scene

Emergency services at the scene on Neath Road, Swansea, just before 09:40 GMT.

Around 20 passengers were led off the bus and into a nearby social club.

EIGHT people have been injured after a double-decker bus carrying Christmas shoppers crashed into a railway bridge in Swansea and sliced the roof off. Shocked witnesses said the crash looked “really serious” and one person is seriously injured while another was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. A 63-year-old man was arrested at the scene and the bus company, First Cymru, said a full investigation had been launched. Four people were taken to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital, one with serious injuries, two to Neath Port Talbot’s minor injuries unit and a number of other people were assessed at the scene. 

Alastair Hawkes, 22, a computer science student from Kettering, was on the top deck when the crash happened. He said: “It was a shocking moment for me because I usually sit at the front of the bus and I could have been dead, i was reading on my phone when there was a sudden stop, and I was thrown forward. There was a lady who was cut out, she was bleeding heavily and flown to hospital in Cardiff. I think there were three injured – somebody else was bleeding badly and an older gentleman was shaken, in shock. We thought he passed out.”

A spokesman for South Wales police said: “We and our fellow emergency services are currently in attendance at a road traffic collision involving a bus and a bridge in Neath Road, Swansea. We are asking motorists to avoid the area while this incident is ongoing.” Some rail services have been cancelled or replaced with buses and passengers have been asked to check before they travel

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Tony Noble is a licensed Lay Minister in the Anglican chaplaincy of Costa Almeria and Costa Calida. Telephone - 711 043 859 - [email protected]


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