Passengers injured in bus RTC

Fishponds Road, Bristol

Firefighters were called to assist the ambulance service following a road traffic collision involving a double-decker bus.

Fire crews from Speedwell, Temple and Avonmouth fire stations were called to the scene where they found the roof of the vehicle had been completely removed from the chassis. It’s thought the bus had been involved with a collision with the branches of a tree, causing the roof to become detached.

A number of passengers had been on the bus at the time, so firefighters worked alongside paramedics to rescue one casualty and help those who had been injured. Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the trapped passenger, who was then placed onto a spinal board.

Nine people were injured in the incident, with three taken to hospital for treatment.